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#1 Oct 21 2010 at 9:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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A nice glass of Jameson on the rocks.

Proof

(Happy almost Friday)

Edited, Oct 21st 2010 10:19pm by striveldt
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EQII: Shadowknight 36 (retired)
#2 Oct 21 2010 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
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frontal lobotomy
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#3 Oct 21 2010 at 9:25 PM Rating: Good
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#4 Oct 21 2010 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Are people really enjoying the game as is or just kinda tolerating it for the time being waiting on changes?
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#5 Oct 21 2010 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
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UncleRuckusForLife wrote:
Are people really enjoying the game as is or just kinda tolerating it for the time being waiting on changes?


I enjoy it but depending on my mood it can frustrate me.
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#6 Oct 21 2010 at 9:41 PM Rating: Good
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I would really enjoy the game if people were more social, there was an auction house, and the repair system wasn't so punitive. Honestly, those three simple changes would make the game fantastic for me. All the rest of the things I could wait patiently for, but the lack of socializing, inconvenient economy, and stifling repair system is severely limiting my enjoyment.
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#7 Oct 21 2010 at 9:42 PM Rating: Good
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kornbred wrote:
frontal lobotomy


I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

Sidenote: That's also a pretty good summary of the movie Shutter Island.
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#8 Oct 21 2010 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
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Are people really enjoying the game as is or just kinda tolerating it for the time being waiting on changes?


I actually had a great time playing tonight. A few LS buddies and I did some leves. I explored a bit. I drank some Jameson (of course). And I actually had some success finding some armor upgrades in the Wards. All in all a good night.

Edited, Oct 21st 2010 11:17pm by striveldt
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FFXIV: Lancer, Fisher, Culinarian
FFXI: DRK 55, WAR 30, THF 27, DRG 27 (all retired)
WoW: Hunter 70, Warrior 29, Druid 26, Warlock 22, Shaman 19 (all retired)
EQII: Shadowknight 36 (retired)
#9 Oct 21 2010 at 10:30 PM Rating: Decent
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UncleRuckusForLife wrote:
Are people really enjoying the game as is or just kinda tolerating it for the time being waiting on changes?


Eh, sorta. My Ls kind of died so its mainly just me crafting and/or doing leves...getting bored then either going 2 class or playing Megaman Legends 2 >.> and getting psyched for MML3 woot.... ah i got sidetracked there.

I'm sort of in the "tolerating" part but kind of playing for fun to make money by being a crafter cuz i was always a poor ******* in XI, and wanted to turn that around in XIV...but everyones a crafter so eh...once my 60days free are up Im out. Unless they fix enough stuff and add more content to keep me around... otherwise i have more jobs to get to 85 in XI and another abyssea pack comin out.
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#10 Oct 21 2010 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Are people really enjoying the game as is or just kinda tolerating it for the time being waiting on changes?
I'm loving the game. Yes, it has its flaws and the UI lag can be downright frustrating at times, but on the whole it has a vast wealth of potential to be a great game. It could possibly give Guild Wars 2 a run for it's money, but only with that bit of polish that the release version has been lacking.

But why do I like it? What is there to enjoy in the game? Allow me to enlighten you.

1) Huge open landscapes to explore. It's not entirely open, as some might prefer, but the 'zones' in this game are massive areas with lots of ground to cover.

2) The class system is near-perfect for me. There's no massive drop in stats when you switch from one class to another (So no more being beaten by Ronfaure bunnies when you change to that level 1 job) and the various classes have this wonderful synergy when combined together to make your ideal character.

3) Crafting. Okay, this one is a bit controversial I know, but I adore it. You're no longer limited to just two crafts and a bunch of subs. You have your pick of the entire range if you so desired. And while the road to doing so might not be an easy one, you know that the rewards speak for themselves. The various crafting abilities you get makes the hands-on approach more meaningful than using a crystal and praying it doesn't explode on you. You also get skill points even on failed attempts, unlike FFXI where even successful attempts only awarded skill randomly.

There's a lot to hold my interest yet, so I'll be residing in Eorzea for the forseeable future. I hope this game gets the chance it needs to make those niggly annoyances vanish, so that SE can win over the masses.
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#11 Oct 21 2010 at 11:06 PM Rating: Good
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Glitterhands wrote:
1) Huge open landscapes to explore. It's not entirely open, as some might prefer, but the 'zones' in this game are massive areas with lots of ground to cover.

Plenty of ground, agreed (except in Black Shroud, where it would be accurately said, plenty of tunnels), but that's it, there's only lots of ground, there's nothing on it, i didn't pay money to play the "Lanscape, the MMO", i wanted a Final Fantasy game (with fun story, humorous characters, and most of all, as i can get all other stuff elsewhere, Chocobos), and seems like i got a skeleton of one (it's like they took a single player FF game, removed almost all the content and put it online).
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2) The class system is near-perfect for me. There's no massive drop in stats when you switch from one class to another (So no more being beaten by Ronfaure bunnies when you change to that level 1 job) and the various classes have this wonderful synergy when combined together to make your ideal character.

The Class system is ok for me, altough they should have made changing jobs more fuild, now i have to set my ability bar anew everytime i change combat class, and change my gear everytime i become a crafter (takes forever through ui, and macros seem unable to deal with my +1 pants).
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3) Crafting. Okay, this one is a bit controversial I know, but I adore it. You're no longer limited to just two crafts and a bunch of subs. You have your pick of the entire range if you so desired. And while the road to doing so might not be an easy one, you know that the rewards speak for themselves. The various crafting abilities you get makes the hands-on approach more meaningful than using a crystal and praying it doesn't explode on you. You also get skill points even on failed attempts, unlike FFXI where even successful attempts only awarded skill randomly.

Crafting is horrible, without AH we can't get parts unless we know a crafter, spam /shout or make them ourselves, and every craft needs crapton of mats from other crafts to make anything decent.
But dispite that, i kinda enjoy crafting, in theory, if they just removed the horrible RNG, and did not make me spend more time waiting for menus to load than actually, you know, crafting, it might be really good.

For now, i'm giving them until my freetime is up to get themselves up to shape, if they show us that they are committed to improving the problems (and are aware wich parts here are the problems, stop nerfing the crafting already), and capable to do so, i might actually pay for one moth before leaving to do something else.
But mostly, i'm tolerating the game more than enjoying, mostly i play in order to have a decent mid level character to play with if/when they manage to fix issues, and i am bored out of my mind.
#12 Oct 21 2010 at 11:10 PM Rating: Good
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For me, it's either a bottle of Crown and Netflix on the PS3
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A nice glass of Ke Ke Beach on the rocks and Netflix on the PS3.

Mmm Ke Ke Beach. Taste like Keylime pie and has an after taste of graham crakers.
Speaking of... Must go pour me a glass. brb. lmao

Edited, Oct 22nd 2010 1:10am by Faaeng
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#13 Oct 21 2010 at 11:42 PM Rating: Good
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I just have the game in window mode and have something interesting on one side to read while I just spam some number between 1 and 9, inclusive of course, to level. Unless I try a crafting job. At that point I just logout and go read.
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#14 Oct 22 2010 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Faaeng wrote:
For me, it's either a bottle of Crown and Netflix on the PS3
or
A nice glass of Ke Ke Beach on the rocks and Netflix on the PS3.

Mmm Ke Ke Beach. Taste like Keylime pie and has an after taste of graham crakers.
Speaking of... Must go pour me a glass. brb. lmao
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So, you either need one glass of a some girly drink, or an ENTIRE BOTTLE of whiskey!? Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum!
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FFXIV: Lancer, Fisher, Culinarian
FFXI: DRK 55, WAR 30, THF 27, DRG 27 (all retired)
WoW: Hunter 70, Warrior 29, Druid 26, Warlock 22, Shaman 19 (all retired)
EQII: Shadowknight 36 (retired)
#15 Oct 22 2010 at 2:29 PM Rating: Default
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Speedballs. Not only are you extremely high for 72 hours straight, but you also can't sleep!

I WILL MAKE 1,000,000 BOTTLES OF DISTILLED WATER BY THE END OF WEEKEND BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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