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#1 Oct 28 2010 at 1:34 AM Rating: Good
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Ok let me preface this by telling you about me, what I like, and my mmorpg experience.

What I like and why I've loved almost all of the Final Fantasy games:

I love adventure. I love when in a game I can do a lot more than going out and killing things.
[I have not played FF11 btw]
I love little side quests and learning about a game's lore and mini-games and all that good stuff.
I love games that I can get lost in an feel like I've actually accomplished something.

My MMORPG Experience:
I started playing Lord Of The Rings Online a week ago. [lol I know, I know, don't laugh too hard]
I like it a lot so far. I love the feeling of community that comes from joining kinships and fellowships and all that good stuff.

So the ultimate question, would a person like me like this game? [and yes I have read about all the flaws and such and I'm hoping by the time I actually do get it. A lot will have been fixed.]
#2 Oct 28 2010 at 1:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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honestly i'd say wait until ps3 at least and see how the game is doing then.
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Personly i think you will like ffxiv. It has a big and open world. If you are used to play FF console games then i am very sure you like this world (the world is a bit like ffxii in my opinion). That's one of the main reasons why i like ffxiv. And of course, you can play solo. The craftsystem is very interesting, because you can craft literally everything by yourself, but it is time-consuming. At this point the ffxiv community in-game is bad. Well at least on the server i play. I am one of the few people who talks back to others when they ask something.

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I love games that I can get lost in an feel like I've actually accomplished something.
I have played a lot of mmorpg's, Guild Wars, WoW, lotro, Age of Conan, etc, and for me this is the first mmorpg that gives me the feeling you describe.
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#4Aujade, Posted: Oct 28 2010 at 1:58 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You want internet people which absolutely don't know you even just a little bit telling you what you like and what you should do?
#5 Oct 28 2010 at 1:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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I wouldn't recommand the game to a friend in current state (but would recommand them to wait for ps3 release), unless I know he already has some FF and MMO experience, and a lot of time/patience.
Given what you like, FF14 has the quality you requier, but you will need some patience to adapt to the UI.

hard call honestly. I personnaly really enjoy it, but I'm nuts ^^
#6 Oct 28 2010 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
Simple answer: Yes, buy the game. HOWEVER, wait until it drops in price (Black Friday in November will be a perfect opportunity.) a little more before you purchase it. In the game's current state I can't truly recommend it but by the time Thanksgiving rolls by next month the first big patch should hopefully be in place.
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#7 Oct 28 2010 at 2:08 AM Rating: Good
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Aujade wrote:
KadeMadina wrote:
Ok let me preface this by telling you about me, what I like, and my mmorpg experience.

What I like and why I've loved almost all of the Final Fantasy games:

I love adventure. I love when in a game I can do a lot more than going out and killing things.
[I have not played FF11 btw]
I love little side quests and learning about a game's lore and mini-games and all that good stuff.
I love games that I can get lost in an feel like I've actually accomplished something.

My MMORPG Experience:
I started playing Lord Of The Rings Online a week ago. [lol I know, I know, don't laugh too hard]
I like it a lot so far. I love the feeling of community that comes from joining kinships and fellowships and all that good stuff.

So the ultimate question, would a person like me like this game? [and yes I have read about all the flaws and such and I'm hoping by the time I actually do get it. A lot will have been fixed.]



You want internet people which absolutely don't know you even just a little bit telling you what you like and what you should do?

I tell you then you should go outside your house more. You should take care on your health. And the most you should is send me all your money via paypal. Yea do it, because i want you to.


Mk well thanks for being an ***, it's very productive. I would ask my friends or the people who work for me but none of them game outside of effing Halo. But no I completely see how asking for the opinion of someone who I don't know can be stupid, but only if the asshat person who responds really thinks I'm going to do exactly what they tell me. That person must have a massive ego and be short on manhood. But hey, thanks for trolling you know I appreciate the "art" of what you do but honestly stfu, K? =D

As for the responders who were actually nice and helpful thank you. =]
#8 Oct 28 2010 at 2:20 AM Rating: Decent
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honestly if you buy it and only play casualy. a few hours every other day or so.. im sure you wont even notice most flaws and enjoy the game alot more

SE gave us what they promised. a more casual friendly game. but in doing so they screwed the hardcore players lol
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#9 Oct 28 2010 at 2:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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FFXIV has its perks. The class and battle systems are fun. The graphics are the best in the genre. The writing is fantastic. But I don't think it's what you're looking for.

Ordinarily I'd recommend waiting until March, but what you want might take a lot longer than that to be added. It might never come.

Adventure-wise, there's not much here. The world is small and homogeneous. There's nothing new to see around the next corner.

Side quests are nonexistent. There literally aren't any in the game. Just levequests, which consist of a text description that says "Go to location X to kill Y number of Z because of [reason]."

The odd thing is that FFXI was the exact opposite on both of these things. It had a rich world packed with secrets and quests. So maybe we can expect FFXIV to go the same direction eventually, or maybe you're better off with FFXI.

In either case, I'd say the answer to your question is "no."

And there's nothing wrong with LotRO. Us folks on the FFXIV forum don't have the luxury of being snobs about these things.
#10 Oct 28 2010 at 2:28 AM Rating: Default
Borkachev wrote:
FFXIV has its perks. The class and battle systems are fun. The graphics are the best in the genre. The writing is fantastic. But I don't think it's what you're looking for.

Ordinarily I'd recommend waiting until March, but what you want might take a lot longer than that to be added. It might never come.

Adventure-wise, there's not much here. The world is small and homogeneous. There's nothing new to see around the next corner.

Side quests are nonexistent. There literally aren't any in the game. Just levequests, which consist of a text description that says "Go to location X to kill Y number of Z because of [reason]."

The odd thing is that FFXI was the exact opposite on both of these things. It had a rich world packed with secrets and quests. So maybe we can expect FFXIV to go the same direction eventually, or maybe you're better off with FFXI.

In either case, I'd say the answer to your question is "no."

And there's nothing wrong with LotRO. Us folks on the FFXIV forum don't have the luxury of being snobs about these things.


This is why I suggest waiting until something like say, Black Friday. Prices for alot of stuff hit rock bottom usually at these times and I know some places have insane deals on games too. One might get lucky and find FFXIV for a fraction of the price. And by the time this date rolls around SE should have applied the first big patch update which should mean searchable retainers, inventory sort, and so on. Couple that in with a good deal on a copy of FFXIV and the usual 30 day free trial for the game should keep you going strong not counting the mid-December update they have planned too. By the time both of these updates hit it will be well worth the purchase price for waiting until Black Friday.
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#11 Oct 28 2010 at 2:29 AM Rating: Default
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i still have abt 60 bux in lotro store points.. i got bored after like 2 days tho
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#12 Oct 28 2010 at 2:38 AM Rating: Good
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Bolded the answers for you.

KadeMadina wrote:
Ok let me preface this by telling you about me, what I like, and my mmorpg experience.

What I like and why I've loved almost all of the Final Fantasy games:

I love adventure. I love when in a game I can do a lot more than going out and killing things.
Not much of that here, do your eight leve quests on 36 hour cooldown and grind/craft until cooldown is over.
[I have not played FF11 btw]
I love little side quests and learning about a game's lore and mini-games and all that good stuff.
Nearly none of that here. Main quest and that's about it.
I love games that I can get lost in an feel like I've actually accomplished something.
What you listed above is what immerses you in a game. Gives you a sense of direction and purpose when you set out to complete quests. Probably would be disappointed.


My suggestion is to try and find a buddy pass so you can play it without burning your hard earned dough. I'm not saying flat out that you won't like this game, but based on your criteria it is highly unlikely. There are many people who do like the game, but I think you should try before you buy based on what you wrote.
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#13cornyboob, Posted: Oct 28 2010 at 2:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yes get the game man it is actually very good and everyone knows that they are only throttling the content so that the initial players wont be too far ahead of the PS3 users in March.
#14 Oct 28 2010 at 2:43 AM Rating: Good
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If a friend asked me if they should get this game today, I would flat out say, "No." Perhaps in a few months, by either December or January, then I may recommend this game, but I can't say for certain. I will continue to play it myself, as I believe the game has great potential, and with the changes that are scheduled for updates, it should make the playing experience somewhat more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, there have already been a lot of people who have left the game. My server has lost around 1K in population at peaks hours, and I continue to see it dwindle over the passing days. While talking to friends and others in my linkshell, they are just being burned out on the constant grinding of crafting or trying to get Skill Ups for their fighter/mage classes.

I will stick with it until the free trial period is over, after all they did give us an additional 30 days. However if things don't improve soon, I just feel that more and more people will end up leaving, me being one of them.
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#15 Oct 28 2010 at 2:49 AM Rating: Good
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The truth is the exact opposite of that tis guy posted... This game is for extremly hardcore players a casual player will take years to progress through rank 30 and never see Max Rank.

Galkaholics wrote:
honestly if you buy it and only play casualy. a few hours every other day or so.. im sure you wont even notice most flaws and enjoy the game alot more

SE gave us what they promised. a more casual friendly game. but in doing so they screwed the hardcore players lol

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#16 Oct 28 2010 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
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The truth is the exact opposite of that tis guy posted... This game is for extremly hardcore players a casual player will take years to progress through rank 30 and never see Max Rank.

Galkaholics wrote:
honestly if you buy it and only play casualy. a few hours every other day or so.. im sure you wont even notice most flaws and enjoy the game alot more

SE gave us what they promised. a more casual friendly game. but in doing so they screwed the hardcore players lol



Actually no, he's right... Hardcore players sort of got screwed in the end with the fatigue system. Had it not been in place hardcore level-to-the-cap-within-two-weeks players would multiple jobs to 50 now. I don't even think anyone's gotten beyond the low 40's yet, have they? It may not be AS bad but I'm thinking a majority of players are in the low 20's to mid 30's on most jobs about now with several close to the 20 marker. Some don't even have time to finish their leves given every 36 hours either, I'm one of them. I play maybe 5-6 hours a day depending on when I get on or log off. I've got 1 job at 20, two at 14, a couple at 10, and rest varying from 6 to 9. All with a physical of 26 and I've spent my entire time since the CE edition came out doing a majority of my time just soloing. Right now I think I'm at the below rank. But anyway, if casual players were getting screwed over I don't think I would have even made that amount of progress. And by the way, I've yet to even hit the fatigue system once since starting.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 1:59am by SamusKnight
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#17 Oct 28 2010 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
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On Wutai we ahve several 36+ crafters Several 40 ish Rank players. Lots of people are already physical lv 50 multiple in my circle are 41+ physical lv.

I myself rerolled after i already had a 16 conj and am now 24/30.5.

Ther eis nothing to do but Grind and craft and the leve system barely provides enough gil to repair 1 item let alone a whole set when your leve linking. The only way to make money and keep it is to sell mats and crystals to friends.

But the people make the game not the content.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 5:03am by cornyboob
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#18 Oct 28 2010 at 3:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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after reading all the replies I think what I am going to wait until December and check back with it and see if all the updates have made it better and such. If it still seems like too much of a mixed bag I will wait till it comes out on PS3 and see if by then it's been ironed out then I will get it for PS3.

I just benchmarked the pc I would be playing it on though and it actually looks like to get it to run max without frame rate issues it will actually take more than 300 bucks to upgrade it anyways. So I'm going to wait and see. If patches by December have fixed it and business is good for me I may just spring to build a new pc and buy it b/c I'd rather play it on a pc tbh. Thanks for all the honest helpful responses though guys =]
#19 Oct 28 2010 at 3:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Galkaholics wrote:
i still have abt 60 bux in lotro store points.. i got bored after like 2 days tho


Yeah I'm starting to get bored with it myself which has just left me itching for another mmo that is really great to start and play for a long time.
#20 Oct 28 2010 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
Bolded the answers for you.

KadeMadina wrote:
Ok let me preface this by telling you about me, what I like, and my mmorpg experience.

What I like and why I've loved almost all of the Final Fantasy games:

I love adventure. I love when in a game I can do a lot more than going out and killing things.
Not much of that here, do your eight leve quests on 36 hour cooldown and grind/craft until cooldown is over.
[I have not played FF11 btw]
I love little side quests and learning about a game's lore and mini-games and all that good stuff.
Nearly none of that here. Main quest and that's about it.
I love games that I can get lost in an feel like I've actually accomplished something.
What you listed above is what immerses you in a game. Gives you a sense of direction and purpose when you set out to complete quests. Probably would be disappointed.


My suggestion is to try and find a buddy pass so you can play it without burning your hard earned dough. I'm not saying flat out that you won't like this game, but based on your criteria it is highly unlikely. There are many people who do like the game, but I think you should try before you buy based on what you wrote.

See I had no idea this was even possible. I'll have to look into that. Thanks!
#21 Oct 28 2010 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
At least consider buying it before x-mas, by then it may be harder to find (If SE does their patching right.) with the season coming up and all. Again checking around Black Friday may be your best bet as at least this way you can get it at the cheapest price possible. Plus, this way, if it isn't your type of game you're not wasting as much if you waited until after the price goes back up, right?

EDIT: About the Buddy Pass, from my understanding it's actually a fully-playable key for the game. That means using a Buddy Pass is essentially getting the game completely free. Unfortunately, considering the price for the CE edition (I don't know if the SE version has one too.) it may be hard to find anyone to part with the pass for free. Not to mention since the software isn't available for download anywhere legally you either have to pirate it via torrents or find someone with a physical copy of the game.

Either way apart from a giveaway someone did awhile ago you are unlikely to find someone who will just give away their Buddy Pass no strings attached.

EDIT 2: I just noticed it looks as if someone's karma camping me in this thread, any post I've mentioned "Black Friday" in was rated down. In case if someone is considering it as racism, it's not. Black Friday is a term used for a day after Thanksgiving when shopping usually occurs the most. Because of this, most retailers (Online ones too.) post deals with prices on merchandise much lower than any point in the year. In FFXIV's current state if you can get it at a much lower price than what you'd pay for it now and plan to buy it, why not?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_%28shopping%29

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 2:37am by SamusKnight
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#22 Oct 28 2010 at 3:42 AM Rating: Default
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As you're new to the mmo scene, and have played LOTRO, I'd suggest giving Eve Online a try then coming back to FFXIV. Then you'll have been exposed to mmo easy, mmo hard, and be capable of appreciating XIV for being in the middle.
#23 Oct 28 2010 at 3:48 AM Rating: Good
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People that say yes are doing so because they fear the demise of the game and not thinking if you will or wont like it, the honest answer I would give to a friend is to awit till they release the PS3 version.

Right now this game is a train wreck and in no way worth your money, it's been out over a month now and longer if you count the beta period and they have fixed pretty much nothing. It will be like this for at the very least another month too.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 5:49am by preludes
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#24 Oct 28 2010 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
preludes wrote:
People that say yes are doing so because they fear the demise of the game and not thinking if you will or wont like it, the honest answer I would give to a friend is to awit till they release the PS3 version.

Right now this game is a train wreck and in no way worth your money.


You're way off here, even if SE totally botched this game at release it's not going down the crapper anytime soon, in fact I see it making a full turn-around within the next year. At this point in time, at least until the much needed updates are added in, the game isn't worth recommending for purchase. Once SE starts getting the real patches in things will be much better. Perfect, no... But the game has made some progress within the first month. Again, it's still not enough to warrant a recommendation to buy it at this very moment...
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#25 Oct 28 2010 at 3:52 AM Rating: Good
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The odd thing is that FFXI was the exact opposite on both of these things. It had a rich world packed with secrets and quests. So maybe we can expect FFXIV to go the same direction eventually, or maybe you're better off with FFXI.


While I mostly agree with you, a new player starting from scratch now on FFXI would be crazy tough.
#26 Oct 28 2010 at 5:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I have three PS3 irl friends from FFXI that wanted to play at the start, but do not have good enough computers to run the game.

They've been at my place, watched me play the game.. and after I have explained the boring repetition and "lack of content" (among the rage-crafting and long grinding) they are more than happy to wait until the PS3 release.
Their decision hindered on purchasing a new PC to play the game - which everyone has agreed is not worth it.

The only let down is that they will be behind in the game - which isn't a huge factor, because there will be an influx of new people at the PS3 release anyways.

Hopefully there will be more content released (Quests, cool stuff to kill) - a lot of people are far more positive than I am in this thread, concerning patches and updates.. but hopefully by Feb-Mar most things will be addressed.
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#27 Oct 28 2010 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
Funny how people don't like the truth enough they need to rate you down for it, must be an e-peen syndrome. Anyway, what I'm referring to here is that at this very moment as in right now, it's not worth purchasing. Once they add in the November and/or December updates then I'd probably recommend it then. (As I did above, but not until the big update in November rolls around.) My response to the above is on the fact people aren't saying yes because they fear the game is gonna fail, at least I'm not. At times, especially replies I see in other threads seem to hint at people WANT or EXPECT this game to fail. Too bad, isn't gonna happen.

FFXIV has alot of good qualities to it and over time they're still improving. Either way I'm enjoying myself and again, to the OP, waiting until there's a price drop will at least guarantee you won't lose out as much money if this isn't your type of game.

Edited, Oct 28th 2010 5:30am by SamusKnight
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#28 Oct 28 2010 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Since you havent played ffxi i recommend you try this game if youre willing to be open-minded! Its not like any mmorpg but it is quite enjoyable despite the lag issues...
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At least consider buying it before x-mas, by then it may be harder to find (If SE does their patching right.) with the season coming up and all.


Stop deluding yourself. If anything shops will be packed with unsold copies.

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FFXIV has alot of good qualities to it and over time they're still improving.


Well, the second part of that sentence might be true after all. After you have hit rock bottom, there's only one way to go. Up.

Btw, Samus, how the heck is FFXIV not hardcore? In 11 you had to grind one job and a half to be an "accomplished" player. In FFXIV you're supposed to do the same thing with 4-5 jobs...

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Leaps and bounds, I say, leaps and bounds. the retainer dungeons have been given new names. Wow.

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#30 Oct 28 2010 at 8:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sorry I didn't ready most of the post. To the OP. NO. don't get FFXIV. Maybe a YEAR from now I could recommend it but then Im no fortune reader. I've been playing FF since the ealry 80s and I too like the FF name for all those things you mentioned. They are NOT in this game. My suggestion to you would be to pick up FFXI if anything. You're sure to like that game alot. It was my first MMO comming from playing every FF game made up untill that point. I got ffxi and ffx-2 the same day and never finished it untill a year later). I'm sorry even after doing the first 3 main story lines, this is just not a FF game its a SE MMO game. Big differance as far as I'm concerend. I tried over and over again to get my frineds to play ffxi, I will NOT try and get them to play ffxiv.
#31 Oct 28 2010 at 8:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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The game will not be in any shortage of availability... ever, unless they just stop making it until all existing copies sell.

Right now, the game is not worth playing, even for free, I already bought the collectors edition because I thought they would make some miraculous last minute changes to the product, and it would be everything I loved about FFXI and more.

How wrong I was, I can't even be bothered by my friends to play this game during it's free months. I have a feeling they're banking on the game getting better over time (which it will), and they wanna be high level when that happens.

My only problem with that is, I tend to actually *like* the grind, if it's done well, I think leveling up to max level should be a fun and rewarding experience, not just being at max level. I like MMO's where the journey is emphasized as much as the destination.

I actually liked the leveling experience so much in FFXI, I only ever got one job to 75, and the rest of my jobs were 30-60 range, I couldn't stop trying new classes and going back to level in the locations I loved, like Kazham, I don't know why, but even with the constant gob aggro, and overcrowded camps, Kazham holds a special place in my heart.

I would at least wait until the PS3 release, and don't just rush out to buy it then either, check and see what they've fixed up until that point, they have a long way to go before it's up to par with the US launch of FFXI.
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#32 Oct 28 2010 at 8:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well, basically Feanor covered everything I had to add.
Thank you, rate up.
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KadeMadina wrote:
Ok let me preface this by telling you about me, what I like, and my mmorpg experience.

What I like and why I've loved almost all of the Final Fantasy games:

I love adventure. I love when in a game I can do a lot more than going out and killing things.
[I have not played FF11 btw]
I love little side quests and learning about a game's lore and mini-games and all that good stuff.
I love games that I can get lost in an feel like I've actually accomplished something.

My MMORPG Experience:
I started playing Lord Of The Rings Online a week ago. [lol I know, I know, don't laugh too hard]
I like it a lot so far. I love the feeling of community that comes from joining kinships and fellowships and all that good stuff.

So the ultimate question, would a person like me like this game? [and yes I have read about all the flaws and such and I'm hoping by the time I actually do get it. A lot will have been fixed.]



-Sigh- I will start this off with the fact that I am a FF Fanboy. I love anything FF and I want it to succeed in everyway.

Now, almost everyone , excluding the mentally insane , utter hardcore fanboys, and folks who just like pain, and the general consensus is this game is ' almost' good. It is so close it is frustrating. I can be bundled up in that group. I played ff14 for yeeeaaarrrsss until i met the woman that is now my wife( started playing wow becuase she liked it and we could do stuff together).

the good:
- the armoury system is super cool, awesomely flexible, It is above and beyond the best thing this game curently has to offer, and to me , one of the worst.

- It is a beautiful game,almost Zen like in its apperance, does not have any distracting or cluttering spell animations and doesn't need it, just looks great I can not think of a game out at the moment that even comes close to comparing to the graphics.

- the world is large and expansive, even though sometimes empty, but they are supposed to be adding more monsters on the map in the November or december patch, i forget which.

- You can wear any armor or item, at a severe price if your wearing the wrong thing or to high a level( stat cuts and the item gets damaged faster, also reduced accuracy with weapons), but to me it is still a good thing , you can't put a price on looking cool.

- The storyline is awesome the characters in it are cool and likable and as the storyline progresses it kinda hints at where the first expansion is going ( or even the end of this game idk if anyone has reached end game content yet, if there is any)

- Leves are a boon and a bane, much like the armoury system.

- Casual? to an extent, if you dont have much playtime you wont get alot done but then again when all you have to do most of the time is run around the map playing wack a mole this is not always a bad thing.


The Bad:
- Durability, you will almost spend more time repairing or lvling your crafting to repair your weapons than you will actually lvling your combat class( or classes). People will argue this point but i dont lvl crafting so I have nothing good to say about it and I really can not give a fair review on it.

- The world is huge, and expansive, and beautiful, and empty.

- UI sucks, but that horse has been beaten to death

- Combat is meh, If you start as a Pugilist(western version of a Monk) and you put down your cestus and pick up an axe then you feel like " oh look I am a pugilist with an axe" there are different abilities and slightly different focuses but all the disciples of war feel about the same.

- classes are generic,SE completely left out the archetype of classes it has built its' franchise on through its history, I think the only reason the classes have names is becuase its hard to type a weird symbol.

= Anima is awesome, for about a week then it is hardly there.

- the only part of the game i got ' lost' in was the market wards, NO ah and no plans for one anytime in the near future, per SE

- Lack of a Community outside of a Linkshell( guild) id a big thing that made me log out only after a few hours.


In summary I know i missed a few points on the good and the bad list. Yes I also know i sound a bit harsh, but honestly i wanted this game to be successful, but it is not, not in its current form. It will take SE a few months of patches to fix it for me , or at least make it playable enough to make me want to stay in the game. The last few weeks I have had to seriously talk myself into logging in an enjoying it.

The most frustrating thing is the fact that this game is soooo close to being awesome, if se would have just pushed the release date back 6 months I am pretty sure this game would have been totally worth buying, but they didn't and I am sad I built a new pc and bought the game, at least for now
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This is all just a fanboy civil war. Some are hurt that SE gave them such a crap game, the others are hurt that anyone would call it crap.
#34 Oct 28 2010 at 5:44 PM Rating: Default
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Purchasing the game wont make SE any money so why not buy it the store you bought it from, already bought it from SE so your not really supporting a crappy game if you like it or not.


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preludes wrote:
People that say yes are doing so because they fear the demise of the game and not thinking if you will or wont like it, the honest answer I would give to a friend is to awit till they release the PS3 version.

Right now this game is a train wreck and in no way worth your money.


You're way off here, even if SE totally botched this game at release it's not going down the crapper anytime soon, in fact I see it making a full turn-around within the next year. At this point in time, at least until the much needed updates are added in, the game isn't worth recommending for purchase. Once SE starts getting the real patches in things will be much better. Perfect, no... But the game has made some progress within the first month. Again, it's still not enough to warrant a recommendation to buy it at this very moment...

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#35 Oct 29 2010 at 12:42 AM Rating: Default
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cornyboob wrote:


Purchasing the game wont make SE any money so why not buy it the store you bought it from, already bought it from SE so your not really supporting a crappy game if you like it or not.




Ummm buying the game will make se money, please don.t think the developers don.t have their portion of the cut built into their prices. What makes MMOs so appealing to gaming companies even though they cost more to make and are a bigger gamble is the game even if moderately succesful makes money twice, once for buying it and once for every month a person plays it.
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This is all just a fanboy civil war. Some are hurt that SE gave them such a crap game, the others are hurt that anyone would call it crap.
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