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#1 Nov 06 2010 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I have complaints about XIV, so does everyone. Some days I would give my first born to be able to sort my inventory or even pay someone hundreds of dollars to look through the markets for the item I want. during the first week of playing I spent most of my time looking for the auction house so I could research the items I wanted and figure out how best to make enough money to function. I felt lost and wasn't able to find the information I needed to get me set on the right track. Then I realized that I was not alone. Everyone is lost nobody knows the exact value of a cotton doublet vest or a bronze spatha. After realizing I was not alone in my ignorance I looked at the situation not as a handicap but instead as an opportunity. buying from people who underestimate the worth of what they posses and selling to people with no respect for a hard earned dollar. I began to flourish and to me the game found it's legs.

I began to realize quickly I was thinking from the perspective of my character instead of the perceptiveness of someone trying to "beat the game". For the first time I was placing myself in the role of my character providing me the entertainment I was looking for. I don't disagree XIV has a flawed UI with some technical glitches, but as far as game structure goes I wouldn't change it. I don't want XIV to become a graphically upgraded version of XI. I'm enjoying the frustration of failed synths and the steep learning curve of the market. For the first time in an MMORPG I understand the Role Playing perceptive. I am in favor of new content and I want the lag and user interface fixed but more than anything I want a unique experience set apart from other online games. I want to rise to the challenges of a more realistic experience with hundreds of thousands of players beside me enjoying the same thing.

For all those looking for the amenities of XI or other easy ways to the top of XIV I say I'd rather earn it the hard way. Other than technical issues there is nothing wrong with XIV and I see a foundation with a lot of potential to be a challenging game which encourages creativity.

If anyone else has anything good to say about XIV please do share.
#2 Nov 06 2010 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Your a brave fellow...

Although I too am enjoying it...I was even thinking about spending a day in the market wards and listing all the retainers I could see in there and what they were selling in excel. Then shouting that I knew what to find where in the wards and getting people to pay me a mark up on what they were buying lol. As a broker of sorts...

#3 Nov 06 2010 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
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Game is beautiful you can not argue that. The crafting system compared to XI i believe is far better :)

Love the emotes they really do feel realistic. Still I wait for the PS3 version and its nice to see a happy post :)
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#4 Nov 06 2010 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I love the way the game alerts you to gear damage, then leaves it to you to work out which piece of gear is damaged (I resort to using Calculator to do this) and once the piece of gear that is damaged is removed, you can then fix it but only after you switch to the job that can repair it, and run through inventory for the removed piece of gear to repair it, before equipping it. IT SAVES ME SO MUCH TIME.
#5 Nov 06 2010 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I wasn't sure what I wanted to level, so I took most jobs/crafts/gathering to 7-10. I really enjoy mining as it turns out, and LNC is a lot of fun too. I have both of them @ 12 now, as of last night. And of course, the visuals, but I think that almost goes without saying : )


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Edited, Nov 6th 2010 10:42am by jhariya
#6 Nov 06 2010 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Almantia wrote:
I love the way the game alerts you to gear damage, then leaves it to you to work out which piece of gear is damaged (I resort to using Calculator to do this) and once the piece of gear that is damaged is removed, you can then fix it but only after you switch to the job that can repair it, and run through inventory for the removed piece of gear to repair it, before equipping it. IT SAVES ME SO MUCH TIME.


I love that too but I really love it when you remove the only damaged piece and it still says you have gear damage and then the icon finally goes away after you repair it even though it isn't equipped! And I super love how if you're a blacksmith and you need to repair your hammer you need a blacksmith hammer. SO MUCH FUN!!

Edited, Nov 6th 2010 11:52am by rikkuotaku
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#7 Nov 06 2010 at 10:02 AM Rating: Default
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hi

the game sucks.

end of discussion.
#8 Nov 06 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Default
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Yeah, I love the mechanics and their design. Its like a center of awesome surrounded with a wrapper of crap (being the UI and such).

Once they fix what stops us from enjoying what was designed, it will be great. I love how character development is on xiv. Its like you design your own char. You go looking for skills you want and start training that job to get them. All to improve your main job, and giving you an edge over those who havent worked as hard as you but without really posing an unfair advantage.
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#9 Nov 06 2010 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm enjoying the game!!
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