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Thinking of coming back FFXI or FFXVIFollow

#1 Nov 19 2010 at 5:32 PM Rating: Good
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I use to play FFXI back when it came out then again in 2007-08. Now I'm thinking of coming back but I noticed there's a FFXVI now. So question is for you recent FFXI veterans and duel players which game do you like better and why? I'm also wondering how game play is. In FFXI you could spend hours waiting for a party because you couldn't do anything without one. Is FFXVI like that as well?
#2 Nov 19 2010 at 5:34 PM Rating: Good
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FFXIV is not complete yet. I'd wait another half a year or you will likely be hugely disappointed.
#3 Nov 19 2010 at 5:51 PM Rating: Good
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I am enjoying the game still but like Wolfums said it is not complete. Right now really all there is to do is grind, craft, guildleves, and a few quests you can get for a bit of lore. I would wait at least until ps3 release.
#4 Nov 19 2010 at 6:04 PM Rating: Good
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Although it is not complete it is exciting being apart of the changes and being a little bit ahead.
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#5 Nov 19 2010 at 6:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't think FFXVI is complete either...
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#6 Nov 19 2010 at 6:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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I enjoy FFXIV quite a bit. However, as posters above have stated, it lacks polish. That said it is pretty exciting to see the game at this point and watch it evolve. It will be much more polished by March, when it is released on PS3 - if you are easily frustrated then you may want to wait till then - but if you are excited by the opportunity to be part of a new world where things are really open - I suggest joining now.

Again - WARNING - if you want a polished game with a lot of developer-defined goals - (quests etc) - you will be unhappy with FFXIV till at least the end of January.

However some neat new content is on it's way right now. I'm looking forward to be one of the first on my server to take down some of the NM's that are coming out.
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#7 Nov 19 2010 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
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What people are trying to say in a very nice way is FFXIV is really badly unfinished and as such has a very bad rep it may never recover from, the vast majority of the people that tried it have already quit and it got the worst reviews I've ever seen. There are more people playing XI than XIV, they may fix it in 6-12 months but given all past history with MMO's I wouldnt hold my breath on it being a success.

The devs even apologised for the state of the game, that says it all really.
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#8 Nov 19 2010 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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well that's just disappointing. I was looking forward to a new chapter in Final Fantasy. I was there for the release of FFXI and it was very exciting, though frustrating at times when it first came out. I'm not sure though if I wanta invest in a new game that may just flop in a few months. Thank you for the replies.
#9 Nov 19 2010 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Everyone has their own opinion about the game. The devs do care or they wouldn't keep giving us free playing time and telling us all the updates that will be coming soon. Yes it needs touching up but I love the game as it stands. The fixes are just icing on the cake. If you enter the game with a mindset that it will suck you will find reasons to hate it. If you do sign up please do so with an open mind that it is a new game and it is growing.
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#10 Nov 21 2010 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
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whynot306 wrote:
I use to play FFXI back when it came out then again in 2007-08. Now I'm thinking of coming back but I noticed there's a FFXVI now. So question is for you recent FFXI veterans and duel players which game do you like better and why? I'm also wondering how game play is. In FFXI you could spend hours waiting for a party because you couldn't do anything without one. Is FFXVI like that as well?


FFXVI is out? Since when?
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#11 Nov 21 2010 at 2:38 AM Rating: Decent
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ffxi is more solo friendly it used to be. mob exp has changed. you can solo to 20 with the help of fields of valor book pages and buffs. with level sync friends can duo together from 10+. I also found out even if your friend is say level 80 both of you can go to cape tagrrigan and do pages. I'm 45 ninja and got their mix parties, and duoing with my b/f ib cape tarrigan doing pages. as long as the mob checks easy prey to the leader you both can complete the page.
and honestly ppl need to stop saying complete. no mmo is complete. Its unpolished. But thats not true for long. So saying either at this point is just bitter. More ppl who play better the game gets. As more ppl can give feedback quiting is pettying more so if you say "i want game to be sucessful" thats counter productive.
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#12 Nov 22 2010 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
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FFXIV is freaking terrible. I quit about 4 weeks after starting and was thinking about returning to XI, but I'll probably just wait for Diablo 3 to come out. SE really laid an egg with this sack of ****.
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