Olorinus the Vile wrote:
I wish gary would stop whining about the terrain. It isn't like every single square inch of WoW, EQ, EQ2, Warhammer, AoC, FFXI, minecraft, was individually, lovingly crafted with no repetition whatsoever...
The thing about other games is they hide it. The thing about FFXIV is the copy paste terrain slaps you in the face over and over again. The woods outside Gridania are bad or this. It almost seems like they came up with 5 difrent looking areas then copy and pasted them together.
Yes, it is just alot more noticeable in FFXIV. In WoW for example, they repeat the same buildings, farmhouses over and over, and caves are repeated. But the outside zone is hand carved. Of course they will repeat things like trees and bushes.
Running through FFXIV is like something in a bad dream, where every time you turn a corner, you are right back where you were before. Take the Gridania area, when you are traveling through and cross one of those little streams, turn ur camera to one side and theres a waterfall in the distance, this entire area is a copy/pasted module just plopped in allover the zone. Those bigger circular areas where theres a fallen, hollowed out tree you run through, once again same entire area used again and again.
At any rate, this is the best FFXIV podcast out there :) Edited, Dec 6th 2010 5:41pm by KristoFurwalken