People who ***** about copy paste terrain clearly have never played most mmo's. Go play WoW and tell me how many of their caves have the EXACT SAME LAYOUT. Literally, I think there are 3 cave designs in the whole game. It's extremely commonplace for games to copy paste terrain in order to save file space, and for a game that is as detailed and beautifully rendered as ffxiv, I'm really not surprised. I mean, if you really want the game to require an even BETTER graphics card and more processing power, then keep complaining about this and maybe SE will update it. But to complain about copy paste terrain when it has absolutely NO effect on your gameplay is just ridiculous.
As for the rest of the complaints, I'm so **** sick of people bashing this game. Since its release, the game has improved so much that I have a hard time believing this is still SE we are dealing with. No they haven't fixed everything yet, but they have given us timelines as to when fixes will be happening, and have stuck to those timelines in a way they never did with ffxi. They have done everything in their power to right the ship, including giving us the game for FREE to play until they can fix it to their standards and completely revamping their dev staff in order to meet player demands. If that isn't enough for you, just GTFO. I for one don't want to hear about all the whiny people who can't handle a little adversity while playing their free game.
Edited, Dec 24th 2010 2:05am by BartelX
Oh, caves are out in the world. As in above, ground, and easily seen over the rest of the terrain (like hills, mountains, trees, etc)?
Then guess what, that's not copy-pasted *TERRAIN*.
Blind fans can ignore this all you want, but there's never, *EVER* been a counter-argument that physically shows pictures and evidence that you can produce as much copy/pasted terrain as you can see in FFXIV. The most I've ever seen how of moronic "white knighting" on this issue is "World of Warcraft caves."
That's it. You mention the caves; mini-dungeonesque areas that can not be seen like trees, rocks, hills, roads, grass, and the edge of mountains can be. You've never tried, so your rebuttal fails horrendously.
If you don't personally notice it? That's fine
as it's your own personal view of the world. But don't
attempt to prove that "every other MMO" uses C/P'ed terrain to the extent Square-Enix does here, without EVER showing proof of your claim, and only citing the meme "look at WoW's caves LAWL!"
All it does is make you look foolish.
People who ***** about copy paste terrain clearly have never played most mmo's.
There's an enormous difference between the copy/pasting that developers need to do to conserve system resources and the copy/pasting that SE has done in FFXIV.
- Use a rock texture multiple times
- Use multiple moss screens to overlay on the rock to give a few rocks and a few moss layouts a lot of variety
- Put together a massive chunk of the landscape
- Copy the entire block of land and copy and paste it multiple times
Do you see the difference?
They'll never see the difference. In their mind, every developer does the same thing SE did but doesn't catch flak for it because they're not SE. Edited, Jan 1st 2011 12:46am by StrijderVechter