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#1 Jan 07 2011 at 3:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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Happy New Year (again)!

In case you missed the announcement last month, the FINAL FANTASY XIV development and management teams are currently conducting a survey to obtain a better idea of how everyone is spending their time in Eorzea, as well as to discern what changes our fans would like to see implemented in forthcoming version updates.

We've hired a warehouse of opo-opos to help translate all your suggestions, and a pack of starving, rabid watchdogs to ensure each and every one is read by the teams. There's never been a better time than now to make your voice heard, so get off your seat and fill out the FINAL FANTASY XIV Player's Poll today!

The future of Eorzea starts here!

*Surveys accepted until 1:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2011.
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http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/index.html

I hope this ain't an attempt to make it "looks" like they are updating the lodestone weekly. I want update notes soon....
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#2 Jan 07 2011 at 3:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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thats exactly what it is lol. They even hired extra people to translate them! go team!
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hmmm communication seems to have come to a halt... I'll blame it on christmas holidays etc as everyone needs that time off but I hope to hear some news about what direction this game is taking soon... I guess we have no choice but to wait 7 days for the polls to close and probably another 7 days for them to sift through all the information and make a response on where they're heading...

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 4:32am by fallout386
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I think it's good to hear from SE on regular basis even if they haven't achieved anything since the last update...
Would you prefer the silence treatment again?!
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Hmmm.
I'm glad their updates aren't as sterile as the ones on playonline.com, but I hope they don't go too over the top with the cheese.
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#6 Jan 07 2011 at 4:09 AM Rating: Good
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Most importantly, I'm glad to see SE find a playful sense of humor. Not important in the short term perhaps, but it does indicate a degree of closeness and fun on the part of the development team (or at least their PR guy).
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Edited, Jan 7th 2011 5:09am by Hulan
#7 Jan 07 2011 at 4:23 AM Rating: Default
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Hulan wrote:
Most importantly, I'm glad to see SE find a playful sense of humor. Not important in the short term perhaps, but it does indicate a degree of closeness and fun on the part of the development team (or at least their PR guy).
Square Enix wrote:
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Edited, Jan 7th 2011 5:09am by Hulan



i found it to be patronizing and sort of inappropriate. like they're trying a little too hard to put a smile on my face because it's january 2011 and they still have nothing to tell us. i don't know. maybe if it had actually been funny it would have scored points with me.
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#8 Jan 07 2011 at 4:29 AM Rating: Good
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Hulan wrote:
Most importantly, I'm glad to see SE find a playful sense of humor. Not important in the short term perhaps, but it does indicate a degree of closeness and fun on the part of the development team (or at least their PR guy).
Square Enix wrote:
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Edited, Jan 7th 2011 5:09am by Hulan



i found it to be patronizing and sort of inappropriate. like they're trying a little too hard to put a smile on my face because it's january 2011 and they still have nothing to tell us. i don't know. maybe if it had actually been funny it would have scored points with me.

Can you show me on the doll where SE offended your sensibilities?

Lighten the **** up. They're just updating to make sure everyone gets in on the poll--all 20 of us.
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#9 Jan 07 2011 at 4:30 AM Rating: Default
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So basically if they only use one week (unlikely)to plan content based on the poll that makes 21 the earliest date we can expect some news?


I know there's no way to say this without sounding like a big crybaby but: aaaw maaann! =(
#10 Jan 07 2011 at 4:44 AM Rating: Default
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Llester wrote:
Hulan wrote:
Most importantly, I'm glad to see SE find a playful sense of humor. Not important in the short term perhaps, but it does indicate a degree of closeness and fun on the part of the development team (or at least their PR guy).
Square Enix wrote:
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*Poll may be completed in either standing or sitting position.


Edited, Jan 7th 2011 5:09am by Hulan



i found it to be patronizing and sort of inappropriate. like they're trying a little too hard to put a smile on my face because it's january 2011 and they still have nothing to tell us. i don't know. maybe if it had actually been funny it would have scored points with me.

Can you show me on the doll where SE offended your sensibilities?

Lighten the @#%^ up. They're just updating to make sure everyone gets in on the poll--all 20 of us.


it offended my sense of humor because it was lame and not funny. does that make you feel better?

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#11 Jan 07 2011 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
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I would feel better if you took the poll.
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#12 Jan 07 2011 at 6:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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Now this truly proves no matter what they do their will always be cry babies to debate it. We finnaly have a dev team that is truly listening and a producer with at least a sense a humor and your really going to get on here and whine about it. this isnt Trying to show they are going to do weekly updates it means they ARE doing weekly updates. Maybe it will be 2 weeks untill we hear solid info, but i am willing to bet not and the poll is to see what to focus on the most not necisarily the only things we will see in the update. All I have to say to you whiners is you truly are UNBELIEVABLE.
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Now this truly proves no matter what they do their will always be cry babies to debate it. We finnaly have a dev team that is truly listening and a producer with at least a sense a humor and your really going to get on here and whine about it. this isnt Trying to show they are going to do weekly updates it means they ARE doing weekly updates. Maybe it will be 2 weeks untill we hear solid info, but i am willing to bet not and the poll is to see what to focus on the most not necisarily the only things we will see in the update. All I have to say to you whiners is you truly are UNBELIEVABLE.
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#14 Jan 07 2011 at 7:36 AM Rating: Good
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it's an official poll, I'm sure they get a lot more complaints on what they did wrong than compliments on what they did right. They are just getting some numbers, I'm sure.
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#15 Jan 07 2011 at 7:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm getting "Error. The region is different." Is it the same than the new year's poll? Cause I took that one already.
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#16 Jan 07 2011 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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I'm getting "Error. The region is different." Is it the same than the new year's poll? Cause I took that one already.


Same one yes, they just re-posted it.
#17 Jan 07 2011 at 8:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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The only thing I can say as far as them giving info and updating the information is that if you look at most anime/manga, they seem to be almost all having a 2-3 week vacation. I could imagine SE is doing something like that as well to lean back and relax, drinking a tall one before work starts again. This month in general for most people is gonna be a slow one as most people are still on vacation half of the month, I know my family is still on vacation for at least another week or so.

So I don't think it's reasonable to demand they give an update because some people got nothing to do over the holidays. The people working at SE are human beings after all, and no doubt they like to sleep and rest as well. Not to mention for a poll to work properly they gotta wait a couple of weeks as others stated, then look at the feedback they have gotten, talk to to the leaders of their team and discuss what is plausable, what things that get prioritized and what things they can actually pump out first in accordance to the priority list.

So In general when thinking about the entire process, I don't think it's reasonable to demand a a response as to the order of things until around the end of the month when all vacationing is over and they have had ample time to look over their results and what they can do in as little time as possible to get updates flowing. Basicaly Se has been listening, but is ttrying to do updates right by making a poll so they can form a priority list of things that need to get into the game acording to what the players want.

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#18 Jan 07 2011 at 8:18 AM Rating: Default
I put there i Want tons of quests from NPCs. They had to put a space for a brief comment not just 1 line. Asking previous gaming experience imo and others things are pretty much useless. They had to ask things like do you want regular quests? do you want to get rid of levequests? do you want to have crafting less dependant of subcrafts?

If the game changes to what i expect ill prob come back, but I'm seeing they don't even know how to state the problems of the game. Thats why it was needed some space for players to say what is wrong instead of a directed poll.
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lame repeat poll is lame. give us something solid, SE!
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#20 Jan 07 2011 at 9:46 AM Rating: Excellent
People are forgetting some things here...

They are doing their best to finish and impliment the projects from the last team that were promised to us, they aren't just sitting twiddling their thumbs while waiting for data from us before doing anything. Yes the message is a bit corny, but I'll take it over nothing.

I would still expect a few more patches with fingerprints of the last team in the coming months, however I fully believe this poll will get priority on certain items and I'd expect those items around the same time as a solid PS3 announcement.
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#21 Jan 07 2011 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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They are doing their best to finish and impliment the projects from the last team that were promised to us, they aren't just sitting twiddling their thumbs while waiting for data from us before doing anything. Yes the message is a bit corny, but I'll take it over nothing.


This is exactly the solid info SE needs to give us... to bad they haven't mentioned anything about it yet this year. So how exactly are we supposed to know if they are in fact working on the update the last team had laid out. this poll (and repost) have not mentioned it at all.
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They are doing their best to finish and impliment the projects from the last team that were promised to us, they aren't just sitting twiddling their thumbs while waiting for data from us before doing anything. Yes the message is a bit corny, but I'll take it over nothing.


This is exactly the solid info SE needs to give us... to bad they haven't mentioned anything about it yet this year. So how exactly are we supposed to know if they are in fact working on the update the last team had laid out. this poll (and repost) have not mentioned it at all.


if you think they are just sitting around twiddling their thumbs, you have issues

of course they are working on something! they will probably wait to be able to give us a timeline, because anything that will be said will get taken as law.

right now they are giving us a communication, and that is that they still need the poll done by those who havent.
when they have info, im sure they will give it, but until they have that info to give, anything they say, is gonna be held against them so why chance saying something wrong.
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They are doing their best to finish and impliment the projects from the last team that were promised to us, they aren't just sitting twiddling their thumbs while waiting for data from us before doing anything. Yes the message is a bit corny, but I'll take it over nothing.


This is exactly the solid info SE needs to give us... to bad they haven't mentioned anything about it yet this year. So how exactly are we supposed to know if they are in fact working on the update the last team had laid out. this poll (and repost) have not mentioned it at all.


if you think they are just sitting around twiddling their thumbs, you have issues

of course they are working on something! they will probably wait to be able to give us a timeline, because anything that will be said will get taken as law.

right now they are giving us a communication, and that is that they still need the poll done by those who havent.
when they have info, im sure they will give it, but until they have that info to give, anything they say, is gonna be held against them so why chance saying something wrong.


The sad fact of the matter as it seems to me is, they're darned if they do and they're darned if they don't. If they give us information or anything hinting at a date *cough poem on lodestone cough* its taken as gospel and SE will be put on the stake if they don't meet the deadline. If they don't give us information people will complain about the lack of information. If they update the game people will complain that it's not enough or it's not what they wanted. If they don't update the game people will complain about lack of (x, y, z) [although there is no denying the game could use some nice content]. I'd hate to be in SE's position right now.
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hmmm communication seems to have come to a halt... I'll blame it on christmas holidays etc as everyone needs that time off but I hope to hear some news about what direction this game is taking soon... I guess we have no choice but to wait 7 days for the polls to close and probably another 7 days for them to sift through all the information and make a response on where they're heading...

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 4:32am by fallout386


This may be true, but I see NO REASON why they can't give us that DETAIL. Why can't they tell us, "We will give further details of where we are headed with this game, 5 days after the polls close" or something to that nature.

I'm getting worried about this game... truly worried, now.
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hmmm communication seems to have come to a halt... I'll blame it on christmas holidays etc as everyone needs that time off but I hope to hear some news about what direction this game is taking soon... I guess we have no choice but to wait 7 days for the polls to close and probably another 7 days for them to sift through all the information and make a response on where they're heading...

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 4:32am by fallout386


This may be true, but I see NO REASON why they can't give us that DETAIL. Why can't they tell us, "We will give further details of where we are headed with this game, 5 days after the polls close" or something to that nature.

I'm getting worried about this game... truly worried, now.


I'm expecting at least an announcement of the results by next week. If they write something up, mentioned things that showed strong player interest and that they will be working on those first I'll be happy.

I know it won't make changes happen any faster, but it's proof they've actually cut off the poll and are looking at results, and therefore are on a pretty solid timeline I guess.
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#26 Jan 07 2011 at 10:29 AM Rating: Good
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This is exactly the solid info SE needs to give us... to bad they haven't mentioned anything about it yet this year. So how exactly are we supposed to know if they are in fact working on the update the last team had laid out. this poll (and repost) have not mentioned it at all.


Yes they did, in the interview that has been linked mutliple times over the past week and a half-ish

Also to others, if they give a direction speech right now on lodestone it could corrupt any data they get from the poll. I think it's wise to remain mostly silent until they lock out the poll.

If they said they were going to impliment an AH in the next 12 months; would those who (wrongly IMO) voted that an AH was the most important thing to them feel robbed like they wasted a vote (that could have gone to more content please)?

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Most importantly, I'm glad to see SE find a playful sense of humor. Not important in the short term perhaps, but it does indicate a degree of closeness and fun on the part of the development team (or at least their PR guy).
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Edited, Jan 7th 2011 5:09am by Hulan



i found it to be patronizing and sort of inappropriate. like they're trying a little too hard to put a smile on my face because it's january 2011 and they still have nothing to tell us. i don't know. maybe if it had actually been funny it would have scored points with me.


The developer reboot happened less than a month ago. (Roughly a month this Sunday, EST.) It takes a week to meet people, shake hands, and get acquainted with your team. And then the holiday season descended over the West and and everything slows down until just about this week.

Never mind the "regular" duties; now they have the survey to analyze which can take time.

They are working as fast as they can. I'm sure.
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They are doing their best to finish and impliment the projects from the last team that were promised to us, they aren't just sitting twiddling their thumbs while waiting for data from us before doing anything. Yes the message is a bit corny, but I'll take it over nothing.


This is exactly the solid info SE needs to give us... to bad they haven't mentioned anything about it yet this year. So how exactly are we supposed to know if they are in fact working on the update the last team had laid out. this poll (and repost) have not mentioned it at all.


Because it's common sense...especially after Tanaka already saying sometime after the CE release they had the next year + potential expansion planned out.
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They are doing their best to finish and impliment the projects from the last team that were promised to us, they aren't just sitting twiddling their thumbs while waiting for data from us before doing anything. Yes the message is a bit corny, but I'll take it over nothing.


This is exactly the solid info SE needs to give us... to bad they haven't mentioned anything about it yet this year. So how exactly are we supposed to know if they are in fact working on the update the last team had laid out. this poll (and repost) have not mentioned it at all.


Because it's common sense...especially after Tanaka already saying sometime after the CE release they had the next year + potential expansion planned out.



Didn't that become irrelevant when they decided to can the old staff and "reboot" ffxiv?

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 12:24pm by McDomination
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Didn't that become irrelevant when they decided to can the old staff and "reboot" ffxiv?


No, as I and other mentioned previously... the information obtained from the recent interview suggest that they will be completing current works that were in development and doing their best to fulfil the promises made by the last dev team AS WELL AS creating new content and features as quick as they can without sacrificing quality and letting players down.
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They are doing their best to finish and impliment the projects from the last team that were promised to us, they aren't just sitting twiddling their thumbs while waiting for data from us before doing anything. Yes the message is a bit corny, but I'll take it over nothing.


This is exactly the solid info SE needs to give us... to bad they haven't mentioned anything about it yet this year. So how exactly are we supposed to know if they are in fact working on the update the last team had laid out. this poll (and repost) have not mentioned it at all.


Because it's common sense...especially after Tanaka already saying sometime after the CE release they had the next year + potential expansion planned out.



Didn't that become irrelevant when they decided to can the old staff and "reboot" ffxiv?

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 12:24pm by McDomination


They also didn't can the old staff, only Tanaka is no longer project lead and they added people and moved people around, a full staff change would result in nothing being done for the next few months.

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Hulan wrote:
Most importantly, I'm glad to see SE find a playful sense of humor. Not important in the short term perhaps, but it does indicate a degree of closeness and fun on the part of the development team (or at least their PR guy).
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Edited, Jan 7th 2011 5:09am by Hulan



i found it to be patronizing and sort of inappropriate. like they're trying a little too hard to put a smile on my face because it's january 2011 and they still have nothing to tell us. i don't know. maybe if it had actually been funny it would have scored points with me.


Gosh... you're kind of a jerk. >_>
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Didn't that become irrelevant when they decided to can the old staff and "reboot" ffxiv?


No, as I and other mentioned previously... the information obtained from the recent interview suggest that they will be completing current works that were in development and doing their best to fulfil the promises made by the last dev team AS WELL AS creating new content and features as quick as they can without sacrificing quality and letting players down.



Ah, that is good to know! Well, I'm a little more hopeful now, but I would be much more patient and content waiting for updates if we could just have Chocobos right now. :(
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Yes friends, it is a bummer that it isn't a true update on their dev cycle, but if you looked at the 4gamer interview, this time they are not going to be pumping out topics or promises like before.

Specifically, yoshida-san said that he would not be making any promises without being sure that he could keep them. Second, he believes strict dev schedule policy is where the game screwed up in the first place.

It's painful to me and every player out there, but this guy is going to take time, and its the best thing for the game. luckily i'm getting demons souls soon. :)
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Well, I was looking forward to another poll (I loves me some polls) but I'm at work and my token is at home.

Since it's just a repost of the first one, then I guess I'm not missing out.

And I thought the cute attempt at humor was nice. Made me chuckle. People who rage at a lame joke need to lighten up, fr srs.

I'd like more frequent updates, but I'm content with a commitment to "We're not saying anything until we know we can deliver", assuming they actually deliver.

Speak softly and carry a big stick, I guess.
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I was looking forward to another poll as well, but at least they appreciate our zeal!

Makes me wonder if they didn't get as large a response as they were hoping for and they are pushing this to make sure the word reaches everyone. I know that all my friends in XI who returned after deciding that XIV wasn't for them neither know nor care about the poll because they are buried in some random corner of Abyssea or some ****.

It would be in bad taste, but they might want to throw a little blurb up in the Playonline viewer for those who tried the new and went back to the true.
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It would be in bad taste, but they might want to throw a little blurb up in the Playonline viewer for those who tried the new and went back to the true.


They need to put it on the FFXIV launcher as well. Right now it's still the "Important announcement for FFXIV players." Anyone who doesn't check the lodestone or forums regularly will not know this poll even exists.
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Yeah, or put it ingame as a system message.
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