To be honest, building a computer solely for a game you didn't seem to know much about (we knew pet jobs weren't in the game almost as soon as it was announced) seems insane to me.
My primary reason for a full system upgrade was FFXIV. Actually, my Radeon 3650 was being ****** and dying on me so I was going to replace it with a 9800 GT but once I saw XIV's requirements, I decided to upgrade my GPU to a 5770 instead, as well as upgrading CPU/Motherboard/RAM/PSU/OS at once.
I may not CURRENTLY be playing XIV, but it's still kicking *** at any other game I throw at it and once XIV has been improved to the point that I -am- playing it, I've got a good system that will handle it easily, and one that I'm happy with.
Plus, my fiancee got all my old parts for free, so she's happy too.
They are making steady progress. I list of goals has been laid out, and they are slowly implementing the new features. I too hope that FFXIV becomes as epic as FFXI, and has plenty of areas to explore, and cities to visit. But, I also know FFXI didn't have all that at the start. They gained all that cool stuff through expansions.
Right now is the time that I consider a head start. The game is sub-par, and everyone knows it's being worked on. Anyone who is playing now knows that this isn't how it will end up. This is just time to get ahead.
My advice is get a linkshell that is always together, and chills together often. Friends make this game worth while just like most other MMORPGs. When end game comes, and the game is what it should be, I'll be ready. Will you? :P
Personally, I'm waiting until the game is fun for me before I play it, rather than get burned out on doing something I don't enjoy because eventually there will be something to do at endgame. I'd rather wait until leveling is enjoyable, but that's my personal preference.
okay fanboy. what did they really fix or add that is really gamechanging. dont mention the bazaar searcher. sure its better than nothing but people want an AH not that bs.
Edited, Feb 2nd 2011 10:08am by Poubelle
Increased Anima regen rates, increased chat limit (thank god for that), battle is more responsive, UI is more responsive, new NMs, new recipes... While the game does still lack content, which I assume/hope will be forthcoming in the next couple of patches, they have done a lot to increase basic playability in general.
And you can say "dont mention the bazaar searcher" [sic] because it's not an AH, and you're right, but it -is- a HUGE improvement over what they had before. Yes, many people want an AH, but most of the people who want an AH are in agreement that the current system is good enough and tolerable for now until they add content FIRST, then add an AH later. Yes, the game still could use a better market system, but they've gotten it to a point that is tolerable enough that people will be able to live with it until more pressing matters are attended to.
LeilaniWildfire, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
nah i wont be. i already tried to justify forcing myself to grind for "future endgame" but its not even worth it lol. if and when theres awesome endgame content i will have some incentive to level up my jobs
Edited, Feb 2nd 2011 10:08am by Poubelle
Then why are you still on these forums? Move along pls - you are not contributing anything to the conversation.
Yeah, I get if you have good and bad things to say about the game. I even get if you have mostly bad things and only a few good things, maybe. But if you have nothing positive to contribute whatsoever, then what are you trying to accomplish? Was the intent of the OP that all of us, or even some of us would read it and say "Wow, he's totally right! I don't like this game either! I'm leaving too! Thanks, dude!"
Ideally if you're going to post something, there should be some intent behind the post; something you're trying to accomplish, whether it is to make someone laugh or educate someone or whatever. I can't see, besides the theory I just put forward, what your potential goal was by posting this thread.