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#1 Feb 08 2011 at 5:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I played Final Fantasy XI for about a month and while I liked it, I found myself so far behind everyone else, it seemed like buying gil was the only way to play. And since I hate RMTs i just quit playing.

I've read many things about Final Fantasy XIV and as you would imagine its hard to get any real information from all the negative reviews and trash talking out there. I find myself asking a few questions.

How much has the game improved since launch?

Is there any way to test out the game before a purchase? (such as Collectors trial key?)

Is there still a fatigue system?

In the end no matter what anyone else says about a game I still like to play a game before judging it, and I've loved Final Fantasy since FF IV. I lived and breathed FF VI and I broke my Nintendo only rule to get a playstation for FFVII. I was dissapointed I missed out on FF XI and am hoping I can find a place in FFXIV.
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#2 Feb 08 2011 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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PyrielDD wrote:
I played Final Fantasy XI for about a month and while I liked it, I found myself so far behind everyone else, it seemed like buying gil was the only way to play. And since I hate RMTs i just quit playing.

I've read many things about Final Fantasy XIV and as you would imagine its hard to get any real information from all the negative reviews and trash talking out there. I find myself asking a few questions.

How much has the game improved since launch?

Is there any way to test out the game before a purchase? (such as Collectors trial key?)

Is there still a fatigue system?

In the end no matter what anyone else says about a game I still like to play a game before judging it, and I've loved Final Fantasy since FF IV. I lived and breathed FF VI and I broke my Nintendo only rule to get a playstation for FFVII. I was dissapointed I missed out on FF XI and am hoping I can find a place in FFXIV.


the game has improved immensely

there is no way to try for free without a trial key

yes fatigue is still there(and if you know about the newest patches, you know it is needed now moreso then before otherwise people will cap rank in 1 week)


trying it out for yourself is the best way to get a feel for the game, no ones gonna be able to tell you wether or not you will like it besides yourself
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#3 Feb 08 2011 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
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So there are trial keys, I would just need to find someone with one?

AS to the fatigue system how does it work exactly? you can gain say so much xp with one class than you need to switch to another class to keep gaining xp, but how much can you gain at a time and how long before you can level that first class again?


And thanks for the response I'm used to forums with trolls and flame wars, so simple responses always surprise me :)
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#4 Feb 08 2011 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Trial key = CE key basicaly, same thing

the way fatigue works is you can gain 80k SP per job per week before it gets a 10% penalty to all its gains
you can switch between any number of jobs you want doing this too
fatigue slowly wears off while you are logged out

right now you gain so much sp it doesnt matter if you get into fatigue, youd really have to see it to understand
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#5 Feb 08 2011 at 6:28 PM Rating: Good
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PyrielDD wrote:
So there are trial keys, I would just need to find someone with one?

AS to the fatigue system how does it work exactly? you can gain say so much xp with one class than you need to switch to another class to keep gaining xp, but how much can you gain at a time and how long before you can level that first class again?


And thanks for the response I'm used to forums with trolls and flame wars, so simple responses always surprise me :)


I don't think there are any trial keys period. The game is available for retail and there is currently no monthly fee so if you want to try it, you'll have to invest a bit.

Fatigue won't bother you unless you play all day. If you're like most people and have other things to do with your day (or other things you have to do for that matter), it won't even bother you. It basically slowly cuts the XP you get for said class until it goes down to zero. I play about 4 hours/day and I can't really see a huge difference even though I'm fatigued on my archer. I like to switch to Pugilist once in a while and get in close anyway.

Edited, Feb 8th 2011 7:28pm by Transmigration
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#6 Feb 08 2011 at 6:34 PM Rating: Good
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To add to this, if you don't switch classes and continue to grind through fatigue the loss of SP will increase. It will take about a week to lose this fatigue if you don't rank up any other classes. If you do, the amount of time needed to exit fatigue is proportional to the amount of time spent ranking other classes.
#7 Feb 08 2011 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
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Fatigue almost sounds like the reverse of rest XP. I only was interested because i'm one of the few people who really don't have anything to do all day but play video games.

Shame it sounds like I'm SOL on playing this month. Gamestop.ca still has the game full price at $50 and thats just to much to spend with a fixed income. Well I appreciate the answers to my questions.
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#8 Feb 08 2011 at 6:41 PM Rating: Good
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I hope you get a chance soon.
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