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#1 Feb 18 2011 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok so I know the game isn't actually in beta as I was in that, along with the alpha testing too. I firmly believe they are holding back a lot of stuff for the PS3 release because they don't want PC players to be to far ahead come it's release and also to put it all in then so they can bill it as a relaunch to try and turn the negative press around. If they launch on the PS3 and an expansion for the PC and say look we have added X amount of new classes, these new zones, airship's, chocobo's, new battle system and much, much more they will be much more likely to garner interest in the game than to keep releasing bit's of content here and there.

Besides if you have got an R50 character you can see the game is so obviously soft capped at R50, the story doesn't start to get really good until the current final mission which is R46 but the R52 mission has already been found in the .DAT files. Also you only have to look at armor to see this as well, currently the some of the best R50 gear is made from Iron, we still have Steel, Dark Steel, Mythril and so on to go yet. There are Grade 10 fishing spots which have been discovered, even in the zones we have now there are some parts you can not go with getting 1 shotted at R50. Some people say that levelling now is too fast, yes it might be if the final cap is R50 but when you start thinking the final cap could be R99/100 we are only at the half way point and when you need 1,000,000 SP to the next rank it seems to be about right.

It does feel as though they have crudely taken content out of the game at the last minute. Things like the hamlets that serve no purpose, landmarks that have no interaction, chocobo's to tease us, airship landing pad's in zones, a whole city we can not access, guild buildings for classes not yet in the game. I even found a town/camp a few days ago south of Drybone on the way to Broken Water hidden in a cave that is not on any of the maps. It's full of NPC's that don't say much and if you keep going through the cave you get to a large locked wooden door.

So back to the title of the thread, is the game in beta, are we just testing out the mechanics to allow SE to fine tune the game before they try to pull off a relaunch with the PS3 release? I think this may be the case and as such I think SE will only be putting in as little content as they have to in order to keep us occupied while saving as much as possible for the PS3 release.

Now watch Yoshi P. disprove everything I just said by putting in a huge patch on Monday with loads of content :P
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#2 Feb 18 2011 at 9:43 PM Rating: Good
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The game is in Gamma.

Just kidding. But you're a little bit wrong there, Mythril is the same grade as Steel. Some items don't have Steel variant but goes straight to Mythril, some doesn't have Mythril but goes straight to Steel.
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#3 Feb 18 2011 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok so Mythril isn't the be all end all but still anyone who knows there FF games knows that this isn't endgame armour. Speaking of endgame this is most likely the reason for a distinct lack of it, the fact that R50 is no where near end game. SE were supposed to be gearing up for the PS3 release now but now that has been put on hold until they can figure out what they are going to do with the game. They probably have had to come up with new content for R50's to do as they never thought the cap would be in place for so long. I know that still doesn't excuse the lack of content from R1-50 but it does offer some kind of explaination.
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#4 Feb 18 2011 at 10:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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They're desperately scrambling to add new content. They certainly aren't holding anything back.

All that unfinished stuff you see is just that: unfinished. It wasn't pulled at the last minute, it was just planned for completion after launch.

In a sense, the game is still in beta. Someone at the top of the company clearly thought they could get the players to finance the last six months of development.
#5 Feb 19 2011 at 12:26 AM Rating: Default
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Rift releasing in 2 weeks.

I am more afraid that rifts can one shot FFXIV in the head.

Although, i feel FFXIV actually have more contents then rift. But the problem still remain is leves is just too **** boring.

They should either make leves give more SP per run or reduce leveling time. 3 months work to get a level 50 without hardcore playing is what they should aim for. Not 1 years or 2 years like FFXI. They just don't understand Americans mmorpg that well enough.
#6 Feb 19 2011 at 12:42 AM Rating: Good
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wrongfeifong wrote:
Rift releasing in 2 weeks.

I am more afraid that rifts can one shot FFXIV in the head.

Although, i feel FFXIV actually have more contents then rift. But the problem still remain is leves is just too **** boring.

They should either make leves give more SP per run or reduce leveling time. 3 months work to get a level 50 without hardcore playing is what they should aim for. Not 1 years or 2 years like FFXI. They just don't understand Americans mmorpg that well enough.



Jeez, if they make this game any easier, I wouldn't see much of a point to play it. It's on kid mode at the moment.
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#7 Feb 19 2011 at 12:57 AM Rating: Good
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BadJoRed wrote:
wrongfeifong wrote:
Rift releasing in 2 weeks.

I am more afraid that rifts can one shot FFXIV in the head.

Although, i feel FFXIV actually have more contents then rift. But the problem still remain is leves is just too **** boring.

They should either make leves give more SP per run or reduce leveling time. 3 months work to get a level 50 without hardcore playing is what they should aim for. Not 1 years or 2 years like FFXI. They just don't understand Americans mmorpg that well enough.



Jeez, if they make this game any easier, I wouldn't see much of a point to play it. It's on kid mode at the moment.


He isnt saying make it easier, he is saying make it less time consuming.

More time consuming doesnt make it harder it just makes the easymode take longer.
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#8 Feb 19 2011 at 2:56 AM Rating: Default
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Most games or any software for that matter is 99% complete before entering any kind of beta.

The game is only half-built. Now i know people are gonna say "Well FFXI was same way or w/e" But i have not heard of any other game beta testing and releasing half finished. Why SE thinks they can get away with this is beyond me. Not sure why people subdefaulted the guy who mentioned RIFT (I can't really stand the idea of it myself) but it is gonna release as a full game with content.

So my opinion to the post is this game is in developers mode. Not even beta. I've heard people keep talking about an expansion with PS3 release but what are they gonna call it? "Treasures of Ishgard"? The core isn't even finished yet.
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