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#1 Mar 16 2011 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I played through beta and into launch. i was very disappointed with how the game turned out and reluctantly removed it off my computer. i was wondering with all the yoshi-p updates, how is the progression of the game going? is it work re-installing it and giving it another shot? Have they made enough updates at this point that have made the game more enjoyable?

p.s please no fan boys. i want to just know how the improvements are going.
#2 Mar 16 2011 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Wait a few more months when the more prominent updates take place and then give it another shot. From a technical standpoint the game is a lot better, but as for content there still isn't much to do but all that is coming in good time.
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#3 Mar 16 2011 at 6:04 PM Rating: Good
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Well, up until the servers went down due to the energy crisis in Japan, the game is progressing at a slow but steady pace. It has definitely come a long way from Beta and from launch and a ton of changes have been made. Whether the game is what you personally would consider "mor enjoyable" is a matter of opinion; some will say it is and some will say it is not.

Once the servers come back up, log in and try it. It's still free. :)
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#4 Mar 16 2011 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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well i still would have to do the lvl grind. i think i only made it to like lvl 10ish. from what i have read the guild leves have been improved and mob improvements have rolled in? has there been any improvements to the combat system? when you say content do you mean endgame or just lvling content?
#5 Mar 16 2011 at 6:10 PM Rating: Good
If you're looking through the other threads, you must be aware by now that the servers are shut down because of the natural disaster over in Japan.

I played the open beta enthusiastically, pre-ordered the Collector's Edition, and played the ever loving s**t out of the game for the first month or two it was out. As you know, there was a lot missing, and a lot of it didn't even come close to working right. It was frustrating, but I was generally OK with it. After a while I lost interest and just stopped playing, checking updates on Lodestone, and logging on to FFXIV periodically to update the game and see how it was going with LS mates.

A few days ago I decided to give it a real shot again, and I must say I was very pleased. A lot of the technical issues seem to have been resolved. The game seemed way more intuitive. My passion for the Final Fantasy MMO had been reborn. Without getting into specifics, I can tell you that for me, it was worth the wait, and this game is slowly beginning to realize its potential.

Some aspects, such as the UI, and crafting are still a bit "clunky" as my girlfriend put it, and there is not much yet by way of content outside guild leves, behests, story, and some side quests. That stuff will come in time.

The term "Fanboy" is completely juvenile to me, but lets face it: you kind of have to be a Final Fantasy fan, and a MMO player to really appreciate this game and its potential. At its very core, the game is what it is. I think that if you cannot at least enjoy that, then will probably never enjoy FFXIV.
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#6 Mar 16 2011 at 6:13 PM Rating: Good
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well i still would have to do the lvl grind. i think i only made it to like lvl 10ish. from what i have read the guild leves have been improved and mob improvements have rolled in? has there been any improvements to the combat system? when you say content do you mean endgame or just lvling content?


All of these things have been addressed to some degree. Check out the Lodestone for specifics.
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#7 Mar 16 2011 at 6:16 PM Rating: Good
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let's see, mid April they will probably add in companies, it'll prolly be exciting for ppl that have been waiting for ANYTHING different to happen but completely disastrous for someone as there will MOST LIKELY be glitches/problems/whatever come back in May maybe. if ya get curious though, it's free-to-play atm.
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#8 Mar 16 2011 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
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i think my problem was i just expected so much more from a modern mmo and did nerd rage etc. i was a very avid fan of xi and i expected it to surpass xi but i am very glad to hear the game is shaping up. and once the server are back up i think i will reinstall it and give it another shot. any recommendations on a good server to pick?
#9 Mar 16 2011 at 6:24 PM Rating: Good
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Bodhum seems fine lol Look me up if you need an invite to linkshell
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#10 Mar 16 2011 at 6:27 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks for the info guys. ill try and get at you dragomir rven when the servers come back up.
#11 Mar 16 2011 at 6:29 PM Rating: Good
I imagine all servers are kind of underpopulated at the moment. Some servers seem to have a majority of Japanese players and I heard something somewhere about an "unofficial role play" server. I'm on Wutai and spend most of my time in and near Limsa Lominsa. The surrounding areas seemed pretty desolate, sparsely populated at best. It seems that Uldah is the "place to be" at the moment, until Ishgard opens up.

Edited, Mar 16th 2011 9:32pm by mattkujata
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#12 Mar 16 2011 at 7:17 PM Rating: Good
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Gysahl is among the most populated, if not the most, but majority players are around Japan prime time (that include Oceanic regions). Up until right before server shut down there are still people gathering in R30 and R40 Camps in LL and Grid, which is considered deserted.
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#13 Mar 16 2011 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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i'm looking for one more populated around prime time est.
#14 Mar 16 2011 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't start yet. Give it more time.

You won't notice any changes that would keep you going for long :)

Love the game, but I'll say the truth :D.. And by truth i mean compared to why you quit before and why you should/shouldn't go back ^__^
#15 Mar 17 2011 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't know. i think anything would be a good change at this point from WoW/rift.
#16 Mar 17 2011 at 5:49 PM Rating: Good
If you've got the software, or even if you don't, you're going to have to get it one way or another, the game is free to play. When it comes back up, try it out. Worst case is you don't like it at the moment. Try again later. You've got a while before it's going to be a pay service.
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#17 Mar 17 2011 at 6:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've played this game since it went live for the CE. While I've yet to hit rank 50 on any one class yet, I am honestly having fun while logged into the game. BUT, the large majority of that is due to getting into a good LS where I get along great with everyone. I enjoy going out to do leve parties and grind sp parties with them while on vent. Now that we are all @50 (except for me, lagging behind at 48) we have been taking down the various NMs, which is also enjoyable. At this stage they are all leveling secondary jobs and we are awaiting new endgame content.

They have added a small amount of quests that range from rank 10 to 45 (I think there's a 45 one), but those are kinda meh and are over quickly with little payout in the way of story or reward. The changes in sp have made it so you can rank up to 20 fast. So, if you are able once the servers come back up, jump on, grab some leves, and try out a few different classes. So far the game has slowly gotten better and I can only see it continuing to improve.
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#18 Mar 18 2011 at 12:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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...I am honestly having fun while logged into the game. BUT, the large majority of that is due to getting into a good LS where I get along great with everyone.


This is exactly why LS management should be a higher priority then jumping.

I can wait to see how Companies go.
#19 Mar 18 2011 at 12:11 AM Rating: Default
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Clanth wrote:
i'm looking for one more populated around prime time est.


Besaid (unofficial roleplaying server), Lindblum, and Trabia are very populated with westerners.
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#20 Mar 18 2011 at 1:11 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah I agree with what most have said so far and would say wait until spring/when companies come out because they seem to be a major content addition. I agree too that a good linkshell can make you stay longer for sure because being solo(at least for me) is not as fun as doing things with some people. Also it's fun to have a linkshell for when more group quests/content is added that you'll have played with some people to see each other's style of play.
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#21 Mar 18 2011 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
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If you already have the game software (like a previous poster said), there is no further charge for you to be able to play the game. When the servers come back up, try it out. If you like it, stick around and grind out a few levels so that by the time some more content arrives in April / May, you'll have some ranks under your belt to try out the new stuff and THEN see if you really like what's in store for the game.

I quit playing about a month or so after launch, and only recently started playing again. I'm loving the technical changes that have been made so far, but there's still not yet enough content to warrant all my gaming time. So I log in and gain a rank or two every few days because I'm really interested in the upcoming companies and story based quests and missions. And pretty much every update Yoshi-P and his team have in store for the game.
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