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#1 Apr 14 2011 at 11:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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Call me too optimistic but I was hoping these new quests would at least have tiny cutscenes. I guess I slowly have to start accepting the fact that the most worthless, repeatable trash-quests in XI that didn't have cutscenes are now the standard of all quests in XIV.

Who am I kidding! I still have hope that the upcoming Company-quests are made with a bit more story in them =D If they're the same as these ones I honestly don't know what is there that can keep me playing unless the gameplay itself suddenly turns awesome ofcourse.

I know it's perhaps shallow of me but the story and cutscenes has always been the favourite aspect of Final Fantasy games. I especially like the way cutscenes in XI quests make them feel like not just filler content and some of their stories are more memorable than the main missions. ("Candle making" for example and all the related quests)

The writing in XIV seems to lack emotion compared to what we've seen before in FF titles. For example the lantern quests in Gridania have an interesting setting to them but the characters seem to be almost absent from them. Nobody seems to really care what's going on and the people don't have any lives or history that connects them to these events. It ends up as sounding like the janitor is explaining his duties and asks you to do them in his behalf.

It might be also the lack of quest-music (the kind we heard during XI quests with cutscenes) that makes them seem cold and emotionless.
#2 Apr 15 2011 at 12:34 AM Rating: Good
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I'd have to say these quests regarding companies remind me much of "Lure of the Wildcat" quests that teased left and right about Aht Urhgan in FFXI before they actually released said expansion. Though, I don't really remember any cutscenes in those series of quests either...

In any case, yeah it seems kind of underwhelming, but I'm glad to see that it's more than just "kill 8 mobs for me". I'm actually seeing something that's lore based. Even if it's a lot of text.
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#3 Apr 15 2011 at 6:09 PM Rating: Good
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seiferdincht wrote:
Call me too optimistic but I was hoping these new quests would at least have tiny cutscenes. I guess I slowly have to start accepting the fact that the most worthless, repeatable trash-quests in XI that didn't have cutscenes are now the standard of all quests in XIV.MMORPGs.


You're right; I sure hope it doesn't stay that way, though...
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#4 Apr 15 2011 at 6:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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seiferdincht wrote:
the story and cutscenes have always been my favourite aspect of Final Fantasy games.
Same here. It's what sets Final Fantasy apart from the rest.
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#5 Apr 16 2011 at 1:16 AM Rating: Good
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We'll probably have to wait a long time for something more complex...

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/6983-Story-Mission-Re-design-Yay-or-Nay?p=91612&viewfull=1#post91612

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To speak to the concern about a lack of new stories, quests, etc. - Of course we'll be adding new events and quests filled with more robust and varied forms of storytelling. We'll also be adding story-related content geared towards parties, as well. However, the implementation of these new high-quality events and quests are planned to make their debut after the implementation of raid dungeons and battle adjustments/tweaks.
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