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#1 Apr 27 2011 at 10:44 AM Rating: Default
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Ello mates!

So i threw the game down in disgust after a month of playing back at release.

Have they fixed the huge issues so that its now a playable game?

Sorry i couldnt find similar topics using the search function.

but just as a recap, back then there were no notorious monsters, you were just running around dungeons in as big of a party as you can killing stuff and trying to gain SP. Wards were completely un user friendly and useless. the game was just plain unfun.

anwho, whats the dealio now?

#2 Apr 27 2011 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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There are Notorious Monsters now. There are lower level ones for people to get gear for ranks 25-35 and much higher ones for the rank 50 people to fight. Party size has been reduced to 8 and get bonuses for having a party with 4-7 members, and then 8 members. Exp is much much better then it was in October. The Wards are now pretty much as close as you can get to an auction house without actually having an auction house. The wards have a search function where you can look up any item and look at the 20 cheapest prices and the location of the retainers with that item. Then, you can flag the item you want and it will put a star above the head of the retainers selling that item so its easy for you to find when you enter the wards. So, its basically the same thing as an auction house, but you have to physically walk to the person selling it in the wards.
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#3 Apr 27 2011 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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are there "named" in dungeons now? or are we still running around killing common mobs.

being that the dungeons arent instanced, do you have "camps" now with their owned named like in everquest?
#4 Apr 27 2011 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
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lethstang wrote:
are there "named" in dungeons now? or are we still running around killing common mobs.

being that the dungeons arent instanced, do you have "camps" now with their owned named like in everquest?


I mean, there were always named dungeons. There are no instances, though... if that's what you're asking.

There haven't been any missions or REAL quests added; there have been side quests added, but the general consensus is that they're all fluff. It's pretty hard for me to disagree. They don't have any cutscenes and they have virtually no real reward. You run to a group of differently-named mobs, kill them, get xxx key item, return to quest NPC, get 10,000 gil lol.

Although, in the dev plans, instanced content and the like should be coming up very soon... like, next patch soon.
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#6 Apr 27 2011 at 12:32 PM Rating: Good
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Ehllfhire wrote:
Played 3 months quit when I realised there is no polishing this ****. Honest question do people still play this?


Yes! I play regularly, and often. I enjoy this **** of a game fully aware that you are still here, still standing around, complaining about the smell.

edit: added "you"

Edited, Apr 27th 2011 2:33pm by XainVeliki
#7 Apr 27 2011 at 12:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ehllfhire wrote:
Played 3 months quit when I realised there is no polishing this ****. Honest question do people still play this?


Yes, and no one misses your rude behind, either.

http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/rc/character/top?cicuid=1602892

Just to give you a feel for what the above poster is like.
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#8 Apr 27 2011 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Ello chap, I still play. I have fun every time. I usually fight things like zombie warriors, undead hounds, large lizard things, giant toads that are like 100x larger than me, big salamander things... and im only rank 38. Camped some mid level NMs over the weekend with my LS mates, got 2 pieces of mage gear.
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#9 Apr 27 2011 at 5:33 PM Rating: Good
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....::::: Welcome Back! :::::....

You should read through not only these fine forums, but also other fan forums and the official FFXIV forums to get an idea of the current state of the game & future road plans.
#10 Apr 27 2011 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Two pretty recent threads on the same topic:

http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=1303706085159562134&page=1

http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=1303698822178225332&page=1

Might want to check those out for some more opinions.

I play, and I'm enjoying it. I'd still like to see more content, but they're working on that, and in the meantime I'm enjoying what's there.
#11 Apr 27 2011 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
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VydarrTyr wrote:
Two pretty recent threads on the same topic:

http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=1303706085159562134&page=1

http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=1303698822178225332&page=1

Might want to check those out for some more opinions.

I play, and I'm enjoying it. I'd still like to see more content, but they're working on that, and in the meantime I'm enjoying what's there.


Thanks for adding that info VydarrTyr. Sadly there are more of these posts, and they come about once a week. Even sadder, is the same follow up of "Are people still playing!?!" every time.

And we are still playing. I enjoy FFXIV, and I am happy with the changes that have come; and the changes that will come. I like the direction that FFXIV is taking, and I will stay for some time.
#12 Apr 27 2011 at 10:25 PM Rating: Default
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I was back to playing for a bit but once the new feel of everything they have done stop this far it really did feel like the same old crapy game. That and Doctor who is back. Sorry but Hour after hour watching Doctor Who over and over just to look for that small clue about River Song is 100000x more fun than FFXIV atm.
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