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#1 Oct 12 2011 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello, I am sure you guys get asked this a lot but I was thinking of playing final fantasy soon, just wanted to know if it was "good" not as in if it's playable but as in is there a lot of end game stuff to do or just stuff in general to do. I have been keeping up on the game and I love what I am seeing from the dev team. They are working hard on fixing the game it seems like final fantasy XIV's future looks bright as ever. So yeah basically just asking for insight from someone that plays the game because for some reason not a lot of stuff covers FF14 it seems so it's hard getting info on it.
#2 Oct 12 2011 at 12:08 PM Rating: Good
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It's getting somewhere, but it could really use a bigger population - to coincide with the improved party searching, so we need people like you! But there's enough content to keep you content (haha see what I did there) until those party improvements come in
#3 Oct 12 2011 at 12:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Your answer will change greatly depending on who you ask. My personal theory is it has to do with pacing. I personally can't find enough time to keep up with all of the things I could be doing in FFXIV. On the other hand, I also do not play as often as many people, and I tackle a lot of things at the same time; leveling Lancer, Armorer, Leathercrafter, Gladiator, and Carpenter all at the same time really feels like a juggler trying to keep one too many balls in the air.

At the same time, many people will tell you that there isn't barely any content at all, these are the people who, for better or worse, have what they want already (level 50 classes with the best armor). When each patch is released, they can jump right in and tackle what content is in that patch, clearing it fairly quickly (because let's face it, you can only add so much content at any one given time). I'm not saying they're wrong, just have a different perspective. Only you can decide which perspective you will likely see.

Starting from the ground up, the game has plenty to keep you busy for quite a while; whether you enjoy that content, if it's right for you, or if you will have an opportunity to visit all of the content, that I cannot say. I for one, quite enjoy myself, and after this last patch have several times been at war with myself over getting one more task done or putting the controller down and doing some work that I need done tomorrow.
#4 Oct 12 2011 at 12:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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I am liking it more these days- agree with Hulan in a lot of ways, although I have found in the past that there was too much grind between meaningful story content. It was less that there wasn't content and more "I have to slaughter random wildlife for 6 hours to access the next tier of content"

I just recently started doing quests and I am liking them. The exp bonus is actually a nice thing! I often kill on thm and then claim reward on a job I want exp on but don't want to grind on.

Edited, Oct 12th 2011 11:28am by Olorinus
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#5 Oct 12 2011 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Isn't it a bit rhetorical to ask if there is stuff to do in the game and then say 10 words later that you have been keeping up on the game?

I suggest you read through some of the threads, the past week alone has brought in maybe 10 of the exact same topics. Tons of information posted in them... sorry I'm getting tired of repeating myself.

I'm sure the people above my post offered something insightful, but I suggest reading the 1.19 patch notes that were released a week ago and reading some posts on ZAM since they are the same question.
#6 Oct 12 2011 at 11:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you for the insight guys and RemVye I am "trying" to keep up on the game but all I can find is people talking about the game not really showing it like they did in FFXI I guess that's what I mean when I say that I am trying to "keep up on the game". I don't know maybe I am not use to it also you don't have to repeat your self to me that is a bit of a contradiction to say your tired of repeating your self and then doing it. Not trying to start a flame war sorry but RemVye I appreciate the feedback on everything thank you. Maybe when I start to play I will upload videos on youtube or something seems like the game is lacking in that department.
#7 Oct 13 2011 at 1:35 AM Rating: Default
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Cruxis89 wrote:
Thank you for the insight guys and RemVye I am "trying" to keep up on the game but all I can find is people talking about the game not really showing it like they did in FFXI I guess that's what I mean when I say that I am trying to "keep up on the game". I don't know maybe I am not use to it also you don't have to repeat your self to me that is a bit of a contradiction to say your tired of repeating your self and then doing it. Not trying to start a flame war sorry but RemVye I appreciate the feedback on everything thank you. Maybe when I start to play I will upload videos on youtube or something seems like the game is lacking in that department.


Why on earth would you start now? If you're a real FFXIV fan it would make sense.. but if you were a fan you would already have the game... if you're buying just to waste money on a game then I would suggest getting Dungeon Defenders which is coming out next week... not only will you get more value for your money but a significantly better gameplay..

I am well aware that the genre is different... but I am willing to bet that you will find dungeon defenders to be a game to your taste :)... seriously who doesn't like diablo-esqe loot hunting games :D? As a bonus it even has tower defense elements...

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WoW: we want to give players a more fun time with less grinding and generic quests
GW2: we want the player to feel like they are leveling while doing something fun
Final Fantasy XIV: we want less fun and more grinding
#8 Oct 13 2011 at 12:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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The reason why I did not start FFXIV right at launch (which I would have dispite the issues) was lack of money I have been unemployed for almost a year but recently got a job, also the game sounds and looks good based on the reviews :)
#9 Oct 13 2011 at 2:15 PM Rating: Default
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Cruxis89 wrote:
The reason why I did not start FFXIV right at launch (which I would have dispite the issues) was lack of money I have been unemployed for almost a year but recently got a job, also the game sounds and looks good based on the reviews :)


I honestly can't tell if you're serious...

www.metacritic.com/game/pc/final-fantasy-xiv-online

If pro critics said its bad .. and the user reviews also said its bad.. There is a pretty good chance (actually it's a certainty) the game is indeed pretty bad...
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WoW: we want to give players a more fun time with less grinding and generic quests
GW2: we want the player to feel like they are leveling while doing something fun
Final Fantasy XIV: we want less fun and more grinding
#10 Oct 13 2011 at 4:08 PM Rating: Good
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I liked it at launch... The nov26 update that made the UI less laggy was the biggest thing though.

I find that there's lots to do in the game. I want to party, I party, I want to fish, I fish. I want to do random quests, explore, shop for new gear, whatever I want, I have it at my fingertips. It's a huge world with tons to do, but everyone keeps asking "Should I play? Is there end game content?" Yes you should play, and realize that you are level ONE. There's 50 levels between you and end game content, and that takes time, and that is assuming you only level one job the whole way. I have 3 jobs at 10-12, 2 jobs at 20, and a job at 47. Then there's fishing, crafting, quests, etc. Worry about end game when you get to end game, and enjoy the path between starting and end game, and you will find yourself quite a pleasant experience.
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