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#1 Apr 19 2012 at 1:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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I had bought FFXIV for my PC and found that I need a few upgrades to play the game. So I decided to hit some old school RPG's and kill some time until the PS3 version is released. Then I began to think that there is some hard times facing the PS3 FFXIV community.

The later release onto the console puts everyone behind. Many years. I know that they are changing practically the entire game over with the new patch 2.0 but even so that doesnt change the fact that (assuming its multiplatform) most PC players will be maxed out and enjoying end game content. I have been doing research on this game and it seems that the trend is to solo up to lvl 20 and then start grouping. This IMO is what kept alot of people out of FFXI in the beginning being that it required, for the most part, to find a party and grind the levels. This also made healers and tanks invaluable which is also a plague of mandatory party lvling games. Which brings me to my point. If FFXIV is going the same route and most people will be established it is going to make it very hard for any new players to get into the game.
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They are opening new servers for the PS3 players. Fresh servers, Fresh players.
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Op don't worry, not everyone is maxed out. A lot of players are starting to slowly trickle back in and have rerolled. You will not be left behind if you chose to play.
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They are opening new servers for the PS3 players. Fresh servers, Fresh players.


I've not seen this?

It would be good to have the option, but IMO the hardcore PS3 players joining friends will have multiple 50's within the first month. The only things they'll be lacking is funds and raid experience. Not really a major disadvantage except those who will want to work their way up the crafting teirs.

To the OP, I've mostly solo'd every level I have via leves. I don't play that often, maybe 1 hour every other day and the occasional weekend where I'll get in 8 straight. If I had the time and dedication, especially with the new leve system, I could bang out one job to 50 every week solo. Once you get to about 40-45 you can jump in on groups that are spirit bonding and get crazy XP. Plus they will have cross server dungeons and other corss server instanced content. There shouldn't be a lack of people to level with.

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They are opening new servers for the PS3 players. Fresh servers, Fresh players.


Do you have a source for this, my good Doctor? I realize they are probably going to increase the number of servers to accommodate new players for 2.0, but have they gone as far to state they are going to devote some servers exclusively for new players only that pre-2.0 characters can't transfer to?

I think that ultimately, it won't matter much in the long run, but it will certainly make a difference for the all important first impression.
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About the addition of fresh servers for those who wish to start over, I remember reading the same thing.

As for releasing the PS3 version "late," it certainly wouldn't have done it any better to have it released alongside the PC version, in which case we'd just have two versions of the same deserted game.
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Xoie wrote:
DoctorMog wrote:
They are opening new servers for the PS3 players. Fresh servers, Fresh players.


Do you have a source for this, my good Doctor? I realize they are probably going to increase the number of servers to accommodate new players for 2.0, but have they gone as far to state they are going to devote some servers exclusively for new players only that pre-2.0 characters can't transfer to?

I think that ultimately, it won't matter much in the long run, but it will certainly make a difference for the all important first impression.


You are semi correct, to my knowledge there will be no "servers exclusively for new players". However keep in mind that the people on the current servers may not have the option to transfer to a new server for some time after 2.0 rolls around. So for a while the new servers will be populated with new players exclusively. So by the time SE let's the old players out of the cages to transfer as they see fit, i should not hinder the new crowd. As well even if fully capped people can transfer from the get go, don't count many if any will. As 2.0 will hopefully release new end game content, as such many will prefer to stay as is with people who can do said content rather then transfer to P/L new people.


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I had bought FFXIV for my PC and found that I need a few upgrades to play the game. So I decided to hit some old school RPG's and kill some time until the PS3 version is released. Then I began to think that there is some hard times facing the PS3 FFXIV community.

The later release onto the console puts everyone behind. Many years. I know that they are changing practically the entire game over with the new patch 2.0 but even so that doesnt change the fact that (assuming its multiplatform) most PC players will be maxed out and enjoying end game content. I have been doing research on this game and it seems that the trend is to solo up to lvl 20 and then start grouping. This IMO is what kept alot of people out of FFXI in the beginning being that it required, for the most part, to find a party and grind the levels. This also made healers and tanks invaluable which is also a plague of mandatory party lvling games. Which brings me to my point. If FFXIV is going the same route and most people will be established it is going to make it very hard for any new players to get into the game.


I'd like to mention that they have made an effort to make this game as "casual player" friendly as possible. The days of HAVING to find a party to level up are gone. You can just as easily solo from 1-50 as you can party up and level from 1-50. Yes partying will get you there much much faster, but there are plenty of players on zam that have chosen to solo and they seem to have fun as well. There is also the option to power level. Different people have different opinions about the idea, but yoshi-p has stated that he includes it for the sake of helping friends catch up quickly.
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FFXIV (a 2010 game) being released in 2013 on ps3 the same year that the PS4( not sure the name) drops. Sounds smart all around.
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FFXIV (a 2010 game) being released in 2013 on ps3 the same year that the PS4( not sure the name) drops. Sounds smart all around.


Well, let's be fair... SE had intended the PS3 release to be at the same time as the PC release. Now don't get me wrong, a LOT of stuff went wrong. Some (if not most) of the blame can be laid on SE. But what's done is done, and they're doing what they can to make the best of a pretty bad situation. In a lot of respects we're pretty LUCKY to still be getting a PS3 release at all. Most other companies would have ditched the PS3 plans altogether if similar things had happened.
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tpgsoldier wrote:
FFXIV (a 2010 game) being released in 2013 on ps3 the same year that the PS4( not sure the name) drops. Sounds smart all around.


In all fairness who says that the ps4 wont have backwards compatibility and they did state it would be an easy step to port it over to the xbox and they would prefer to wait till the 720 comes out. Which imo is the smart move.
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PS4 wont be coming in 2013. People can wish next gen sooner all they want.
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PS4 wont be coming in 2013. People can wish next gen sooner all they want.


Their wish just might come true.
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tpgsoldier wrote:
FFXIV (a 2010 game) being released in 2013 on ps3 the same year that the PS4( not sure the name) drops. Sounds smart all around.


If the other rumors about the PS4 are true, it might not matter. Most people seem pretty upset about being locked out of used games, etc.
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tpgsoldier wrote:
FFXIV (a 2010 game) being released in 2013 on ps3 the same year that the PS4( not sure the name) drops. Sounds smart all around.


If the other rumors about the PS4 are true, it might not matter. Most people seem pretty upset about being locked out of used games, etc.


They **** well ought to be.
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#17 Apr 20 2012 at 10:58 AM Rating: Excellent
If we are going to call Version 2.0 a 2010 game, then should we also refer to Ford vehicles as early 1900s contraptions?
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If we are going to call Version 2.0 a 2010 game, then should we also refer to Ford vehicles as early 1900s contraptions?

Wasn't 1.0 like an extremely pretty version of a 2003ish game? Other than the graphics, it was a very not "2010" game.
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MrTalos wrote:
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If we are going to call Version 2.0 a 2010 game, then should we also refer to Ford vehicles as early 1900s contraptions?

Wasn't 1.0 like an extremely pretty version of a 2003ish game? Other than the graphics, it was a very not "2010" game.


I got a good laugh at this, thank you. Then I got a bit bummed because of how true it was.
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Theres only like 15,000 players right now. With a proper PS3 Release the current FFXIV players will be 2% of the population afterwards anyway.
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Theres only like 15,000 players right now. With a proper PS3 Release the current FFXIV players will be 2% of the population afterwards anyway.


Across 3-4 servers maybe. On Excalibur there's roughly 5k+ unique characters logged in across all times. Most we had online so far was 2-3 days ago at 8am. 1700+. There may have been 15000 pre-patch/update for the last one, but since the server merge a lot of people have come back.
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DoctorMog wrote:
They are opening new servers for the PS3 players. Fresh servers, Fresh players.


Do you have a source for this, my good Doctor? I realize they are probably going to increase the number of servers to accommodate new players for 2.0, but have they gone as far to state they are going to devote some servers exclusively for new players only that pre-2.0 characters can't transfer to?

I think that ultimately, it won't matter much in the long run, but it will certainly make a difference for the all important first impression.


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There were some questions in regards to future plans for “fresh start” Worlds, so we wanted to pass along some info on that. We’re planning to set up new servers for the release of 2.0 and launch of the PS3 version (of course, new players that are just starting out can still choose existing Worlds to start on).

When these Worlds are created, it will be possible to make new characters there. However, as a temporary measure, we’re planning to make it so characters from already existing Worlds won't be able to transfer there.


So I can still make a new character there, but I can't take mine over to it for awhile.
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There were some questions in regards to future plans for “fresh start” Worlds, so we wanted to pass along some info on that. We’re planning to set up new servers for the release of 2.0 and launch of the PS3 version (of course, new players that are just starting out can still choose existing Worlds to start on).

When these Worlds are created, it will be possible to make new characters there. However, as a temporary measure, we’re planning to make it so characters from already existing Worlds won't be able to transfer there.


So I can still make a new character there, but I can't take mine over to it for awhile.


Excellent. Thanks for the confirmation.
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This IMO is what kept alot of people out of FFXI in the beginning being that it required, for the most part, to find a party and grind the levels. This also made healers and tanks invaluable which is also a plague of mandatory party lvling games. Which brings me to my point. If FFXIV is going the same route and most people will be established it is going to make it very hard for any new players to get into the game.


The 'holy trinity' aka (tank, healer, dd) has been a part of nearly every modern MMO. The exception will be GW2 which boasts the ability for everyone to tank to some extent whether it's through mitigation, evasion, self healing or otherwise.

There are several factors that complicate releasing the console version nearly 3 years late:

The stigma of the epic launch failure, players not wanting to enter a game being so far behind(sadly a reason people still cling to XIV anyway), the release of GW2 and one that a lot of people are probably overlooking; platform preference. In XI, NA players preferred PC to console at a rate of 2:1 while JP players preferred console at the same ratio. I know it isn't exact science to base an estimate on XI's numbers, but I think it's more than fair to say that because of all the reasons listed above(I forgot the massive PC build thread too) that the population of XIV won't change much if at all and it's likely that it'll shrink despite the addition of a new platform.

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This IMO is what kept alot of people out of FFXI in the beginning being that it required, for the most part, to find a party and grind the levels. This also made healers and tanks invaluable which is also a plague of mandatory party lvling games. Which brings me to my point. If FFXIV is going the same route and most people will be established it is going to make it very hard for any new players to get into the game.


The 'holy trinity' aka (tank, healer, dd) has been a part of nearly every modern MMO. The exception will be GW2 which boasts the ability for everyone to tank to some extent whether it's through mitigation, evasion, self healing or otherwise.

There are several factors that complicate releasing the console version nearly 3 years late:

The stigma of the epic launch failure, players not wanting to enter a game being so far behind(sadly a reason people still cling to XIV anyway), the release of GW2 and one that a lot of people are probably overlooking; platform preference. In XI, NA players preferred PC to console at a rate of 2:1 while JP players preferred console at the same ratio. I know it isn't exact science to base an estimate on XI's numbers, but I think it's more than fair to say that because of all the reasons listed above(I forgot the massive PC build thread too) that the population of XIV won't change much if at all and it's likely that it'll shrink despite the addition of a new platform.

Edited, Apr 21st 2012 8:26pm by FilthMcNasty


A logical and thought out explanation I like it.

On that note I just wanted to say that I honestly feel that this game feels more like a final fantasy title than FFXIII ever will.

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Filth McNasty brought up all good points, but he forgot one big one. Famitsu's review. Famitsu does not review PC games, and a good score from them from the PS3 release will give some good publicity to the game among the Japanese community (and possibly NA/EU if they keep up to date with that magazine.)
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Filth McNasty brought up all good points, but he forgot one big one. Famitsu's review. Famitsu does not review PC games, and a good score from them from the PS3 release will give some good publicity to the game among the Japanese community (and possibly NA/EU if they keep up to date with that magazine.)


Good point. I was looking for current input via media on FFXIV since they started patching the game and I couldn't find anything. Also I feel that it would smart for them to find someway to make the cooldown on abilities fast and make tp gain a little faster to make the game slightly more fast paced. You could argue that the issue would be that the mobs would die to quick but then give them more health. I feel the biggest issue of FFXI is the down time between TP building. This is coming from a dude that just started playing recently and yes it is faster than FFXI but still relatively slow.
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Filth McNasty brought up all good points, but he forgot one big one. Famitsu's review. Famitsu does not review PC games, and a good score from them from the PS3 release will give some good publicity to the game among the Japanese community (and possibly NA/EU if they keep up to date with that magazine.)


I didn't really forget that point, but considering that the console release will interest more JP players than NA players, I felt it was a bit redundant. Generally speaking, JP players don't play with NA players so a good review in a JP magazine will have little impact on your average NA player. Not only that, but if you can remember(it wasn't that long ago) when the initial reviews came out for XIV and they were all terrible, everyone said that reviews were a horrible basis to make a choice about playing a game. Some people even went as far as to attack the writers.

A review from a JP magazine that will almost certainly be biased is not going to convince people to play, especially considering they've been hearing about how bad it was at launch and how long it's taking to get it where it should have been (what will be) nearly 3 years ago. I wish I shared your optimism, I really do, but I don't see much coming from PS3 launch. To salt the wound even further, but SE obviously doesn't care about their NA crowd. They also know that their best chance is to get more JP players involved and that's exactly what they're basing their pass/fail on PS3 launch. Think about it...

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I'm still waiting for the PS3 version... but I don't think there's too many of us left either.
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I'm in the same boat as you LebargeX. Trying my best to wait it out, and still be excited for, the PS3 version. Last I heard it was coming (hopefully) in early 2013.

Just to add to the speculation about "next gen" consoles.... I've read (in Game Informer I believe) that the newest PS would be entirely based on a new/different engine. Eliminating any disk based backwards compatibility at all.
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I'm in the same boat as you LebargeX. Trying my best to wait it out, and still be excited for, the PS3 version. Last I heard it was coming (hopefully) in early 2013.

Just to add to the speculation about "next gen" consoles.... I've read (in Game Informer I believe) that the newest PS would be entirely based on a new/different engine. Eliminating any disk based backwards compatibility at all.


Yeah, I think that's when it's supposed to go live. I'm hoping since I'm one of the (i'm guessing) 27 people who are still waiting to play this on the PS3, that I'll also be able to beta test.

I don't mind the backward compatability so much, since I already have the PS3. In all honesty, I don't know if I'm very excited about the PS4. If they try to pull this crap where buying a $60 game doesn't actually convey ownership to me, I'm definitely out.

Edit: On top of which, you could probably build a pretty respectable gaming PC for what it's most likely going to cost new lol.

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If we are going to call Version 2.0 a 2010 game, then should we also refer to Ford vehicles as early 1900s contraptions?


I hate to tell you but WoW is a 2004 game because it came out in 2004 no matter what expansion they are on. Same with FFXIV it came out in 2010 and no matter what expansion(version 2.0) they are on its still a 2010 game.

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If we are going to call Version 2.0 a 2010 game, then should we also refer to Ford vehicles as early 1900s contraptions?


I hate to tell you but WoW is a 2004 game because it came out in 2004 no matter what expansion they are on. Same with FFXIV it came out in 2010 and no matter what expansion(version 2.0) they are on its still a 2010 game.

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when did it come out in 2010? I thought it came out only a year or so ago.
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If we are going to call Version 2.0 a 2010 game, then should we also refer to Ford vehicles as early 1900s contraptions?


I hate to tell you but WoW is a 2004 game because it came out in 2004 no matter what expansion they are on. Same with FFXIV it came out in 2010 and no matter what expansion(version 2.0) they are on its still a 2010 game.

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when did it come out in 2010? I thought it came out only a year or so ago.



Sept 30th 2010 if I remember correctly.
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1. Character Level shouldn't matter...it's a video game, not a race.
2. With the exception of some of the pre. 2.0 content, new and PS3 players will still be able to play the exact same content as those who began playing the game. Who cares if your first clear of Ifrit is a year after the battle was released...it was still fun either way.
3. SE already promised New servers for 2.0 characters if people wished to choose them.
4. The benefit of having high ranked friends,crafters and gatherers is nicer than people think. (remember running around in broken gears unable to afford/craft new ones?) This won't be a huge problem for the 2.0 crowd as they will have higher ranked players to support them.
5. The assumption: "everyone is already capped in everything/done everything" is very wrong.
6. Upon the 2.0 release ALOT of people will come back to the game/start playing. More than likely, there will be more new people than old players on every server. So the 'capped' players will be a small minority.
7. It is in the 'capped' players interest to help new people catch up as we need more buddies and capable ls members to do events. (One end-game ls on my server has been looking for a WHM to do top team raids for over a month and can't find one that fits them/isn't already committed to another shell)

My point, don't worry about what people have already done/are doing. Just worry about having fun yourself. So far, money isn't even that big of an issue in-game...even new players just starting now (or re-rolling) aren't finding it too tough to make a small nest egg. So if you think 'I'd really like to play FFXIV on my PS3", then give it a whirl.' The worst that could happen is you don't like it...which is the same risk you take with any other video game.

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