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#1 Apr 23 2012 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Boom son~!


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I still haven't gotten all the Moogle weapons but after seeing these... not sure I want Moogle anymore lol

Edited, Apr 23rd 2012 7:27am by Elionara
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#2 Apr 23 2012 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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I think the first weapons looked very nice, actually, but also that they get more gaudy as the video went on. As seems usual with primal equipment, the design is pretty much 50/50.

The sword, axe, and spear, for example, seemed appropriate, but by the time the bow spread its two human-sized wings on either side of the archer, I started to cringe a bit. Also, the wand clips right through the person's head... perhaps you should have checked that out first, SE... Smiley: lol


Edited, Apr 23rd 2012 10:41am by KaneKitty
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#3 Apr 23 2012 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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KaneKitty wrote:
I think the first weapons looked very nice, actually, but also that they got more gaudy as the video went on. As seems usual with primal equipment, the design is pretty much 50/50.

The sword, axe, and spear, for example, seemed appropriate, but by the time the bow spread its two human-sized wings on either side of the archer, I started to cringe a bit. Also, the wand clips right through the person's head... maybe should have checked that out first, SE... Smiley: lol

Edited, Apr 23rd 2012 10:39am by KaneKitty


Remember in XI when you thought getting "Save the Queen" would be an awesome item and bam... it's a freaking bronze sword. :( sad pants.

I know not everyone will like them and I don't like them all but it's surely better than stagnant re-colors of existing items ^.~

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#4 Apr 23 2012 at 10:00 AM Rating: Default
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Special items, from special fights require a special look. Still though its quite funny when you see people complain about the appearance. When SE goes the re-color and re-name path people complain " NO variation", and when they give variation people want..... re-color's of items to mach there shoes.!!
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#5 Apr 23 2012 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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Elionara wrote:
I know not everyone will like them and I don't like them all but it's surely better than stagnant re-colors of existing items ^.~


Yes, for sure, but that's also a false binary.
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#6 Apr 23 2012 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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KaneKitty wrote:
Elionara wrote:
I know not everyone will like them and I don't like them all but it's surely better than stagnant re-colors of existing items ^.~


Yes, for sure, but that's also a false binary.


Since I don't have a master's (/wink) I'm going out on a limb; after reading this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_excluded_middle , that really it boils down to like/love it; don't get it if you don't want it :)
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#7 Apr 23 2012 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
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KaneKitty wrote:
I think the first weapons looked very nice, actually, but also that they get more gaudy as the video went on. As seems usual with primal equipment, the design is pretty much 50/50.

The sword, axe, and spear, for example, seemed appropriate, but by the time the bow spread its two human-sized wings on either side of the archer, I started to cringe a bit. Also, the wand clips right through the person's head... perhaps you should have checked that out first, SE... Smiley: lol


Edited, Apr 23rd 2012 10:41am by KaneKitty

Items clipping through characters' bodies seems to be inevitable, even in what is arguably the fanciest-looking (and most carefully drawn) MMO out there, FFXIV. My level 1 alchemist, fresh out of the oven, had clipping issue with his standard gear.

More and more I'm finding myself dissatisfied with the relative states of video game physics vs. video game visual pretties.
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Elionara wrote:
KaneKitty wrote:
Elionara wrote:
I know not everyone will like them and I don't like them all but it's surely better than stagnant re-colors of existing items ^.~

Yes, for sure, but that's also a false binary.

after reading this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_excluded_middle , that really it boils down to like/love it; don't get it if you don't want it :)


What I meant is that our choice is not merely between over-the-top flashiness and stagnant re-colours - we could have, for example, a more tasteful mediation between the two, wherein a small pair of wings at the top of a bow makes an elegant difference between it and another piece. But this is really a very minor issue, and I fully understand that one could never really expect SE's aesthetic to differ from that which they have consistently shown us.

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Items clipping through characters' bodies seems to be inevitable, even in what is arguably the fanciest-looking (and most carefully drawn) MMO out there, FFXIV. My level 1 alchemist, fresh out of the oven, had clipping issue with his standard gear.


You're mostly right, of course, that there are many variables to consider in an MMO and that conflicting models is bound to happen, but I still would have expected SE to watch out for the clipping plane when it involves unveiling their equipment for the first time. Of course, much of the problem is a result of weapons constantly attempting to outdo one another both in terms of size and effects. It's like SE doesn't think it's a good design unless it has a full-size twirling moogle on top of it, or a pair of wings larger than they foresaw any wand would be.


Edited, Apr 23rd 2012 8:38pm by KaneKitty
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#9 Apr 23 2012 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
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I like how they all look. They aren't as flashy as I expected them to be. I think the monk weapon from garuda is probably the first and only monk weapon that I actually like the look of.
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Every patch is always new weapons. Big whoop. They look nice but don't care nearly enough to drain my soul for them. It's funny I played FFXI for 3 years and never felt I was playing a gear grind. It was always about the storylines and adventure for me...ignorance really is bliss sometimes. Nowadays this is what MMOs have come down to.
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Every patch is always new weapons. Big whoop. They look nice but don't care nearly enough to drain my soul for them. It's funny I played FFXI for 3 years and never felt I was playing a gear grind. It was always about the storylines and adventure for me...ignorance really is bliss sometimes. Nowadays this is what MMOs have come down to.


That very true, it's all simple distraction... and now you've made me sad again. (._. )
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#12 Apr 23 2012 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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KaneKitty wrote:
kyara10 wrote:
Every patch is always new weapons. Big whoop. They look nice but don't care nearly enough to drain my soul for them. It's funny I played FFXI for 3 years and never felt I was playing a gear grind. It was always about the storylines and adventure for me...ignorance really is bliss sometimes. Nowadays this is what MMOs have come down to.


That very true, it's all simple distraction... and now you've made me sad again. (._. )


Let's go Timmies. Timmies always makes happy pants.
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#13 Apr 23 2012 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Btw I just remembered something: the dev team mentioned "legacy items" for version 2.0, m guessing that has to do with the legacy campaign and stuff you acquire in version 1.0. I have a feeling all these weapons will be considered legacy items one version 2 and my guess is stats will be useless on them in terms of new content so they'll be more like trophies. I hope we can use them as wall hangings in our house or guild house.
#14 Apr 23 2012 at 8:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't think we could've expected much better here.. I was ready for the H2H to be a pair of Garuda's tits, but the coloring, pop out, and feathers all work. I hope it enhances Fists of Wind to where it competes with Fire, but that's unlikely.

I'm not a big fan of the way that glowing orb looks, but luckily you won't have to go into active mode on DoM, so that works out. There are a lot of comments on the bow, and while it's a bit much, I think it meshes with Eorzea better than a lot of the other recent weapons. It was SE's best opportunity to go off with feathers, and they took it. Overall I'm into these more than I was the Ifrit or Moogle weapons. Maybe I'll actually keep trying instead of getting to 4/7 or 5/7 (after 100s of runs) and giving up.
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#15 Apr 30 2012 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Those gauntlets look pretty cooo
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#16 Apr 30 2012 at 1:15 AM Rating: Decent
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monk weapon makes me want to resub
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