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#1 Sep 14 2012 at 5:04 PM Rating: Default
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Hello all,

I've been playin MMO's for years but have abandoned the FF series way back in 2005. I was thinking of getting back into Final Fantasy; for the storyline, graphics, and most importantly the challenging gameplay and harshness for making mistakes and dying like back in FFXI old days.(********* I know).

Since I never gave FFXIV a try yet and it was the newest mmo, I thought I'd give it a try. While doing some research today, I was having trouble finding out at what stage the current game was at? None of the newsletters I read didn't have a date on them and although I did see several "reborn version 2.0" references, I couldn't actually tell if it was already released yet or not. I'm assuming that it hasnt' been and they haven't given a release date yet?

A few more questions if you guys can help I'd really appreciate it!

1) Is the game/combat/crafting challenging or super easy?

2) Can I level up alone or will I need to find a group?

3) Is there any pvp?

4) Is the current game downloadable, or am I off to the nearest game store? A free trial would even be better!

5) Is the current game free or is there a monthly fee?

6) Is there many north americans playing(or even active game worlds)? What would be the best choice in server to start on?

Edit: 7) Is there much smiliarities between FFXI & FFXIV? :P

Edit 2: 8) It appears 2.0 scheduled for October, will everyone be starting from scratch or do you continues on as before 2.0?

Really appreciate any answers you can give.



Edited, Sep 14th 2012 7:17pm by Zornov

Edited, Sep 14th 2012 7:29pm by Zornov
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#2 Sep 14 2012 at 5:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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1) Is the game/combat/crafting challenging or super easy?

Everything is relatively easy to learn with a few things with a bit of challenge. There is a lot of repetition with low drop rates and such. 2.0 UI and such will be easier to use and less clunky.

2) Can I level up alone or will I need to find a group?

You can level up to 50 completely solo. I find a group more is fun but many people have every job to 50 which makes it often hard to find parties.

3) Is there any pvp?

Not in the current version no. There will be some sort of PVP in 2.0

4) Is the current game downloadable, or am I off to the nearest game store? A free trial would even be better!

I think they had the physical copies destroyed but you might still be able to get a digital copy. We might have free trials for 2.0 but I am not sure.

5) Is the current game free or is there a monthly fee?

We have 2 more weeks of paid gameplay and then October is free and the game is ending at the end of October.

6) Is there many north americans playing(or even active game worlds)? What would be the best choice in server to start on?

All of the servers seem to have decent NA populations except the EU one (Ragnarok).

Edit: 7) Is there much smiliarities between FFXI & FFXIV? :P

Not a ton, we have similar races and they gave us some staple FF stuff like classic jobs, airships and chocobos.

Edit 2: 8) It appears 2.0 scheduled for October, will everyone be starting from scratch or do you continues on as before 2.0?

We have alpha, at least 2 closed beta phases and an open beta sometime early next year I believe. Current characters will be copied from 1.23b and loaded into 2.0

Really appreciate any answers you can give.

I wouldn’t actually suggest you play the current version, I believe you would have a much better experience waiting. If you do decide to try the game now and you happen to roll on Durandal send me a tell and I will try to help get you started.
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