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#1 Oct 28 2012 at 11:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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It has been posted on the Japanese FFXIV's youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N825Wu1wzsw

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EU version of said video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_EPX_-zHFA

EDIT 2: Relevant topic on the official forum:

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/56862-Alpha-First-Look-Video-1-Character-Creation

Edited, Oct 29th 2012 7:46am by xizro
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#2 Oct 29 2012 at 12:10 AM Rating: Good
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In before someone says this means all the content in ARR is clearable with those 3 classes lol


Video looks awesome though. Can't wait to load it on my PS3!

Edited, Oct 28th 2012 11:10pm by LebargeX
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#3 Oct 29 2012 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
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In before people refuse to play because the voices for the females are too **** and there's a boob modifier.
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#4 Oct 29 2012 at 2:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Looks ok, nothing really exciting there for me though.

Really surprising how little interest there is about a FF mmo, 300 views when it's been posted everywhere :/
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comments disabled... I expected to read a lot of crap on You tube it's just a plain video, good.
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The character creation definitely looks leaps and bounds above the original, but it still leaves me feeling like they could have done more with it. If seems like most current MMOs support way more variety (hairstyles, faces, sliders for hair/eye color, etc). I know it is probably being done this way as it is far easier to optimize when you have a limitation on the selections, but it feels fairly restrictive too.

Not saying it is terrible, but I was really hoping for something a little more robust I guess.
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#7 Oct 29 2012 at 7:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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preludes wrote:
Looks ok, nothing really exciting there for me though.

Really surprising how little interest there is about a FF mmo, 300 views when it's been posted everywhere :/


Youtube have this strange behavior of only showing 300 something views until a certain time has passed.
#8 Oct 29 2012 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
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The character creation definitely looks leaps and bounds above the original, but it still leaves me feeling like they could have done more with it. If seems like most current MMOs support way more variety (hairstyles, faces, sliders for hair/eye color, etc). I know it is probably being done this way as it is far easier to optimize when you have a limitation on the selections, but it feels fairly restrictive too.

Not saying it is terrible, but I was really hoping for something a little more robust I guess.


I never understood why people are so attached to this mythical "UBER CHARACTER CREATION SCREEN!" when it comes to MMOs. Eventually, you're going to look the same as everyone else in your chosen job/class/profession. There's not to also mention that the hair/eyes/face aspect is covered and you're always staring at the backside of your avatar anyway.

To me, time spent on making a robust character creation screen is time wasted. All it will do is wow you for 1-5 minutes while you play with the sliders and then you get into the game. I'd rather be wow'ed from actual game mechanics and gameplay than staring at a blue background and tinkering with sliders (that you're going to forget within a week's time).
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Grandlethal wrote:
The character creation definitely looks leaps and bounds above the original, but it still leaves me feeling like they could have done more with it. If seems like most current MMOs support way more variety (hairstyles, faces, sliders for hair/eye color, etc). I know it is probably being done this way as it is far easier to optimize when you have a limitation on the selections, but it feels fairly restrictive too.

Not saying it is terrible, but I was really hoping for something a little more robust I guess.


I never understood why people are so attached to this mythical "UBER CHARACTER CREATION SCREEN!" when it comes to MMOs. Eventually, you're going to look the same as everyone else in your chosen job/class/profession. There's not to also mention that the hair/eyes/face aspect is covered and you're always staring at the backside of your avatar anyway.

To me, time spent on making a robust character creation screen is time wasted. All it will do is wow you for 1-5 minutes while you play with the sliders and then you get into the game. I'd rather be wow'ed from actual game mechanics and gameplay than staring at a blue background and tinkering with sliders (that you're going to forget within a week's time).


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#10 Oct 29 2012 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
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I know it isn't as bad as FFXI, but I always felt a little cheated when I saw so many people that looked exactly like me running around. Having a unique character adds to your attachement to them. At least that is how I see it. I definitely understand that things like face/eye/hair tend to get covered up (although SE did add a way to remove the head gear graphic so you could see your head at all times, even with something equipped), I just think it is nice to be unique and be able to have a large amount of artistic control over your in-game persona.
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This new one reminds me of character creation in The Sims II, a little bit. Mostly the character's reactions to what you're doing.

I like it.
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#12 Oct 29 2012 at 2:45 PM Rating: Good
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I obviously can't speak for everyone, but i'm ok with it personally. It's more than the original, plus it gives plenty of options to create a unique character,and at the same time, not so many options that you spend 2 hours in character creation.

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Edited, Oct 29th 2012 4:46pm by Teneleven
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I like how with the boobs size selector they went smallest, largest, then they clicked the middle on and just couldn't bring themselves to click ok ^^

I really like the new creator, especially the AF option. It's nice to know how you will look in epic gear. I know I would have picked a different face tat and maybe different hair because of how it looks in some gear.
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#14 Oct 29 2012 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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xizro wrote:
It has been posted on the Japanese FFXIV's youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N825Wu1wzsw

EDIT:

EU version of said video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_EPX_-zHFA

EDIT 2: Relevant topic on the official forum:

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/56862-Alpha-First-Look-Video-1-Character-Creation

Edited, Oct 29th 2012 7:46am by xizro



Wow! This looks absolutely incredible!
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I'm a little disappointed in the creation options. I do not personally care for 1000s of options but I know alot of people out there do. When square-enix said this will be more robust I guess I was expecting more. It seems most of the new options are simply the addition of more "face tattoo art.".

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#16 Oct 30 2012 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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Oh, dear. About the lack of new hairstyles: people on the official forums are already saying, "It's only alpha, there's probably more to come."

Roll on Golden Patch post-re-release! The whole process begins again... Smiley: lol
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#17 Oct 30 2012 at 1:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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If hair is the biggest problem with this release I'll take it.
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#18 Oct 30 2012 at 8:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wint wrote:
If hair is the biggest problem with this release I'll take it.


You say that now, but try going six months without feathered bangs and you'll be talking differently.
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seriously though, an MMO doesnt need a robust character creator imo. i know that sounds...wrong somehow, but the visual customization should come from gear/dyes anyway (and scars/tattoos obtained during gameplay, but somehow no one has figured out that this would be cool yet; and i cant wait for my avatar to have the Mark of Dalmund or w/e they decide to do for survivors*) this looks more than satisfactory, and tbh, i only watched it to see what theyve been doing with the interface/title screen.

new arrangement of title screen music is boss btw.


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#20 Oct 31 2012 at 2:18 PM Rating: Good
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This new character system seems better than old one, which was already better than FFXI.

But what i really want to see, is gameplay / crafting / batle system / etc. That's what makes people wanna play a MMO !!
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cormer wrote:
This new character system seems better than old one, which was already better than FFXI.

But what i really want to see, is gameplay / crafting / batle system / etc. That's what makes people wanna play a MMO !!


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cormer wrote:
This new character system seems better than old one, which was already better than FFXI.

But what i really want to see, is gameplay / crafting / batle system / etc. That's what makes people wanna play a MMO !!


Miqote Tata's > Gameplay


Miqote Tata's < ???

I can't think of anything lol.
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