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#1 Feb 25 2013 at 10:49 AM Rating: Default
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It just seems like a mash up of generic MMORPG elements. the combat also seems pretty boring.

this isn't NDA breaking, I'm just basing this on official videos and stuff.

do you guys still think ARR will be good?
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#3Poubelle, Posted: Feb 25 2013 at 10:52 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) no offense it just doesn't seem so great. the people who will play it are probably going to be the people who already played the old version of FFXIV.
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I'm not sure why your description is a bad thing.

We ******* when they tried new things. Now they try established MMO trends that are good, and it will fail? I did not jump from mmo to mmo. My experience is limited to 1.0, FFXI, and a touch of SWTOR. I look forward to picking up tons of quests and completing quick "kill some rats" quests, as this is not a mechanic I have played to death.

That said, the people who played 1.0 to death (including me) are masochists who may find this far too easy and might not like it.

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#5 Feb 25 2013 at 11:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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I don't know why you're predicting this based on Alpha videos and without hands on with the game in it's current state.

People wonder why SE has an NDA in place Smiley: rolleyes
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#6 Feb 25 2013 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't know why you're predicting this based on Alpha videos and without hands on with the game in it's current state.

People wonder why SE has an NDA in place Smiley: rolleyes



I'm still wondering, Wint. Good games in the rough don't need the hide, they need good feedback. And a game that's improving doesn't need isolation, it needs exposure.
#7 Feb 25 2013 at 11:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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It's clear Poubelle is just trying to bait folks into breaking the NDA. These threads are getting a little tiresome.

EDIT: and just as a general life tip, Poubelle:

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no offense it just doesn't seem so great. the people who will play it are probably going to be the people who already played the old version of FFXIV.

(people who are content with a good graphics MMORPG with final fantasy elements, and not many other redeeming qualities)


Prefixing a statement with "no offense" doesn't give you a free pass to say something ignorant and offensive. It just makes you look like even more of a tool than if you'd just made the insulting statement.

Edited, Feb 25th 2013 12:18pm by Torrence
#8Poubelle, Posted: Feb 25 2013 at 11:16 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ah. well I do try out a lot of MMORPGs and I'm not really looking forward to it. it's sleep inducing
#9 Feb 25 2013 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I think you may be in a shrinking group of doubters. Although this might not be the pinnacle of MMOs it is probably going to be one of the top ones. Add the fact that its Pay to Play with constant updates, tweaks, add-on contents, and a combination of a lot of the good in MMOs right now, plus the freshness of Final Fantasy, and a few exclusive content.... This game is primed to be great.

You can't base the game being bad on Alpha Videos, or Beta for that matter. You can however say that the game does look good, its pretty, smooth, has a decent UI, and the solo or group aspects of it target just about everyone. Just like WoW. You don't have to be hardcore to have fun or have good gear but if you are Hardcore, there is tons of content and equipment to get for you to be that much more hardcore.

I'm sure you are semi trolling but in reality I think anyone who really hates(ed) the game is slowly seeing the potential that this game has and the direction it is taking. Goodluck hating FFXIV, you will soon be playing old MMOs that are stale until something else comes along that you can pretend to hate.
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Wint wrote:
I don't know why you're predicting this based on Alpha videos and without hands on with the game in it's current state.

People wonder why SE has an NDA in place Smiley: rolleyes



I'm still wondering, Wint. Good games in the rough don't need the hide, they need good feedback. And a game that's improving doesn't need isolation, it needs exposure.


I would guess it's because people are using that as their make or break decision on whether they're going to play. From what I saw in the alpha videos, and what I saw in my hands on with the beta code, things change drastically between the two. You really can't assume that because it's in the beta it's going to be there for launch, they've demonstrated over and over that they're willing to change anything within reason.
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#11 Feb 25 2013 at 11:38 AM Rating: Default
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I'm wondering why there's an NDA too. This is a game I paid $80 for years ago.

imo they should encourage people to talk about the changes leading up to ARR release

but on every other MMO forum it's the same way, XIV posts gets deleted for NDA.

its definitely giving people who are curious an uneasy feeling about ARR


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I'm wondering why there's an NDA too. This is a game I paid $80 for years ago.


I'll be blunt. This is not the game you paid $80. That game ended in November. The videos are clear indications that this game is something different.

As far as giving people who are courious an uneasy feeling. That entirely depends on the level of courious they are. Those who are strapped to their seat, like you and I, waiting for every scrap of info to leak out publicly to chat over, will always feel like there's room for more opinions and more feedback.

But I imagine there's only so much server space and if they made all aspects of the Beta Public, the demands to get in the beta would be pretty darn high. They limit their sample source so they can listen more closely, I suppose.

Also, we need to remember this is the internet. There is no stable middle ground to form an opinion off of. Everyone's opinions must fall in line with one stereotype or the other, equally extreme and opposing stereotype, which you are playing as a perfect example of.

I don't think this game will fail. Likewise I don't expect this game to be the best that's ever come out, or to fit everyone's tastes. I do expect it to survive nicely like FFXI did, finding its niche and sticking to it. This is an easy conjecture to make due to how previous FF titles have always been - having a core fan base with others debating what they like and hated about it. If SE can achieve even that, then they accomplished what they set out to do - which is reach the quality expected of the Final Fantasy franchise. Personally, that's all I ask of them as well.
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Hyrist wrote:
Wint wrote:
I don't know why you're predicting this based on Alpha videos and without hands on with the game in it's current state.

People wonder why SE has an NDA in place Smiley: rolleyes



I'm still wondering, Wint. Good games in the rough don't need the hide, they need good feedback. And a game that's improving doesn't need isolation, it needs exposure.


No, the NDA is very much to prevent people who are playing it like a demo and making rash judgments on something that is not a final product and spreading those things. People who would break nda and tweet about how it sucks are, generally, not providing feedback.

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especially since FFXIV doesnt have a whole lot going for it in the combat department. for example TERA has this generic quest system as well but it does have action combat as a redeeming quality


OK... there is no way to know this at all from a video. You aren't being coy. You are either breaking NDA, or you are making terrible rash decisions from a 30 second clip on the internet.

Either way, this statement hogwash and poppycock.



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No, the NDA is very much to prevent people who are playing it like a demo and making rash judgments on something that is not a final product and spreading those things. People who would break nda and tweet about how it sucks are, generally, not providing feedback.


True, but now you have a problem where the only ones who are spreading info on the game are those who break the NDA because they hate it and want to shoutcast their rash opinions on every channel they can to vindicate that opinion. While those who enjoy it are forced to keep their traps shut lest they be banned.

I just feel that it is a touch counterproductive. Then again, knowing full well the idiocy of the internet I suppose there is no easy solution. There are likely those who trumpet horns loudly in complaints on the boards but would never hope to dare remove their precious 'sucky' crack away from them. - Those who love to complain but truly have no substance or willpower behind that complaint.
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At this point can we just agree that Poubelle is a troll?

All he does is make threads designed to bait people into arguing with him... that's what a troll does.

As for why the game is under NDA, it's really simple: a game that's going to undergo huge changes doesn't need to be sending mixed messages to those people looking in from the outside. If there were no NDA, then you'd be getting this confusing stream of information from alpha and beta testers that would certainly contradict itself more and more as time went on and different periods of time were mistaken for one another.

You lift an NDA when your game isn't going to undergo any more major changes. That's happening in phase 4 when the game is opened up for, essentially, the stress testing phase of beta.
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All he does is make threads designed to bait people into arguing with him... that's what a troll does.
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#17Poubelle, Posted: Feb 25 2013 at 12:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im not a troll. I ask the tough questions
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Seems like this thread wasn't a question, just a rather not well formed opinion.
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#19 Feb 25 2013 at 12:25 PM Rating: Good
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You'll have no argument from me about Poubelle being a troll. He is, and a dangerous one at that.

However we're in the era of gaming when openness is needed more than secrecy. Think of Aliens: Colonial Marieens and how the preview from that game represented, in no way, the final product issued. While Yoshida's team is in no way that closed mouthed about things, it does create a hostile environment for them to work in in any situation when they want or need to withhold information.

The internet is going to sort itself out into haters and fanboys regardless of what stage the game development is in, but it might turn some people on the fence towards the game to actually see improvements being made in real development time. The "Hey wow, they fixed that" realization can show that even existing flaws in the game may not last.
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The thing is, the vast majority of people who are interested in MMOs have already written FFXIV off as a dismal failure. Most of them have no idea what was actually wrong with the game other than "lulz it sux."

Seeing alpha footage shows a fairly generic MMO. We here know that what we're seeing is a major improvement over what was there before, but the Internet as a whole doesn't know that.. they'd see that footage and think "wow clone with final fantasy name. Next!" rather than see it as progress toward an end.

SE can't afford for that to happen. They need a larger playerbase than they started with in order to make FFXIV live and survive. At this stage, because they're still making large changes, they need to hold those things they aren't sure will make it to the final product close to the vest so that there isn't a flood of confusing and contradictory information going out.

I just saw a Facebook thread actually where someone said that the only people who would waste mental power on FFXIV were "fanboys who loved FF13." That's going to be the typical attitude, and it's important that when it comes time for that to be dispelled, that it's dispelled with facts and not with speculation.
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No, the NDA is very much to prevent people who are playing it like a demo and making rash judgments on something that is not a final product and spreading those things. People who would break nda and tweet about how it sucks are, generally, not providing feedback.


True, but now you have a problem where the only ones who are spreading info on the game are those who break the NDA because they hate it and want to shoutcast their rash opinions on every channel they can to vindicate that opinion. While those who enjoy it are forced to keep their traps shut lest they be banned.

I just feel that it is a touch counterproductive. Then again, knowing full well the idiocy of the internet I suppose there is no easy solution. There are likely those who trumpet horns loudly in complaints on the boards but would never hope to dare remove their precious 'sucky' crack away from them. - Those who love to complain but truly have no substance or willpower behind that complaint.


Actually, I can agree with this. If it's good, let people talk. I think SE is quite confident in the reboot but taking every precaution.

I also like to think they are planning a huge hype-train for the later beta segments, and they don't want it spoiled by early phase info. Additionally, less info out there has a good chance to create hype and demand for beta access and more people trying it out in phase 4.

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Seeing alpha footage shows a fairly generic MMO. We here know that what we're seeing is a major improvement over what was there before, but the Internet as a whole doesn't know that.. they'd see that footage and think "wow clone with final fantasy name. Next!" rather than see it as progress toward an end.


Eh, the people who say things like "lulz ffxiv sux" without playing it are not the playerbase that would stay passed the 30-day trial period anyway so good riddance.

Most people I talk to are actually very interested to try it again, because a reboot like this has never been done before.

Edited, Feb 25th 2013 1:36pm by Louiscool
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im not a troll. I ask the tough questions


How to select which children are expendable in the face of dwindling schoolhouse budgets is a tough question.

You are just baiting arguments. Big difference.
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I just saw a Facebook thread actually where someone said that the only people who would waste mental power on FFXIV were "fanboys who loved FF13." That's going to be the typical attitude, and it's important that when it comes time for that to be dispelled, that it's dispelled with facts and not with speculation.

That's pretty much standard these days with just about anything. Games, music, movies, shows, genres, etc. You can find someone out there ready to call you an idiot if you enjoy it.
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Not gonna lie. I lol'd at this post.

All things considered, let's pretend you have a game that plays exactly like World of Warcraft, but is different in terms of setting, lore and content, does that make it any better or worse than WoW? In my opinion, no. Ultimately if a development team can give players enough to do to keep them busy and entertained, industry-norm elements aren't all that much of an issue.
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