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#1 Apr 22 2013 at 10:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hey guys, if you could ask a beta tester anything about phase 1 or 2, what would it be? Keep on topic here, questions only, no replies to other questions. Who knows, you questions may be answered Smiley: sly

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#2 Apr 22 2013 at 10:14 PM Rating: Good
Are Limit Breaks worth the effort, or are we going to have TP spam again?
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Limit breaks are phase 3
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#4 Apr 22 2013 at 10:18 PM Rating: Good
GDI... ok. How is the grass?

On a serious note, does the new TP system seem better, or worse than 1.xx's version?

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#5Killua125, Posted: Apr 22 2013 at 10:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Can you hide other people's vanity pets? They look kinda dumb. Pretty much everything from Phase 1 and Phase 2 (which is the same as Phase 1, but with controller support) is all public by now via Yoshi.
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On average, how many times do players repeat content in order to level up?

Is grouping facilitated at all?
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Killua125 wrote:
Can you hide other people's vanity pets? They look kinda dumb. Pretty much everything from Phase 1 and Phase 2 (which is the same as Phase 1, but with controller support) is all public by now via Yoshi.

I also wanna know if you can hide earrings and other jewelry, like you can with hats.

Edited, Apr 23rd 2013 12:31am by Killua125


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This has to do with GamerEscape's live stream on Wednesday?

Or did you get the green light too?
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#9Killua125, Posted: Apr 22 2013 at 11:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What? They're not my most burning questions but I was just wondering.
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This has to do with GamerEscape's live stream on Wednesday?

Or did you get the green light too?


Without admitting anything, things are looking pretty green here. Smiley: grin
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#11Killua125, Posted: Apr 22 2013 at 11:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) OK then... my questions about hiding pets/accessories should be very easy to answer
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Ah, I also wasn't clear that these would be for a Q&A. I thought they were just going to be questions about the beta to be answered when the NDA was lifted.
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On a scale of 1 to 10, how pretty are the outfits in Dress Up Game 2.0?

Edit: Hey! I was serious. That's the reason I'm planning to play the game. Some of you people are too sensitive. Smiley: disappointed

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#15 Apr 23 2013 at 3:08 AM Rating: Good
Are the colibri a replica of their FFXI counterparts!?
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I have some fantastic question for all the Beta Testers...

Are there any sweet goblins that you can kill as a low level fighter or are they all for level 50 people?

How do you like FATE and would you rather have NMs?

What happens when the non existence bumps against the decrepit?

Is the DoL more fun this time around, including system function, yield, practicality?

How much more open is the world compared to 1.0, towns and forest?

Thanks! I really want to know about the third question though....


Edited, Apr 23rd 2013 7:40am by WFOAssassin
#18 Apr 23 2013 at 6:05 AM Rating: Good
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Is there a card game like tetra master in beta?
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Beta testers are still under NDA, and will be until otherwise notified. This is not a useless exercise though, so please keep the questions coming, I have a surprise for later this week Smiley: sly
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I'd ask whether they were going out of their way to test mechanics and environments to find issues with clipping or if they were just playing around and being an extra body for stress tests.
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I'd ask whether they were going out of their way to test mechanics and environments to find issues with clipping or if they were just playing around and being an extra body for stress tests.


Not quite what I was looking for, but ok Smiley: tongue
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How easy is/was it to find pick up groups? Are people just shouting in zones? Does the dungeon content require XYZ job to complete, or is it pretty flexible provided you have a healer?
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so far im disappointed in these questions lol....come on folks!


They're probably already in the Beta so don't need to ask Wint about stuff they already know.


I was thinking that myself, but if you are and still want to ask, feel free. Just don't say you're in the beta please, NDA is still in effect Smiley: smile
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1. is crafting still so cumbersome that I will blow my head off before completing the game?

2. how far can I get solo? when will my a$$ be in a bind that I need a group.

3. will housing be better defined as far as purchase/owning, groups.

4. How user friendly will this be for an MMO newb?

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How do you like combat? Do you feel combat gets sufficiently interesting when you hit 30?
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Killua125 wrote:
electromagnet83 wrote:

so far im disappointed in these questions lol....come on folks!


They're probably already in the Beta so don't need to ask Wint about stuff they already know.



Well in that case I have a few questions of my own...

1. Does teleportation still use anima or does it use something else?

2. Will there be a means of inter-town travel similar to the mog house warp of FFXI?

3. Are there going to be more interesting areas compared to that of FFXIV 1.0 which, as most of us agree, was quite bland to say the least?

4. Will the control scheme be changed so that moving the camera does not spin the character on a single pivot without his feet moving like so many of us were upset about upon seeing the first videos?

5. Will the use of a controller completely rock our phaces off* ?

6. Lastly, how will the game run performance-wise compared to FFXIV 1.0, better or worse?


*for those of us who enjoy using a controller
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After making your character, and after any opening CG, precisely how long do you have to play before you assume complete control? That is, how long do they make you listen to an NPC explain setting and give you tutorials about stuff you can figure out yourself, or make you complete small tasks before your aloud to go free?

Are equipment choices interesting? How improved are the battle mechanics?

and this might be known already, but is the auction house in yet? is it supposed to be at launch? if so, how's it working?

edit; Also, have the naming conventions for your character changed at all? Is it still a double name? is one of them considered primary? can you turn off the display of the first or last name? This might be known already. Just wondering.

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Nuked that one just because I want this to be questions only, if you want to start a new thread for discussion feel free to do so though Smiley: thumbsup
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How is the mob dispersement/respawn times?

Are there any "XP parties" like in XI/1.0?

How does the progression of abilities for classes feel? Like, are there enough skills/too many skills? How does the leveling pace feel?

Any cool easter eggs or interesting out of the way places anyone's found yet?
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Nuked that one just because I want this to be questions only, if you want to start a new thread for discussion feel free to do so though Smiley: thumbsup


Dang. Next time I'll rephrase it as a question Smiley: wink
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1- Is combat really fast paced ? Does it require some sort of preparation or is it just a spam fest, w/o regards to resources or positioning ? (Overall, not just well on bosses you hit more than 2 keys, that is a given.)

2- Fates, are they hard ? are they well designed ? or are they more akin to just X number of mobs spawn at a location, and you just kill them all ? do they have cool enemy AI ? for example do they attack a fort or something alike, and attack by all entrances, or just show up outside and swarm in one entrance to be killed quickly ?

3- Quests, are they well versed in lore ? are they the typical kill X because reasons and rinse and repeat ? Are there pleanty of them ?
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1) Because Chocobo might be turned into battle companions later, can you ride them in town in beta?
2) What city is the Beta in? what cool additions did they make for the starting city?
3) How many different kinds of Fates are there?
4) Are there mult-colored chocobos right now or only yellow?
5) How is fishing in Beta? is there fishing in beta?
6) how detailed is the character creation? are there sliders (Elder scroles) or just pre-made models like ffxi?
7) Is lala bust size real or a joke?
8) Is there any voice acting at all in beta?
9) is the crafting mini game better or worse? does it take a lot longer?
10) when you get mail, does a moogle pop up and give it to you or do you need to talk to a moogle somewhere in the world?
11) Are beginning mobs copy paste from 1.0?
12) how well does the controller/gamepad work? like....if you have 10 players on screen and 10 mobs, how do you target the one you want?
14) are there alot of Female Galkas (dont know what they are called) online?
15) Is the Beta flooded with Make Cats?
16) How responsive has the developers been regarding player feedback?
17) do developers respond to beta forum feedback?
18) how fast is leveling from 1-10-15-20? etc? is it too quick or something? How did people even test get to test higher level content?
19) are pets given in quests or are they crafted or captured?
20) Are quests fun? is there variety or the same old fetch mob drops and kill mobs etc?
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Any small scale / soloable FATEs that can be found in out of the way places?

Btw, lots of great questions here! I'll be pretty psyched when they can actually be answered.
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I want to know, for certain, if we will see Thief as a Job at some point in the future.

I don't need a timeframe. I don't need specifics. I just want confirmation of either yes, at some point we will add thief, or no we won't. None of this "we're thinking about it" or "it's on our radar".

(Not sure if this is beta related, oh well)
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Most of my questions are around free companies and how they will function. I want to know what type of content will be available at launch and specifics about how they will (rank up... what are they calling it?) level. From what I had heard previously the content for free companies and housing was to be extensive. I'm not sure they have tested any of this in the beta thus far.

I am also concerned/interested in how limit breaks will work. In general, the alpha videos of battle looked stale and lacking strategy. I want reassurances that gameplay outside of instances will be challenging and rewarding. I hated how monsters died so fast in 1.xx. While Yoshi has already pronounced my concern here irrelevant. I maintain strategic battle cannot exist when a monster dies before you can use even one or two abilities.

Specifics on Arcanist and Summoner.

I want to know more about Odin and how the so-called free company summons work.

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I want to know, for certain, if we will see Thief as a Job at some point in the future.

I don't need a timeframe. I don't need specifics. I just want confirmation of either yes, at some point we will add thief, or no we won't. None of this "we're thinking about it" or "it's on our radar".

(Not sure if this is beta related, oh well)


Not beta related, but a good question nonetheless!
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Will we be forced to take on a new role other than the one we started with, for ex

Start as Archer then at some point down the road probably in class quest they force you into a Bard. Do we have to take that route, will it hamper our effectiveness if we don't?
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I thought of a couple more:

Are the battle animations varied? One thing that bothered me about 1.0 is that a lot of the animations looked kinda similar. Are they distinct now?

Have they changed the way leves work at all? Are there more variety?

Edited, Apr 24th 2013 10:41am by BartelX
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I wonder if they are still going to keep the cutscenes like they had them in 1.xx where it showed your entire party in the cs not just you. like the final fights at the end of this last era?
#45 Apr 24 2013 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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Edited, Apr 24th 2013 10:36am by IKickYoDog
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AS i quit playing the 1.0 pretty early, some of this might be general knowledge, but here it goes.
1. how solo friendly is this game in general

2. can i own a chocobo or am i forced to rent one for travel

3. has the playstyle of classes changed much (esp Thaumaturge)?

4. how fast is levelling in general (if you solo)

5. we got housing? is it something an individual might enojy or do i need a guild/linkshard/whatever?

6. has questing changed from 1.0, if so, how?

7. do we still pick a starting city, if we do, does the choice matter in any way?
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AS i quit playing the 1.0 pretty early, some of this might be general knowledge, but here it goes.
1. how solo friendly is this game in general

2. can i own a chocobo or am i forced to rent one for travel

3. has the playstyle of classes changed much (esp Thaumaturge)?

4. how fast is levelling in general (if you solo)

5. we got housing? is it something an individual might enojy or do i need a guild/linkshard/whatever?

6. has questing changed from 1.0, if so, how?

7. do we still pick a starting city, if we do, does the choice matter in any way?


I should have locked this one, I have another thread where I'm answering questions now. I'll move this there.
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