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#1 Jun 16 2013 at 2:24 PM Rating: Default
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I know this is one of those "you should contact SE" questions, but someone may know..

I am overall very disappointed in the game and it pains me to say it, but I don't see it lasting on it's current path. I posted on the beta forums that they should push the release back and essentially do a major rework..As I don't see the game making it successfully into the new year..

Take this with a grain of salt, everyone has their own opinions. I am long time FF fan, MMO enthusiast and I played FFXI for a number of years. And while I see a lot of good in the game, I'm not seeing the substance or the 'glue' that will hold the game together(I HOPE I'M WRONG!)

#2 Jun 16 2013 at 2:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Pretty sure they'll issue a refund on a product you haven't received.
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I'm sure you can cancel your order. I would start on the email they sent with your preorder. I have mixed feelings about it to but I'm going to stick with it.
#4 Jun 16 2013 at 2:38 PM Rating: Default
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Pretty sure they'll issue a refund on a product you haven't received.


I imagined so, I remember a pre-order I did years ago and they gave me grief because I had already participated in closed-beta events(dumb right)


This thread had a somewhat double purpose..it was also a feeler for others having the same thoughts..I have been DYING(literally, ha) for the past several years without a good MMO...they've just been non-existent. Nothing will fill my DAoC void...I played FFXI and WoW the longest afterwards but they eventually feel short for their own reasons.
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I respect anybody's opinions, but cannot rightly get 'why' you would not want to give this a try in a proper manner.

I mean, I'm coming from several MMO's myself, and had been a semi-hardcore WOW player in the 2005-2008 time period or thereabouts...

I have no intention of ever returning to WOW for even a week. I'm that bored of it. But this one...

It may not have the extremely polished and honed look and feel of WOW, however I find ARR very promising for a game which is not even commercially available yet.

I can imagine certain critics / reviewers slapping some low scores on it, but not for objectively right shortcomings. More like:

"This follows the tried and true route of the trinity MMO" or

"A subscription?! HOW DARE THEY DO THAT!"

...However, even the said reviewers will have to eat humble pie on the fact that it's the first MMO ever to fail and relaunch to a totally different experience, w/o half-assed attempts to superficially 'fix' anything. So, yeah. I don't get you people, really :)
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You'll get an apology along with your box set. lol
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This is what I quoted from Terms of Sale for SE
#8 Jun 16 2013 at 3:39 PM Rating: Default
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1.5 ALL ACCEPTED ORDERS ARE FINAL, NON-CANCELABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN THE RETURNS POLICY APPLICABLE TO YOUR PURCHASE.



This is what I quoted from Terms of Sale for SE


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#9 Jun 16 2013 at 3:40 PM Rating: Default
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Just another Troll, go play Wow.
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Just another Troll, go play Wow.


Are you referring to me?

Because that I am not..and while my post count may not be that high, they've always been of quality hopefully helpful to whonever it was intended for.

You, with your 6 posts seem more likely to be the troll than I.

I am a customer who has thusfar not been satisifed with a product purchased.
#11 Jun 16 2013 at 4:11 PM Rating: Default
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I respect anybody's opinions, but cannot rightly get 'why' you would not want to give this a try in a proper manner.

I mean, I'm coming from several MMO's myself, and had been a semi-hardcore WOW player in the 2005-2008 time period or thereabouts...

I have no intention of ever returning to WOW for even a week. I'm that bored of it. But this one...

It may not have the extremely polished and honed look and feel of WOW, however I find ARR very promising for a game which is not even commercially available yet.

I can imagine certain critics / reviewers slapping some low scores on it, but not for objectively right shortcomings. More like:

"This follows the tried and true route of the trinity MMO" or

"A subscription?! HOW DARE THEY DO THAT!"

...However, even the said reviewers will have to eat humble pie on the fact that it's the first MMO ever to fail and relaunch to a totally different experience, w/o half-assed attempts to superficially 'fix' anything. So, yeah. I don't get you people, really :)


I hear ya and thank you for thr write up.

I dont mean to aound completely hopeless here, however I am just trying to be prudent and understand my options. I just feel like the game has a lot of fundamental fixes that will be required for a (somewhat) healthy/successful launch
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Why are you disappointed? Just curious.
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#13 Jun 16 2013 at 4:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Why OP did you place a pre-order if you were that unsure about the game? Even more so why are you using the Beta to be the deal breaker for you? I respect your opinion and just think that there are many players out there that have a viewpoint similar to yours that really just don't know what they want from FFXIV: ARR. You still haven't mentioned what this substance or "glue" is that you were looking for. Perhaps you stated it somewhere else, but as you posted here to support your opinion it would help to state this information. I say this because it seems you were looking for something in the beta that your not going to find. I'll state below some examples of what you won't find or may encounter in a Beta.

Here's what you won't find:
You won't find a strong sense of community.
You won't find a lot of players willing to socialize. (Some are truly trying to find bugs or provide useful feedback. Some aren't good at multi-tasking.)
You won't find many players rushing to your aid so expect to die should you bite off more than you can chew.

Here's what you may encounter:
You perhaps may meet some new friends or maybe reconnect with old ones.
You may enjoy the content that's available and provide useful feedback.
You may find some bugs and submit a report that meets the bug report guidelines.
You may realize that this is a Beta and that there is room to implement feedback and improvement up until release.
You may have been keeping up with the news and notice that there are changes that are planned for shortly (AFTER) release. This will require reading the materials available to you.
You will encounter some players that (GASP!) don't know what they are doing in a dungeon instance for example. They could be trying to find bugs or learn the game (also an area that is being tested and feedback is collected for).

In short Beta is a different environment altogether as opposed to a retail released version of the game. Sure you want to have fun, but you are in it to do a job and you should treat it as such. I do hope that overtime your opinion may change and you will give FFXIV: ARR another try. After all if you truly want the title to succeed then you need to provide the necessary feedback. If you find your in the minority you'll just have to accept that this Final Fantasy game may not be for you.
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#14 Jun 16 2013 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
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^ This. I don't know why anyone would bother pre-ordering the game before playing it, especially when open beta is in a month. I am holding of until after phase 3 before i decide what I'm going to do. Still not sure if the CE is worth the price for me.
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#15 Jun 16 2013 at 4:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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While i accept your opinion OP and have no problem with it even if i am against it i really do not believe that the purpose of your thread was to ask about canceling the pre order. You could have posted in the normal threads for how you think the game is not in par with your standards.

With that been said i do not know if the game will be special or if it will go as well as most of us hope it will but it certainly does not deserve the amount of disappointment you are showing here. Unless there was something terrible wrong in it i don't see why this game does not have what it takes to make it to the new year as you put it. Unless the end-game is not good enough to keep people i don't see any MAJOR problem.

The game is not perfect i'll be the first to say that. It needs some fixes here and there but at least in my eyes is ridiculous to say so easily that the game will fail.

But you know i would like to hear your thoughts about the game tell me what things you didn't like that made it so bad and certain to fail?
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#16 Jun 16 2013 at 5:34 PM Rating: Good
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There are currently two threads cycling through in the Beta forums, both with just under fifty pages, predominantly speaking rave praises of the game. So while I can accept an individual decision to not want to play the game, I cannot agree with the speculation as to its future - so much though that I have to suppress the urge to doubt the intention behind such a statement.

I have no doubts at this stage that the game will be successful - with such praise already being given and the Chineese player base not even tested - which those numbers alone could sustain the game.

On the subject of canceling a preorder, that will be up to the individual distributed you intended to purchase from. If you bought from Square Enix directly, I am not certain as to their policies, however buying form other disturbers usually allow for canceled preorders. I recommend contacting them directly.

In the end, no game can suit everyone, and always will there be outspoken dissent of anything. That is the diverse nature of humanity. While I cannot agree with your prospects of the game, I hope that you do find one that suits your desires.
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I can dig up 2 threads of each past MMO that has failed, where people where raving about how good it is etc etc.

The beta or main forums are not a good indicator of the majority, they are people that stuck with 1.0, some praised it as the second coming of Christ etc etc... They are not sane Smiley: lol

Tho it will not Fail! It will be something along the lines of Gw2.
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Thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding.

Blkmgflare wrote:
Why OP did you place a pre-order if you were that unsure about the game? Even more so why are you using the Beta to be the deal breaker for you? I respect your opinion and just think that there are many players out there that have a viewpoint similar to yours that really just don't know what they want from FFXIV: ARR. You still haven't mentioned what this substance or "glue" is that you were looking for. Perhaps you stated it somewhere else, but as you posted here to support your opinion it would help to state this information. I say this because it seems you were looking for something in the beta that your not going to find. I'll state below some examples of what you won't find or may encounter in a Beta.

Here's what you won't find:
You won't find a strong sense of community.
You won't find a lot of players willing to socialize. (Some are truly trying to find bugs or provide useful feedback. Some aren't good at multi-tasking.)
You won't find many players rushing to your aid so expect to die should you bite off more than you can chew.

Here's what you may encounter:
You perhaps may meet some new friends or maybe reconnect with old ones.
You may enjoy the content that's available and provide useful feedback.
You may find some bugs and submit a report that meets the bug report guidelines.
You may realize that this is a Beta and that there is room to implement feedback and improvement up until release.
You may have been keeping up with the news and notice that there are changes that are planned for shortly (AFTER) release. This will require reading the materials available to you.
You will encounter some players that (GASP!) don't know what they are doing in a dungeon instance for example. They could be trying to find bugs or learn the game (also an area that is being tested and feedback is collected for).

In short Beta is a different environment altogether as opposed to a retail released version of the game. Sure you want to have fun, but you are in it to do a job and you should treat it as such. I do hope that overtime your opinion may change and you will give FFXIV: ARR another try. After all if you truly want the title to succeed then you need to provide the necessary feedback. If you find your in the minority you'll just have to accept that this Final Fantasy game may not be for you.


I understand the illogical note I am displaying here. I know that basing my concerns off of a beta is a bit premature and probably doesn't sit well with many.

But the problems I have, I don't think will be addressed with the amount of time between now and release.

I am concerned with the battle system on so many levels. The CD times, the lack of variety, the plainness of combat, amongst others. I am also seeing the fact that 'odd' combinations (DoW, DoM) will likely be so ineffective there would be no point in their use. The GCD is broken IMO, I feel like many individual spells should be increased for CD but the fact that they share a GCD makes conbat feel stale. This leads to rotations still feeling very stale as well.

I feel pigeon holed in a way most modern MMOs do to you. I didn't expect it from SE.

Aside from combat the gearing and itemization is on the generic side. It's completely lacking everything I've loved in FF's and it's the cookie-cutter MMo for gearing..every, we'll say 5 levels- you rinse off all your current gear and buy a new set with marginally better stats. A very linear upgrade system IMO.

Things like bad targeting and bugs can and will be fixed but that to me is good tasting frosting on a bland tasting cake.

I'm not bashing the and while I'll accept any refutes or suggestions I'm not looking to argue for the sake of it. I still have hope for the game but like I said, I'm not sure they will address the concerns I have.
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What I find funny too is that this thread has offended some, to the point of down voting me haha

I cannot stress enough how much I want this game to succeed. .I know that doesn't require it to be perfected in my eyes but I have played MMOs for long enough to understand thr basic succeeding formulae.
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Ostia wrote:
I can dig up 2 threads of each past MMO that has failed, where people where raving about how good it is etc etc.

The beta or main forums are not a good indicator of the majority, they are people that stuck with 1.0, some praised it as the second coming of Christ etc etc... They are not sane Smiley: lol

Tho it will not Fail! It will be something along the lines of Gw2.

I'm not surprised you'd still say that, even after being sold on the game yourself, Ostia. Some people just love to shoot everything positive down.

You probably could. Same you could do for ever successful MMO and people crying a river saying the game is going to fail.

However, you don't get many like the threads there with multiple people who were once doubting the game turning around and saying they're sold on it now.
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What I find funny too is that this thread has offended some, to the point of down voting me haha

I cannot stress enough how much I want this game to succeed. .I know that doesn't require it to be perfected in my eyes but I have played MMOs for long enough to understand thr basic succeeding formulae.


I think it's your presumptuousness that you know such formula and not simply acknowledging it as your personal preference and opinion that's getting you rated down. Not the said personal stance on the game.
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What I find funny too is that this thread has offended some, to the point of down voting me haha

I cannot stress enough how much I want this game to succeed. .I know that doesn't require it to be perfected in my eyes but I have played MMOs for long enough to understand thr basic succeeding formulae.


I think it's your presumptuousness that you know such formula and not simply acknowledging it as your personal preference and opinion that's getting you rated down. Not the said personal stance on the game.


It is presumptuous and I understand I cannot possibly represent an entire community.

Do you like the combat? I think we can all agree where it excells but where do you find it's short comings?
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While i accept your opinion OP and have no problem with it even if i am against it i really do not believe that the purpose of your thread was to ask about canceling the pre order. You could have posted in the normal threads for how you think the game is not in par with your standards.


He posted his reason for wanting to cancel his pre-order and there are still people asking him why he would bother in the first place. Had he skipped the reasoning, I'm certain the same people would have also asked why so it seems justified to me.

Even the people who are happy with ARR beta would agree that the game needs some significant fixes and adjustments. I'm curious why those people hadn't considered the amount of investment (time, money or both) that would be required in order to see a return on that if you are someone who is dissatisfied. Think about it... If you purchased XIV 1.0 and paid through the subscription period you'd be out up to a few hundred bucks and 3 years time if you had decided you'd 'grind it out' until the game was fit for a re-release. I don't think it's unreasonable to think that would be excessive for many or even most people.


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Asking for my opinion as to where the combat is lacking, or where the game is lacking in general?


In General, for me it's a matter of finding the sticking points, and there has to be a few of them. For me the sticking ingredients is endgame, story, and combat.

For example, you can enjoy combat in Guild Wars 2, but if the story is meh and the endgame is lacking, you lose me.

SWTOR for me, great story, but the combat was meh and the endgame wasn't there.

Right now, two of those three things in A Realm Reborn are really sticking with me, but I can't see the third because we can't sample endgame.


I have to wonder what is lacking for you in particular, six, and if it isn't just a matter of not finding the right class or the right nation for you. Each of the three nations are distinct in enviroment and story, though the over arching plot is rock solid Final Fantasy, down to it's more core classic theme.
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sixstroke wrote:
I am concerned with the battle system on so many levels. The CD times, the lack of variety, the plainness of combat, amongst others. I am also seeing the fact that 'odd' combinations (DoW, DoM) will likely be so ineffective there would be no point in their use. The GCD is broken IMO, I feel like many individual spells should be increased for CD but the fact that they share a GCD makes conbat feel stale. This leads to rotations still feeling very stale as well.

I feel pigeon holed in a way most modern MMOs do to you. I didn't expect it from SE.


There isn't a single thing you mentioned that made any sense at all.

What "odd" combinations? The classes are intended to be things you play with and tinker to your personal interest: they're not intended to be for party usage because that's what the specialized jobs are for. And you're at the level cap for the beta right when you speak of rotations, correct? You're not being purposely foolish as to trying to state that the starting level rotations are boring, right? Because that's *exactly* what it sounds like you're doing.

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Aside from combat the gearing and itemization is on the generic side. It's completely lacking everything I've loved in FF's and it's the cookie-cutter MMo for gearing..every, we'll say 5 levels- you rinse off all your current gear and buy a new set with marginally better stats. A very linear upgrade system IMO.


Yes, because (aside from FFXI where the developers took almost a decade to learn how to finally itemize gear in a side-grade driven game) you *never* upgraded entire gearsets at once right? I mean, we didn't leave Leather gear for Iron gear, and then Iron for Silver gear, and then Mythril gear for Diamond gear, and then Diamond for Genji.....right?

I mean, it's not like Final Fantasy games were mostly driven on getting STR for more attack, or INT/MND for more magic damage, or more AGI for speed....

Oh wait, that's *exactly* what happened in all Final Fantasy games.

So, a system that utilizes base stats as a foundation along with "haste" for ability and spell recast reductions, varying other stats for elemental resistance driven stats, and the *entire* Materia system with quite a few different options to really customize and augment gear....

...is generic?

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Things like bad targeting and bugs can and will be fixed but that to me is good tasting frosting on a bland tasting cake.


PEBKAC.

Learn. To. Read. And. Config.

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I'm not bashing the and while I'll accept any refutes or suggestions I'm not looking to argue for the sake of it. I still have hope for the game but like I said, I'm not sure they will address the concerns I have.


If your "concerns" actually made sense and didn't sound like you were purposely intending to shake the hornet's nest then it wouldn't look like you were doing anything other than making a mountain out of a hill.

It sounds *exactly* like you're bashing the game based on a beta impression.
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Let me get more specific with you, Six. What nation, what class did you play?

Why did the progression feel too liniar for you?

In what way did you feel pigeonholed?

More importantly, how far did you get this weekend?
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sixstroke wrote:
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Are you referring to me?

Because that I am not..and while my post count may not be that high, they've always been of quality hopefully helpful to whonever it was intended for.

You, with your 6 posts seem more likely to be the troll than I.

I am a customer who has thusfar not been satisifed with a product purchased.


Then why did you purchase it without trying it first? I mean, clearly you knew you were going to be able to try it at some point since there is going to be an open beta before launch. So why would you pay for a game you clearly must have at least guessed you might not like if you never tried it? To me, this seems more like a cry for attention. You didn't like the game and want other people to know why, then you tack on the fact that you want a refund.

Hopefully you can get your refund, as I know it would suck to spend 60 bucks on a game you won't like... but let this be a lesson to you, don't buy something without trying it first... or at least doing research on it to find out if it sounds like something you'd like. There was definitely enough info floating around to give a good idea as to whether or not you'd enjoy it.
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Ostia wrote:
I can dig up 2 threads of each past MMO that has failed, where people where raving about how good it is etc etc.

The beta or main forums are not a good indicator of the majority, they are people that stuck with 1.0, some praised it as the second coming of Christ etc etc... They are not sane Smiley: lol

Tho it will not Fail! It will be something along the lines of Gw2.

I'm not surprised you'd still say that, even after being sold on the game yourself, Ostia. Some people just love to shoot everything positive down.

You probably could. Same you could do for ever successful MMO and people crying a river saying the game is going to fail.

However, you don't get many like the threads there with multiple people who were once doubting the game turning around and saying they're sold on it now.


Is not a meter of shooting a positive down, is a meter of keeping things realistic, singling out 2 threads in the main beta forums is not proof of will the game succeed.
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I am clearly upsetting some, but I promise that is not my intention.

This is not a cry for attention as others may believe either, I stated in my second post in this thread that my ulterior reason for this thread was to see who else felt as I do.

As to why I purchased prior to release: A mix of impatience, intrigue, excitement and a need to fill some FF nostalgia.

During the Beta, I played THM to 11, conj to 8, Glad to 16 and Mug to 14. Is this enough for a proper evaluation of the entire leveling scheme? Of couree not, but by level you start to get a feel for how the rest of the game will likely pan out.

I truly don't understand why people are taking this personally, I'm not trying to stir up things for the sake of it. I want to be proved wrong.

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A couple reasons: one) this is not the SE official forums, we can't really help you on your refund. two) you're fishing, hoping other people will feel the same as you and validate your opinion. Saying you "hope if will get better" after saying it's going to die a quick death is about as much of a sideways approach as you can take. That is, after naming the thread "Will they give me my coppers back?" isn't about discussion, it's about putting both barrels into the game's gut without even really experiencing it.

Leveling a few jobs to barely outside the starting areas isn't a feat. I don't think you have a good understanding of leveling a character yet, not claiming I do, but the first areas are for getting your feet underneath you and you did that on 4+ jobs. I hope you understand the concepts of using three or four skills at this point.
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During the Beta, I played THM to 11, conj to 8, Glad to 16 and Mug to 14. Is this enough for a proper evaluation of the entire leveling scheme? Of couree not, but by level you start to get a feel for how the rest of the game will likely pan out.


Really? You played less than a third of any one class, and you get a feel for how the rest of the game plays out? Hmm... I know I didn't really have a feel for how FFXI combat worked until I had a character well into the 50's-60's. Same for most MMOs, considering most don't get their truly cool abilities until at LEAST the halfway point of the game. I'd highly recommend trying to get your most enjoyable class to the beta cap (35 I think) and then re-examine. You barely scratched the surface of leveling in the game, and I think that's a big part of your problem.
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I truly don't understand why people are taking this personally, I'm not trying to stir up things for the sake of it. I want to be proved wrong.


I don't think people are taking it personally. I think people are confused as to your reasoning. A lot of it seems rather shallow, and some seems like you are just plain uninformed (ie targeting, which can be completely customized through in-game options). And the whole gearing thing, in which you are basing your opinion off the first 15 levels of a game. Even in FFXI, the first 15-20 levels had gear sets that got replaced. Also, there are about 10 different options in FFXIV for almost every level range, be it from vendors or quest rewards. It seems like you just didn't even bother trying to find ways to gear differently, you just did a few quests and made assumptions. I won't say anything about combat, as I do think it's a bit dull, but I also don't have a class above level 15 so I am going to wait until I am considerably higher before jumping to conclusions like you seem to be doing.

Seriously, I think you are just overreacting to things you just haven't tried out enough in the game. I'd highly encourage you to keep going. Maybe you won't like it in the end, but maybe you will.
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I read six's comments, and I felt a little confused... I grinded my **** off in that weekend we had, and I only got to a 17 Marauder with an Airship pass, and still didn't get to truly see the other cities... The way you sound, you sound as if you played a little, ran around a little, didn't have gil for gear, didn't like the gear options, and just said to yourself this is average... I was gonna let this post slide because it seems like others have pointed out to you how I feel about the situation, and have covered it nicely, but I felt this had to be said for others, and you to hear.

What I experienced in that beta was pure hard work by Yoshi P... I saw a struggle to level.(which I liked high xp numbers) I saw lustrous environments, and many many many quests to complete. I saw a world with vision, and I just question myself did you get to the hunter's log, did you get high enough to get in on those nice fate battles where you meet strangers fighting together? Did you craft anything? Did you do any story missions? Did you get to the mission where you had to fight the raptors, and everyone was patiently waiting till others pops, and were helping out? The adventure of running through the new lands to figure stuff out...

These are the things that make an MMO tight... The little moments out in the field when you meet people. I had my doubts, I played FFXI for 7 years, and I didn't think that magic could be recreated... I was wrong, I had my doubt about FATE's, but 300 of them just at launch? That's a lot of FATE's. Then on top of that, most of us just kinda saw our starting city(which was beautiful), and the same classes running around, until people started traveling to new lands. ****, I just got to my level to be able to beta test more areas, and more dungeons, witness parties, and guild leves.

Now, I was on a fresh server. I don't know if you were a 1.0 player, and you had a job to do all the later level stuff, but I believe if you did, you wouldn't be trying to ask questions like can I return my pre-order. And if you didn't have a high level job to start, you really didn't see much to form that kind of opinion about the overall state of the game in 2 days. And.... I think we were confused by you stating that comment about returning the game, and then in the same post say at the end, you "hope your wrong"... That was kinda confusing to me. Plus... "major rework"? What kind of major rework? Saying a game needs "major" rework, and only have 3-4 things that your not satisfied with doesn't constitute a major rework... I was suckered into posting in this thread like the rest of us, cause your probably laying on the couch sleep while i'm typing this. LOL

I think you should give the game another chance... Beta test some things you wouldn't normally do, and get in touch with the game as a whole, and what Yoshi-P and the team are trying to pull off and accomplish. I'm by no way saying the game is the best and is perfect, but will it survive? I think so... remember, this is the beta and not even all the areas are open... and... This is the first part of the game... there will be plenty of updates leading up to its first expansion. Plenty more jobs, plenty more future reasons that will later explain the reasons they did certain things now... This is a game that I wouldn't say you could judge until you at least hit level 30 and 15 on multiple classes, and you obtain your first jobs, and really see how things are done. And this is a person who's first experience was this weekend. Only better things will come my friend... :)


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I'm in a similar boat whether or not I play the game. I decided after playing open beta for the original version not to play until improvements were made. I hope to figure this out by open beta with this version and hoping this time I'll play. I'm excited to see new additions to he races and having male/female of every race and 4 different versions of hyur. I'm hoping combat is a bit more intuitive than before. Doesn't need to be super fast pace but something that has thought into it and skill to come out during difficult encounters. The next concern I have would be story progression. I'm more of a gritty feel sort of story. Not everyone is nice and caring, hard sacrifices are made and along the lines of a complete story which may not always end in a happy tone. Some ff games had that feel. I hope his one isn't rainbows and sunshine. Gloom and doom isn't necessary either but something on the grey scale of things and I believe I'll be happy.

Side note for storyline purposes it would be nice if some mmo would do some sort of backstory on you and the family you hail from. Somewhere along the line you try to save one of them and could possibly end up tragic. Then the vengeance comes.
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I still say he is a Troll in disguise. go ahead and rate me down. If you don't like the game don't play, I"m tired of people complaining about every game I like. I realize all games have their problems, but if you don't like them, don't play them. It is really quite simple.
#35 Jun 16 2013 at 8:39 PM Rating: Good
OK Six. You are in the Beta. You have concerns. You don't think they are going to get fixed.

So what in the holy **** have you done about it?

That's why Herzer is saying you are a troll right now. You are in the perfect position to help influence development right now. Timers are very easily adjusted, and likely will get tweaked all over the place over this phase and next before launch. I don't know if you've done a beta before... but often the Beta phases can be entirely different than launch. Honestly, I think the TP regen and GCD might both be tweaked to make you be able to spam simply to gather the interaction data and see what shakes out. Often they allow you on test servers to do things that are impossible in the game because they want to see if you can break something.

There will be a LOT of adjustments as the game goes on as well. ****, FFXI is eleven years old and it's getting more adjustments to base mechanics as we speak. That's the nature of the MMO, constant tweaking, constant response to feedback, constant development.

FFXI circa 2004 is an entirely different game than FFXI circa 2013. Judging a game that JUST got remade on it's Beta is the core of presumption, and treating the Beta like some form of demo is ridiculous.
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I agree with the sentiments of many, but here is my thing. If you're a new player looking to play something new, you'll find it. In fact, you'll get that value at $29.99, half of what a new release would be. By pre-ordering, you also get 3-7 day early access (I heard 5 but can't provide a link for sure) in addition to having 1-2 weeks of open beta. So you're getting almost a full month free (not counting P3 test time) to find out if you like/enjoy the game. Which is a great value, considering the cost of new titles. Now you may have some valid concerns, but if you're not voicing those concerns on the beta forums, you've defeated the purpose of being a beta tester in the first place.

Combat is a little stale early on, but that's the same for all games. **** in WoW you're button mashing through most of the leveling content and even some of the raid content. A change I noticed is monsters have channeled attacks that you can DODGE. So combat does begin to pickup in difficulty. I had a FATE with a giant Cactuar. Every 10 seconds or so he'd do an AOE 100 needles attack. Standing in that more than twice was death. So you learned to move in and out. Combat will evolve, and in ways, the GCD might be a blessing because instead of sitting there waiting for your abilities to recharge, you'll be repositioning or evading and by the time you're ready to strike guess what. Your cooldown is up.
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#37 Jun 16 2013 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
I hear all these issues about combat, but now what are you expecting from an MMO? When you think about pure fighting games (Street Fighter, MK, etc), the online mode for those are for an actual fighter and you still get delayed inputs regardless of connection. Now imagine an MMO with 10x the amount of stuff going on trying to make combat more intricate. People would just get ****** off certain things weren't coming out on time or that certain things should of happened that didn't.

I tried Tera, the combat was a bit better, but still bland after 1 hour of doing it. Everyone says the combat is not their cup of tea, though I have yet to see someone come up with an idea to make it better. You can probably get more advanced combat, but I can guarantee you'll be cursing at your monitor every time a certain doesn't come out on time to counter, or cure, or do whatever you wanted it to do.
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I hear all these issues about combat, but now what are you expecting from an MMO? When you think about pure fighting games (Street Fighter, MK, etc), the online mode for those are for an actual fighter and you still get delayed inputs regardless of connection. Now imagine an MMO with 10x the amount of stuff going on trying to make combat more intricate. People would just get ****** off certain things weren't coming out on time or that certain things should of happened that didn't.

I tried Tera, the combat was a bit better, but still bland after 1 hour of doing it. Everyone says the combat is not their cup of tea, though I have yet to see someone come up with an idea to make it better. You can probably get more advanced combat, but I can guarantee you'll be cursing at your monitor every time a certain doesn't come out on time to counter, or cure, or do whatever you wanted it to do.


Honestly? I think it was pretty good during 1.23. Maybe not animation/graphics-wise, but it was pretty good and should have been built upon instead of scrapped for whatever this is, IMO.
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I still say he is a Troll in disguise. go ahead and rate me down. If you don't like the game don't play, I"m tired of people complaining about every game I like. I realize all games have their problems, but if you don't like them, don't play them. It is really quite simple.


No.

Stating you don't like something and backing up *why* you don't like it with logical reasons is fine, and in fact everyone should be doing so if they feel really strong about something. Asinine statements about nebulous concepts like "generic gearing", "stale combat", and "worthless combinations" doesn't help anyone.

The last thing we need in FFXIV is people telling others to "stop being so negative!" when it's what got us into this mess in the first damned place.

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I read six's comments, and I felt a little confused... I grinded my **** off in that weekend we had, and I only got to a 17 Marauder with an Airship pass, and still didn't get to truly see the other cities... The way you sound, you sound as if you played a little, ran around a little, didn't have gil for gear, didn't like the gear options, and just said to yourself this is average... I was gonna let this post slide because it seems like others have pointed out to you how I feel about the situation, and have covered it nicely, but I felt this had to be said for others, and you to hear.

What I experienced in that beta was pure hard work by Yoshi P... I saw a struggle to level.(which I liked high xp numbers) I saw lustrous environments, and many many many quests to complete. I saw a world with vision, and I just question myself did you get to the hunter's log, did you get high enough to get in on those nice fate battles where you meet strangers fighting together? Did you craft anything? Did you do any story missions? Did you get to the mission where you had to fight the raptors, and everyone was patiently waiting till others pops, and were helping out? The adventure of running through the new lands to figure stuff out...

These are the things that make an MMO tight... The little moments out in the field when you meet people. I had my doubts, I played FFXI for 7 years, and I didn't think that magic could be recreated... I was wrong, I had my doubt about FATE's, but 300 of them just at launch? That's a lot of FATE's. Then on top of that, most of us just kinda saw our starting city(which was beautiful), and the same classes running around, until people started traveling to new lands. ****, I just got to my level to be able to beta test more areas, and more dungeons, witness parties, and guild leves.

Now, I was on a fresh server. I don't know if you were a 1.0 player, and you had a job to do all the later level stuff, but I believe if you did, you wouldn't be trying to ask questions like can I return my pre-order. And if you didn't have a high level job to start, you really didn't see much to form that kind of opinion about the overall state of the game in 2 days. And.... I think we were confused by you stating that comment about returning the game, and then in the same post say at the end, you "hope your wrong"... That was kinda confusing to me. Plus... "major rework"? What kind of major rework? Saying a game needs "major" rework, and only have 3-4 things that your not satisfied with doesn't constitute a major rework... I was suckered into posting in this thread like the rest of us, cause your probably laying on the couch sleep while i'm typing this. LOL

I think you should give the game another chance... Beta test some things you wouldn't normally do, and get in touch with the game as a whole, and what Yoshi-P and the team are trying to pull off and accomplish. I'm by no way saying the game is the best and is perfect, but will it survive? I think so... remember, this is the beta and not even all the areas are open... and... This is the first part of the game... there will be plenty of updates leading up to its first expansion. Plenty more jobs, plenty more future reasons that will later explain the reasons they did certain things now... This is a game that I wouldn't say you could judge until you at least hit level 30 and 15 on multiple classes, and you obtain your first jobs, and really see how things are done. And this is a person who's first experience was this weekend. Only better things will come my friend... :)


Edited, Jun 16th 2013 10:05pm by SirLuciousLeftfoot


You seriously got butthurt over Op's comments Smiley: lol
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The last thing we need in FFXIV is people telling others to "stop being so negative!" when it's what got us into this mess in the first damned place.

Edited, Jun 16th 2013 11:30pm by Viertel


Don't agree with your statement here.

Pretty much everyone from Alpha through the betas and on every other gaming forum you could find absolutely slammed version 1. I liked certain aspects of it and got absolutely karma bombed on this site for being upbeat and positive to the extent I have not recovered 2/3 years on.

The problem last time round was NOT community acceptance. It was that SE did not listen. Everyone told SE it was broken, SE ignored them and went ahead and released it anyway. I cannot remember a single significant change from Alpha to release despite the widespread negativity.

For this version of the game, parts of it that are broken, have been generally fixed progressively since alpha and through phases 1 to 3. SE learned their lesson, they are listening.

Many of the complaints that remain un-actioned are a matter of taste rather than fact or design. Perhaps some people don't like certain aspects, but that doesn't mean it is broken, it simply means that a person doesn't like that particular thing. Two days ago the official forums were full of people criticising the game, now there is generally an air of optimism as lots of things have been fixed. Does that mean that everyone will like it? NO. But it does mean it is probably not fundamentally broken (like version 1 was).

As for the OP, this is a clear troll thread that has sucked as all in so well played. I doubt the OP has even purchased pre-order but if he has, I don't expect for one minute he genuinely intends to cancel it. If he was serious about hating the game why not just disappear from forums devoted to the game.
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I think you all need to relax and chill the **** out for a bit seriously Smiley: dubious The guy made a post, with a critique... GET OVER IT! You are all acting like he shoot your kid or something, spewing troll this troll that, just GTFO! Smiley: lol Seriously guys, is a video game, some people will have different opinions, but you don't gotta go hard after a person's personal character etc etc because he did not like something you do, i mean did he say "Oh i dislike the direction of the game, therefore you are all idiots" or something offensive ?

Also people stop being Hypocrites! Is ok to say the game will be a success after experiencing what ? 20-30% of the entire game ? Has anybody tried PVP ? Endgame ? The full Story ? Please somebody tell me who has done all this in beta ? Nobody!

But if somebody say the total opposite of that, is suddendy turns into: Oh you have not experience the entire game, how can you judge it blablablablabla Smiley: lol

Seriously! Relax guys
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I think you all need to relax and chill the @#%^ out for a bit seriously Smiley: dubious The guy made a post, with a critique... GET OVER IT! You are all acting like he shoot your kid or something, spewing troll this troll that, just GTFO! Smiley: lol Seriously guys, is a video game, some people will have different opinions, but you don't gotta go hard after a person's personal character etc etc because he did not like something you do, i mean did he say "Oh i dislike the direction of the game, therefore you are all idiots" or something offensive ?

Also people stop being Hypocrites! Is ok to say the game will be a success after experiencing what ? 20-30% of the entire game ? Has anybody tried PVP ? Endgame ? The full Story ? Please somebody tell me who has done all this in beta ? Nobody!

But if somebody say the total opposite of that, is suddendy turns into: Oh you have not experience the entire game, how can you judge it blablablablabla Smiley: lol

Seriously! Relax guys



OK, OK, someone has hacked Ostia's account. Who are you and what have you done with Ostia.

Ostia is a big believer in forming opinions based on early beta phases and ramming them down everyone's throat so there is no way you are him :-)
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"Here's what you won't find:
You won't find a strong sense of community.
You won't find a lot of players willing to socialize. (Some are truly trying to find bugs or provide useful feedback. Some aren't good at multi-tasking.)
You won't find many players rushing to your aid so expect to die should you bite off more than you can chew. "

Umm what kinda mmo is this? FFXI (and just about EVERY p2p MMO) has ALL that... i hope when you said you wont find thos ethings you actually meant you wont find them in the BETA and not that they wont be found AT ALL
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And this is why my friends betas are nothing more than a free trial. Which is a shame considering since thigns are in beta people seem to think free trial when it's still a game not ready for release. To each their own, not every MMO out there is for everyone. But I'm sure there's a lotta people out there of your same opinion. Even I'm not 100% sold just yet even though I had fun with it. I do think with some of the very glaring issues witht he PS3 version I think it is a huge mistake they are waiting till 0 hour to test the client for it.
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I think you all need to relax and chill the @#%^ out for a bit seriously Smiley: dubious The guy made a post, with a critique... GET OVER IT! You are all acting like he shoot your kid or something, spewing troll this troll that, just GTFO! Smiley: lol Seriously guys, is a video game, some people will have different opinions, but you don't gotta go hard after a person's personal character etc etc because he did not like something you do, i mean did he say "Oh i dislike the direction of the game, therefore you are all idiots" or something offensive ?

Also people stop being Hypocrites! Is ok to say the game will be a success after experiencing what ? 20-30% of the entire game ? Has anybody tried PVP ? Endgame ? The full Story ? Please somebody tell me who has done all this in beta ? Nobody!

But if somebody say the total opposite of that, is suddendy turns into: Oh you have not experience the entire game, how can you judge it blablablablabla Smiley: lol

Seriously! Relax guys



OK, OK, someone has hacked Ostia's account. Who are you and what have you done with Ostia.

Ostia is a big believer in forming opinions based on early beta phases and ramming them down everyone's throat so there is no way you are him :-)


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You seriously got butthurt over Op's comments Smiley: lol[/quote]

lol at this... and at your last post. I'll pay the 50 mil!!! I just need till Thursday!!! Smiley: tongue
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OK Six. You are in the Beta. You have concerns. You don't think they are going to get fixed.

So what in the holy @#%^ have you done about it?


The sentiment here is an echo of what has been posted, for over 3 years I might add, on the feedback forums. The potential of the game after adjustments have been made to it should not be taken into account until they come about.

Using the common analogy I use because it seems not to sink in for people...

If you order a steak cooked to medium and the server returns to your table with a raw slab of meat, you would 'provide feedback'. Personally, I'd tell them to take it and **** off until it's done or I'd leave. If they came back several times with it undercooked I wouldn't entertain the notion that I am welcome to pay for the salad bar and some rolls until they can figure out how to cook. Capeesh? It's like you guys are saying he's crazy for not realizing the potential that a raw piece of meat has to be a delicious steak. Who's trolling here? I can't really tell...

He has issues with the game that make him doubtful that it will be completed in a manner satisfactory to him before he's asked to pay for it and he'd like a refund. That doesn't sound like anything else but completely normal to me.

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Beta phases can be entirely different than launch.

This is not at all true. Almost any beta test I have been in (up to and including XIV 1.0) were nearly identical to the launch version of the game with a few exceptions. Those exceptions were usually things like level uncapping, area restrictions, additional customization options for menus and other polish like additional quests, NPCs or the like. Beyond closed beta, games usually are just demos.

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I cannot remember a single significant change from Alpha to release despite the widespread negativity.


The initial battle system was changed, although only slightly, but it was somewhat significant. Other than that, you're right though. It was nearly identical upon release minus a few of the things I listed above.
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You pre-ordered a game you haven't played, you knew the risk. You live you learn.

This is just a whine thread in disguise.
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If you can't get your money back I'm sure you can find a friend that would enjoy playing it. If the point of sale terms said no refunds than no refunds. Simple as that.
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If you haven't paid for it yet I imagine you should be able to cancel.
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