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#1 Jul 03 2013 at 8:11 PM Rating: Decent
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If you had to choose one thing that excited you most about arr, what would it be?

I think I would have to say the Arcanist > Summoner - Scholar would have to be my choice. Mainly for SCH, since I am a healer at heart.

What about you?

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#2 Jul 03 2013 at 8:14 PM Rating: Good
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I'm liking the gathering and crafting. Getting abilities as you level them is new to me.

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#3 Jul 03 2013 at 8:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Meeting new friends. Cheesy, but true.
#4 Jul 03 2013 at 8:29 PM Rating: Good
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NeptuneMagnus wrote:
Meeting new friends. Cheesy, but true.


This isn't cheesy at all! FF has a wonderful community compared to other games. There are always those few bad eggs anywhere you go, but for the most part the community here is friendly, and more than willing to help out and teach newcomers! Why it kills me the legacy members have this stigma of being arrogant, cocky elitests. I have meet several people during 1.0 that I would consider friends!
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#5 Jul 03 2013 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Good cooperative group play and a beautiful world to explore. Also I think I might try my hand at tanking. I've always gone caster of one variety or another, so I think its a good game to try something new on.
#6 Jul 03 2013 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Ulman wrote:
Good cooperative group play...


I do like the new dungeon style. HM is absolutely gorgeous!!! It is fun running dungeons. Not much communication, but me and ls mates I ran with were in vent last test, so this was no issue.
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#7 Jul 03 2013 at 8:36 PM Rating: Excellent
Running dungeons with my wife!
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#8 Jul 03 2013 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea I'm tring to get my wife into ARR when it launches, but I tend to mostly run with rl friends so we usually have vent up.
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Getting back to playing again. I have some unfinished business from 1.0.

Garuda >.<;;;
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#10 Jul 03 2013 at 8:49 PM Rating: Good
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Getting HQ items!!
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#11 Jul 03 2013 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
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UltKnightGrover wrote:
Garuda >.<;;;


That's one thing I never got around to, that and getting my relic(s). Just started doing the Hamlets with LS, did the mini Garuda, but never the hard. I can't wait to try it out though!
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#12 Jul 03 2013 at 9:11 PM Rating: Good
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the fact that its a REAL mmo that i can play on my PS3
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the fact that its a REAL mmo that i can play on my PS3


This!!

And I like being able to come home from work and get lost somewhere else.
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#14 Jul 03 2013 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I am really excited to play n my PS3, even if the graphics aren't as good.
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The community.

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#16 Jul 03 2013 at 9:16 PM Rating: Default
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There is DC Universe.on the PS3 too.
#17 Jul 03 2013 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Thayos wrote:
Running dungeons with my wife!


I keep trying to get my fiancee to play with me. She loves games like fallout where she can do things other than fight. She hates fighting, so I tell her, come be my crafter/gatherer and decorate our house! But alas, she still says no =(

Duomaxwellxx : I was really excited to play it on my ps3, but I got rid of it when I built my rig. It was nothing more than a paperweight haha.
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Killua125 wrote:
There is DC Universe.on the PS3 too.


That game is not good.
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#19 Jul 03 2013 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
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supermegazeke wrote:
Killua125 wrote:
There is DC Universe.on the PS3 too.


That game is not good.


I couldn't get into it either, but I have a couple friends that were religious with that game.
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#20 Jul 03 2013 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Killua125 wrote:
There is DC Universe.on the PS3 too.



keyword was REAL mmo.. I dont call 2 cities (gotham and metropolis) and a Hub area (watch tower if youre a hero and Doom if youre a villian) and 80% of the dungeons/raids you have to queue up for then are instantly transported too instead of being able to physically walk to them (well you could but even then you just walk to a teleporter that sin the HUIB which teleports you to said dungeon) I dont call those real mmo.

I wanna be able to walk and explore the mountains or wilderness and run into other exploring (or lost) players along teh way .. or have to walk to a dunegon and possibly avoid aggro (or fight my way through) all the way there etc etc.. give me the true open world experience which DCUO really doesnt offer
#21 Jul 03 2013 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I love exploring! I think exploring the world of FFXI was 1/2 of the reason I loved it so much, that and the group based grind-leveling. Maybe I'm weird, but I enjoyed building a group, then finding a camp and beating up on some baddies!
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#22 Jul 03 2013 at 10:58 PM Rating: Good
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I'm looking forward to the crafting system - I really enjoy crafting in MMOs, and having crafts as their own separate classes makes me excited for how much there'll be to do!

(That said, I'm also really, really looking forward to joining a Free Company and making some new friends. And exploring a brand new Final Fantasy world. There's just too many things to choose from!)
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Exploring and making new friends. I did a Sastasha run last weekend with some very friendly high level players. I'm looking forward to more experiences like that. Also, I really like what they did with the crafting classes. Also, everything else lol
#24 Jul 03 2013 at 11:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Zhailei wrote:
and having crafts as their own separate classes makes me excited for how much there'll be to do!


It is very nice to be able to try every craft and every job on one character, one thing I love about FF MMOs

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Exploring and making new friends. I did a Sastasha run last weekend with some very friendly high level players. I'm looking forward to more experiences like that. Also, I really like what they did with the crafting classes. Also, everything else lol


The majority of 1.0 players are very nice and helpful. I hate how we(legacy) have the stigma of being jerks..

What server were you playing on phrozen?
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Exploring and making new friends. I did a Sastasha run last weekend with some very friendly high level players. I'm looking forward to more experiences like that. Also, I really like what they did with the crafting classes. Also, everything else lol

This quest was the most fun I've had gaming in a long time, made a couple friends, and got my aetherial lance :D (for now)

There's a lot I'm excited about, but what I'm looking forward to the most is enjoying the FF series again and putting in some good game time. It's been a while since SE put out a game that excited me this much or as much fun to immerse myself in.
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I've played lots of different MMO's. Some I've liked, some I've played briefly and deleted, but very few I actually love.

Maybe it's the draw of the nostalgia. Maybe it's the way SE delivers a story. Maybe it's the bonus of experiencing that story with my friends. I don't know! But whatever it is, it makes me love this game. It's hard to put my finger on it when so many things about this game make me giddy just by thinking about them.
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For me I really started liking crafting in this game as its bit different than the regular "have materials -> hit button -> watch progress bar move on its own -> *poof* theres your item".

Also I'm kinda excited about the end game. The thing is that we don't really know how its going to be like yet. The end game will make it or break it for me, so I'm trying not to get my own hypemeter that high yet as it MIGHT come crashing down when I actually get to play the game fully.

For what I played the game in beta; The game seems really fun. There is at least some difficulty and lots of things to do at least the first 20 lvls I tried the game.

I'm also trying not to put on those rose colored glasses and ignore all the faults the game has. Some problems which really bugged me in betas are for example the AOE areas which hit you even though you were nowhere close to the area (could be an real issue in endgame if not resolved). It's also NOT a solution to say that "you have to move before or right when the circle appears". You are out of the area when the mob's ability resolves and you should be save, no matter what.

Also the combat is a bit dull at the moment, at least on the lower levels. I hope and think that It will get better on lvl 50s or so but I dont want to get my hopes up on things that aren't in the game yet that is the endgame content which will kinda define if the combat is fun or not.

1.0 taught me one thing and that thing is that "It's only beta, will be better in launch" is not how it ALWAYS works. So it taught me to be careful to not overlook faults. That said, ARR is shaping up to be a great game and for sure can't be compared to 1.0 anymore.
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lemopwnu wrote:
NeptuneMagnus wrote:
Meeting new friends. Cheesy, but true.


This isn't cheesy at all! FF has a wonderful community compared to other games.


Unfortunately my faith in this statement has been shaken as of late.
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I'm crossing my fingers, but I don't think it's a franchise culture anymore. I think the community has been invaded by the younger generations of today (16-22), and they're far more vile than the kids that came before them 5 or 6 years ago. It's incredible how twisted this world and it's youth has become. When I was growing up, rap was political and had a point. Rock and roll was rebellious and entertaining. Music in general was very diverse and so was the youth as a result. It was cool to have your own opinion and style. These days, everywhere I go I see kids wearing the same exact ****; Flat billed hats, skinny jeans, T-shirts, and Nikes or Converse. They all bump the same music in their cars too. They all talk the same, move the same, and fix up their cars the same (hellaflush). I've never in my life seen the media so successfully brainwash an entire group of youths. It has taught them to be greedy, nonobservant, close minded, inconsiderate, obnoxious slaves to the machine. The worst part is, somehow they all seem to think their "lifestyle" makes them unique. Finding a unique kid these days is like reading a ******* "Where's Waldo?" book. .

It seems the people of my age group (I'm only 29) are currently swallowed up by the "Go Green" scam, which is just as sad. With our current standard of living as they like to call it, there is no feasible way to "Go Green". Unless you're cool with having no electricity, cars, jobs, money, factories, etc. (I'm personally fine with that), our world is doomed. There is no way to live in accordance with this planet and still have all the things we have.

I think the reason I always loved mmos was that it gave me a chance to commune with people who love the idea of going back to a much simpler time. A time where chivalrous deeds were appreciated and there was still some mystery to it all. Most of the players I come across today do not seem interested in the spirit of the mmo, but rather choose to use it as another means to satiate their greed and lust for power in a world where they will most likely never have any. The ZAM community holds a lot of exceptions and exceptional people, that is why I continue to read and post here for the last 8 (?) years. I hope it will always be that place and I hope XIV will be a haven for those who still enjoy helping others and logging on with a positive attitude toward the game and it's community.


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I hope the XIV community is as cool as the XI (and WoW vanilla/bc) community was.
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#29 Jul 04 2013 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I really hope the FFXIV community will be as cool as XI or old-school WoW was aswell. Also I REALLY hope that the beta forums is not any indication for how the community will be, because if so then we will be screwed. At the moment all I see in the community (on the beta forums) is constant fighting between FFXI(V) players vs everyone else. Some new players try to come in and the "wonderful FF community" thinks that everyone but FFXI(V) players are somehow below them and that everyone who ever played WoW is automatically an idiot. People will have to sort the hate out in both sides and actually start to work as a single community than two "opposing" communities within a community.

Though I don't think the beta forums represent the actual community of FFXIV at all. There are so many people there who wont actually even be playing the game on release anyway. But ZAM for example has really nice and welcoming community :).
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Yeah, I've kinda learned to avoid official forums for any MMO I've played, as they all seem to degenerate into troll-bait-flame-fests. Find a good, medium-largish fansite (ideally months pre-launch, if I'm tracking it that far out), and play it by ear.

I can certainly add Community Rep for a medium-large MMO to the list of jobs you couldn't pay me enough to do!
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Having a final fantasy MMO to play again. It just plays different. The way the story is told, the slower more strategic group based combat, etc.

I didn't realize how much I missed this stuff from FFXI until this beta phase.
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Looking forward to having something to fill the hours with again other than work. I play other games but they all come to an end after a few hours when they're SP. The only thing I do otherwise is spend hours on CS:GO (Ok CS purists... don't take my head off... I didn't play CS competitively, only DoD, so idc about 1.6 or otherwise) or Chivalry (Which I'm not great at but is absolutely hilarious... taking an archer's arm off while he's trying to hit you with an arrow by charging in and dropping him with an overhand axe swing never gets less funny).

I miss playing a game that doesn't have an actual end.
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Looking forward to having something to fill the hours with again other than work. I play other games but they all come to an end after a few hours when they're SP. The only thing I do otherwise is spend hours on CS:GO (Ok CS purists... don't take my head off... I didn't play CS competitively, only DoD, so idc about 1.6 or otherwise) or Chivalry (Which I'm not great at but is absolutely hilarious... taking an archer's arm off while he's trying to hit you with an arrow by charging in and dropping him with an overhand axe swing never gets less funny).

I miss playing a game that doesn't have an actual end.


CS:GO is great. It's just not as popular and lively as 1.6 and Source were unfortunately. I really hope Valve makes HL:3. Half Life 1 & 2 were so good, and the multiplayer to follow would most likely be incredible. I'm crossing my fingers because COD is just not my cup of tea.
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