I'm specifically complaining that they reused the graphic models from a decade ago, while saying that they're committed to having great graphics.
But you've only provided a single example of this happening. You've mentioned plenty of unit types that look similar, but you haven't provided any other examples of SE reusing ugly looking FFXI textures.
He actually provided several and all you really have to do is log in and look around to see them.
He provided only one screenshot to show a mob that used the same exact, decade old graphics from FFXI. Then he listed a bunch of mobs that use a similar model, but provided no proof that they are direct
ports over from FFXI.
When I logged into FFXIV during phase 3, I was stunned by how amazing the graphics were. I noticed that many of the mobs from FFXI were present in FFXIV. However, never did I look at them and think "boy they look like pixelated, ugly, direct copy & paste units from FFXI that are surrounded by really good looking FFXIV terrain".
Open your eyes when you play. They are there for you to see. I'm not going to go through and edit videos down when people are(read: should be) completely capable of discerning for themselves, but evidence is also found in gameplay videos and trailers found on SE's youtube channel.
Like I said, it doesn't bother me that they do exist and it won't trouble me if they persist through beta. There are more pressing issues to be dealt with than which skin a mob has and how much better the textures are than they were 12 years ago. As far as I'm concerned(at least up through alpha version of ARR), XIV isn't any better than XI so it wouldn't seem out of place at all if they shared mob skins and textures.
It does beg the question though... why go to the trouble of creating an engine and then nerfing it down to PS3 levels if they are using PS2 textures? Pretty much topples the argument that the watered-down engine is something ARR can claim as a new feature
These posts are retarded,
Even ended the sentence with a comma... 11/10 Edited, Jul 15th 2013 10:02pm by FilthMcNasty
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.