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#1 Aug 19 2013 at 7:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hello everyone. Former long-time (since launch) WoW player here. Haven't played the game or any other MMO for quite some time now, but looking to get in to FF14. WoW is really stale at this point, and I've always been curious about FF11/14 since I've always had Macs (and thus couldn't really play).

So I'm planning on buying a PS3 and getting FF14. What should I know beforehand? Should I get the PS3 with the most memory (graphics aren't really important, just concerned about performance)? What kind of keyboard would you all recommend? Can someone point out similarities between WoW classes and FF14 classes?

I just graduated college and will be working, so hopefully this Final Fantasy MMO will be more casual-friendly than the last!

--Thanks!
#2 Aug 19 2013 at 7:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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First off, welcome.

From what I understand, any wireless keyboard should work with your PS3, but someone can correct me if I'm wrong. If they make a PS3 with more than 256 MB of RAM grab it, but I don't think they do.

FFXIV's classes are different from WoW classes in that your race and nation has no bearing on what jobs you can ultimately be. Also, the classes can branch into "jobs" which are more specialized and suited for group play. Your base class is more generalized, and suitable for solo play.

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#3 Aug 19 2013 at 8:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have a Logitech K360. Works fine for me but all I do is type every once in a while if I need to say something. Haven't tried using the keybinds yet, but I'm sure it will be fine for whatever I need it to do.

PS3 is about 3-4 years old and I'm not sure how much memory it has. Works great though.

Personally, I don't see much comparison in this game and WOW except that they're both online and have classes/quests, like any other fantasy type MMORPG. There are healers, DD, tanks. There are no separating factions like horde and alliance. Graphics are completely different style wise. Don't get the constant comparisons. It's as casual as you make it. Depends on if you want to log in and fish for an hour or grind quests/story/dungeons for 18.

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#4 Aug 19 2013 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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The only thing you can do to enhance the PS3 performance is to replace the slow 2.5" HDD with a solid state. The game will load faster, that's about it. I'd wait for the PS4 version to come out honestly.
#5 Aug 19 2013 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
All PS3's are standard except the hard drive, and really you only need like 10GB of hard drive for this game (Officially 7.something plus some for update content later on down the road), so even a small 160GB model will do.I'm also confirming that any wireless keyboard will work. I've used several Logitech keyboards and they all functioned immediately and without issue. Same for the mouse.

As far as I know there won't be any integrated voice comms system, but I'm going to be using a TS3 server for my linkshell (The Yellow Snow Eaters, ahoi!), so you won't need any more USB for your PS3. That's not even to say that FFXIV'ers are going to use voice comms mainstream. I know know that a lot of WoW'ers do. So don't look for it built into the client.

Other than that, just a good 1080p TV and you're good to go. I only stress that because my TV only does interlace so I played part of the beta in SD (480).
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#6 Aug 19 2013 at 8:12 PM Rating: Good
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As for similarities between this and WoW..
- The interface will make you feel right at home, though you may want to spend a little time with the UI editor, the default positions for things like actionbars are a little silly
- Questing works just like WoW
- Leveling up works like WoW too, depending on when you last played it. You gain abilities as you level, no need to visit a trainer or anything like that

As for major differences
- There are no specs. A minor amount of customization can be done through the bonus stat points you get starting at level 10, but it's pretty minor and the stats are simple enough that you can just pour your points into your main stat and be fine
- Crafting is way different, I recommend planning to spend some time with this if you want to pick up a craft or seven. It'll take some getting used to, but it's a lot more interesting than WoW's crafting
- Oh yeah, you can be every class on one character.. that's a thing. Starting at level 10 you gain access to the armory system that lets you change classes by changing main-hand weapons

There's way more for both categories too. The best thing you can do is just jump in and see for yourself. The game spends a decent amount of time teaching you how to play it, and while a lot of it will be old hat to an MMO vet, there are enough differences to make you want to pay attention.
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worgendruid wrote:
Hello everyone. Former long-time (since launch) WoW player here. Haven't played the game or any other MMO for quite some time now, but looking to get in to FF14. WoW is really stale at this point, and I've always been curious about FF11/14 since I've always had Macs (and thus couldn't really play).

So I'm planning on buying a PS3 and getting FF14. What should I know beforehand? Should I get the PS3 with the most memory (graphics aren't really important, just concerned about performance)? What kind of keyboard would you all recommend? Can someone point out similarities between WoW classes and FF14 classes?

I just graduated college and will be working, so hopefully this Final Fantasy MMO will be more casual-friendly than the last!

--Thanks!


Seeing how its on console you don't have to worry bout hardware specs like PC but concerning the keyboard.
I use to play FFXI had no problems with that keyboard it plugged in directly by USB but my current wireless has issues where it turns off for no reason and froze gameplay sometimes a friend also had same issue with another wireless keyboard so my bet get a USB one.
I played WOW myself and what I can say they both have in common is being casual friendly.
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#8 Aug 19 2013 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for all the quick responses! Yeah, it does seem like there aren't many similarities between WoW/FF classes aside from some being DPS/heal/tank, etc. I guess White Mage/Conjuror will be my best bet for a healer class? I tend to gravitate toward heals/support.

Are there any compelling reasons to wait for the PS4 version? I didn't really want to buy a PS4. Sort of only interested in FF14, replaying some PS3 classics, and getting some of the upcoming titles like GTA 5 and FF13-3.
#9 Aug 19 2013 at 8:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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It'll perform better, but otherwise not really. The PS3 version works just fine. And there are some great games in the PS3 library right now.

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I guess White Mage/Conjuror will be my best bet for a healer class? I tend to gravitate toward heals/support.


Yeah, Conjurer/WHM will be your standard healer.. similar to a holy priest. Also take a look at Arcanist/Scholar. We don't know a ton about it yet other than that it's healy.
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#10 Aug 19 2013 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
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I got a PS3 recently and have no regrets. There's a lot of games from the past few years that I've missed on. Plus, between that and waiting until next year to play XIV because my computer can't run it, it's a no brainer.

If you decide to get one, be careful about the disk size though. Normally they're all 250gb+ but recently they released a cheap model with something like 12gb only. That might be enough for XIV but it's not exactly future-proof.

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#11 Aug 19 2013 at 8:55 PM Rating: Decent
As far as the PS3 yes if you can get a model with better specs I'd do that. Several of the guys at the office played it on PS3 and their PC during beta and they were comfortable with both ways of playing. I would definitely go with a decent keyboard like a logitech and imho get a wired one if you can I know wireless can be great for some things but I tend to lean towards wanting a better response time and less risk of any sort of interference with my controllers so I like to have a wired one around. As far as classes the game has a ton of ways you can play it especially with the jobs that allow you to have different "specs" depending on what kind of group you're in and what your personal playstyle is.

I played a tank and healer back when I played WoW and I've been enjoying the Marauder and the Arcanist classes. From what I've been reading the Warrior and Paladin jobs look very interesting so I'll be working on both of those to see which one I like best for Main Tank with a DPS OS. I'll work on a healer class as well but I'm going tank first.





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#12 Aug 19 2013 at 9:06 PM Rating: Good
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During this last beta phase, there was a lack of tanks for the dungeons due to people play the new Arcanist class. If you want instant duty finder hits, play tank/healer in that order, at least for the opening weeks of the game.
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#13 Aug 19 2013 at 9:07 PM Rating: Good
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AekaMasaki wrote:
During this last beta phase, there was a lack of tanks for the dungeons due to people play the new Arcanist class. If you want instant duty finder hits, play tank/healer in that order, at least for the opening weeks of the game.


To be fair, that's every game.
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#14 Aug 19 2013 at 9:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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AekaMasaki wrote:
During this last beta phase, there was a lack of tanks for the dungeons due to people play the new Arcanist class. If you want instant duty finder hits, play tank/healer in that order, at least for the opening weeks of the game.


To be fair, that's every game.


^ this. Most people don't want to responsible for the party's well being in that way so DDs (DPS) will always be more plentiful.

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This is my favorite part of this thread, well said.
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