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#1 Aug 27 2013 at 1:18 PM Rating: Good
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Yep, I'll say it. I'm not alone in saying it. Despite launch issues it truly is a masterwork.
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#3 Aug 27 2013 at 1:21 PM Rating: Good
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It goes hand and hand with Ragnarok Online ! But ffxiv is deff the first game to really geab ahold of me since RO
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I may be ****** about not getting to play much during EA... but I'm still obviously a HUGE fan...

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#5 Aug 27 2013 at 1:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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Rate ups Gaxe for knowing Greatest American Hero!
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#6 Aug 27 2013 at 1:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's just so gosh darn pretty. There are times when I'm running around doing a quest and I just have to stop and look because it's so lovely. The sunset over the ocean in La Noscea, the mountains on the horizon... the stars and the galaxy at night.
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#7 Aug 27 2013 at 1:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Certainly my favourite MMO of all time, in my opinion I agree, best MMO of all time (for me as a Final Fantasy fan).
#8 Aug 27 2013 at 2:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Magilicotti wrote:
Yep, I'll say it. I'm not alone in saying it. Despite launch issues it truly is a masterwork.


Lol I was saying this right when I first got to play it in beta... I was getting bashed for saying that.

You don't need to play a game for more than a few days to know it's a masterpiece.
#9 Aug 27 2013 at 2:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Catwho wrote:
It's just so gosh darn pretty. There are times when I'm running around doing a quest and I just have to stop and look because it's so lovely. The sunset over the ocean in La Noscea, the mountains on the horizon... the stars and the galaxy at night.


I forced myself to stop using the map when I roam around just so I could fully take in the environment they created. It's breathtaking! And caused me a lot of concern the first time I ran into a lightning storm. I thought my video card was crashing at first. It never occurred to me that they could create a lightning storm and make it look...well...like a lightning storm.
#10 Aug 27 2013 at 2:54 PM Rating: Good
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Medieve wrote:
Catwho wrote:
It's just so gosh darn pretty. There are times when I'm running around doing a quest and I just have to stop and look because it's so lovely. The sunset over the ocean in La Noscea, the mountains on the horizon... the stars and the galaxy at night.


I forced myself to stop using the map when I roam around just so I could fully take in the environment they created. It's breathtaking! And caused me a lot of concern the first time I ran into a lightning storm. I thought my video card was crashing at first. It never occurred to me that they could create a lightning storm and make it look...well...like a lightning storm.

I thought the same thing! Oh crap my video is dying... waaaaiiiiiit...

My girlfriend and I hit some of the same hiccups others did this weekend, but honestly, it's the first game in a long time that drew us in as much as it did. I was off yesterday too and man, 3 straight days of waking up early and going to bed late took a bit of a toll on me, but I'll say confidently it was worth it. We're both having a blast with the game so far and it's been impressive how immersed you can get. Doing a quest, join a FATE, back to the quest, find a hunting log target.. it's more fluid than most other games are.
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#11 Aug 27 2013 at 2:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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level 31 bard already and i`m loving all of it =D
#12 Aug 27 2013 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
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The greatest thing about it... it can only get better from here. Smiley: grin
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#13 Aug 27 2013 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks to all for replying! And thanks Yohsida and his team for delivering it for us. WoW finally has competition.
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#14 Aug 27 2013 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys where can i download pc version? (Legacy member)
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What I most appreciate about it is how much it feels like a coherent world rather than just a bunch of vaguely related set pieces. It's not some standard set of fantasy textures or stories either: there's rich wood, gently reflective glass that looks like something from a banker's lamp, skies that are beautifully realistic, more npcs that have character (pardon the pun), etc etc. Like some others have said in this thread I can happily just walk around looking at things and soaking it all in.

It's also unabashedly romantic (in the larger sense, not just 'two people in love' sense). Some may find it a bit corny but when I'm in the mood for high fantasy I'm looking for something idealistic and enthusiastic, and that's just what FF XIV is like. You can pick at the mechanics of combat or classes or crafting or whatever, but it nails atmosphere and world building better than any other MMO, at least from what I've seen so far. GW2 probably comes the closest in terms of atmosphere/story/coherent world that has strong graphics to back it up, and I'm not ready to say which I prefer yet, I'll have to get to the higher levels in FF XIV before I make that call, but it's clearly had lots of love and care and attention to detail poured into it, so I'm looking forward to much, much more exploring!

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#17 Aug 27 2013 at 3:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Rate ups Gaxe for knowing Greatest American Hero!


And knowing is half the battle. Oops, that's that other American Hero.
#18 Aug 27 2013 at 3:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Mark my words here and now. Yoshida will go on to produce other FF titles and I believe he'll be held as the savior of their company. He's quite the visionary with a great career ahead of him.
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#19 Aug 27 2013 at 4:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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Also, for your consideration.

http://gamerescape.com/2013/08/27/thank-you-naoki-yoshida/

Leave the man a thank you.
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#20 Aug 27 2013 at 4:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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karmamule wrote:

It's also unabashedly romantic (in the larger sense, not just 'two people in love' sense).


That's it. Right there. That's the key quality that pulls me in to every Final Fantasy game without fail. That romanticism of story, environment, character and breath.

I'm in love with it, I've been in love with it since I was a child and it feels so much alive in this game.

This is why other RPGs rarely measure up to a Final Fantasy game for me. I'm glad it's so richly prevalent in this game.
#21 Aug 27 2013 at 4:15 PM Rating: Good
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It is definitely a masterpiece. Here's hoping all its launch problems get fixed.
#22 Aug 27 2013 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
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Yes I am touched they put so much work into reviving it, I would gladly pay more to help them through tough times!
#23 Aug 27 2013 at 4:51 PM Rating: Default
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Magilicotti wrote:
Yep, I'll say it. I'm not alone in saying it. Despite launch issues it truly is a masterwork.


This is an honest question:

What are you basing your opinion on? What qualities/aspect of this game are superior to others?



Edited, Aug 27th 2013 6:51pm by vahlmyth
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#24 Aug 27 2013 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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vahlmyth wrote:
Magilicotti wrote:
Yep, I'll say it. I'm not alone in saying it. Despite launch issues it truly is a masterwork.


This is an honest question:

What are you basing your opinion on? What qualities/aspect of this game are superior to others?



Edited, Aug 27th 2013 6:51pm by vahlmyth



Why does it have to be superior to other games for it to be a master piece?

Thats like if i say this cheeseburger from mcdonalds is a masterpiece and you asking what qualities does that cheese burger have over burgerking and wendys cheeseburgers
#25 Aug 28 2013 at 2:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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It goes hand and hand with Ragnarok Online ! But ffxiv is deff the first game to really geab ahold of me since RO


This is exactly what I thought. The atmosphere is so incredibly similar to the days of F2P on iRO servers. The community is bustling, everyone is excited and pumped to progress and work together, and the content is of the highest quality.

I have not been addicted to a game like this since FFXI. And prior to that, iRO and D2.
#26 Aug 28 2013 at 3:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Magilicotti wrote:
Yep, I'll say it. I'm not alone in saying it. Despite launch issues it truly is a masterwork.


Agreed. I've barely made it out of Limsa Lominsa, but I have to say I'm incredibly impressed so far and I've barely scratched the surface. I'm hoping that this is just the beginning and it will just get better and better.
#27 Aug 28 2013 at 3:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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HitomeOfBismarck wrote:
Croge wrote:
It goes hand and hand with Ragnarok Online ! But ffxiv is deff the first game to really geab ahold of me since RO


This is exactly what I thought. The atmosphere is so incredibly similar to the days of F2P on iRO servers. The community is bustling, everyone is excited and pumped to progress and work together, and the content is of the highest quality.

I have not been addicted to a game like this since FFXI. And prior to that, iRO and D2.


Indeed, I've not been this addicted either since FFXI. My goal all along was to bring back the feeling I got when playing FFXI, and I've come frighteningly close.
#28 Aug 28 2013 at 3:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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I have such great hopes for this game! I hope it really does go on to Compete with WoW and even surpass it would be amazing!

When I go and play WoW now , I'm just like ugh this game stinks.


ABSOLUTLY LOVE FFXIV! :-)
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#29 Aug 28 2013 at 3:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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I can't put my finger on why - but I agree with you.

There is nothing startlingly original in any of the elements of gameplay but what it does, it does sooooo well.

If WoW is the ultimate dungeon crawl MMO, this game beats it. Even the levelling dungeons I have played, which apparently are basic compared to what comes at end game, have a variety of different boss battle dynamics which is easily as good as WoW (albeit they are a little easy).

If GW2 was the ultimate game for open world battles, this game beats it. FATES are fun varied many and have a plot which ties into the plot of the local area of the game making it feel part of the experience rather than a tag-on levelling option disconnected from the min game.

If SWTOR was the ultimate game for storylines, well........it isn't anymore, whilst the voice acting is pretty poor in ARR, the storylines are engaging relevant and have a sense of place with the rest of the Final Fantasy series which means for a fan - they are awesome.

All we need to do now to really make this fly is create a fantastic community ingame. If we have that then this will be just about the perfect MMO. Sure so certain elements may be better in other games, but in terms of overall delivery there is no other MMO that packages it all up so perfectly.

Good job Yoshida san.
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