Version Update Notes (Oct. 22nd)

Today's version update addressed several gameplay issues, including client crashes when trading with retainer NPCs, issues with certain class traits, and many others.

Read below for full details, and be sure to discuss this on the Zam Forums!

From The Lodestone:

A FINAL FANTASY XIV version update was performed at the below time.

*The software client will begin updating automatically the next time FINAL FANTASY XIV is launched.

[Date & Time]
Oct. 22, 2010 at 2:00 (PDT)

[Affected Service]
FINAL FANTASY XIV

[Update Details]

- Actions resulting in the acquisition of an item will be cancelled should the player already be in possession of the maximum number of that item.

- Repair NPCs will be displayed first for ease of targeting.

- Drop rates for certain items obtained from enemies have been adjusted.

- The effect of the Conjurer's trait "Fastcast" has been adjusted to increase casting speed by 20% rather than 10%.

- An issue wherein the FINAL FANTASY XIV client shut down while trading with a retainer has been addressed.

- An issue wherein enemy names were not properly displayed has been addressed.

- An issue wherein use of the Lancer trait "Fleet of Foot" yielded no effect has been addressed.

- An issue wherein players could not progress in the quest "A Piece of History" has been addressed.

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I like the game~
# Oct 28 2010 at 2:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't get me wrong its a huge change from 11 to 14, however I find it enjoyable. My only two major complaints are the following.

-Why is there no auction house. Please Add one, we like the retainers they are ok! But we really miss the auction house.

-Item sort? Anytime soon would be highly appreciated.

Anywho! I am a FF addict I will play it regardless though it would be nice to see these two things fixed.
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FFXI Eiiva Arevir (Bizmarck)
FFXIV Eiiva Arevir (Palamecia)

ps.... please tell me there will be like a dancer class... I would sooo love that!
My issues with FFXIV
# Oct 25 2010 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
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all the issues i have.
well most of them. Please forgive all the spelling mistakes. thankyou. :)

(and these are just the issues i have with the game, some are bugs some are just things i dont like)

all the issues i have with FFXIV




Sevire Server Lag.
Sevire Menu system lag.
Too many confirmation menu's in game.
no inventory sorting system.
items with +1 +2 +3 verients take up too much space.
unusable retainer system.
confusing retainer Ward system.
retainer ward system located to far from anyware!
retainer ward system crowded and difecult to make sure you have checked everybody.
bazaring space too limited.
no Mailing service ingame.
no Auction house system in game.
no personal space.
no timmer to tell you when the "loot list" is about to be droped.
mob identification is unhelpfull and confusing.
monster behavior dull and iritating.
crafting menu far far far too long.
success rate too low for simple crafts.
recipes too complecated.
recipes for low level items requiring far to high level items.
Random engin relyed upon too hevily.
skills used in crafting little to no effect.
the "light" glow, functioning to give an "optimal succes" target, verry little to no difference between colers.
difference between normal, Rapid, Bold synthesis confusing and renders Rapid synthasis usless.
use of a Secondery tool, near pointless.
damage suffered during crafting unrealisitic and irritating.
unable to unequip equipped weapon/tool. must allways have something equiped.
unable to unequip under garments to repair, have to carry a spare pair.
durability on item far to low, becomes damaged and in efective too quickly.
required skill to repair equipment to high.
items such as rings and metel jewelry becoming damaged.
a weight limit on jewelry
NPC repairs costs far too much gill.
NPC vendors prices to high.
items such as "muddy water" to difecult to get. (Spear fishing)
Enemys are too spreat out.
targeting system non existant.
unable to switch between combat oponents.
unable to target only enimys
locking onto self pointless and awkward.
visual radial of charecter to narrow.
charecter controles cumbersome and unprecice.
combat boring, repetertive and tiring.
non adequate keybord controles.
camera zoom function unsubstansiol.
terain unpassable in pointless places.
small ridges preventing passage.
unadequate visuals on sertain terain.
orgenization of resorces related to civilizations un thought out.
lack of besteary.
unable to see party members on map.
map and "quest map" entirly diferent things but not distingished in quests.
unable to mark map.
jurnal only shows current quests.
lack of a completed quests list.
no access to chocobo's
no acces to airships.
"Activate leve quest" automaticly sets your home point.
anima rechard to slowly.
in game player serch funtion non existant.
mob claim function untrustworthy.
partying system flawed.
no serch for party icon.
shield skill is pointless and difecult to use.
lack of an auto atack.
manual attack subject to lag.
Sevire skill use delay.
game nightime far to long, spend to much time during darkness.
lack of focus by the development team, working on "seasonal events" when bigger issues still go on.
macro custermization awkward.
macro lines of text to short.
amount of macro sets to short
macro layout the same as FFXI before the successfull "book" system.
macro codes givern by the Sqarenix lodestone team wrong.
the party bonus system the same as FFXI before the implementing of the successfull "level scync"
Deliberate hinderence of Power leveling by the developers.
confusing freedom of job/class selection.
plot uncompelling.
stats confusing and unexplained.
synthasis suport duration too short.
synthasis suport loss middle of crafting an item.
Leve quest givers overcrowded un thought threw.





Edited, Oct 25th 2010 5:10am by LukeA
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My issues with FFXIV
# Oct 28 2010 at 2:01 PM Rating: Good
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LukeA wrote:
all the issues i have.
well most of them. Please forgive all the spelling mistakes. thankyou. :)

(and these are just the issues i have with the game, some are bugs some are just things i dont like)

all the issues i have with FFXIV




Sevire Server Lag.
Sevire Menu system lag.
Too many confirmation menu's in game.
no inventory sorting system.
items with +1 +2 +3 verients take up too much space.
unusable retainer system.
confusing retainer Ward system.
retainer ward system located to far from anyware!
retainer ward system crowded and difecult to make sure you have checked everybody.
bazaring space too limited.
no Mailing service ingame.
no Auction house system in game.
no personal space.
no timmer to tell you when the "loot list" is about to be droped.
mob identification is unhelpfull and confusing.
monster behavior dull and iritating.
crafting menu far far far too long.
success rate too low for simple crafts.
recipes too complecated.
recipes for low level items requiring far to high level items.
Random engin relyed upon too hevily.
skills used in crafting little to no effect.
the "light" glow, functioning to give an "optimal succes" target, verry little to no difference between colers.
difference between normal, Rapid, Bold synthesis confusing and renders Rapid synthasis usless.
use of a Secondery tool, near pointless.
damage suffered during crafting unrealisitic and irritating.
unable to unequip equipped weapon/tool. must allways have something equiped.
unable to unequip under garments to repair, have to carry a spare pair.
durability on item far to low, becomes damaged and in efective too quickly.
required skill to repair equipment to high.
items such as rings and metel jewelry becoming damaged.
a weight limit on jewelry
NPC repairs costs far too much gill.
NPC vendors prices to high.
items such as "muddy water" to difecult to get. (Spear fishing)
Enemys are too spreat out.
targeting system non existant.
unable to switch between combat oponents.
unable to target only enimys
locking onto self pointless and awkward.
visual radial of charecter to narrow.
charecter controles cumbersome and unprecice.
combat boring, repetertive and tiring.
non adequate keybord controles.
camera zoom function unsubstansiol.
terain unpassable in pointless places.
small ridges preventing passage.
unadequate visuals on sertain terain.
orgenization of resorces related to civilizations un thought out.
lack of besteary.
unable to see party members on map.
map and "quest map" entirly diferent things but not distingished in quests.
unable to mark map.
jurnal only shows current quests.
lack of a completed quests list.
no access to chocobo's
no acces to airships.
"Activate leve quest" automaticly sets your home point.
anima rechard to slowly.
in game player serch funtion non existant.
mob claim function untrustworthy.
partying system flawed.
no serch for party icon.
shield skill is pointless and difecult to use.
lack of an auto atack.
manual attack subject to lag.
Sevire skill use delay.
game nightime far to long, spend to much time during darkness.
lack of focus by the development team, working on "seasonal events" when bigger issues still go on.
macro custermization awkward.
macro lines of text to short.
amount of macro sets to short
macro layout the same as FFXI before the successfull "book" system.
macro codes givern by the Sqarenix lodestone team wrong.
the party bonus system the same as FFXI before the implementing of the successfull "level scync"
Deliberate hinderence of Power leveling by the developers.
confusing freedom of job/class selection.
plot uncompelling.
stats confusing and unexplained.
synthasis suport duration too short.
synthasis suport loss middle of crafting an item.
Leve quest givers overcrowded un thought threw.

Edited, Oct 25th 2010 5:10am by LukeA



Despite the severe bad english, this list is pretty much all the flaws on FFXIV.
Freaking great job.
Too bad some of those are not considered problems, but features. Like the recipe system.
My issues with FFXIV
# Oct 25 2010 at 11:29 AM Rating: Default
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- Lack of ability to jump.
- Lack of ability to jump.
- Lack of ability to jump.
- Collector's edition helmet is a piece of **** while regular edition helmet is pretty **** good.
- Having to open a menu to interact with something (ever heard of right-click?).
- Bashing on one crab for an eternity and getting < 50 archery points.
- Alt-tab crashes my game.
- Waiting 10+ minutes if I crash or get disconnected for my character to leave the server (and not getting a relevant error message).

Fail
# Oct 22 2010 at 11:53 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
These updates are not important or a priority.
Fail
# Oct 23 2010 at 10:44 PM Rating: Good
14 posts
Who cares. Do you think they go searching for these things? They look through the code and notice the errors and fix them. I am sure they didn't say okay this week I am going to focus on why enemy names arent properly being addressed.
Fail
# Oct 24 2010 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
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xandramas wrote:
Who cares. Do you think they go searching for these things? They look through the code and notice the errors and fix them. I am sure they didn't say okay this week I am going to focus on why enemy names arent properly being addressed.


Actually, that is exactly what they do. They have a bug list and they set out to squash those specific bugs.

It is extremely ignorant to claim they look through thousands of lines of code and randomly find things to fix. It is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have no clue about programming.
Fail
# Oct 23 2010 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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adrianbremer wrote:
These updates are not important or a priority.

Agreed. I was hoping to see something to make me wanna login. Maybe next week.
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crashing
# Oct 22 2010 at 9:27 PM Rating: Default
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I am still getting game crashes wandering around the black shroud. Dunno waht the issue could be. Its pretty radom.. get some weird error message.. for instance one was a popup with the code: (30002) 1287506604,0,5

Weird.

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