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646  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 08, 2010, 02:34:38 AM
BTW, that Gamespot review was pretty awful. Has the genre degraded so much that players need to be handheld through everything? Let's bash the interface when it was common knowledge it was designed for a controller. Yes there are design flaws, simple ones that can and will probably be fixed, but I'm sure all the bad press will upset SE shareholders enough for them to abandon their vision of the game and try to convert it to another me-too MMO, which would be a shame, because the genre and the playerbase deserve more than that.

BTW it's obvious that the guy never hit 20, never tried faction leves or continued the storyline past mission 4. And for the record, when our LS does leve-linking, we are out there for 5-6 hours, this doesn't include the 8 local leves that will suck up another 2-4 hours. That's alot of content every day and a half. Most people in groups are having a hard time doing all of them every cooldown. It's also apparent he's from the WoW school of reading comprehension because each guildleve has a story - some of them quite long, that involve NPCs and factions within the game, but alas people find reading in a storyline... Bothersome.
647  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 08, 2010, 02:18:01 AM
I think it's kind of hilarious people are putting out reviews for this now. All anyone has to do is look at XIs development history and see that XIV is far from a finished product and since noone has hit cap yet they don't know what there is in terms of content. They have been releasing bits of info on lodestone as the playerbase started to hit these milestones. From a journalistic standpoint, I doubt any of these reviewers have gotten past, much less to, level 20.

A little history lesson, when XI was released they had the zones right outside each city, Jeuno was non existent and there was no AH either. If you find the list of version updates the game transformed itself no less than 3 times before we ever touched it here in the west. Now I'm not saying that releasing and unfinished product is right, but every MMO is this way. The game hasnt even been out a month and people are up in arms about shit they're aware of and have been on their table to be addressed. People just need to chill out. An MMO is best graded on their potential and the history of the developers to deliver content.

SE has shown that they can do this. They might not be as prolific as Blizzard but usually they do a good job. I think if anyone is on the fence about the game, they should just wait till PS3 launch before deciding. As it stands I'm enjoying the hell out of the game despite the small fixable flaws, but one man's candy is another man's poison.

I'm not towing the fanboy line, but I have faith in SE and their dedication to this title. They've never shown all their cards before and I'm not expecting meet and greets with their devs on forums daily.

My parting thoughts are that if the game was so terrible then why are all the servers packed to the gills with more people starting every day? I'm sure alot of people will leave once Cata comes out but for every person that bitches about the game ingame, there's several hundred people telling them to STFU and leave. That's my kind of community. :)
648  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 03, 2010, 04:41:00 AM
Well the game isnt letting me pick the world I want to. I can't even play because of this stupid single character limit. What retarded bullshit.

Tried another world, played a bit. Terribly unoptimized. Great graphics. Good music. What an extremely clunky interface, makes me feel like I'm playing EVE Online again. It just feels so.. unintuitive. The game could be so great if they just polished up the interface a bit, christ.

 

Well firstly the one character limit is nothing new. Unlike other MMOs you can play every class on one character. This was how it was in FFXI. As far as the UI, it's been well documented that it's been designed to be played with a controller. Sure you can play with the mouse and keyboard but that was not a part of the design. SE has gone on record several times as saying the UI was controller centric because Japanese players play their PC games with a controller. As far as calling the game unoptimized, how so? I've been running the game since alpha and it's current form is great. There is tons of lag right now because of the massive influx of people from the retail launch. It was the same way with head start. It will get better as the congestion eases. If the game offends you so much, then don't play it. No reason to take the Lord's name in vain :)
649  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 02, 2010, 05:36:00 AM
I could get behind a ladybug killing simulator. Red ones are fine. But any week now those orange ones are going to start home invading.


Dude those ladybugs will fucking own you. Anyway, despite all the Internet whining about lack of content, they're full of shit. Most people aren't even rank 20 yet. There's more to the game than just guildleve grinding. At rank 10, 15 and 20 you've got continuation of the main storyline with some instanced combat. BTW the big cutscenes in game are fully voiced. At rank 20 you start gaining guild marks for special abilities and skill books for your classes. You can start purchasing faction leves at 20 also. You start to get your class quests also. You get access to the Parley system at 20 as well. When you get to the 5th storyline mission you get your Path Companion. We also have confirmation from SE that PvP is in the wings which is closely tied to the soon to be introduced Company system.

Folks who have played XI should know that SE always delivers on content even though they don't like to expose everything right off the bat. People may bitch and moan cause they aren't getting to do the cool shit yet, but it's there.
650  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 02, 2010, 05:26:08 AM
I'm hearing a lot of mixed things about this game. Some people love it and some people hate it. There doesn't seem to be much inbetween.

Edit: WOW I got a Buddy code from someone online and there's no fucking client available for download? Is this a joke?

Peoples opinions are going to be polarized on the game because 1) They haven't scratched what's available and theres no guide or FAQ to tell you what's there till you get there yourself. 2) Its the Internet, and a new MMO. If it's not the second coming of Christ people automatically bitch. My advice is to try it for yourself, which it seems you're attempting.
The buddy code sheet says to LEND your game disc to your friend to install. If your unable to get the disc there's a billion torrents with the client. The game JUST came out, most MMOs don't have a live downloadable client that isn't a stripped down 7 day trial for at least a year. It's a fucking 9GB install file for an international game. I think they're better served saving bandwidth for patches etc right now. Give it a few weeks and it'll be on FilePlanet.
651  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 02, 2010, 05:08:34 AM
I think I'm gonna finally get this game in a couple of weeks.  I had the CE preordered at one point, but then I came to my senses and remembered my Warhammer Online experience. :P

I'm correct in thinking that the thaumaturge is the closest this game comes to having a red mage, right?  That was always my favorite class in Final Fantasy 11, and I haven't really played another MMORPG that has a class like it.

Thaum is a major debuffing class but they have no melee viability like RDM. They're pretty uber though. Think RDM meets Blood Mage.
652  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 02, 2010, 05:07:00 AM
That's nothing compared to 10+ people taking on squirrels and ladybugs!

You have to admit that was hilarious. I love that screenshot.
653  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: September 29, 2010, 03:05:08 AM
Shouldn't be an issue. Throw up an appy on our website http://reunionxiv.enjin.com and try to make it to one of our group guildleve events.
654  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: September 24, 2010, 07:04:34 AM
Yeah there's no auto attack, enter key is your confirm button. Each move takes up a chunk of your stamina to use, sometimes it uses TP or MP. When you select the attack, enter confirms it, and you use it. mouse/keyboard control isn't very intuitive with the game. If you have a USB controller, it works better.
655  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: September 23, 2010, 12:06:20 PM
Our linkshell is recruiting if you would like to join an active community. We do tend to use ventrilo a bit more than LS chat, but if you're ok with that we welcome most players, well except Kiem cause he's a douche :)
656  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: September 22, 2010, 07:04:31 PM
Patch Files

Just download from here and place them in the folders specified.
657  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: September 21, 2010, 06:11:38 AM
Frightening
658  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: September 21, 2010, 05:17:34 AM
Aye, Trabia server and whichever nation you want. Alot of us are going to be in Ul'dah but feel free to start wherever you'd like. We've been gearing up for the launch. Current members of REUNION, please check the website and forums for the early access info, member vent accounts, etc.

Folks who are interested in joining us, please check us out on our website, FB and Twitter.

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659  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 20, 2010, 12:41:30 AM
My account is still active and would love to take part in some of the new content. I hadn't purchased Scars - though with only 2 days till FFXIV its probably a moot point. I'll probably be leaving my FFXI account active for a while until I know XIV has enough content to warrant me cancelling. So if you ever need another body for stuff, send me a tell, I might not have anything going on.
660  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Move is beginning to impress me on: September 19, 2010, 05:38:51 AM
Picking my Move up this morning, I'll let you know how it goes. Looking forward to Heavy Rain with it too.
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