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781  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: July 11, 2010, 03:15:01 AM
Here's hoping they have better design sense and class sensibility in XIV. I really hate the fact that after all this time they still don't have a grasp of many of these jobs. I'm still scratching my head at some of the SMN additions (shitty BPs and a <2% MP conserve proc) and DRK faux pas ( 2 TP per elemental spell!? 1 TP per Dark magic). It seems like they're not really trying too much with XI anymore, which is sad considering it's legacy. It doesn't build confidence for XIV for sure.
782  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: July 05, 2010, 08:05:54 AM
   Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
   Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad  CPU   Q9300  @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
     Memory: 6GB DDR3 RAM
          Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5
           PSU: 650W Corsair ATX

The system requirements for beta are:

OS:            Windows® XP SP3 *1, Windows Vista® 32-bit / 64-bit SP2 *2, Windows® 7 32-bit / 64-bit *2
CPU:            Intel Core 2 Duo (2.0 GHz), AMD Athlon X2 (2.0 GHz)
RAM:         Windows XP: 1.5 GB, Windows Vista / Windows 7: 2 GB
HDD:         15 GB
Graphics:    NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 or higher VRAM 512 MB, Radeon™ HD 2900 or higher VRAM 512 MB
Sound:    DirectSound® compatible (DirectX® 9.0)
ISP:            Broadband (constant connection)
Monitor:     1280 x 720 or higher; 32-bit
DirectX:    DirectX 9.0c
Other:    Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad *4

783  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: July 04, 2010, 03:39:54 AM

Wow, what a difference a few weeks and a dynamic lighting overhaul can do.
784  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: July 02, 2010, 05:30:40 AM
I wouldn't be in too much of a rush to get into beta. The cap is being set at level 30, which is reachable within 3-4 days of playtime if they open the servers 24/7 like they plan to. Especially since were limited to the immediate areas around Limsa Lominsa, you will get bored well before retail. Right now current alpha testers are the only ones going into beta, but the plan was that once the new servers are stabilized with this population, more invites will be going out. Though at this time it is unlikely there will be an open beta, the vast majority of people who applied for beta should get invites eventually. Hell, alot of alpha testers who got invited were applicants for PS3 beta, and were told to participate in PC beta till then.

We had 10 servers open at the end of alpha with about 5k testers each, and they had indicated they wanted to expand it to 10k or more through the beta. Be patient and keep your eyes on your inbox, we just got notification that the beta client would be available soon, but no word yet on when we start. If they an get the client out this weekend, probably after the 4th.

Once we have permission from SE we will be having some content up on the site from the beta.
785  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Release Date Confirmed on: June 30, 2010, 08:34:50 PM
Nah, looks like the tumbler and OST are Japan onry. Ah well...
786  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / FFXIV Release Date Confirmed on: June 30, 2010, 01:21:48 PM

I also got an email from Amazon confirming this too. Anyway looks like the PS3 camp has to wait almost 6 months. That collector's edition looks hot.
787  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: June 26, 2010, 12:49:13 AM
Heh, well they did more than just speed up combat, they completely nixed the effect gauge and redid how stats allocate too. I love how much better the game looks with the new lighting. Seems they updated some textures too. I'm going to be cautiously optimistic because this is the first time SE has actually listened to player feedback and acted on it, instead of their legacy of silence and "deal with it" attitude.
788  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: June 25, 2010, 10:52:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-99sSSS3eP4 Can't wait.
789  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: "Confessions of a Hypocritical MMO Player, In Three Acts" Discussion on: June 23, 2010, 07:57:02 PM
I know that, Pat should know when i'm just fucking with him in the spirit of his editorial :) if not, i'm sorry :(

Anyway, the changes sound dandy - especially since Dio never got past Riverne - something to do then. Also for the record, I really have been trying to get online, but it took me almost 3 days to patch. Anyway we'll be on tonight if you wanna do anything Pat or anyone else. Arliman (me) and Summonerdio (Diobility).
790  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: "Confessions of a Hypocritical MMO Player, In Three Acts" Discussion on: June 23, 2010, 01:37:27 AM
How is "Anyone who doesn't get CoP done now is absurdly bad at the game." not a blanket statement? Your making a judgment call on someone's ability to play the game based on the lifting of level caps on a portion of the content available, when a greatest deal of the difficulty in CoP comes from being able to put together a cohesive and competent group. That's irrespective of skill and an entirely unfair assessment, and it's actually quite rude. You also know a fair chunk of the expansion requires you to run around in Al'Tieu, which is still hostile no matter what level. So, instead of getting butt-hurt and retaliating with things like "Don't talk to me about ignorance until you log back into the game." maybe you should read what I was trying to illustrate.
791  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: "Confessions of a Hypocritical MMO Player, In Three Acts" Discussion on: June 22, 2010, 03:36:42 PM
Wewt, congrats. I've got the xp, but I need to work on the merits first. Probably be next week since I just got in Transformers: War for Cybertron - and it's fucking awesome :)
792  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: "Confessions of a Hypocritical MMO Player, In Three Acts" Discussion on: June 22, 2010, 03:35:04 AM
Would be pretty dumb of SE to remove the caps on CoP stuff and then make it so that you need level 99 buddies to clear the way to the BC anyway.

You do realize we're talking about SE right?
793  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: "Confessions of a Hypocritical MMO Player, In Three Acts" Discussion on: June 22, 2010, 03:27:51 AM
Anyone who doesn't get CoP done now is absurdly bad at the game. :P

Um.. yeah. That's about as ignorant blanket of a statement as they come. You've neglected to note that they've raised the mob level in Promyvion and I quote...

The upcoming version update will see the lifting of level restrictions in Chains of Promathia areas. In light of the planned level cap increase, the level and distribution of enemies in certain Promathia areas will also be adjusted to pose a worthy challenge to players level 75 and beyond. A journey of rediscovery to your favorite areas of old awaits!

You don't think SE would really make it easy on anyone do you?  Don't forget that quite a bit of CoP required you to be 75 anyway and its still a bitch. I've been trying to get a group to finish those fucking pots for a year and nobody wants to touch it. Not having instant access to a static does not make you bad at a game, i'm sure there's still quite a few people who will still have a problem finishing the expansion.
794  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is Square-Enix out of talent? on: June 18, 2010, 09:30:31 AM
Jesus, can you flog this dead horse any further? Let's discuss the merits and missteps of FFVII while we're at it. Honestly, isn't there anything more interesting afoot? Nobody's discussed Harvest Moon in ages  :)
795  The Rest / General Discussions / New console campers ain't got shit on this Apple nutcase.. I mean fanboy. on: June 18, 2010, 09:27:47 AM

Wow... there's some stupid shit i've seen in my life, but this is up there. I'll be enjoying my iPhone 4 when it's delivered to the door of my air-conditioned home on June 24th. The kid even has a confirmed reserved unit, but he's still camping a week early. Instead of giving this kind of brain damaged behavior publicity, they should just lock him up for loitering and vagrancy ;p
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