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« Reply #240 on: April 03, 2013, 12:23:38 AM »

looks like i got crapped on again and its mainly only legacy/1.0 players getting in
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« Reply #241 on: April 03, 2013, 12:57:54 AM »

No beta key here, either :c Oh well, I'm still quite occupied with other games and stuff, so it's not a huge deal to me.
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« Reply #242 on: April 04, 2013, 09:53:02 PM »

looks like i got crapped on again and its mainly only legacy/1.0 players getting in

Not true. I know several people who never played got an invite this round. Legacy and alpha players got into phase 1 as well as random invites. Don't be discouraged, there's not a whole lot to play right now anyway. It's still level capped in only one major area.

In other related news, did you guys read the transcript from this morning's Live Letter. 16-18 instanced dungeons at launch. Crazy.
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« Reply #243 on: April 04, 2013, 09:55:39 PM »

Got mine. Score! Now I can play it, say I like it, and then get to level 15 and never play again!

Sweet. We need to hook up as a group. Is Embryon playing too? I should add you guys to the FB group.
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« Reply #244 on: April 04, 2013, 10:14:43 PM »

Yeah, pretty sure he will be. We're planning an elaborate crime-fighting duo tale to serve as our backstory.
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« Reply #245 on: April 04, 2013, 10:22:04 PM »

In other related news, did you guys read the transcript from this morning's Live Letter. 16-18 instanced dungeons at launch. Crazy.
Oh shit, that sounds pretty fantastic. Definitely need to give that a read.
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« Reply #246 on: April 05, 2013, 12:29:40 AM »

Yeah, pretty sure he will be. We're planning an elaborate crime-fighting duo tale to serve as our backstory.

Can you add him to the FB group? I don't beleive I have him on my friend's list.
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« Reply #247 on: April 06, 2013, 01:06:33 AM »

I'm not sure how to add people to groups, but I'll see what I can do.

In other news, I played for three hours. I hate MMOs, and I was hooked on FFXIV. Seems like it has my favorite parts of GW2, FFXI, and LOTRO, and I especially enjoy the exploration. I don't know what 1.0 was like, but this feels very worthy. Will definitely be picking it up at launch.
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« Reply #248 on: April 06, 2013, 01:25:34 AM »

I'm not sure how to add people to groups, but I'll see what I can do.

In other news, I played for three hours. I hate MMOs, and I was hooked on FFXIV. Seems like it has my favorite parts of GW2, FFXI, and LOTRO, and I especially enjoy the exploration. I don't know what 1.0 was like, but this feels very worthy. Will definitely be picking it up at launch.

1.0 was ambitious for the sake of being different but got mired in poor design choices, horrible UI and lag, button mashing combat (not the good kind) and was basically a pretty husk in a poorly optimized engine. The game improved dramatically over the two years since Yoshida took over, but there's only so much you can polish a disaster.  I will miss the old positional combo system and of course the world itself, but its new incarnation is leagues beyond 1.0 and is giving the game the true launch it deserved.
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« Reply #249 on: April 08, 2013, 01:46:43 PM »

as i have been told 1.0's problem is that it tried too hard to be different from FFXI. to a certain extent im told its still like that and that FFXI fans should be catious.
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« Reply #250 on: April 10, 2013, 01:26:10 AM »

as i have been told 1.0's problem is that it tried too hard to be different from FFXI. to a certain extent im told its still like that and that FFXI fans should be catious.

Yeah, 1.0 was trying to be too different from EVERYTHING out there. I think you'll find ARR to be a much more comfortable fit as it's a seamless molding of FFXI, WoW, Guild Wars 2 and Rift. It sounds eclectic but it all fits quite well. The outlandish itemization and needless complexity of the gameplay systems (mainly crafting) from 1.0 have been reworked to be much more streamlined and actually make sense. FFXI fans may have to be cautious because ARR won't be breaking bricks over their heads to accomplish goals ;p
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« Reply #251 on: April 10, 2013, 01:30:23 AM »

Condensed Live Letter VII

You'll love it once it gets to 3:30 in.
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« Reply #252 on: April 10, 2013, 11:01:52 AM »

Beta key!
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« Reply #253 on: April 10, 2013, 11:51:52 AM »

Me too. Just got the e-mail:)
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« Reply #254 on: April 10, 2013, 11:54:14 AM »

Grats!
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