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« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2010, 10:33:31 PM »

I got the Asia version of the game so I can't register.

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« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2010, 11:37:38 PM »



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« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2010, 11:58:27 PM »

Elmer has done a translation of Famitsu's article.

http://ffxiv.zam.com/story.html?story=21825
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« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2010, 12:22:09 AM »

Being nitpicky, but the sky looks kinda crappy in that shot, and the foliage doesn't feel much improved compared to FFXI. Might be the angle though, and it would probably look a lot better in motion.

I'll give my attempt at a rough translation of some of it for those of you who can't wait.

Opens with short introduction about SE's new MMO, FFXIV, and this is a class breakdown.


Gladiator
A flexible class capable of wielding swords of all types. With a shield, it may act as a tank. With a light sword it can act as a fast striker. It can adapt to many situations.
Equipment introduction includes a curved scimitar and a small-sized buckler.
The third picture looks to be a stance selection...IE Warrior from WoW.

Abilities
Sword's Cheer(?): Attack before the enemy, provoking it and encouraging it to attack the user.
Cover: Defend the party member behind you.
Rampart: Focus on defense over your blade, ups both physical and magical defense.
Aegis Boon: After blocking with a shield, the damage can be converted into HP recovery.
Weapon Skills
Phalanx: After a block, strike quickly from behind your shield, angering the enemy.
Red Lotus: A flaming strike with your sword.
Shield Bash: Damage + Interrupt
Spin Stroke: Deals more damage if you have aggro
Circle Slash: AoE attack

Followed by commentary by development team, who all basically say that the class if focused on being balanced in both attack and defense, will be often asked to tank for parties, but can also switch between a stabbing and slashing type attack pattern to add versatility in DPS.


Lancer
Capable of using spears of all kinds, as well as javelins to attack from a distance.
Equipment shows two types of spears, one of riding and one for normal use(?)
Third picture shows that you can attack while out of the enemy's range, as well as attack multiple weak enemies.

Abilities:
Inspire: Erect a spear with a flag, increasing morale (party members attacking the enemy gain TP)
Ferocity: Sacrifice HP to deal massive damage
Focus: Reduce own HP to up TP
Collusion(?): Attack from behind a party member to trick the enemy into thinking he attacked (IE Trick attack from FFXI)
Dragon Sword: Push the enemy with a spear, lowering evasion and draining HP.

Weapon Skill:
Overrun: Spear lunge, appears to allow the PC to charge forward colliding into the enemy and starting the battle with extra TP
Feint: Perform a feint, lowering evasion and attacking immediately with 100% accuracy
Leg Sweep: Stops movements of enemies in front of the user, ineffective on flying enemies
Moon Lance: Thrusts spear, lowers enemy TP gain
Skewer: Seems to attack multiple enemies and slow down ground enemy movement

Developers say it is a class that is half attacker, half support class. It is a class that must focus on the positioning of others during battle as well as being mindful of what abilities are used. It appears to be a mish-mash of SAM, THF, and DRG from FFXI.

Will continue in a bit.

Oh well curse you Elmer. Given that Elmer's translation doesn't seem to include the abiltiies, I'll go ahead and do that.

Pugilist

Ability:
Whistle: Gain attention of enemy
Blindside: Larger damage from behind enemy
Chakra: Reduce TP to gain HP
Steal: Steals item (herp derp)
Phase Step: Up evasion

WS:
Jarring Strike: Appears to be Hamedo from FFT. Ups aggro.
Relentless Strike: Attack weak point, repeated use lowers critical strike.
Haymaker: Dodge and attack
Tackle: Charge
Earthen Slash: Hit ground for Earth damage around Pugilist, ineffective on flying


Marauder

Ability:
Bloodbath: High critical strike on next attack
Defender: Attack-, Defense+
Disorient: Lower enemy evasion
Invincible Charge: Movement is possible even if hit with restricting magic

WS:
Skill Thunder: Damage, AoE larger if charged
Log split: Effective against plantoids
Fracture: After being hit, attack and seal enemy WS
Brandish: AoE attack
Ion Tempest: Donut-shaped attack around user with wind-type damage


Archer

Ability:
Replenish: Attack with several arrows at once
Chameleon: Disappear
Stride: Higher movement speed
Retrieval: Lower HP, recover arrows
Hawkeye: Next attack has high accuracy

WS:
Shadowbind: Bind enemy in place
Wide Volley: AoE attack
Quick Knock: Fan shaped AoE
Feathered arrow: Remove enemy's buff
Shrieker: Make enemy flee


Conjurer

Ability:
???: Longer cast time, higher damage
Trance Chant: Magic cannot be interrupted
Spirit Bind: Bind caster in place(?), lowers MP costs
Roaming Soul: Casting possible while walking (Thank you SE)
Purge: Recover status of party and enemies to normal

WS:
Fire: Fire damage in area of effect
Cure: Heals party members in area of effect
Protect: Do I really need to explain this
Shock Spikes: Enemies that hit you take thunder damage and get stunned
Frost: Causes ice slip damage in area of effect


Conjurer

Ability
Blood Ritual: Reduce own HP, up magic damage
Thorns: Return damage done to caster back to attacker
Dark Seal: Ups magic accuracy
Initiation: Party members gain your buffs
Paradigm Shift: In exchange for spell distance, AoE is enlarged

WS:
Drain: Drain HP
Gravity: Slow movement
Sacrifice: Reduce own HP, heal other's HP
Siphon-Magi: Drain MP from enemy that cannot move
Absorb-Accuracy: Lower enemy's accuracy and ups yours

Other two classes are pretty self-explanatory.
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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2010, 12:28:42 AM »

Beta site is down.  Must be getting hammered right now.
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« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2010, 01:20:38 AM »

I'm liking what I'm hearing about being able to specialize a certain element. That's something I'm really looking forward to them making a big deal about.

The classes though...well, I always enjoy playing a light-armor, rogue type class, but none of these seem to fit the bill. Archer seems to be the closest thing ability-wise, but I'd like to be within melee range. Hmm...
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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2010, 01:31:16 AM »

I'm liking what I'm hearing about being able to specialize a certain element. That's something I'm really looking forward to them making a big deal about.

The classes though...well, I always enjoy playing a light-armor, rogue type class, but none of these seem to fit the bill. Archer seems to be the closest thing ability-wise, but I'd like to be within melee range. Hmm...

Pugilists have a steal ability though!
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« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2010, 12:46:47 PM »

 Yeah, I think I said before that I hoped there wouldn't be a thief and a ninja because people want the same thing out of both classes since they're the same archetype and they'd step on each other toes(XI avoided this with the tank thing, but I don't think we'll get that again). Not having either is surprising though. Pugilist does fit the fast guy thing I suppose, but it's more of a warrior theme.

 Of course if 'ninja with a different name' isn't simply a unreleased class that'll be in before release then they'll certainly add one when they do the first expansion.
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« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2010, 05:55:19 PM »

To be honest, I expect these classes to be something along the lines of FFXI's initial six classes, and others needing to be unlocked in some fashion.
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« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2010, 07:07:18 PM »

i'm really hoping they dont fuse blm and whm into one class.
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« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2010, 09:02:18 PM »

JP site has been updated.  You can hear combat music.  I like it a lot.  It's Uematsu through and through.

http://jp.finalfantasyxiv.com/
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« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2010, 09:08:25 PM »

To be honest, I expect these classes to be something along the lines of FFXI's initial six classes, and others needing to be unlocked in some fashion.

It is true that these six seven classes are noticeably lacking any sort of hybrid class. All of them are pure melee or magic, and none of them are in-between. SE had very limited success with their hybrid and pet classes in XI- makes me wonder if they'll bother this time at all.

EDIT: That battle music is great, it feels a lot more fast paced than the battle music in XI.
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« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2010, 09:50:57 PM »

Absolutely love the battle theme. Can't wait to play this.
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« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2010, 10:48:53 PM »

Was there a time limit to apply for the console beta using the FFXIII code? First come first serve? I just registered it today even though I got the game Tuesday. Probably doesn't matter.
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« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2010, 11:25:32 PM »

It doesn't.  As time goes by, more and more people will be sent beta codes until the inevitable open beta where it'll be wide open for anyone to try, prior to release day.
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