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[FFXIV] Things are starting to shape up!

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Lifting Since 1997Registered User regular
    Had a fortuitous day tonight, courtesy of an LS member who was kind enough to powerlevel me. I went from 1 to 14 in under an hour.

    The people from Aria Company are incredibly friendly. It only makes me feel worse for dumping them for the SA group. I'm really grateful to have found people who are actually friendly in this game.

    Also, airships are a step up from FFXI; buying a ticket guarantees you board the ship automatically, and it's an instant warp instead of standing around for 15 minutes while airborne.

  • chocoboliciouschocobolicious Registered User regular
    Unfortunately I believe they mentioned that the instant airship thing isn't always going to be that way. At least yoshi asst one point expressed a desire to add in a xi style flight sequence.

  • seabassseabass Doctor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    I saw some noise about player housing in 1.21, which has me pretty excited. I just cleared the last of my story line missions in 11, so I may come back when the newest version hits.

    I loved the flight sequences in 11, though I wish there had been a greater variety of quests or minigames you could have played on board. The forced downtime is good and bad. It gives you a chance to stretch, grab a drink, and it makes the world feel big. On the other hand, it's a whole bunch of potentially nothing.

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  • chocoboliciouschocobolicious Registered User regular
    Man all the stuff they are adding to XI is amazing. It really makes me hope XIV goes the distance like that once they have all the base systems in place.

  • Greg USNGreg USN Registered User regular
    Waiting to see how the character world transfer will work. Not willing to form over money at the moment. After getting 2 50s so far in starwars and starting to raid ffxiv has a way to go to get me interested again.

    I'll be interested to see how the new instanced raids are handled. If they are 2 more timed dungeons with 2 bosses... Meh...

    Also having killed ifrit a good 15-20 times before I left and getting 2 drops and countless runs of darkhold with maybe 10 drops vs getting something good on every raid in TOR... I dunno... Yoshi needs to turn up the heat.

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  • chocoboliciouschocobolicious Registered User regular
    I dunno, in regards to TOR I felt pretty much the exact opposite. The flashpoints and such were just so bad. Hell the whole combat thing was pretty much bad.

    After seeing how many people didn't stick around past the free period of TOR, I am at least glad to know I wasn't the only one it didnt gel with. too easy gear progression+super easy content+meh combat=eh.

    Also hut ball was totally ballista, still fun though.

  • Greg USNGreg USN Registered User regular
    Not to say tor doesn't have its issues and bugs (soa I'm looking at you)! Nothing compares to the rage I felt getting hit by ifrits floor fire vomit when i was never standing on it and ran away anyhow to be safe.

    Darkhold was better implemented but I'd rather have a one week lockout on a raid with a pretty decent chance of getting useful gear than 15min lockouts and an insanely high chance of getting darkmatter or duplicate weapons that you can't pass. (Note I am aware they changed it to totems now but i cant imagine the droprate on them is so hot). Also please don't get me started on coffers.... My last night on ffxiv I coffer hunted for 4 hours... On one coffer.... 0 drops. Until more meaningful content is added to xiv its all going to be low droprate time sinks :/

    I'd love for the game to suceede but more substancial content needs to be added.
    Also crafting and gathering... I admit tor is easymode on both but I refuse to ever go through the pain of getting another craft to cap in xiv. Slamming A for countless hours is just horrid.

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  • chocoboliciouschocobolicious Registered User regular
    Haha, yeah, crafting is pretty bad. I can't stomach it much either. On the other hand, I hate crafting in TOR, too, I think I'm just not the crafting kind of guy. (Of course, having to wait about an hour and a half for a gathering mission to finish in TOR to have the chance of getting something you need to craft an item is also one of the most frustrating things on this planet, as there just isn't any alternatives as there is never any of the rare mission mats for sale. I hate you, Underworld Trading, I truly do.)

    I think they'll pull off something amazing with FFXIV, they've already made huge progress and thats while sticking to the original games broken systems. I can imagine what they can do with the game once they rework it to be in a more flexible system (Have you seen FFXI lately? Oh god. So good.)

    Now will enough people be around by then, will it be anything but the most niche of MMOs? This I don't know. Failed first impressions pretty much burn forever.

  • kyleh613kyleh613 Registered User regular
    I started playing this last Saturday, I have a THM at level 37 now and am having a lot of fun! This is actually one of the better MMORPGs i've played over the last few years. I'm liking how much it strikes a good balance between being a hardcore and casual MMO, even if that design is probably completely unintentional.

  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    Yeah, I agree. There are some things about it that can be very engaging and some things that are pretty pick up and play. It is a good mix.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Lifting Since 1997Registered User regular
    Wrote up my 2nd article on FFXIV, which got published today: http://www.gamingupdate.com/articles/117/Final-Fantasy-XIV-Week-2-Player-s-Perspective

    I felt much more confident about this one, now that I got the introductory "semi review" portion out of the way.

    Speaking of which, I also went back and revised the first article, cutting down on paragraphs (my major writing weakness....fuck!) and improving it wherever I deemed necessary. It hasn't gone live yet but I'll update as soon as it does.

    Hopefully this won't be nearly as offensive to all the "FFXIV Teachers" out there. I would be interested in suggestions on what kind of topics you'd like to see covered, or if you find this case-by-case system of written articles to be acceptable.

    I was also given a renewal for another 30 days, so I'll be looking forward to the next big patch.

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I dunno if getting power leveled is a good way to review the game experience. Most people are going to actually play the game?

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  • chocoboliciouschocobolicious Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Even in your teens and 20s you will have various quests and storyline quests to do.

    You can also do ifrit at 25 from what I recall. Also all the starting grand company stuff is low level. So are the over world monster camps kinda.

    There is a good amount of low to mid level content considering. People just twink it with high level help then complain there isn't enough. I have a 20 something on wutai, we should meet up sometime and do the lowbie dungeons and such.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Lifting Since 1997Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Darkewolfe wrote:
    I dunno if getting power leveled is a good way to review the game experience. Most people are going to actually play the game?

    Not every article is "reviewing" the game, exactly. Just posting whatever I come across that would be deemed relevant or interesting.

    Powerleveling is a thing 9 out of 10 MMORPGs have, so I figured there would be some interest in reading how FFXIV does it.

    There will certainly be a post on regular old party leveling, once I finally get into a party.

    I really want to get through the initial levels as fast as I can so I can talk about the latest additions and patches, preferably when they occur. I'm hoping I'll be ready for the big job-related patch when it hits.

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  • DeliasDelias Registered User regular
    Reactivated my account, back on the Wutai server, looks like the old PA linkshell is gone. Is there a new one floating around? Character name is Siegfried Maxim, I'll be the level 30 wandering around playing like a level 1 newbie.

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    Wrex has no problem taking cover. Cover has a problem taking Wrex.

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  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    I have a 20 something on wutai, we should meet up sometime and do the lowbie dungeons and such.

    I'm still up for this, Choco. I think I'm 26ish THM.

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  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    i bought this game on a dare

    is wutai still the place to be if I want to hook up with peeps later on

  • DeliasDelias Registered User regular
    Zoel wrote:
    i bought this game on a dare

    is wutai still the place to be if I want to hook up with peeps later on

    It's looking pretty dead and desolate to me (on Wutai). Played 5-6 hours and I barely saw anyone in Limsa Lominsa and every place I went to do quests (leves) was desolate except NPCs.

    darleysam wrote: »
    Wrex has no problem taking cover. Cover has a problem taking Wrex.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Delias wrote:
    Zoel wrote:
    i bought this game on a dare

    is wutai still the place to be if I want to hook up with peeps later on

    It's looking pretty dead and desolate to me (on Wutai). Played 5-6 hours and I barely saw anyone in Limsa Lominsa and every place I went to do quests (leves) was desolate except NPCs.

    Ul'dah is the place to be.

  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    crwth turned me into a catgirl so i am zoel glossia

    what sort of game takes last names agh oh well

    e: my first impression is that the installation process is a simulation of mount ordeals.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Lifting Since 1997Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Delias wrote:
    Reactivated my account, back on the Wutai server, looks like the old PA linkshell is gone. Is there a new one floating around? Character name is Siegfried Maxim, I'll be the level 30 wandering around playing like a level 1 newbie.

    I'm probably reactivating tonight, so I could try getting my LS (which I somehow stumbled upon while inquiring about the PA LS....not really sure on the specifics) to give you a pearl.

    The people there are tremendously nice, which is something I value greatly in light of the previous ugliness I had in Figaro.

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    Anyone on Wutai that's looking for an active LS with worldwide players can get in touch with my LS:
    http://pandemoniumls.enjin.com/home

    I'm Passive Fist in game, I mostly mine but if you see me give me a /wave.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Lifting Since 1997Registered User regular
    How many LS's are you allowed to have?

    I'm going to finally reactivate later tonight, so I'll give you a /tell.

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    8, I think.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • IslandIsland Registered User regular
    Just bought the game from Walmart for 10 bucks... (gotta do something while TERA is down)... where is PA located? (Server, linkshell?)

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  • JediNightJediNight Registered User regular
    I think I'll hold off on trying FF14 again until the big revamp this fall where they redo the maps and the graphical engine, etc. The game still pretty much plays like it did in beta right? With the annoying color orbs of money-wasting fizzle for crafting, and a bunch of boring cookie-cutter camps for quests?

  • chocoboliciouschocobolicious Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    JediNight wrote: »
    I think I'll hold off on trying FF14 again until the big revamp this fall where they redo the maps and the graphical engine, etc. The game still pretty much plays like it did in beta right? With the annoying color orbs of money-wasting fizzle for crafting, and a bunch of boring cookie-cutter camps for quests?

    Not really, but if you're going into it negatively you may as well not bother. You'll find reasons to dislike it.
    Island wrote: »
    Just bought the game from Walmart for 10 bucks... (gotta do something while TERA is down)... where is PA located? (Server, linkshell?)

    Wutai server.. dunno what linkshell. I usually putz around alone, I should fix that.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Shouldn't there be a pretty substantial patch some time soon? I thought before the end of February.

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  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    Dev trackers seems to indicate that Yoshi-P passed his next Letter from the Director to the translator today.

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  • YeltaYelta Registered User regular
    Yes, new producers letter very soon and the 1.21 patch should be available the 2nd week in March, I think they said somewhere from the 6-9th timeframe.

    I can not wait to play White Mage ^^

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  • JediNightJediNight Registered User regular
    Not really, but if you're going into it negatively you may as well not bother. You'll find reasons to dislike it.

    So they've redesigned part of the maps already then to break up the cookie-cutter feel or not? My biggest gripe with the game was that it felt sterile and dead. It wasn't a world that people lived in. It was like a nature preserve with a handful of camps stamped out onto the map in the wilderness.

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I believe they are still working on that part.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    JediNight wrote: »
    Not really, but if you're going into it negatively you may as well not bother. You'll find reasons to dislike it.

    So they've redesigned part of the maps already then to break up the cookie-cutter feel or not? My biggest gripe with the game was that it felt sterile and dead. It wasn't a world that people lived in. It was like a nature preserve with a handful of camps stamped out onto the map in the wilderness.

    Yes, it's still like that at its heart, to answer your question. Still leve's grind, and camps.

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  • JediNightJediNight Registered User regular
    I believe they are still working on that part.

    Well yes, hence why I said before I think I'll wait for the map redesigns where presumably that won't be the case anymore :)

    Thanks for the heads up though for those sticking it out atm.

  • am0nam0n Waltham, MARegistered User regular
    People have commented on the game vastly improving since release. Google is failing me on "FFXIV free trial" and just returning articles about extending the Free period while they were "fixing" it. I did see an article where they started billing again as of January. Is there a free trial available (i.e. 7 days, 10 days, etc.)?

  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    Nope, there were free trials in the collector editions, but I suspect those are long gone. Mine is anyway.

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  • am0nam0n Waltham, MARegistered User regular
    ForceVoid wrote: »
    Nope, there were free trials in the collector editions, but I suspect those are long gone. Mine is anyway.

    Thanks. Looks like I won't be checking it out again then.

  • YeltaYelta Registered User regular
    There will be a free trial period after 2.0 comes out. Those people who were seriously unhappy with the game probably shouldn't bother checking it out again until then anyway.

    Also, a week to go till White Mage!!! Can you tell I am excited?

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  • GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    am0n wrote: »
    ForceVoid wrote: »
    Nope, there were free trials in the collector editions, but I suspect those are long gone. Mine is anyway.

    Thanks. Looks like I won't be checking it out again then.

    @am0n: I might still have my guest pass floating around from my CE if you're interested, not sure if they still work though.

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  • ForceVoidForceVoid Registered User regular
    Awesome (patch notes for 1.21)
    Spoiler:

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