[FFXIV] The Fantasy Finally Begins! (Go to Wutai.)

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  • S-StarwindS-Starwind Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well it brings it to a standard charge for us Brits (I'm only comparing this to WoW actually, but I think SWG was similar).

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    All you day 1ers (and day 0ers) are gonna have to produce some reports on the retail client.

    Namely major changes from beta; like how the hardware mouse is, any additional levequest changes (beyond the 36hr change), any changes to the performance of the engine itself, etc.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    All you day 1ers (and day 0ers) are gonna have to produce some reports on the retail client.

    Namely major changes from beta; like how the hardware mouse is, any additional levequest changes (beyond the 36hr change), any changes to the performance of the engine itself, etc.

    I'm hoping for this myself.

    So is the server going up later tonight, or tomorrow?

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    later tonight.

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Lodestone says 5pm PST. Which is in just over an hour.

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  • S-StarwindS-Starwind Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Later tonight.
    I'll report what I can, but am having a bit of a problem with my PC freezing up randomly the last few days.
    I may have solved it, so just hoping it doesnt give me any problems playing tonight.

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    People who get the game goin on, please post on any more new customization options for your characters


    particularly hyur highlanders.......... thanks

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  • AtomBombAtomBomb Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hooray! My CE finally shipped. Now it just has to make it 1,000 miles (Irving, TX to Tucson, AZ) in 24 hours :?

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  • TopiaTopia Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hey, to you who have already got the CE and created an account, do I need a credit card to use the free month? Also, does the CE have two free months, or was it a dirty marketing trick when they said the CE gets one but never mentioned it for the standard?

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    Going to go see if I can convince them to give it to me.

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  • AkiraAkira Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Looking over the Synthesis lists on the Lodestone site, just noticing some stuff:

    Seems like Cooking, Weaving and Alchemy are the most "independent" crafts (at least at lower levels), as in they don't rely on other craft's for parts. This is especially true for Cooking because the end product also isn't used in any other crafts (that i've seen in any case).

    Weaving also seems to have the largest variety of crafts, but this may just be to make up for the fact that it's more independent (for example it looks like you need to make several "hempen [part]" to make a hempen whatever).

    Alchemy will let you imbue certain weapons with new effects (enchanting a dagger with a Blinding Potion to make a Blinding Dagger).

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  • Greg USNGreg USN Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Going to go see if I can convince them to give it to me.

    Good luck! I hope they are more helpful for you then they were for me. I tried to nab it when they opened because I was in the area for my 1 week PRK follow up. The guy seemed annoyed i was there. Then I told him BB was breaking the street date and he got even more annoyed.

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  • AibynAibyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    All you day 1ers (and day 0ers) are gonna have to produce some reports on the retail client.

    Namely major changes from beta; like how the hardware mouse is, any additional levequest changes (beyond the 36hr change), any changes to the performance of the engine itself, etc.

    I'm hoping for this myself.

    So is the server going up later tonight, or tomorrow?

    Also for those that get it soonest, AND got a low score on the Benchmark, please please please tell us how it runs. Mine was 959, if that helps by what I mean by looooooooooooooow.

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  • AkiraAkira Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Also I just want to say that the EB at St-Hubert is awesome and everyone in Montreal should shop there.

    The store had a literal explosion last night (there was a hole in the roof and rubble, though the clerk wasn't completely clear on what happened), but despite that they still opened and gave me my copy tonight <3
    And this was after they let me preorder the CE yesterday afternoon.

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  • AvicusAvicus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Going to have an 'extended' lunch break today to try and find a copy of this. Haven't played beta at all, hardly played XI but still want to give this a go. Any tips for a complete nub?

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  • S-StarwindS-Starwind Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So some places list the server live time as 5pm PST and others say PDT.
    Some are saying 1am GMT but we're currently in BST for daylight saving.
    Damn Japan for not using it and confusing me as to the actual server live time.

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  • a puddlea puddle Registered User
    edited September 2010
    All you day 1ers (and day 0ers) are gonna have to produce some reports on the retail client.

    Namely major changes from beta; like how the hardware mouse is, any additional levequest changes (beyond the 36hr change), any changes to the performance of the engine itself, etc.

    The retail client is out in Japan (since it's the 22nd there). Reports are, it's 9 GB, not 21 GB as SE indicated on their website.

    Hoooopin' that's not the truth.

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  • S-StarwindS-Starwind Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    a puddle wrote: »
    All you day 1ers (and day 0ers) are gonna have to produce some reports on the retail client.

    Namely major changes from beta; like how the hardware mouse is, any additional levequest changes (beyond the 36hr change), any changes to the performance of the engine itself, etc.

    The retail client is out in Japan (since it's the 22nd there). Reports are, it's 9 GB, not 21 GB as SE indicated on their website.

    Hoooopin' that's not the truth.

    Just shy of 9.5 GB.

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  • AkiraAkira Registered User
    edited September 2010
    So two patches, one really tiny one (probably under a meg) and one at ~450MB.

    Server still down for me (listed as maintenance) so I guess the 5PST timeframe was wrong.

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  • vamenvamen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    696 score on the benchmark. Not sure if that's good or bad but there it is!
    I do really need a new vid card though. Gotta find a powerful one that still fits in this average size case and only used one power connector.

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  • a puddlea puddle Registered User
    edited September 2010
    S-Starwind wrote: »
    a puddle wrote: »
    All you day 1ers (and day 0ers) are gonna have to produce some reports on the retail client.

    Namely major changes from beta; like how the hardware mouse is, any additional levequest changes (beyond the 36hr change), any changes to the performance of the engine itself, etc.

    The retail client is out in Japan (since it's the 22nd there). Reports are, it's 9 GB, not 21 GB as SE indicated on their website.

    Hoooopin' that's not the truth.

    Just shy of 9.5 GB.

    Yeah I figured as much. I guess we can all cross our fingers for the full release on the 30th to have a delicious 12 GB patch to bring it up to size.

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    a puddle wrote: »
    All you day 1ers (and day 0ers) are gonna have to produce some reports on the retail client.

    Namely major changes from beta; like how the hardware mouse is, any additional levequest changes (beyond the 36hr change), any changes to the performance of the engine itself, etc.

    The retail client is out in Japan (since it's the 22nd there). Reports are, it's 9 GB, not 21 GB as SE indicated on their website.

    Hoooopin' that's not the truth.

    What difference does it make?

    I thought it was silly that people were predicting that since the system requirements said 21gb that is the amount of space it'd take up. I.E. people were thinking the client for beta was only a small part of the full client.

    It was pretty apparent to me that they were requiring that space both for cache reasons and for future space usage.

    I don't expect the retail client to perform drastically differently than the beta client; but sometimes developers put in tracking processes into beta/alpha software that eat away at performance; that are typically removed in retail.

    But I'm not sure what people were thinking was going to make up the 12gb difference between beta and the supposed retail install size.

    EDIT: And to your above post, no, we can't. There's not going to be a 12gb patch, what is live now is retail, it is what it is. If you're expecting 12gb of magical content you're SOL.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    thanks for the payment info

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    They would not give it to me.

    Lesson learned: Next time pre-order from Amazon.

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  • KashiKashi Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Gave up and registered a Japanese members account so I can play on the JP client.

    I can't seem to input the bonus item code yet. It's not saying it's been used, it's just saying "that's not a registration code," so I'm guessing until I get the code for the game I can't put this one in.

    Can anyone actually log in yet, or is everything still locked?

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  • SpawnbrokerSpawnbroker Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    AtomBomb wrote: »
    Hooray! My CE finally shipped. Now it just has to make it 1,000 miles (Irving, TX to Tucson, AZ) in 24 hours :?

    Heh. Mine shipped too. From Phoenix, AZ to upstate NY and supposed to arrive tomorrow. Yay overnight shipping I guess!

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  • AkiraAkira Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Kashi wrote: »
    Gave up and registered a Japanese members account so I can play on the JP client.

    I can't seem to input the bonus item code yet. It's not saying it's been used, it's just saying "that's not a registration code," so I'm guessing until I get the code for the game I can't put this one in.

    Can anyone actually log in yet, or is everything still locked?

    The game is live now but the servers are completely fucked and no one can log in.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    shocking

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  • KashiKashi Registered User
    edited September 2010
    lol, so can you even get into the lobby server? I'm curious about how the whole "name saving" thing is working, like if your characters from the beta were just reverted to level 1 or what.

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  • AtomBombAtomBomb Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    AtomBomb wrote: »
    Hooray! My CE finally shipped. Now it just has to make it 1,000 miles (Irving, TX to Tucson, AZ) in 24 hours :?

    Heh. Mine shipped too. From Phoenix, AZ to upstate NY and supposed to arrive tomorrow. Yay overnight shipping I guess!

    Crazy ass shipping logic. If they started mine in Phoenix I'd have it now. We do have an Air Force base here, maybe they're flying my copy in on a jet :mrgreen:

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  • Greg USNGreg USN Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Anyone have a good link to the patch torrent. I want to dl tonight if possible

    edit I found one.

    Link in the spoiler. If this is not ok mods delete link and what not.
    here is the link for the 450 MB file. there is an additional 5MB file that I do not have a torrent for yet: http://www.mediafire.com/?2ccjb4gp9yonskl

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  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Greg USN wrote: »
    Anyone have a good link to the patch torrent. I want to dl tonight if possible

    edit I found one.

    Link in the spoiler. If this is not ok mods delete link and what not.
    here is the link for the 450 MB file. there is an additional 5MB file that I do not have a torrent for yet: http://www.mediafire.com/?2ccjb4gp9yonskl

    http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/12719-full-client-patch-download-install-instructions/

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  • S-StarwindS-Starwind Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ok, I got in right away, done my starter quest and a few leves so far.

    Running appears to have been made slightly faster. Not 100% sure but it feels like it has.
    It looks better than it did in Beta, I havnt altered visual settings any differently.
    Hardware mouse for the win.
    Running around city is alot smoother but that may be because not many online this early.

    When you choose your server it asks you if you want to use your beta character.
    Starting quest chain is alot less generous with gil than it was in beta.
    Gridania's escort quest, with the kids, has been sped up significantly.

    I must now sleep and play again in the morning.

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  • KashiKashi Registered User
    edited September 2010
    I had a feeling they'd nerf the gil reward from the starter quests, since it was clear that two players (or two characters if there's a mail system I haven't seen yet) could get together and just mill it for easy money.

    If that's the case with the beta characters, looks like Beef Supreme is gonna be lost to the abyss. Pity.

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  • Greg USNGreg USN Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    hmmm i want to use my beta name but alter my character... i wonder if that is possible.

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  • AtomBombAtomBomb Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Greg USN wrote: »
    hmmm i want to use my beta name but alter my character... i wonder if that is possible.

    Me too. Thanks for that link, pulled it down in like 4 minutes.

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    You people and your tubes.

    rage.

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  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    how does the world look with everyone in it wearing really stupid looking helmets

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    Sleeping now. Gaming tomorrow.

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  • AtomBombAtomBomb Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I uploaded the 2 patch files to my web server. PM me for the link if you're having trouble with the other methods.

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