Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
(A Game Remade)
For those who don't know, Final Fantasy XIV originally released in September 2010 and was.... well it was basically a train wreck.
Despite stunning visuals and an interesting story the game itself was lacking mechanically. The UI was broken and sluggish, the combat was unresponsive and stiff, the world was bland and sparse, and the quests outside of the story were forgettable and dull. They tried for awhile to stem the bleeding by putting out some content patches and trying to fix a lot of the issues, but the game was on it's death rattle and had barely even begun.
However, instead of just cutting their losses and leaving the game to hobble on and eventually die, Square-Enix decided to take a different approach...
They hired Naoki Yoshida.
Mr. Yoshida (Known as Yoshi_P) took over the project and it was decided that instead of trying to fix the current game. They would just make a new one.
And it's a damned good thing they did.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h542YbZuwkQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wy1S866A0E
So now we have a game with Stunning visuals, combat that is fun and engaging, a world that is full of life and secrets to be found, quests that are plentiful in number and each with it's own interesting little story to be told. Oh and Chocobos that actually fight along side you, Magitech that you can eventually ride and battle with, and generally everything that we wanted in the first game.
So far the PA crowd (or anyone who wants to plays with us) will be gathering on the Sargatanas (Legacy) server
FFXIV: ARR Client downloadNote: This is just the Launcher download. You MUST use the new launcher as the older beta launchers will NOT work. It is safe to delete your old Beta 3 installation as it will no longer work anyways. This Launcher will work in Beta 4, Early Access, and Release.
NOTE: If you are experiencing Cutscenes that are cut in half (The top or bottom part is black) you need to uninstall the Windows Security Update KB2803821 until Microsoft releases a fix.
Come on, who doesn't want some snazzy Chocobos with hats?
Pre-order site is up! Enter your retail code at preorder.na.finalfantasyxiv.com
for EU folks)SERVER ISSUES UPDATE (September 2, 2013)http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/78421-NA-All-Worlds-Maintenance-(Sep.-3)?p=1152245#post1152245
[NA] All Worlds Maintenance (Sep. 3)
At the following time, we will be performing maintenance on FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn to perform the operations listed below. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be unavailable.
- Addition of new Worlds
- Implementation of countermeasures to handle the influx of concurrent user counts as a result of split processing the duty finder
- Address several known issues
* Clients will update automatically upon launch after the date and time below.
* We will announce details of the fixes at a later time.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
[Date & Time]
From Sep. 3, 2013 5:00 p.m. to Sep. 4, 2013 3:00 a.m. (PDT)
* The completion time may be subject to change.
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