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Posted: Jul 13th 2010 10:26PM (Unverified) said

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I so cannot wait for this game. Hopefully, it'll be something to get me off WoW.

Posted: Jul 13th 2010 10:28PM Bhima said

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The timing of this game's release is really ideal. Its before any of the other big players release their new games (SWTOR, GW2, even TERA). I hope its good, I think I'll give it a shot.

Posted: Jul 13th 2010 11:20PM paraLogiki said

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Is it just me or does the interface look like a clunky mess? I mean FFXI didn't have a great UI either from what I remember.

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 12:01AM Cendres said

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The UI looks like it suits the gamepad best, they've done some changes to make it better for keyboard control, but there's more to be done in that department before it's actually good.

The UI components can be moved around too.

I don't know about the whole micro transactions thing, they've said this before, I wouldn't take it as meaning there will never be items for sell though it wouldn't surprise me if those items are small in number and have no advantage in game, other then the coolness factor.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 4:38AM Egobrane said

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That boils down to opinion. I played the beta for 16 hours today and 2 of my friends who were playing with keyboard/mouse said the controls were pretty lackluster. I was using a gamepad however and it controlled perfectly. I loved FFXI's UI, and this one for that matter. They control like Final Fantasy games.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 10:37AM (Unverified) said

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I agree, this is an MMO being released first and foremost on PC, it shouldn't need a gamepad to be convenient to use. I HATE using controllers when I'm playing a pc game.

It does look just as shitty as XI
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 11:50AM Cendres said

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No Alan it's not released first and foremost on PC, it's just released first on PC.

I wish PC people would get over themselves, there's how many MMOs you can play viably with a controller? Yeah.... I'm all for both types of controls to be used, the more option the better.
However it's a nice switch for those of us who LIKE gamepads. And it'll be nice to play with the playstation community again.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 12:09PM Blancmanche said

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SE is trying hard to keep the look and feel of a traditional FF game, which means controls optimized for a game controller and a menu-driven UI. If you've never played FFXI, the controls & menus may seem unintuitive and needlessly complicated. Can this work for an MMO? Well, it certainly didn't kill FFXI on the PC, but who knows how many people it turned off (or send them to a console version).

The good news is, with some patience it was quite possible to get very adjusted to the controls in XI, so XIV should be the same. Better news would be if SE added the option of switching between optimized controller and optimized mouse / KB input schemes.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 12:13PM paraLogiki said

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It turned me off big time. I felt so confined in both the UI and controls of FFXI. Probably the #1 reason I didn't last.

I'm willing to give it another try, but I agree, a choice would be nice, but I don't see it happening. In their eyes, I'm sure it falls under -- If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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Posted: Jul 16th 2010 3:12PM (Unverified) said

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Maneuvering through 11's menu could be done very quickly, not this new one. It isn't that responsive and a lot of the times it's hard to tell if the game registered that you even clicked. A lot of comments about people not liking 11's menu means they'll dump this game on the first day if it stays the way it is. I think the best way to describe the new menu style is... invasive
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Posted: Jul 13th 2010 11:49PM Verus said

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Looks a lot like Aion this game. Hopefully not quite as grindy :)

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 12:00AM Suplyndmnd said

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If it's anything like FFXI it's more grindy then Aion.
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Posted: Jul 13th 2010 11:58PM (Unverified) said

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but it will have a sub right? so then im not for it really

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 12:04AM Suplyndmnd said

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Yeah, they really should release more games that are free and no purchase required to get the game and no monthly fee. That way they can be up for about 3 months before filing for bankruptcy for having absolutely no income. That would be the ideal game for me at least.
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Posted: Jul 14th 2010 12:55AM KiraXD said

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good... micro-transactions would ruin this game like it does every other lame mmo that uses them.

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 5:31AM Audacious said

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A certain someone I know got a beta invite and can't play because his crappy computer. ;__;

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 6:21AM (Unverified) said

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finally something without cash shops , i cant wait to play this , hope they will not change mind with cash shops

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 6:33AM Samael said

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Ok I was not looking at the direction of this game. But the idea of non-MT game sounds wonderful right now. Will pick this one up.

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 8:48AM (Unverified) said

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At last a company that says NO TO MICROTRANSACTIONS!!! Yes!!! Great, great news and I hope more companies start to go this route.

Posted: Jul 14th 2010 10:47AM Khaiser Soze said

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another random post to try to waste the days until FFxiv releases...

72 days cant come fast enough.

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