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Posted: Jul 24th 2010 12:59PM Dufrane said

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I've been getting so tempted to go back to FFXI! Especially since my comp can't handle the PC version of FFXIV and I'll be waiting til March.

Posted: Jul 24th 2010 2:41PM (Unverified) said

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"We want deep, meaningful content that we can blow through in an afternoon and then complain we have nothing to do."

You should just post that in every thread everywhere and retire. hah

Posted: Jul 24th 2010 4:35PM myr said

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Thing I've noticed about Abyssea, is you really don't get the most out of exp'ing there unless you dump 4+ hours into a group in order to cap out your exp. If you just spend 1.5h with a casual group and don't get many time extensions, you'll end up with an exp/hour rate similar to a pre-update merit party.

On that note, WTB higher upper limit for maximum merit points. 10 merits, or 100k exp, comes too fast now! ;x

I am really liking the game right now, though. For the most part. Old stuff is finally getting easier to lowman as more people leave and my friendlist gets increasingly smaller. And I've finally uncovered my own top secret method of making teh gilz in decent quantities.

Posted: Jul 24th 2010 6:43PM Graill440 said

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Isnt that sad.......the exerp "thousands of hours" really hit me in this piece as it always does when i read or hear it. First, why? I guess my looking at "thousands" of hours isnt something i look forward to, or even want to think about. Some anticipate these games as an alternate to their own lives that for some reasons havent achieved their expectations and look forward to "thousands of hours". ugh.

What is so wrong with simply jumping in and playing on a level playing field from day one, you enjoy the content you stay and pay, you dont, you leave. Still tons to achieve if done correctly by the devs but then you have the money models that wont mesh with this type of thinking. Enter the stores.

Games like this do not need levels, weapon levels, pots and pans levels, or skill levels, the natural learning curve for any one individual should be enough to satisfy any greedy suit/dev. Trial and error, and random differences with each character in some way to prevent mods from being made to "simply things" or actions.

I have yet to log into a game and continue, let alone even start, an epic quest at my own pace, they dont exist. like this piece states in no uncertain terms, devs are lazy and unimaginative, and controlled by those suits.

I am very interested in this new FF title, though with levels it probably wont be a long interest, get my months worth of entertainment from the box then delete it, before they can charge me. (grin)

Posted: Jul 26th 2010 4:37PM (Unverified) said

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A little tired of the "flies on me" attitude of this column in regards to FFXI. Can we please get someone writing about this game who actually plays it and has experienced the content past the Dunes?

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