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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:19PM Tsuyin said

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I wanted to jump ship from 11, not keep paying for it :(

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:21PM ZoneOuT said

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hehe.. if I was still playing FF11 I would consider it /shrug

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:28PM Blancmanche said

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I assume you need an active FFXI account for the name transfer to work, or would simply having an SE ID linked to FFXI count? Not that Blancmanche Fenrir would be my first choice of names...

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:30PM Eliot Lefebvre said

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It does indeed need to be active.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:45PM Monkey D Luffy said

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That discount is enough to give me a reason to keep playing FFXI after i get FFXIV.

I'm very OCD about MMO character names so getting my favorite name is awesome.

Hermes Shoes + FFXIII Gloves + Onion Helm = FTW

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 9:55PM Jade Effect said

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I don't understand the importing of names thing. Barring players who simply must have FF11 server names as their last name to show off, does anyone actually need to import their FF11 names? Since there will be first and last names in FF14, it's quite improbable that the name you want will be taken anyway.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 10:23PM tchuks said

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It would also help to see which players you've played with before if you see their name + their server name from FFXI (example: John Garuda). If you were on the Garuda server then you would probably remember playing with John and try to get people from your linkshell back on the same server again.

Of course if you were hated in FFXI, chances are you want to distance yourself from the server you played on for obvious reasons ;)

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Posted: Aug 22nd 2010 8:08AM Icemasta said

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It's a feature, there isn't much else to understand. If you've never played FFXI, most people only have one character, one name and can class change at will. If you're been playing FFXI for 5 years, and are a known player on the Bahamut server, you most likely have a certain amount of fame or infamy, as well as many, many friends. I am pretty sure each server will select a specific server for everyone to move in, people are VERY social in FFXI and server-specific forums and servers are popular. So you'll end up with thousands of players, from the same servers, many of which will import, and it will feel like a huge family of players who knew each other.

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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 10:21PM DevilSei said

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You know, I see a reason why to stay subscribed UNTIL you get FF14, redeem the item, and get the character name transferred (like you need a game to do that for you though).

But afterwords? Whats the point? Oooo a few bucks off a subscription for the older of the 2. Doesn't matter if you stop subscribing, it doesn't give any benefits past the first time for 14.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 12:18AM (Unverified) said

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Having the server as your last name is not a big sell. For me it's a deterrent since I used to play FFXI on Midgardsormr before it tragically got merged into Quetzalcoatl, and I'll always consider Midgardsormr as my FFXI home.

Besides, my character name is unique enough that it won't be difficult to obtain it. I'll be sorry for all those Sephiroths though. Hmm...Sephiroth Fairy...that kinda fit. ;P

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 2:16AM lostmongoose said

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I hear ya...hate Quetzaquiznos ; ; wanna go back...
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Posted: Aug 18th 2010 2:33AM (Unverified) said

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Being from midgar, you should have learned to never feel sympathy for the sephiclones. Like the rest of us.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2010 4:10AM myr said

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Quetz native here wishes you could go back too.

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Posted: Aug 18th 2010 2:42AM ChaosInc said

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To all the cows who fall for this ridiculous ploy, say goodbye to your milk.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 2:48AM Graill440 said

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Final Fantasy XIV Is iffy at best of making its sep release. The title has BIG issues. With 100 pages on just the ui alone and the devs not communicating on even simple issues the private boards are a mess of buried info and post counts, all bad.

The latest patch today did nothing to fix any game issues, though they redress some "known issues" the devs put out, their list is very sparse.

I moved my private hitlist to the public beta sight where its a bit clearer. Hope the devs are busy on a big patch before launch.

Right now this one is wait 6 months after release or more before buying, and i happen to like it. They have got to realize the other 2 big MMO's are right behind them.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 7:40AM Graill440 said

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Here is something scary from a high post count individual (usually means they have alot of input but this is scary, in regards to losing your hotbar skills when swapping mainhand items. Read on.

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The skill wipe is by design. Its not a bug. You are susposed to use macro to swap out skills when changing gear. If the system auto-removes skills that are set, you don't have to add that to your macros when you set new skills for a different class. Makes it faster.
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I wont go into the gory details like why not just have my hotbar change to what i had it set at when i change mainhand items?

Apparently SE plans on everyone using a gamepad and the macros are for the gamepad, as it hasnt got enough keys, you will toggle down and choose your job.

This "by design" also negates the already in place ui tabs you program for job skill placement on your hotbar.

Seem confusing, its not, SE is making this game with a gamepad as its first priority, a keyboard has not been addressed yet nor the common sense to implement anything pc related.

I have catalogged all i need, now i simply watch patches now to see if anything changes.

If i see anymore reponses to my list like the one i quoted above this title will be a pass. But thats just my opinion. (grin)

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 5:48PM (Unverified) said

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Ugh... A high post count on that board means absolutely NOTHING. I've been in since alpha 1 my post count is ~150. some of those people who got in beta on 7/13/10 have counts passing 500+. The beta boards are littered with trolls.

I agree that FFXIV devs have a good chunk of work ahead of them to launch Sep 22nd.

I do not agree however with your statement about the macros being designed soley for gamepad support. Macros will be an essentail tool to use during your adventuring. As you aren't playing a specific class like other MMOs. You are playing a role.

For instance You are a Conjurer. You have 50 skill points to spend on your build. You outfit yourself as a healer. You use all 50 points based around that role. You then decide that you also want to be a buffer role. But you don't have the points to equip all the buffs you want. Are you going to click and drag/slot all those skills each time you want to change a role? HELL NO! you're gonna build a macro so you can CTRL 1 and change out your actions licketly split!.

Say You're grouped with some people and your tank splits. Or DC's in an inoppertune time. Are you going to sit there for minutes deciding what skills to equip or are you gonna be johny on the spot and be hero of the day with a quick role change thanks to having a macro set up for as Tank role?

What you and other people are basing your final opinions on is the first sliver of gameplay! Of course you're going to be using a lot of the same skills when you're level 10. Yeah it sucks it wipes out your Cure spell and Stoneskin when you change weapons. But you forget one thing. You don't have a fully fleshed out skill set. Wait til you get a few weapons skilled to 20 or 30 and you have to start thinking about what skills to use.

Another thing people need to get over is SE is first and foremost making a Final Fantasy game. They aren't making your favorite MMO with a new shiney FF skin. It's going to be vastly differnt than what you are used to. If you don't like it don't play.
Keyboard mouse used to be terrible. I mean absolutely terrible. So bad I plugged in my xbox controller to play the game. In beta 3 I have no problems with KB/M NONE! I accually might change from game pad to KB/M. but have you and other who are up in arms about your issues with controller ever try a gamepad?

A controller works for this MMO. Give it a try. It's got enough buttons to do all the necessary actions to play the game. So far the only thing I can't do with a game pad is: Resize the chat window, move the widgets and..........scroll chat. Thats it. You can do everyother action in game with a game pad. Everything. Draw/Sheath weapon, target mobs, target NPC start chat with NPCs, navigate menus, equip weapons/armor. Slot skills on the action bar. Select skills to use in battle. Target mobs for castign spells. target PCs while in battle. what else do you need?

Maybe I don't feel so irrate toward SE because I've played FFXI from NA launch and I'm used to their setup. Maybe I'm just a FFXIV fanboi.

But I tell you what. I'm not going to piss and moan about possibly spending $20 bucks for a gamepad if it makes a huge difference in my experience playing a game. It's a hobby of mine. If I'm not willing to do that just once; mind you ,maybe gaming isn't the hobby for me.

PC games that suck using a keyboard:
Flight sims ($100 joystick)
Racing sims ($100 steerign wheel)
fighting game / FFXIV ($20 gamepad)


Sad to see people will let $20 make or break them.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2010 8:53AM tenfootgoatman said

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These mmo companys really don't get it do they . If they offered Final Fantasy 11 as a bonus or with a nominal fee of a couple of dollars they would get more people playing the new game as well . Although 7 dollars is cheap it isn't cheap enough to attract signifiant numbers to playing a game that a few years old . However its not a bad deal for those already playing ff11 if they wish to continue with the old game as well as the new one . As a promotion most people will see it for what it and wont bother with it .

Posted: Aug 20th 2010 9:01PM Terical said

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To me,this comes off as using this as a way to help grow Final Fantasy XI servers. I was already not going to play Final Fantasy XIV, but this made it to the top of my list. The actual main reason, was that Sonic Team has a heck of a track record shutting down their servers with Phantasy Star Online games (Universe was not to my liking). I guess I will stick to the MMO I'm currently in progress of playing at the moment.

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