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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:09PM (Unverified) said

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Woot! A chance to try it out before cancelling my pre order!

Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 1:58PM (Unverified) said

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Disappointing game. Crossed this off my list and I'm now waiting for only two---GW2 and the soon to be king SW: TOR
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 3:07PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, it's pretty uninspiring.
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 9:48PM (Unverified) said

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I feel you there. A few friends of my were in closed beta. They've already canceled their preorder. As they have similar interest as I do, I will probably do the same depending on what I see in the beta.
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Posted: Aug 24th 2010 3:09AM Dolar said

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Yeah open beta is a mistake for them. This game is a huge disappointment. If SE would actually listen to the beta testers, and I don't know, update the game to 2010 standards, it would be okay. As it stands, the only people who will be interested in this game, are the people who played FFXI. And even then, it's missing a lot of the well frankly put, quirky charm that game had.

I guess if the camera and UI were not such a mess the game would be a bit better. But it is still a MMO in the mould of punishing the player in order for a tiny amount of advancement. Which to me, frankly just puts me off a game. Make a game fun, make the story enthralling. You will keep me around a lot longer then making me play 2 months grinding out simple quests to level and only being able to do it once every 48 hours.

I Love SE games, but FFIV is sadly not a game I will enjoy. I think if SE really wants to develop a MMO for more then just the Japanese market they have a whole lot of work to do.
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:12PM Monkey D Luffy said

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Damn, i hope my friend and cousin use the the alt beta account i made for them 3 days ago so they can try it out before having to wait again.

I don't want to go through FFXIV withdraws alone.../cry.

Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:15PM jpkustra said

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@Logan I would gladly give you my account if I could so you could try it out. I like saving people money.
I was at the beginning area with several people around me trying to figure out how to open the gate :)

Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:22PM Monkey D Luffy said

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You had to talk to the guy with the short name, Hob i think it was.
He should have had people standing around him.

You must normally play WoW, lol.
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:54PM jpkustra said

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@Joker
I don't play WoW but I do have respect for how its accessibility.
I'm not the only one that thinks this game blows. I'm glad you love it so much I'm not the only one complaining about how it plays, its UI, stupid quest set ups, walls of text and it uses software mouse(lol). Those are just a few of the issues.

I gave it a shot and the game failed to show promise of being anything except a timesink and frustration generator.
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 1:16PM Monkey D Luffy said

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@xslipperyx. Well it is a Beta, lol.

A brand new game's Beta is going to have bugs like these.
Not sure why there are so many people that don't understand this.
It's also a VERY limited Beta.

I had enough "quests" to last me 48 hrs, the 8 + all the crafting ones and everyone in my LS has some to do too.
It's a social game and you're not playing it right unless you have a LS and are partying up with people.

The game has 29 Days 11 Hours 42 Minutes and 60 Seconds for bugs to be fixed.
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 1:48PM (Unverified) said

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That would be awesome :) anyway to pm you on here?
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:17PM (Unverified) said

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Speaking as a closed beta tester, I can say that I will not care about the open beta.
It's a shame about this game.

Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:20PM jpkustra said

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Sucks, doesn't it?

I can't say that I've been more disappointed with a game than I have FFXIV. They paid no attention to things that worked well in other MMOs. I'm sure the diehard FF lovers will stick with it but other than graphics, it offers nothing over FFXI.
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:50PM (Unverified) said

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I can't say that I've been more disappointed with a game than I have with StarCraft II. Blizzard paid no attention to things that worked well in other RTS games. I'm sure the diehard StarCraft lovers will stick with it but other than graphics, it offers nothing over the first StarCraft.
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:53PM Cromica said

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Yea I cant say I had high hopes for the game, it sounded interesting and fun. But unless it pulls a complete 180 there is no hope for this one
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:54PM Dril said

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Hey arpeg, guess what?

It may be recycled, but SC1/2/WC3 are still the pinnacle of RTS games. Perhaps if you knew something about the genre you'd know that ;)
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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:58PM Monkey D Luffy said

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@xslipperyx. Not every game needs to be exactly the same.

I'm happy it's an improved version of FFXI and not just another WoW clone.

I'm glad that so many stupid and weak minded people are not going to be playing, one of the greatest things about FFXI was the community.


It's an awesome game if you actually play it rather than whine about it online.
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Posted: Aug 24th 2010 3:31AM Dolar said

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@Joker Now that's the super fanboy crap I remember from the beta forums:)

You know they make games to make money right? you understand that the game as it is now will only attract a tiny tiny percentage of the overall MMO market. And you know it is because of a few pretty simple fixes (Soften the leveling curve, remove stupid time limits, an actual working UI and camera for the PC, an auction house and not the goofy half working bazaar system.).

With people like you in the "community" it's no wonder people get scared off of FFXI. And I doubt 14 will fair any better.

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Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:29PM Ephe said

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Hmm that's nice. I haven't signed up nor played the closed beta, but I'd like to give this game a try just because it's Final Fantasy. Reading artictles and forum posts from testers make it seem like it's not a good idea to invest money in this game in its current state... Which is a shame seeing how many faithful players FFXI had.

Oh well. I'm sure there will be atleast a couple of days of free fun in Open Beta for new players :)

Posted: Aug 23rd 2010 12:30PM Whiney said

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Lol, if they do things the other MMOs are doing, they would be called WoW clone or just another MMO out there, but if they try something different, they would be called not paying attention to other MMO.

Sigh..

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