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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:08AM Vrazule said

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Really? They needed to pay a lot more attention to detail in their westernizing of the game and it's interface. As far as I could tell from the little bit of the beta I tried, they didn't learn a damn thing from FFXI other than improving their ability to annoy the hell out of western gamers.

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:27AM Audacious said

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Art director != game director.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:15AM Audacious said

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I loved the art design for XII, which was half of why I hated that game.

All those great races from the GBA/DS games were there with even better, more distinct designs, and, naturally, the only one you could actually play as was one of the boring as all get out dark skinned human women with the rabbit ears.

Well. You can't please everyone, and my unusual tastes has damned me to never being pleased by all but two MMO's race selections.

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:19AM (Unverified) said

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As much as I love the character design and atention to detail, the sensation of immersion just comes crumbling down by the constant "invisible walls" I found everywhere. A shame realy, as everything is realy beautifull but for me, that is a samall detail I just can't deal with

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:32AM Misterlee said

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That's exactly why I don't care about this game anymore. Invisible walls all over the place suck and it shows they have learned absolutely nothing about good level design ever if they have filled this new game with them.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:31AM (Unverified) said

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It is pretty to look at, but not to play (using a PC at least). Simple interface and quality of life functions are nowhere to be seen.
Devs don't read forums because there arn't any official ones for english speaking players and apparently they don't speak english anyway as they tried to justify that in an interview.

Funny thing is, so far there are 170k pre-orders for PC in the US and only about 25k for PS3 which it clearly is designed for primarily.

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:42AM Avick said

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I wish I got paid for summarizing a 1 minute 48 second video.

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:52AM (Unverified) said

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enjoying the game.

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 10:03AM Mevan said

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I am too, this game really is a lot of fun. I don't know what invisible walls those guys are talking about outside of the ones that are there just for the beta which lead to areas we are not privileged to until release. I just can't wait for the 22nd so I can get started on my actual character!
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 10:20AM (Unverified) said

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Dude Iam feeling the same way along with ALOT of others I have talked to or partied with and the invisible walls they are talking about are the ones where the high cliffs are from where you cant drop down. Which was like in FFXI which makes it feel a bit realistic, cuz some of them cliffs are real high LOL anyhow its fun exploring the world is beautiful cant wait for SE to balance out the mob's and us so the fights become better specially when magic is casted the tanks have a hard time holding the hate cuz mobs want to go after the mages. Anyhow love it excited about the 22nd what server you on maybe you can join up in my LS iam currently on wutia and have a growing LS that we will be joining up the same server on release and doing it all over again ^^.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 9:57AM Fabius Bile said

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Why bothering adding so much detail when there is nothing out there, its just barren land between hubs...

the fail in this game leaves me speechless...

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 10:22AM (Unverified) said

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IDK what you are talking about there is sooooo much in that game as with mobs the land the beastmen are wicked cool even though they one shot my lvl 10 ass lol
the game has potential yes it's a learning curve but that is SE why make it easier for westerners its a new twist on a MMO that I for one and many others will enjoy in the coming years.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 10:14AM (Unverified) said

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I've been playing this game in open beta now and it will be the first MMO in 5 years that I will not buy. Every, and I mean EVERY, other MMO I have at least purchased to try for one month.
This game is that bad. I'm don't mind and, in fact, enjoy a challenging game. The recent easy mode MMOs are a blight but FF XIV has a very poor interface, bland environments, and very poor quest system. The complete disregard for Western audiences is their choice and their right, but then don't expect it to sell here.

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 10:24AM (Unverified) said

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there are people goin to play sorry its not easy for you and the barren lands that you are talking about I have not seen sorry this is not your easy to play let the dev's hold my hand to point me in the right direction cuz I dont like to read and follow storylines and you must be playing on a low comp cuz there are all kinds of mobs everywhere I look IDK maybe you need some glass.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 11:05AM (Unverified) said

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You're entitled to your opinion, as am I, but please learn to use proper English, particularly items like periods.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 11:21AM (Unverified) said

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"You're entitled to your opinion, as am I, but please learn to use proper English, particularly items like periods."

Confucius says: "Commas do not run-on sentences prevent."

Another Grammar Nazi fails.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 11:30AM (Unverified) said

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Looks to me like you cant be pleased. Otherwise you would have found a nice MMO out of the ones you have bought and stuck with it.

As for the people that say SE has learned nothing from FFXI I think they have... It was a major Success and thus they stuck with what worked. FFXI is not for everyone so if you dont like it dont feel bad god loves you just the same.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 11:51AM (Unverified) said

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Why does every conversation always come down to ego and name-calling? This is only my opinion. If you like the game, I'm happy for you. Please do enjoy it. At least show respect to people who disagree with you, otherwise your genuine comments about the game will fall on deaf ears.
I actually do have MMOs that I have stuck with over the long haul, but I do like to try new ones that come on the market.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 10:35AM Funkwell said

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Since the last two days the crashing has stopped for me and the game runs smooth on high settings. I love how we can combine actions from different classes, it brings so much creativity to the way you approach monsters.I hope SE doesn't listen to the QQ from western gamers who want the game dumbed down, if you put just a bit of time into learning things and actually reading text it's so easy. Also, this is by far the best looking game I have ever played, the vistas are breath taking.

Posted: Sep 9th 2010 11:00AM (Unverified) said

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Not to mention the weather effects are just incredible...there are windy days, when the clouds go streaking by and you can see grass and leaves carried away by the wind.
The detail in the sound design is also incredible: rainy days will get you the sound of your own feet on wet pavement, grass, rocks and earth...and each sound is distinct.
The costume/armor design are just amazing and so far no one looks the same...everyone can wear whatever they want and crafting brings out many different cosmetic varieties.
All of the questing systems have not been implemented yet, so there's that in answer to some of the outcry.
My only issues thus far are:
--SE and uncommunicative and doesn't make the token gestures at community management that might actually make them some money and change some perceptions
--Us keyboard/mouse people need a new interface. QED. And make *all* keys assignable...not just 6. They made a half-hearted attempt a few patches ago but...guh.
--Optimization...I have to run three third-party, community created apps in order to get the game to make use of my $3100.00 hardware and make the game playable: Priority booster, HW mouse fix, and Windower.

Except for the first complaint I can easily see these issues addressed by the launch client.
I will say, in summation, if you are a person who has an external locus of control, can't handle nuance and doesn't like to read, don't bother playing...really. You'll only get angry. Wait for Tera, which I will also play.
Immediacy is not this game's strong suit.
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