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Posted: Sep 21st 2010 8:23PM Abriael said

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".It sounds as if the amount of content available to players of Final Fantasy XIV will be greater than anyone would expect, so players should keep their eyes open to enjoy the post-beta environment."

It was quite predictable, but the naysayers of course were hell bent that the game would have had absolutely no quest, nothing, just a baaaaarren empty land.

Because you know, every armchair developer in the world knows how to develop games better than Square Enix right? :D

Posted: Sep 21st 2010 8:53PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Shoo! Go away fly.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2010 11:00AM Vrazule said

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Lord forbid that gamers should actually know what they like. Just because MMO developers are considered professionals (clueless charlatans in my book) doesn't mean they have a clue on what makes a good game. If they did, then we certainly wouldn't be seeing games that fail to make a profit and or die in a short period of time and even the games that do fairly well, still have huge, huge turnover rates. Blizzard is the only compnay to succeed in not only drawing in more gamers than any other, but retaining them in larger numbers over longer periods of time than any other MMO in history. They are the only professionals currently on the scene, the rest are merely stumbling around trying to figure things out, with the possible exception of Arenanet and Bioware, but that still remains to be seen.
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Posted: Sep 21st 2010 8:48PM rev2k6 said

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im kinda of thinking about wasting 75 bucks and buying the collectors edition even though i probably wont like this game. It comes out tomorrow right? maybe bestbuy or walmart might have a few.

Posted: Sep 21st 2010 9:08PM Laren said

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In all honesty, unless you have a dire need to try the game 'now', are a hard core fan, or just really bored, you should wait a few weeks. The OB was pretty far from a 'good game'. They've stated they are going to fix it, but you might as well wait for that to occur. Hopefully it already is... we should be finding out pretty soon.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2010 12:04AM tchuks said

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Yeah if you're not sure, don't spend $75 just to play it a week earlier. The majority of server lag/congestion is going to occur in the first week. Unless you already know you're going to love it and can put up with it, don't waste the extra $25 (unless you really want the collector's edition stuff).

You're better off waiting a week. Getting through all the system maintenances that are required is not a good impression to put in your mind if you're not sure of the game. The ones who are die-hard will put up with this and not care at all about the downtime they plan on playing for however long the game is going.

If you wait a week, you save $25 and get rid of the initial hiccups that are going to be present when the game goes live.
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2010 1:17AM rev2k6 said

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yeah I was hyped up for a moment , but im not buying it , i may look into it in future but yeah. I am just really bored.
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Posted: Sep 21st 2010 9:11PM Cendres said

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That they are taking to upper management about how to communicate with their players is a step, I guess... lol

I'm certainly down with crafted items being powerful high level items available in game, and yay more quests. The article does little to assuage my fear of sparse quest content, but with a similar update speed as FFXI I am optimistic new content will continually be added as time goes on and that it won't take 100 years for something new to come along.

Posted: Sep 21st 2010 9:33PM (Unverified) said

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Servers are up now.

We'll see just how much "more" content SE unlocked. Various fan boards should be announcing what differences they're noticing in the next few hours.

Posted: Sep 21st 2010 9:34PM real65rcncom said

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If you're already playing a MMO you like, you shouldn't need to rush into buying FFXIV.

If you're playing a MMO just killing time until "your" game comes out, if PvE is your kind of thing with no PvP, then you might look at it.

If you're planning on playing a PvE mmo for the long haul that is guaranteed to evolve with plenty of money and commitment behind it, then this probably is the game for you.

FFXIV is not built for the launch, contrary to what many detractors have been posting. It's built for a marathon run where most games are built for the sprint (Lifetime sub.. get it now!) so they get their money upfront or they fold.

SE is a solid company and isn't going to let the game fold no matter what so improvements are sure to follow; don't worry about trolls who still have no game and want everything else to fail because of it, lol.

Posted: Sep 21st 2010 10:40PM Vagrant Zero said

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That sounds awfully apologetic, as if you were trying to rationalize and excuse a company as large as SE from releasing an incomplete MMO.

It's 2010, not 2003. Incomplete MMOs without a functioning and fleshed out end-game are stillborn in this era.
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Posted: Sep 21st 2010 11:40PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Let peeps play the game first for a few months to see how "incomplete" it is before writing it off. The ultimate judgement is by the palyers themselves, whether this game becomes a succes like Guild Wars, barely hangs on like Warhammer or dies a horrible death like APB....but until that time and despite some of it's issues, let's hold onto our hats before we start the funeral procession. It may not be dead yet.

Personnally, I wish the game all the best. :)
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Posted: Sep 22nd 2010 1:08AM (Unverified) said

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Jumped in when the servers went live (The advantage of GMT+10) and so far the game has been pretty smooth. Better frame rates, less lag and of course a Hardware mouse 100% supported.

Now there are more people the servers are hiccupping occassionally but thats to be expected. I imagine this will egt worse once NA users start to jump in as well.

Anyway I'm happy with the game and the content so far and I am sure some of you will watch the next few months to see if the game is for you.

As for 'incomplete' game there is no evidence of this yet and I doubt there will be for some weeks when people continue to progress.

Time will tell, but until then seems to be plenty of people online having fun ingame reguardless of the problems

Posted: Sep 22nd 2010 5:10AM Graill440 said

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I will be putting the stripes and exhaust on my Hemi Challenger tomorrow and the next day. I can guarantee even with some busted knuckles i will have a far better time than those playing this title tomorrow or in the future.

Have fun kids.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2010 8:05AM (Unverified) said

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Did they ever implement the hardware mouse? I would buy it if it had the hardware mouse. It's not the best game but it's different enough to be fun for a while. Unfortunately, the control scheme is horrendous to use with a software mouse.

Posted: Sep 22nd 2010 11:52AM (Unverified) said

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Hardware mouse is default settings now
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