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Posted: Oct 8th 2010 9:26PM Zeeth said

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Fullscreen windowed mode please.

Posted: Oct 8th 2010 9:29PM ployer said

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I concur.
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Posted: Oct 8th 2010 9:39PM Miffy said

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Would like some content, there is nothing to do in the game but grind and stand around.

Posted: Oct 9th 2010 6:51PM gamebynight said

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I find it hard to believe you've spent any real time playing the game. There's enough leves to keep you occupied for 1-2 hours a day questing - and that's with most of your combat ones still on cooldown.

This isn't a game where you're going to have your hand held with a bunch of kill ten rats quests from 1-50. Gathering and crafting are their own mini-games, try them. If all you're doing is combat, you're going to be let down.

Since combat is much more strategic, I've found killing mobs just to do it more fun than in a lot of other games. If you're feeling like the game is a drag, it's probably not for you. More quest types are coming but I wouldn't expect them to drastically change the game.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 5:24AM Miffy said

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Crafting is really boring and slow thanx to the UI and recipes aren't even stored in game. The GL are boring, they're just kill 10 of these and come back and I've found you can do like 8 of them and then that's it for a couple days. So all you have left to do is grind but the combat is so crap thanx to the UI and poor controls.

The world is barren, there is nothing to do in it and I can't even find dungeons or people who want to group, most are talking Japanese or something anyways.

The world MMO I've ever played and that includes Dark and Light.
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 5:23AM Miffy said

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Also it's not about having your hand held, I loved UO, EQ and SWG back in the day. This game is just shoddy and I wish I didn't waste my money on it.
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Posted: Oct 8th 2010 9:41PM Monkey D Luffy said

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Someone needs to lure them into an interview then tell them face to face that they need to fix their game, add some content, add a god damned crafting recipe list that is accessible in game, and backhand them in the face for releasing the game in beta state.

Just printed over 200 pages of Weaving recipes the other day because SE doesn't know how to make a modern MMO.

Posted: Oct 8th 2010 10:05PM Laren said

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I take it you had to print all the recipes because they didn't fix the alt+tab crash? Iame. why are you bothering, exactly?
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Posted: Oct 8th 2010 10:32PM dudemanjac said

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Or just play in windowed mode and alt tab out until they get that fixed. Someone's obviously not going green :P
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Posted: Oct 9th 2010 10:12AM dudemanjac said

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Are printing one recipe per page?
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Posted: Oct 10th 2010 5:43PM (Unverified) said

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Um play in windowed mode it runs alot better also alot of the quest you dont get access to til higher levels. Look if you havent played FFXI then please dont come into this game thinking and wanting it to be another clone of all the same MMO's that are out right now, that would be stupid SE likes for you to explore to lets say come together and help one another not be some dude in the corner, also if you bought the CE edition you could write down your crafts, but really play in window mode it will help alot.
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Posted: Oct 9th 2010 12:49AM Dandmcd said

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I thought the Gamespot review trashed the game pretty good until I saw this video review below from Game Trailers. These reviews are worse than I even expected, but 100% agree, this game is in shambles.

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-hd-final-fantasy/705893

Oh, and also Amazon Japan has the game 29% off already and we aren't even 30 days into release. Sad, but this game might not even make it through December before it is shut down permanently.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B002C4KLEC/ref=dp_change_lang?ie=UTF8&language=en_JP
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Posted: Oct 9th 2010 2:04AM (Unverified) said

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I can't stress to people enough how awful this game turned out. It is obtuse, boring, unfun, stressful and downright lazy. It is not just mired with technical bugs like the weird interface lag, it is mired with unintuitive, and fundamentally unfun design choices. The repair system, the leve system, the crafting system, the economy. They are all absolutely unfathomably terrible. It's like they didn't even playtest this goddamn thing. Shame on the playtesters and developers for letting this garbage out. And even more shame on the Square-Enix executives if they forced the developers to release this mess to the world, hereby ruining any chance it had of being popular. Avoid this game until Square-Enix pulls their collective heads out of their asses and brings this game up to 2007 korean free-to-play MMO standards.

shameful.
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Posted: Oct 9th 2010 10:09AM Laephis said

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Heh, I like how the Japanese have given the game 1.5 stars on Amazon with over 100 reviews. So much for this being popular in Asian countries. Looks like the failure is universal.
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Posted: Oct 9th 2010 10:35AM dudemanjac said

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I'm not blaming any playtesters. They reported this stuff. Even if they didn't it five minutes with the game would point out it's flaws. I'm still enjoying it so far. Fighting hard to get my skill up enough to make my new polearm. I take breaks out to go fighting with strangers and friends. Not a whole lot of story because I've been taking my time getting to lvl 10 in one job (I have 3 different things at 8). My linkshell is helpful and someone is almost always willing to head out and do leves. The lag that was in beta for the ui is practically gone except for in a few places but even that is shortened.

I doubt it's going anywhere anytime soon. Bad press didn't stop CO or STO.
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Posted: Oct 8th 2010 11:58PM Audacious said

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The lodestone site doesn't even load properly on my browser 9 times out of 10. It's like my computer itself is rejecting anything even officially associated with the game.

Posted: Oct 9th 2010 2:29AM TheJackman said

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Gamespot got there review up, good luck killing that rats and not be bored to dead!

Posted: Oct 9th 2010 2:35AM Syesta said

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I'm calling it now: It will suffer from minimal user base gains (much like FFXI), but be constantly improved upon (much like FFXI), and in the end, fly under the radar as that "MMO that no one plays" (much like FFXI). As stubborn as SE is in their design and development, they will not throw in the towel and they will not fall on the sword.

The media reviews are on point for most of the cons, and they do outnumber the pros. It will be fixed, but you don't get a second chance to make a first impression, and that will have a drastic impact on the base and bottom line. (On the subject of Amazon reviews, I wouldn't put much stock in them. On the english Amazon site, Civ 5 (terrific game) is rated on par with FFXIV...so, take from that what you will.)

Oh.
If anyone is on Rabanastre server and can make Buffalo Leather Straps, let me know ._.

Posted: Oct 9th 2010 8:46AM (Unverified) said

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FF XI a game noone plays? Emm the game had 1 mil. subs and then dropped to 500k and stayed that way for something like 6 years. yes totally noone played it o_O
If FF XIV is as bad as everyone says it is it should stay unpopular. this way Square''s next game should be better since they will have to actually work on it before release and not after.
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