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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 11:35AM Abriael said

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Why aimed to people that had the headstart? The deadline is october 25, meaning that even someone purchasing the game today would still get the extended 60 days.

Posted: Oct 15th 2010 11:48AM Transientmind said

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OK, here's how it works:

FFXIV is that super-hot chick who is totally out of your league and a beautiful soul deep down, who for some reason asks you back to her place.

But when you get there, it turns out her idea of a good time is to beat the snot out of you and jam stuff up your rear. Now... for some folks, this is exactly what they've been looking for but couldn't find anywhere else, and she's the dominatrix of their dreams. Good for them. Others are uncomfortable with it, but put up with it because OMG no, seriously, she is that hot and a wonderful person when you get to know her. But if you aren't a masochist and don't want to have to grit your teeth and try not to cry when you're trying to get your rocks off, back away. Your colon will thank you.

Who knows... maybe one day in six or twelve months time she'll call you up to let you know the BDSM stuff was just a phase, and now she doesn't play like a bad PS3 port with dominance issues on how you spend your time. Until then, there are plenty of fish in the sea... who don't require you to come up with a safe-word.

Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:00PM (Unverified) said

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A game's status has never been put in more eloquent words.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:03PM Ocho said

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You paint quite a vivid picture there. Well said.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:04PM (Unverified) said

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You sir are a gentleman and a scholar and I'm not ashamed to say that I love you.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:59PM Ephe said

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Oh boy. This game sure is dominating me, making me grit my teeth and cry. For YOU it might be masochistic to play it, due to your own complexes or taste, but there's plenty of us (full servers actually) who can't wait to come home to get back to playing :]
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 1:45PM Birk said

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Robert Frost? Is that you?

-Birk
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 1:46PM Macabre 13 said

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True or not (I don't know, don't play FFXIV), that is seriously the best comment I've ever read on this site.

Well played, sir. I'd love to read more such "reviews" on all MMO's.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 2:04PM Controlled Chaos said

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Bravo!

More accurate words have never been spoken. I think I'm misting up here... *dabs away a tear*
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 4:31PM SocksForYou said

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lol well put

Kudos to Square for doing a smart and decent thing to build goodwill. There have been a lot of abysmal MMO launches in recent years where this kind of thing should have happened, but didn't, so I have to give them credit.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 4:45PM hami83 said

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So in essence, would a game like Warcraft be old wife.

Sure she was a bit unstable in the past, but now you've grown old together and you just gave up on expecting anything new and exciting, no sex, no more kids, just the same old same old day in and out and you're too lazy to find someone new and fresh, even if that new and fresh person is a bit unstable in the beginning, you're WAY too lazy to deal with a woman like that twice.

Is that good?
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 5:05PM Monkey D Luffy said

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"FFXIV is that super-hot chick who is totally out of your league and a beautiful soul deep down, who for some reason asks you back to her place.

But when you get there, it turns out her idea of a good time is to beat the snot out of you and jam stuff up your rear."

Sounds like my dream girl, lol.

Being a masochist is probably the reason I bought FFXIV over Starcraft II, Fallout New Vegas, and Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Ed, even though I knew FFXIV was going to be garbage.

Free month is nice and the FFXIVCore announcement of possible new classes that were datamined is pretty good news.
Playing a cool class like Samurai or Archanist is enough to make me buy a sub. Still waiting for any kind of news for Summoner though.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 9:07PM (Unverified) said

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LOL... great way of looking at it! Well said!
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:09PM (Unverified) said

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Lol, I just uninstalled FFXIV last night. Not going to bother putting it back on. It's too broken to fix in 60 days anyhow. Targeting, grinding crafting, no AH, no global chat, just a sloppy sloppy game.

Back to leveling more alts for Cataclysm. Tera is my one ray of hope. If Tera flops I'm just going to give up on MMORPGs and go back to fraggen people on MW2.

Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:50PM Ephe said

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Please do :]

Last thing we need is a global chat with a bunch of kiddies and trolls spamming it. The main reason WoW is so despised is because it's a breeding ground for them.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 1:41PM mmark said

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No global chat, thanks.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 5:11PM Monkey D Luffy said

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If you don't enjoy Aion then you won't enjoy Tera.

Korean MMO's always suck.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:13PM (Unverified) said

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I am one of the masochist transientmind is talking about.

I think that today's actions by Square-Enix were probably one of the most important for me. They extended my play time, saving me money to play their "unfinished" product. Then they tell me exactly what their priorities are when they plan to have them fixed by.

To be honest, I had little faith in SE to even accept any of the issues in their game, much less fix them. Some of the logic in their game is obviously poor development issues that SE did not want to invest time in to resolve and figure out for their rushed release. I still have little faith in the developers for FFXIV. I can feel their pain to a degree because I am a software developer and understand what unreasonable deadlines can do to a peice of software but to me, it makes more sense to leave an unuseable feature completely out of the software than to put in a broken and annoying feature that people cant use anyway.

I think they are still in denial about their market ward system, but I dont care too much about that so I can let it slide.

All in all I'm very happy today and pleased with how SE is handling this rough release. I enjoy many aspects of the game but I dont think I can last as a long time player when the game is inconvient. Seeing how they are trying to resolve the inconvience, I dont feel as bad investing time and money into this company/game.

Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:20PM breezer said

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Hey guys, heard our game's terrible! Have free month!

Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:20PM InkSix said

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I was very disappointed by all that I've read of XIV. I was really rooting for the game to be superb. I've lost all interest in all of the MMOs I've been playing and have been playing FPS a lot as a late. I really needed a new world where it was so nice and so well made that I could just "live" in it. But alas, I guess it wasn't meant to be. I hope the PS3 version turns out stellar when it's released in March 2011. It certainly has plenty of time to improve.

I hope to God TERA is everything I've been waiting for.

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