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Posted: Nov 5th 2010 3:30PM Solp said

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And another one bites the dust. 650k? Even in it's torrid state I thought it'd sell far, far more than that on release, just for the name.

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 3:41PM Celestian said

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Make me get less EXP cause I have a few days off and play a lot? Yeah, no thanks. That right there tells ya this game is a grinder.

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 4:12PM Irem said

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I was really looking forward to this game, and there were things about it that I liked when I played the beta, but most of that was FFXI nostalgia. SE's attitude was what made me drop it; I remember all of this from XI and can't put myself through another few years waiting months for gamebreaking issues to be resolved or for a word on the game's direction/future to come from the devs. It always seemed like their creative egos couldn't take fixing or changing anything until they'd spent six months or so convincing themselves that what the players had asked for was their own idea all along.

So I'm pleasantly surprised to see them even admit that they lost trust to begin with, and while you could not pay me to play this game now, I hope it's a step in the right direction. It's probably as close to "we screwed up and we're sorry" as they'll ever get.

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 5:07PM Ephe said

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Why don't you guys like my favorite game, why?

T.T so sad

I'll go unsubscribe right now since y'all say so.

Posted: Nov 6th 2010 4:42PM Terical said

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Square Enix didn't learn from their first MMO and decided they were going to open testing stages without taking in the important thing. F E E D B A C K, you know the thing where a group of people who deep down wanted to make the game work by giving them both positives and negatives and critique the much needed work.

There were and still are plagues of bugs and glitches. Rather ironic of them to have delayed the open beta because of said problems, but not only did they do that; they held open beta with said problems and took tiny care of them and pushed on for retail release.

Not only that, but people addressed their concerns about functions that was going to be implemented in the game and said they did not want it. But of course Square-Enix on their ego trip convinced themselves otherwise and they ended up here. No sympathy to business who take consumers for granted.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2010 5:25PM Graill440 said

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This says it all:

"We're quickly working on reforms... We'd like to put our full power into regaining trust."

Out of those world wide 650k boxes i wonder how may subbed? That and investors like the one fellow with 20 mill plus bailing if true? Sounds like the devs didnt listen to their potential customers......again. (grin)

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 5:38PM Pingles said

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So much hostility.

What is/was so wrong with this game that its made folks so mad?

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 5:47PM hami83 said

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Nothing. People are incredibly bitter with every MMO that's not WoW, even if they don't like WoW. People have essentially turned into trolls and they don't even know why.

I'm sure XIV is a good game with some issues that'll get fixed, and those that enjoy the game will play it.

Just ignore the meaningless trolls.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2010 5:56PM Syesta said

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I'm a big fan of the game, but trust me when I say it's far from nothing.

-A part of it is SE committing the cardinal sin of releasing an incomplete product (from a standpoint of omission of features and functions). There are some things claimed in development that are not yet implemented.
-A part of it is their design. I'm fine with the vast majority of systems in place, heck, a lot of it works in my favor because of my long-time exposure to FFXI, but there is a swath of people who are frustrated by design choices in progression.
-A part of it is just good old fashioned Schadenfreude.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2010 7:16PM Luk said

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Not sure what is wrong with it, because I do not really feel like playing something that i have played alredy before. Same thing all over again.
I got nothing against SE (unlike Cryptic), but i have no time for this bland type of a game.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2010 7:49PM Laren said

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The game is sooo bad that people get angry for spending time and money on it.

And hardy, stfu, troll.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2010 9:29PM Hurbster said

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Posted: Nov 5th 2010 5:52PM (Unverified) said

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when ffxi was released i was still a young man with patience. ffxi got better over time and i had a wonderful experience. ffxiv, i'm not in my 20s anymore. i don't have time to wait for this game to get better. in its present form, the progression is just boring. i want to like this game. i really do, but square wanted to dumb it down for mass audience appeal, but now they've lost they;re core audience because of their greed

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 7:18PM Audacious said

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This wouldn't happen to be the restaurant in the Jacksonville Landing, would it?
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Posted: Nov 5th 2010 6:20PM (Unverified) said

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Apparently the game was worth someone stealing our credit card number to purchase it. And we believe it was from someone who works at the Japanese resaruant we often order from using our credit card...in Jacksonville Florida! And you know only Japanese people work at Japanese restaurants...yeah, we're narrowing it down.

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 7:00PM (Unverified) said

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I haven't played the game yet, so I can't agree with most players on the "game sucks" debate.

But, that's the point. I haven't played the game. I mean, Square doesn't wan't me to. I know some people are going to reply that I am not supposed to play it if I don't live in the regions that they are selling the game, but the last time something like this happened to me on the internet was like 12 years ago.

Why the hell Square Enix is not selling this game online, and let we pay for the game with an international credit card from any country or Paypal? There are literally thousands of players wanting to try it out, since Final Fantasy is popular anywhere in the world. The game is not only getting bad revies and falling into a niche market, but it's also making things difficult for players around the globe.

Why don't Square Enix want my money? Since the game has "failed", there are lots of people selling the game for $30 or less, so I thought it could be worth it, to try it out. But I can't just buy a serial key since Square doesn't want me to download the game code. Jesus, why can't they have a client like Arena Net does for Guild Wars, or Blizzard has for WoW, that you can download the game when you activate a key or something?

They really deserve to fail hard on this game and stop doing things like that. We are in 2010 and they can't release a game for a global market? Any F2P crappy game will allow people around the globe to play and pay for it.

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 7:13PM shinkie said

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Wada needs to step down. He has ruined S-E enough already.

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 7:17PM Audacious said

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They messed up when they released this one internationally. XI was in an even poorer state when it was first released than this game, but was only released in its home country back in 2002 when other MMO's weren't much better. Japanese players may complain amongst themselves about games but they don't usually take up their complaints with the developers. It's just not something they commonly do. That, coupled with that fact that only a handful of folks in the west would concern themselves with details on a game not due out in the western world for however long would of made the title something of a sleeper miss as it were as far the rest of the world is concerned. That said, I doubt reception would of been very warm regardless, since there are better games in the MMO market even in Japan (WoW is not one of them, btw, for some odd reason or another.)

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 7:41PM real65rcncom said

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1. SP (experience) is random. There's no way of telling what you'll get from one mob to the next. Bad system.

2. The game has a bad party search feature which makes it difficult to find groups.

3. Gear is not level restricted; meaning a level 1 person can wear a piece of gear that is recommended for a level 50 person. While this doesn't seem like a big deal, its what is ruining the economy right now. Gear should only be able to be worn by proper level people.

4. Magic classes are the worst class in this game. If you are playing this game or plan to, you will want to roll an Archer, Pugilist, Lancer, Gladiator, Maurauder, Thaumature and then Conjurer. Its not the the magic classes are weak; they aren't. But SE has made it so that you can put 9 melee and 1 magic class (both heal) in one party and this works. Add two or more magic classes; and those people will not be getting exp points. Youve been warned. (don't fall for the "my friend says he gets blah blah blah exp" stories)

5. Crafting is king. If you like crafting this is your game. Why? If you are fighting mobs, they don't drop loot. Every mob in the game drops ... ready?... crafting mats. Yep. Crafting mats. So that you can sell to crafters. But only crafters have people they buy from; not you. Mobs do NOT drop weapons and only wearable gear I've seen is an eyepatch from a skeleton. If your idea of reward is fighting mobs for hours and hours on end, and then going to town to NPC Elm Branches.. this is YOUR game.

6. Speaking of hours on end; learn one word... Eft. Nuff said.

Really, this game has ONE shot to keep the 30k people still playing here... address real issues and don't dare put any fluff fixes out. Too many MMOs are around the corner for people to give this a second look if you blow this last chance.

Posted: Nov 5th 2010 8:01PM BubleFett said

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Desmond has his barrow in the market place...
Molly is the singer in a band...
Desmond says to Molly "Girl, I like your face"
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

Desmond takes a trolley to the jewelry store...
Buys a twenty carat golden ring...
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door...
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

That is FFXIV in a nutshell

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