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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 7:24PM Nenene said

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I want Yoshi-P's mailing address for the express purpose of sending this guy a beer.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 7:29PM Irem said

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Who was criticizing him for his "light-hearted tone"? >:( I didn't think it was flippant at all; I thought he set just the right atmosphere for what the game needs. He doesn't need to act like he's going to the game's funeral or constantly apologize. His positive, upbeat attitude is what's giving me hope for XIV's future.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 11:23AM Abriael said

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@Irem some idiots need an excuse to criticize everything. You just have to look at the comment threads in FFXIV-related posts here on massively, and you'll notice morons that never even played the game, but need to come here with their misinformed doom and gloom.

They're doing a great job with the updates, and quite obviously someone is absolutely terrified by the idea that the game might actually pick up in popularity. You know, god forbid someone quits wow for another game.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 12:59PM Zyrusticae said

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@Irem
It's a purely cultural issue. Japan places much greater emphasis on humbleness than you'd see anywhere in the West. Whereas we might appreciate optimism and some level of confidence, Japanese customers would much rather have you show respect and humility. I find it kind of strange, personally, but then, I am speaking as a westerner looking from the outside-in.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 7:31PM Miffy said

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It's too late, once you leave a bad impression as an MMO you're never getting another chance, this MMO will never be popular. Square Enix should cut their loses and start on something new and actually pay attention to what they're doing. I don't know what they were thinking with FF14 but obviously no one ever tested it lol.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 7:48PM koehler83 said

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@Miffy

Do you get any specific enjoyment out of shitting on the work of others?
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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 8:03PM HokieKC said

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@koehler83 - You stated two and a half weeks ago FF XIV "at the very least it needs to be pulled off shelves".
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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 8:09PM cowboyhugbees said

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@Miffy Yeah, because the "Final Fantasy" name isn't popular or anything /sarcasm
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:53AM pcgneurotic said

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@Miffy

Do you guys just sit around making notes of what each other says? :D
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 5:34AM Fabius Bile said

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@cowboyhugbees In all fairness at this point the FF franchise is almost as good as dead, or at the very least at an incredibly all time low, so.....
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 5:50AM Drunken Irish Sniper said

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@HokieKC. Well, FFXIV is still pretty much in Beta so taking it off shelves so some poor unlucky bastard doesn't end up buying it not knowing that it's an unfinished and very broken game would be the nice thing to do.
Doesn't mean he hates the game or is "shitting on the work of others".

Though I'm curious if we can report MMOs to the Office of Fair Trading.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:10PM koehler83 said

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@HokieKC It does need to be pulled off shelves. It's not a finished product. The game box is covered in false information and will only continue to misrepresent the product as more changes are made.

Does this mean it will never be finished? That relaunching on PS3 is dead in the water? That because one person doesn't care (and never did, let's be honest) that no one else will ever have a reason to try it out?

Once the game comes out of its second beta, I'm sure it will do just fine. Even if you choose to post my comments out of context.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 9:44PM Jade Effect said

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Maybe FF14 should go free-to-play to bring the player base back to the level it had during launch.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 4:23AM Averice said

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@Jade Effect Gross no thanks. There's no need anyway if they keep applying the updates and turn it into a real MMO. Why settle for F2P when all they have to do is update it to stick in the AAA category? And with settle I don't mean monetary wise, I mean quality wise.

They still have a second release coming up in the future for ps3 anyway. With the response that DCUO got, you can bet they aren't about to pull the plug on this when they can still release into that market.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 4:24AM Averice said

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@Jade Effect Though I see nothing wrong with them releasing a trial period after awhile
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Posted: Feb 3rd 2011 12:03PM Zanair said

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@Jade Effect
Technically Final Fantasy XIV IS a Free-to-Play at this point. So far none of its players (I being one of them) have not payed a single cent for our game time. Outside of the initial purchase cost of the program. It is almost running like Guild Wars at this time, with the only thing that you are paying for in the license to use/play the game.

All that is missing now to make this a truly Free-to-Play game is a Cash Shop. Similar to the ones in games like Perfect World International.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2011 10:19PM Silverangel said

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F2P is a non-starter. They would have to pay *me*. They have a long way to go. Maybe some day.

Posted: Feb 1st 2011 10:22PM Naru now in 3D said

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I haven't played FF14 yet (probably not going to until it comes out for PS3 in 2016 ;3 ), so I don't have the same rage that I'm sure many of the actual FF14 players have, but I think it's a bit cruel to criticize Yoshi-P for having a "lighthearted tone."

I wonder if it was just the Japanese players that gave him flak about that.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 1:05PM Zyrusticae said

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@Naru now in 3D
As I said above, it is most certainly the Japanese players who had problems with the tone. Showing what amounts to hubris in Japan's eyes is not a good thing there, but we respond to it pretty well.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 12:46AM Laren said

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No combat system overhaul can make fighting marmots or dodos fun or at all engaging. Especially when those mobs have a sound track made with a comodore 64. Are they going to fix that as well?

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