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Posted: Jul 6th 2011 10:05PM InkSix said

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Can any players out there recommend me which server I should join that has a good US population?

Posted: Jul 6th 2011 10:40PM (Unverified) said

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@InkSix

Do not play this game,
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Posted: Jul 6th 2011 10:56PM Jennacide said

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@InkSix
None of them do. Despite how hard SE tries to make it look not so, this is a burning ship that everyone long since abandoned. FFXI has a bigger playerbase still, and they've outright said they are done with that game.
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Posted: Jul 6th 2011 11:11PM augustgrace said

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@InkSix

I think its going to be tough to find many people willing to give anything but a negative response. Most people (whether or not they've actually played the game) have a negative impression of the game based off of beta/launch and it will take a long time for SE to overcome that, if they ever will be able to.

Like I posted below Besaid is one of the top 2 or 3 populated servers. If I recall correctly there aren't any specifically US servers, all the servers are open to everyone.
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Posted: Jul 6th 2011 11:49PM real65rcncom said

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@InkSix

Try Lindblum. It has some of the bigger guilds like The Star Onions.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 12:52AM Tizmah said

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@(Unverified) While it was rude, I still second this. It'll save some heartbreak in my opinion. I wished FFXIV never existed, at least in it's current state.
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Posted: Jul 6th 2011 10:32PM Palebane said

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Whenever I see a feature streamlined and improved, it usually means that the game is playing itself more. I'm sure this is something the playerbase has been asking for, so kudos to them. Pretty soon players will be able to just watch the screen.

Posted: Jul 6th 2011 10:47PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@Palebane Not knowing if you are pulling a monster off someone is a big deal in some games where monsters could 1-2 shot you. It makes for less wipes and less angry people either playing the tank for ebing a fail or playing the DPS for pushing too hard.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 11:14AM Palebane said

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@Alex Oglitchkin
You mean players have to actually learn how to play the game instead of being told by the User Interface?
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Posted: Jul 6th 2011 10:44PM (Unverified) said

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These are all bandaid fixes, if you look at the world design, the guildleve system you can see the limited of how much they can actually fix. Their actually trying to completely remake a game on the existing chasis. The only reason for this is the PS3 reason, and a attempt to keep face. I'm not sure they deserve it though. This game is a disaster, and the only way SE and other companies will learn, is if it hurts their wallets.

Boycott SE products, Demand quality games.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 12:56AM Ryukan said

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110% agree with you there. At it's core the game is boring and and lackluster. They're just painting frosting on a turd now. I'll be absolutely mind blown if the PS3 version can save this game.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 8:24AM Raikulxox said

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@(Unverified) Bandaid fixes are considered to add fixes onto certain things. Changing the whole battle system (removign the stamina guage, adding auto attack, changing how hate works, etc) isn't a bandaid fix.

I can agree with you on the other subjects, though.
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Posted: Jul 6th 2011 10:52PM augustgrace said

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@Ink Six I've seen Besaid posted many times as one of the more populated servers. Also the unofficial rp server.

I'm re installing the game now to give it another go. The changes coming over this summer sound fantastic.

Posted: Jul 6th 2011 10:58PM Jennacide said

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Dear SE,

Here is a better idea. Fix the very same mechanics in FFXI, which despite it's flaws, is STILL the better game compared to 14. The job diversity in 14 sucks and feels watered down, and the game as a whole was a step forward only in graphical fidelity, and nothing else. And even then, you reused countless armor models from FFXI, and not even many of the good ones.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 3:50AM Tyrang said

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@Jennacide Class changes are coming this summer, advance class will look like FFXI classes.

Will give it a shot after summer updates completed
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 3:51AM Tyrang said

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@Jennacide Class changes are coming this summer, advance class will look like FFXI classes.

Will give it a shot after summer updates completed
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 1:26AM angryhoar said

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They shouldn't have EVER started with this "also available for the PS3" shit.
Any MMO slated to release on a console is an automatic flop.
MMORPG = PC = PC UI, controls and all of that jazz.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 1:48AM augustgrace said

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I have to agree. mmorpg.com has an article up arguing that consoles will be the future of mmorpgs, but I haven't seen any evidence of that so far. I think DCU could have been a huge console game if it had been b2p+issues/dlc/expansions, and they had gotten over their desire to promote the ps3 and instead promoted the game on all 3 consoles.

Still when developing an mmo devs need to focus on one platform or the other. If you want to make a console mmo then stick to consoles, don't make some half-shod mess to present to pc players just to make a few extra bucks. In the end this greedy grasp just makes your company/game look bad and wards players away.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 4:04AM Graill440 said

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@augustgrace

My brothers kids both do the ps3 and xbox, itemization is insane on the consoles, they pay for every little thing and this is what the developers want, itemization and more cash, they do not see it in the PC.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 5:27AM augustgrace said

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@Graill440

Exactly, so why spend the time making a shoddy port for pc players? FFXIV and DCU should have just been b2p console games. This would have avoided the flack they got from pc players, and dlc packages would have gone over much better with console players than subs.

While FFXIV was a mess, there is absolutely no excuse for DCUO falling so hard. Cutting out the pretense of a pc port would have saved time and money, make the game b2p and work out a comic that follows the continuing story line of the game as well as some merchandise. Then sale dlc packs called "issues" that had story lines that corresponded with the events in the special DCUO comic line. This would have appealed to the much larger console market, as well as appealing to comic/collectibles enthusiasts. DC and Sony both blew it big time which is why both companies remain second tier companies.
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