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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 5:16PM sjheiss said

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Don't know what FF7 has to do with the FF14 universe, but still cool nonetheless. :) I really really need to get FF14.

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 5:33PM slickie said

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"How do we get more people to play FF14?"

"Add FF7 references. Like Materia!"

3 MONTHS LATER

"It's working!"

6 MONTHS LATER

"Uh-oh! A strange portal has appeared over Eorzea, depositing a group of heroes from another world in our fair land. Speak to their leader, Cloud Strife, for access to brand new quests. Keep an eye out for strange red vortexes opening at random across Eorzea, as well, for they will summon forth Sephiroth clones that your guild can raid. Warning, battles against Clone Sephiroths can take up to twenty hours. Take breaks every two hours of play."

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 5:37PM Equillian said

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@slickie

FF7 Online? Yes please.
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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 8:04PM Tyrang said

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@slickie

You might be sarcastic, but that actually sounded cool lol
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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 8:51PM mattwo said

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@slickie Oh god it'd be the warden all over again. I mean really now on CoH I don't even think hami took that long to kill.
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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 8:51PM mattwo said

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@slickie Granted both the warden and hami have been nerfed.
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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 5:35PM Equillian said

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BAH!!! They're trying to suck me in!!!!!


... materia. Ya, I'm happy. :)

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 5:48PM Protoavis said

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While I liked how customisable the materia system was, this one is just around granting stat boosts (instead of skills) which is not particularly interesting.

Posted: Aug 27th 2011 11:21AM tchuks said

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@Protoavis

The lower level gear/weapons may only give stat+ but what is stopping them from adding an ability?

I could definitely see them releasing "relic" type weapons that have abilities built in that require old (but still GOOD) weapons to be aged and transformed into materia to activate.

Example: "Super Sword" is released, you get it, it's got great stats and an ability called "Knights of the Round" for example, in order to unlock that ability you have to have "Good Sword" aged and transformed into the right materia. You might even need multiple materia to activate the ability on a certain weapon.

That would be pretty cool.

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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 5:24PM Protoavis said

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@tchuks

It's possible but the example page just makes it looks superficial, it's a very good idea to remove items from the economy which gives crafters more use but I'm not convinced its going to be particularly exciting.
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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 5:59PM Raikulxox said

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This sounds like grind at first, but reading into it more makes me think it's all for the better. All the gear that's going to be destroyed by those who want the fully-socketed gear is only going to fuel crafters.

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 7:02PM mmark said

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The Materia system seems nice for old gear rather than just vendoring it when I am finished levelling with it.

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 7:19PM fastcart said

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This pique my interest, but I'm still not gonna play it again. I'm very tempted though.

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 7:33PM Darkerson420 said

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If only they had some way to "upgrade" the community on that game. That is my biggest annoyance, more so than anything else in the game, and the main reason I play very sparingly. But other then that, this and some of the other planned changes they have in store look promising.

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 7:35PM Softserve said

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I know it's a FF7 word, but beyond that it doesn't seem as similar as I expected. I'm pretty sure they've used the word Espers in multiple games too, for example.

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 7:52PM Beltyra said

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This game charging a subscription yet?

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 7:54PM Eamil said

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@Beltyra

Nope.
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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 7:52PM (Unverified) said

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if there's any gear that's actually somewhat easy to acquire this system might even make some sense

Posted: Aug 26th 2011 7:55PM Eamil said

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They're simplifying crafting recipes in the same patch so hopefully that will help.
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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 8:45PM Bramen said

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This sounds like a nice change to FFXIV!

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