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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 7:58PM Tizmah said

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This stuff would have been nice at launch.

Posted: Sep 15th 2011 9:07PM (Unverified) said

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@Tizmah

True. But don't you think it's time to move past that now? I mean it's already a year later and all.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 10:17PM Tizmah said

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@(Unverified) A year and nothing to show for it. Hopefully Dragon Quest X will be a quality online game.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 11:50PM Azules said

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@Tizmah They've made some massive improvements, so no, not nothing to show.


Enjoy your mmo where everyone looks like Goku.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 2:19AM Tizmah said

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@Azules And enjoy your feminine men? Seriously, I'm not against FFXIV, I'd love it to succeed. You act like I picked on your brother or something and got pissed. But they've made no massive improvements to their game design. It's still the same thing as before. A broke vase is a broke vase even if you apply some glue.

You may consider it leaps and bounds if you are looking at the monstrosity they gave at launch. But it's still way behind the curve as a quality game and experience.

I'll give credit to FFXIV when it is on par with at least the standards of today. Until then, it's just a joke and I'm not going to say "it's ok".
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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 5:17PM (Unverified) said

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@Tizmah

I just picked up the game 2 weeks ago, so I have no bias from the launch days or pre patch 1.18. I don't know what you mean by the game being "way behind the curve" in terms of playing experience. I have subs to both Rift and AoC, and within the last two years have played WoW and Aion extensively. I think FFXIV compares rather well against any of those games. Yes, the UI is a bit clunky, but as for gameplay elements I'm finding a lot more depth, most notably in the crafting system. The gameplay experience is "different," but that doesn't mean it's behind the curve. There is room for improvement, but show me a game that's perfect.
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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 12:07AM Tizmah said

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@(Unverified) No, It's behind the curve. Just like XIII was.
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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 9:33AM Raikulxox said

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@Tizmah Feminine men? Have you seen the Highland Hyur/ Roegadyn? Makes me think you never played the game =/
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Posted: Sep 17th 2011 10:28AM (Unverified) said

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@Tizmah

Hard to argue with logic like that:P
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Posted: Sep 18th 2011 8:52PM Azules said

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@Tizmah Great retort there, full of insight and sound reasoning. You fail to acknowledge any improvement in the game at all, when it has come on in leaps and bounds since they made changes to the dev team. They've come a long way, especially considering the mess the last guy left them with.

The next 3 patches have an enormous amount of stuff in them, too.

Also, Roegadyn are massive, hairy and not very feminine.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 8:12PM Dunraven said

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And the fact that you can't find the game anywhere here in the UK...why not make it downloadable on steam?

Posted: Sep 15th 2011 8:22PM Baby Choo Choo said

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@Dunraven

I find it odd it's not available on ANY downloadable service. I know Square doesn't exactly make the brightest choices, but not putting this game up for digital download anywhere at all just doesn't make sense. I know it's 'launch' wasn't exactly met with a parade, but still...
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 11:53PM Azules said

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@Dunraven Saw it in GAME last week, and Gamestation is worth a look too, depending where you are.


Aaaaand a quick amazon.co.uk check reveals you can buy the game NEW for just 5 pounds. and there is no sign of a sub fee in sight, it's still f2p right now.

For 5 pounds, you can do worse.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 8:22PM Equillian said

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I picked up the collectors edition at gamestop for 3.99 the other day. Havent installed it, probably wont... but I'd buy the collectors edition of Tabula Rasa for 4 bucks.

Posted: Sep 15th 2011 9:23PM Scorpio707 said

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I've always been alittle confused on this; is the only way to play the game to go out and buy a box of it?

Posted: Sep 15th 2011 9:29PM Pingles said

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Is there any scenario universally reviled as much as escort quests?

Even going back to Counter-Strike when that popped up it was always with a groan from the crowd.

Posted: Sep 15th 2011 9:46PM (Unverified) said

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@Pingles

Not as reviled as kill 20 rats:)
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 10:23PM Equillian said

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but not as anticipated as kill 20 whomp rats.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 10:48PM Jade Effect said

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@Pingles

It is a mistake building quests around escorting and babysitting helpless npcs.

Then again, this is Square-Enix. Taking one step forward and three steps back must be their development doctrine.
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Posted: Sep 16th 2011 10:15AM Chiren said

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@Equillian
not as reviled as collect 20 whomp rat livers... because we know in MMOs that the liver is a non-essential organ, like a 3rd nipple.
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