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Posted: Sep 27th 2011 10:42PM real65rcncom said

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Wow.

And they just got done admitting that FFXIV hurt the Final Fantasy name, and they were working to restore it.

I guess it's better to hold than to put out MORE buggy stuff but, this doesn't seem to help fixing that image... /squirrely face

Posted: Sep 28th 2011 2:51AM kunic said

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@real65rcncom FFXIV has actually helped the Final Fantasy franchise more than any other game in the series since FFX. By being so bad at launch S-E has been forced to listen to customer feedback. They never did this before as they would always make whatever they wanted to without taking fans into consideration. But 14 is making them realize how vital our feedback is.
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Posted: Sep 28th 2011 8:18AM (Unverified) said

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@kunic



ahhhh ya right....
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Posted: Sep 28th 2011 9:09AM kunic said

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@(Unverified) You obviously haven't followed S-E much. In all 10 years since FFXI has been out they never once opened a forums. Then FFXIV tanked so hard they did a community question thing. Immediately after it they began working on forums they then released a month later. They did this for FFXI as well. Because of FFXIV SE is listening to the community.
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Posted: Sep 27th 2011 10:44PM hexaemeron said

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I would pay real money for the post-mortem on this game's release. What a mess.

Posted: Sep 27th 2011 10:46PM real65rcncom said

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*great sounds in that battle though.. works very well with the visual effects

don't understand what the other cutscence with lighting guy was all about though.. can someone explain that part?

NICE armors

Posted: Sep 27th 2011 11:05PM fatedruby said

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@real65rcncom

That guy is Nael van Darnus, one of the Legatus from the Garlean Empire. They are comparable to the (and with armor design inspired by) Judges from Final Fantasy XII. We could say he's one of the bad guys.

About what he does at that part, it's unknown at this point. Mass guessing on the official forums says he's harnessing the power of the Aetherial Gate and shooting it at the player character, effectively destroying the gate in the process. Why?

No one has a clue, gotta wait the patch.
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Posted: Sep 27th 2011 11:36PM (Unverified) said

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Is this game worth playing yet? xD

Posted: Sep 27th 2011 11:43PM drknox said

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oh well i guess i will keep playing ff11

Posted: Sep 28th 2011 1:17AM Janitor said

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The game is only worth it, for now, because its free. I bought it, for 20, 8 months ago and play here and there because its free. so yeah its worth it, depending on how much longer it will stay free. if it went P2P in 2 months I wouldn't sub....

Posted: Sep 28th 2011 2:02AM hami83 said

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@Janitor I agree. I think the game should stick with a Guild Wars type pay model where you pay for the game and future major expansions but nothing else.
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Posted: Sep 28th 2011 3:05AM Vunak said

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Pro-Tip: Way to fix FFXIV for Square-Enix...

Bring back the Square-Soft guys.

Posted: Sep 28th 2011 3:37AM Laren said

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Honestly this delay doesn't make any difference at all. Those who love this game have had some pretty hefty blinders on since day one. Nothing will stop them from playing. And for the rest of us? Well, some of us might log in for a few minutes if we bothered to remember our password. No one is going to rush out and buy the game because of the patch.

Posted: Sep 28th 2011 6:07AM Zetsuei said

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@Laren I wonder how many people will stay with the game when they finally deem it worthy of a monthly subscription.

At this point SE's only hope is to become B2P and add a item shop imo. At least this way they are making box sales and at least generating some cash from the actual game.

The one thing I think is gonna be a fraud is when they finally release it on PS3 and it costs $60. That is way too much for this game, at any stage of its development.
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Posted: Sep 28th 2011 4:06AM socialenemy2007 said

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The game is a hawtmess SE. Let it go.

Posted: Sep 28th 2011 9:33AM paterah said

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@socialenemy2007 How about YOU let it go and let SE do their job?
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Posted: Sep 28th 2011 11:51AM socialenemy2007 said

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@paterah U mad?
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Posted: Sep 28th 2011 4:22AM Aragheld said

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While the video certainly looks impressive, I found the myself most breathless during the cutscenes but hardly during the actual battle scenes. Everything still appears too rigid and mechanical, the lack of fluid combat, while seemingly a characteristic within the FF franchise, simply doesn't seem to mix well with an MMO, in my opinion. I'm not bashing the game as a whole, as I continue to praise the FF titles for their enriching storytelling and, especially with FFXIV, the gorgeous graphics. However, as combat does take precedence within an MMO, if it's unappealing, too systematic or mechanical, or just simply not dynamic enough, I personally find it hard to come back time and time again. Hope the FFXIV team will be able to continue to make improvements to the game, though, as it's certainly a pretty one that many seem to enjoy!

Posted: Sep 28th 2011 8:21AM (Unverified) said

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@Aragheld

Video didn't look to amazing to me, the combat is so slow, I saw 35 second CD on several moves. and the irfit battle looked boring.

This game should be taken out back and shot,
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Posted: Sep 28th 2011 11:54AM Aragheld said

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That's what I meant, or at least tried to state, in my comment, namely that the combat looked dull (mechanical and labored) but the cutscenes themselves - where gameplay itself wasn't at hand - looked stunning.
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