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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 7:37PM fatedruby said

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They even added tutorials. I'm shocked, Yoshi-P actually delivered this time.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 7:55PM (Unverified) said

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There nothing redeeming about this patch, read the notes, this sad joke just keeps on going....

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 8:00PM (Unverified) said

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Might I suggest you boycott the comment section of XIV postings? Troll.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 8:09PM fatedruby said

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Uh.....
They

- Completely revamped crafting recipes AND added the materia crafting on top of it.
- Added several sidequests and company quests
- Added new low level, mid level and endgame content.
- Fixed even more UI issues
- Completely changed claiming system and added enemy links / chain links from FFXI
- Rebalanced stats so they actually matter
- Finally added chocobos and airships
- added tutorials (that alone is a *huge* improvement for beginners and was one of the major complaints about the game)
and much more

I do believe that there are still more things to improve the game before trying to push for a PS3 release, but saying there's "nothing redeeeming" about this patch makes me wonder if you actually bothered to read the notes or just wanted some specific feature that sadyly didn't get to be added like better linkshell management.
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Posted: Oct 1st 2011 1:58PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) Why hello there, Trolly Mctrollypants. :)
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Posted: Oct 1st 2011 1:58PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) Why hello there, Trolly Mctrollypants. :)
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 8:02PM (Unverified) said

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Is this game redeeming itself? I love the Japanese for not axing the game. Truly shows what their culture is made of.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 8:36PM Poordevil said

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Not only for the Japanese but this is a great lesson for any MMO that has been released and got off to a rocky start. I really hope this game finds its footing and morphs into a great FFMMO. I was looking forward to playing this title. I know this much, it does no good at all to remain steadfastly bitter and grumpy toward all their efforts at turning this game around. There is no positive outcome that comes from that attitude.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 10:06PM real65rcncom said

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This was a decision made more regarding bottom lines than culture.

FFXIV was/is Square's "flagship mmo" for the future and was set to replace FFXI. The amount of development money put into it before "launch" was significant already. If FFXIV were to fail, they would have no fallback mmo to replace FFXI, so there was simply no axing this game period.

Add tthe fact that this game still has yet to be released in China (which they are expecting a huge market from) and you see they didn't have any choice but to keep pushing forward.

The fact that they have Blizzard style gobs of cash/assets to pay for it doesn't hurt either.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 11:25PM tooright said

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@(Unverified) What else would you expect from a place that honors ritual suicide and karaoke?
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Posted: Oct 1st 2011 12:27PM Vunak said

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@real65rcncom

Just going to say. There was never any intent to replace FFXI. As a matter of fact they came out with multiple statements saying the opposite. To many people like FFXI, they there wasn't going to be a whole hell of a lot of people from FFXI that were going to be able to even run FFXIV because of its graphics requirements, ect.

That statement would be the same as saying Blizzards new MMO Titan project is meant to replace WoW.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 8:16PM Dunraven said

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I can say it is 110% better than it was but still has a long way to go, but I think it will get there. I honestly believe it will have a decent stable fanbase someday .

There is a ton of story in this game and a ton a depth, but it is warped in a lot of bugs a lot of grind and horrible mechanics...the good news is they are busting their humps to correct that....the bad news is they are still at least six months away.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 8:17PM Slimneb said

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Definitely liking these patch notes. I was one of the people who was so hyped about this, but then had to force myself to play before finally giving up. I'm glad there still making improvements, and i think when FF14 ver.2 comes out (aka the ps3 launch) it will be a great game.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 9:05PM Rengar said

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This game is finally going in the right direction. In another 6 months or so, it could actually be a thoroughly enjoyable game.

I might actually reinstall it and check it in a few months.
Keep at it S-E, prove that a bad broken game can in fact be made into something good.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 10:30PM Acharenus said

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I might actually play this before to long, I remember watching the yogscast play it they're not the best gamers by a mile but it didn't take a pro to see how bad the game was.

Posted: Oct 1st 2011 4:17AM Janitor said

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I might re-sub (meaning re-install and play for free) when this patch is released. finally got a corded 360 controller (tron, bitches!) so might finally make anew toon, mage possibly, and hit it up. its been 9 months...

Posted: Oct 1st 2011 8:09AM kunic said

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@Janitor You don't need to pick a specific class to play. Any character can be any class and switch out whenever they want to.
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Posted: Oct 1st 2011 10:17AM (Unverified) said

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Do I still need a controller to properly play this, or can it function properly with keyboard and mouse. I really want to try but if you still need a controller... -_-

Posted: Oct 1st 2011 10:29AM kunic said

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@(Unverified) The PC controls have been getting better. I think it still controls best with a controller, but I've been too lazy to hookup my gamepad and I've found the keyboard + mouse controls to be okay (they're still working on the interface overhaul for PC, but for now it works alright).
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Posted: Oct 1st 2011 11:38AM Paradigm68 said

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A lot of the things people complain about didn't bother me because I knew if I liked the game I'd get used to it (like the UI). So those kinds of changes didn't bother me. For me it all came down to standing around a rock in the middle of no where to get repeatable quests (a quest system that was baffling to boot, what is a "leve"?) on a timer. Is that still the deal?

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