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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 11:11AM ThePeon25 said

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The game should be free to play until everything is fixed cuz im not gonna pay before I see some real results. I want results not to hear promises.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 11:22AM Eamil said

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@ThePeon25

I agree, but it looks like they're planning to offer another free trial period when 2.0 launches.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2011 10:12AM Azules said

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@ThePeon25 Game is well on it's way, it's already worth a sub fee in a lot of peoples opinions.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:11PM ThePeon25 said

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well at least I hope 2.0 will show us that the game is worth paying for it´s not that I don´t wanna pay but I don´t wanna risk my cash on something they only promised so far I want results sure 1.9 looks good so far but still Combat feels slow and sluggish some times even when I press 1-9 it still does not use my skills every time the reaction is way way to slow on skills.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:03PM hami83 said

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@Beltyra You got more value with this "beta" paying full price then you get with most full release games. What are you complaining about?

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:04PM Pingles said

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Ugh. I just bought it.

I think I will cancel my sub until the game gets changed. THEN hop back in. Feels silly to be paying to learn a game that will not be the same game in a few months.

I agree that it makes more sense to do the changes and THEN start charging but I feel a bit silly demanding that I continue to play for free.

I'll be back when the changes are finished, FFXIV!

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:08PM Irem said

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@Pingles
You can always work on gathering gil and stockpiling crafting bits, if you like that sort of thing, so that you'll be ready! I know if my POS could run XIV that's what I'd be doing.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:07PM Irem said

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Oh my god, those male Miqo'te concept sketches. Welp, between those and the environment plans I'm pretty much sold.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 1:43PM Utakata said

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@Irem

Male Miqo'te's? O.O
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 1:46PM Irem said

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@Utakata
Yup! They've been planning to add males and females for the currently single-gender races for a while, and the PDFs on the Lodestone have concept art for them. :D
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 4:09PM Utakata said

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@Irem

I see that. And they look very bishounen. But still...

...this is almost the equivalent to Blizz adding female Murlocs to WoW. So it's bit shocking none of the less. :)
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:11PM Beltyra said

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@hami83 You sir are a hilarious gem. Don't change a thing. I love ya.

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:38PM shojikareza said

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maybe ppl dont get it, right after 2.0 release they will be giving a free period to those PC users to commerate for it's 2.0 release,

so basicly you are only paying for like 10 months only, and is crazy for business company to continue support a game without any income.

Think of it that is an investment from players, you want 2.0 live? pay up monthly for 10 months and they can assure it's coming, they already given us 1 year worth of free game play.

I will continue to play and pay for the sub for what they have done for us fans. Is incredible! I hope the concept will come 99% :)

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:39PM HokieKC said

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They're going to start charging for this game in six weeks or so? Are they insane?

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:42PM HokieKC said

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@HokieKC - "With this, it is my hope that we will continue to receive your support as we will need to bring the unbilled period to a close between late November and early December 2011, and introduce our subscription-based billing system. I appreciate that this decision will not be popular, but it is a necessary step in building upon the foundation our fans and development team have made together and to realize the full potential of FINAL FANTASY XIV."

http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/teaser/
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 1:06PM Abriael said

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@HokieKC No they are not. At the moment the game is already worth paying for. If you don't think so, no one holds you at a gunpoint to do it anyway. When 2.0 hits they're gonna offer a free trial for people to come back and check.

It's a simple concept really. There's a crapton of development that will go into what we saw today. Development costs. So they need to turn a revenue from it.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 1:31PM HokieKC said

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@Abriael - The FFXIV development team recently stated they weren't going to charge monthly subscriptions until the game was ready and they were far from that point.

Then all of a sudden the President and CEO of SE says it's ready in six weeks right in time for the holidays (the most active shopping quarter worldwide).

This is a great way to kill a struggling MMO.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 4:15PM augustgrace said

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@Abriael

They could have saved a ton in development costs by doing it right the first time. They've lost any right to expect us to support their vision on "faith". While the new team has been fantastic, they're fighting an uphill battle to save a pos that shouldn't have ever been released. Forgive me if I'm not quite willing to hand over cash on "faith".
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Posted: Oct 14th 2011 12:54PM Brin Zalazar said

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Man, I'm excited for XIV, more excited then I have ever been. It seems like it will be a long wait until we get our hands on 2.0 but at least I can play XIV in the mean time and really enjoy the evolving story. :)

Posted: Oct 14th 2011 4:15PM WonderPenguin said

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@Brin Zalazar The story has been easily the best part of the latest updates. I can't wait to see how they wrap up this Umbral Era storyline.
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