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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 9:34PM J45neoboy said

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If I hate Tera, The Secret World and TOR, I'll play this game....

So......I may never set foot in this game ever.... ;)

Time will tell!

Posted: Dec 12th 2011 10:18PM Viiral said

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@J45neoboy Tera sux.. It failed in asia.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 10:47PM J45neoboy said

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@Viiral

Aion sucks...It failed in the West.

Oh. But one of the most successful games in Asia?

Yeah, honestly, we won't know how it will do until it gets here.
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 10:12PM JuliusSeizure said

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Good King Moggle Mog looked out
On the feast of Squeenix
When the nodes lay round about
Rich and thick and even
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the mobs were cruel
When a poor DotL came in sight
Gath'ring with his tools

"Hither, mage, and stand by me
If thou know'st it, telling
Yonder player, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?"
"Sire, he lives a good league hence
Underneath the mountain
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Amano's fountain."

"Bring marmot flesh and sour red wine
Bring +1 logs hither
Thou and I will see him dine
When we bear him thither."
Mage and monarch forth they went
Forth they went together
Through the roaming mob's wild torments
And the ingame weather

"Sire, the night cycle is now
And the mob levels stronger
Worn my gear, I know not how,
I can go no longer."
"Mark my footsteps, my good mage
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shalt find the monster's rage
Redirected to me solidly."

In the moogle's steps he trod
Where mobs lay defeated
Gil streamed from the very rod
Which the Boss had wielded
Therefore, Eorzeans, be sure
Gil or level possessing
Ye who now will aid gatherers
Shall yourselves be badassing

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 12:46AM Syesta said

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+A Million
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Posted: Dec 12th 2011 11:06PM myr said

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Those patch notes look pretty interesting.
Mostly, a working LFG/search tool and combos. Finally having a straight explanation of stats and their effects is nice too...

Interesting enough to reinstall the game? Maybe if I get bored enough...

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 3:08AM Naru now in 3D said

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The battle theme is a dark and evil remix of the Mog Theme! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU_FJDahZ_4

Crap, I'm finally tempted to buy this game now. Damn you squeenix and your jedi nostalgia mind tricks!

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 3:20AM jimr9999us said

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Uh...shouldn't every article at Massively be about SW:TOR at this point?

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 4:54AM Ekphrasis said

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@jimr9999us

I daresay it will be - but there are also other MMO's that people will be interested in hearing about that deserve some air time.

The continuing evolution of FFXIV (whether you're a fan or not) is one of those.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 8:48AM (Unverified) said

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I thought, lets give it a go again, since it seems like they trying to fix it, unfortunately i have lost DVD's with game client, under normal circumstances youd expect link to click and download game... but when it comes to FFXIV nothing seem normal. Reply from customer service: We are sorry to hear that you have lost FFXIV. Unfortinately it is not possible to download a client for FFXIV. If you want to play agani you would need to buy a legal copy of the game.

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 10:06AM Protheus said

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yep - same here - have the disks (Collectors Edition) somewhere - moved 2x so no idea where it is and way to lazy to go looking for them.

This game costed me 70 euro and I played it for like
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 10:37AM Irem said

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I have some small hope that they'll eventually catch up to the rest of the century. :/ Maybe once they figure out a user-friendly billing system and a registration process that doesn't require virgin sacrifice and arcane mumbles.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 12:26PM hami83 said

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@(Unverified) While I applaud the developers for their effort, having no digital download option IS pretty dumb.
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Posted: Dec 13th 2011 11:45AM Fisk said

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There are always ways to acquire the cds

Posted: Dec 13th 2011 6:26PM alyosha17 said

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Ok first of all that looks so boring. They still haven't even figured out how to make a video advertisement look interesting, let alone the actual game. As for obtaining the client, there's probably some torrent somewhere, guys.

Posted: Dec 14th 2011 1:27AM Leverne said

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@alyosha17

Maybe because it isn't any video advertisement? It is a preview of a boss battle, which is intended to work as a part of the patch notes for the players.

A moogle boss is absolutely wonderful as an idea and it is definitely made with the true Final Fantasy fans in mind. The music is spot-on and takes us back to Final Fantasy V and VI (VI is often considered to be one of the best games ever released throughout the history of gaming; specially among RPGs).
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Posted: Dec 14th 2011 3:10AM (Unverified) said

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From what I see in the clip, FF14 has a long ways to go before it can compete with Rift, let alone coming titles like Archeage, GW2, Blade and Soul and TERA.

The group is fighting a boss, yet there seems very little sense of urgency, none of the controlled chaos that characterizes such encounters. I noticed that skills on the action bar have long cooldowns, forcing the player to just stand there.

Another thing that stood out was how flat the encounter area was - no terrain features or environmental effects. Molten Core was more interesting to watch than this. I keep watching this clip to see if there's a catch, that there's more to it than first impressions, but i'm just not finding it.

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