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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 6:10PM edgecrusherO0 said

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Nice to see they're still bringing this game around. Hopefully they can do a real turnaround by the time 2.0 hits, because I'm still interested in playing.

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 6:42PM Maseno said

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@edgecrusherO0

This game has missed its window of opportunity to be a hit. I have a feeling they are bound to follow in the footsteps of Vanguard unless they embrace F2P and make the transition.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 7:04PM odericko said

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@Maseno No. Once servers merge, the average population will be 800-1200 per server with 10 total. That is in no way as bad as Vanguard, and this is before 2.0/PS3 release.

The game won't have millions of subs, sure, but it's already held more players than Vanguard or AoC for example even after the horrible press.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 7:56PM (Unverified) said

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@Maseno

Also unlike Vanguard, the game is still seeing regular and very thorough updates including fixes, revamps, and new content. Whether or not the game gets the sort of playerbase a AAA game should have, at least they didn't lay down and accept their own demise. I, for one, find the game to be much improved after coming back a few weeks ago.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 10:07PM Maseno said

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You do know that Vanguard got the same treatment for a year or two. Then SOE figured it would make no money and stopped updating it other than a random bug fix here and there.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:53PM kimowar said

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@Maseno
actually the playerbase and devs are very very opinionated about RMT and other forms of cheating, they would just close down the game before it gets to that, vanguard also never had plans to be re-released as an entirely new game and on the ps3 as well.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:57PM Raikulxox said

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@Maseno You can't compare Vanguard's sub numbers at any point in time with XIV's even now. Even before the 2.0 launch and PS3 release, XIV has more subs than Vanguard ever had.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 6:11PM Raikulxox said

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FFXIV does crafting right IMO. Endgame gear isn't overly powerful compared to a level 50 crafted item filled with Materia, as it should be.

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:37PM Rialle said

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@Raikulxox

Even though I'm not a crafting person, I agree that the depth of crafting in this game (although it has flaws) is refreshing compared to the very shallow crafting that we see in most modern MMOs. If only the interface for crafting (and everything else in the game) weren't cumbersome and overly menu driven.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 8:36PM JohnD212 said

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Still no way to store a recipe and no recipes to get...I love to craft but FF just makes it so punishing to try to figure out what to make. You have to go outside the game to look it up...but can't ALT+Tab out because that makes the client shut down. Not fun. GIve us recipes and a recipe book and I'm there...100%

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:17PM Raikulxox said

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@JohnD212 Yea, I was having the same problem. This thread tells you how to alt tab without crashing though until 2.0 hits.

http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/14092-run-game-in-windowed-fullscreen-mode-instructions/
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 12:50PM Khalus said

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@Raikulxox

Yer, was gonna suggest that as well. I've used it and it works very well!
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