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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 11:52AM Grumms said

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This is weird.

Posted: Feb 15th 2012 12:04PM Shig said

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@Grumms
I'm all for everyone getting to play good games, but MMOs on consoles hasn't ever seemed like a good decision.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 1:04PM mrantimatter said

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@Shig
Worked for FF11. all you really need is keyboard support, and Sony at least has had that since the ps2.

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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 1:21PM wrongThinker said

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@mrantimatter While I agree with Grumms, you make a good point...
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 1:56PM Spookimitsu said

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@Grumms

I almost choked on my ramen
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 2:04PM Alph said

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@Grumms
there goes the game Orz

j/k ... kinda
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 2:06PM Alph said

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@mrantimatter
I wouldn't say it 'worked'

As a very long time FFXI-er I can honestly say that the PS2 has been a blight on FFXI and the community widely saw it as holding the game back. Most rejoiced when they announced they were going to stop supporting it.
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Posted: Feb 16th 2012 11:14AM Angel Rage said

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@Alph As a fellow long time FFXI-er, I would say it absolutely worked. Console player saw the grumblings of PC players in Vana'diel as just that, grumblings - while we reveled in the magic of playing a persistent world on the comfortable couches of our living rooms.

When I started playing FFXI on the PC, I even went so far as to buy a controller so I could setup my scheme like my PS2 controller. I honestly believe that the acceptance of console players into this game was a large part of its success and the PC players who hated it are the vocal minority. Far more realized that more players are always better.
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Posted: Feb 16th 2012 5:26PM myr said

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@Angel Rage

I'd call it less grumblings and more unsubscribing. There are so many things that FFXI could have had if it wasn't tied to the PS2. I can't count the number of times the developers cited "ps2 limitations" over the years whenever asked for implementation of a feature.

A lot of people gave up and moved on to other games. A lot of others saw it was a crappy console port and never even subbed to begin with.
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Posted: Feb 16th 2012 7:32PM (Unverified) said

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@Angel Rage Right, because you can't play PC on a couch. lol
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Posted: Feb 18th 2012 2:41PM kalipou134 said

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Just head over to the DC Universe boards and ask them how sharing your game with the PS3 owners affect their favourite MMO

;)

Here's a hint, in the end, you're f**ked
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Posted: Feb 19th 2012 12:26AM (Unverified) said

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Sigh...

Maybe it's time for to give up on MMOs.

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Posted: Feb 19th 2012 12:28AM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) *me* was supposed to be in there.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 11:55AM aaradun said

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that's actually bad news, means the game has been dumbed down.

Posted: Feb 15th 2012 11:57AM cingeto said

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@aaradun

I guess that can of worms is wide open now.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 12:02PM Softserve said

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@aaradun I don't know about that. GW limits the amount of skills any character can have equipped at any one time anyway.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 12:09PM Chef Kiyo said

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@aaradun

Not at all. GW2 has 10 skill slots. If it goes to consoles almost nothing will change combat wise. Mapping will be different for UI stuff I'm sure, but FFXI does it just fine, and the game is action combat enough.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 1:01PM avaloner said

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@aaradun As far as I can see it was going to be a dumbed down game to begin with which is fine with me really as it is a game you can come and go with at will as there is no sub.
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Posted: Feb 16th 2012 3:56AM (Unverified) said

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@aaradun I have to disagree on ground that your statement lacks proof or argument.
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Posted: Feb 16th 2012 9:38AM darcwolf said

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@aaradun

Um no it doesnt mean that, look at DC universe. It runs and looks much better on PC than the PS3.
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