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post #31 of 315
From that update it sounds like they may be trying to get away from there being such strict acceptable/unacceptable jobs and gear. FF11 lost me when I got to the point that I had to spend more time making money than leveling or doing quests just to keep up with equipping my jobs. I also was disappointed at how quickly the job system fell into acceptable / unacceptable combinations.
post #32 of 315
Maybe.... they should finish XIII before working on XIV.
post #33 of 315
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The online team(s) is different than the offline team. It wouldn't make a difference.
post #34 of 315
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The online team(s) is different than the offline team. It wouldn't make a difference.

Unless the online team and the offline team could learn to play nice with each other. I'm betting they don't though.

Anyway, I have a general question. I'm not as hardcore of a gamer as I used to be (a wife and kids will do that to you.) Most of my serious gaming sessions are now relegated to the PSP during business trips to Europe. Anyway, with the addition of a dedicated theater in the basement almost done and most likely the purchase of a PSIII I am thinking that I will probably do more console gaming in the future.

I must admit though that I am a FF whore and I have no qualms with saying that, along with the Dragon Quest series, it has been the main thrust of my game play over the last 20 years or so.

I've never played a MMO, as the notion of playing with a group of strangers has never really done it for me. Although a college roommate of mine pretty much shut his life down while being consumed into Ultima Online back in the day, I don't tend to play games for endless amounts day after day and can go a week or even a month between getting back to picking up the controller.

Could someone give a bit of perspective. Are MMOs worth anything at all if you don't play them continuously? Can a person have much fun with only playing one a couple times a month? Is it too much hassle to hook up with a group if you're only going to play it for an hour or two at a time?

I didn't play FFXI and it sounds like I didn't miss much. In truth, assuming FFXIII comes out anytime close to when they are suggesting it, and FFXIV comes out soon after, I probably wouldn't get finished with XIII until a year or so later. If you don't start an MMO when it first comes out, are you hopelessly behind the rest of the people playing when you do start?

-Suntan
post #35 of 315
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Unless the online team and the offline team could learn to play nice with each other. I'm betting they don't though.

Adding resources to software development becomes an issue of diminishing returns. A common cliche in the software industry is "9 women cannot birth a baby in a month".
post #36 of 315
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If you don’t start an MMO when it first comes out, are you hopelessly behind the rest of the people playing when you do start?

No


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I didn’t play FFXI and it sounds like I didn’t miss much.

Very Fun game
Leveling up
Parties
Linkshells
Dynamis
Quests & Missions

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/

The game is very deep
post #37 of 315
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The game features a reinvented character progression system which does not include experience points or leveling up.

What are the chances they are moving to a skill based system (ie: UO, Darkfall)?
post #38 of 315
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Originally Posted by Suntan View Post

Could someone give a bit of perspective. Are MMOs worth anything at all if you don't play them continuously? Can a person have much fun with only playing one a couple times a month? Is it too much hassle to hook up with a group if you're only going to play it for an hour or two at a time?

The short answer is, it depends. It depends on the MMO, and it depends on the player. Some MMOs lend themselves nicely to casual/occasional play, others, not so much. It also depends on the player and how they naturally interact online with others. If you're the type that would prefer not to play with strangers, and don't have many online friends, then you'll definitely want to stick to the MMOs that allow for easy soloing. FFXI, wasn't one of those from my experiences. At least past level 20, where it became increasingly difficult and tedious to level up without a party. It could also be a bit difficult sometimes to find a good group to join depending on the job class you were leveling at the time (for FFXI, that is). That won't necessarily be a problem for other games (and may no longer be a problem for FFXI, I haven't played in years).
post #39 of 315
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My thoughts on MMOing.... I've only involved myself with one, Guild Wars. I liked the spiffy graphics (for its time) and the fact that it required no monthly fee, which is one of my main requirements of an MMO. I like being able to put a game aside for months and coming back when/if I feel like it without incurring a financial penalty.

I ended up playing GW and its expansions for three years (1,000+ hours) and had a lot of fun doing so. However, I must say that at first I was 50% into the adventuring mode (solo, with friends, or with bots - called PvE) and 50% into online vs. competition matches (PvP). Soon after finishing the first expansion, I pretty much stuck with PvP competition 95% of the time.

It all comes down to what you enjoy most in games IMHO. Co-op or competition? If co-op's your thing, then an MMO can bring you enjoyment for a long time. If you prefer competition, you may get bored of the adventure-mode focus of most MMOs so be sure the competitive play mechanics it has appeals to you.
post #40 of 315
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Huge update to the official English website for this game. Check it out here.
post #41 of 315
I'll only get this game if

1) No subscription fee, when paying $60 for a game an additional monthly fee adds up fast and sucks

2) Solo grinding is possible (like in Wow)
post #42 of 315
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That was brought up earlier - read this post here.
post #43 of 315
I saw that and it was just a rumor
post #44 of 315
Guild Wars isn't a "real MMO". It's more like Diablo II on Battle.net, but with more content. That said, I think Guild Wars is a pretty good game. Solid gameplay, good graphics for its time, but IMO some of the best art direction in any game I've ever played. I really love the art in Guild Wars, surprised more people didn't give it props.

I used to play FFXI, so I'm looking forward to XIV a lot. Actually, I started play FFXI again, a bit, kinda warming myself up. They definitely need to focus on adding solo content to this game because XI is better than it was but still, Warcraft has a ton more solo content.

I do wish that they had chosen to put FFXIV in the Tactics universe.
post #45 of 315
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Adding resources to software development becomes an issue of diminishing returns. A common cliche in the software industry is "9 women cannot birth a baby in a month".

lol, I have never heard that saying, but I like it.
post #46 of 315
Join a Linkshell..



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FFXI, wasn't one of those from my experiences. At least past level 20, where it became increasingly difficult and tedious to level up without a party. It could also be a bit difficult sometimes to find a good group to join depending on the job class you were leveling at the time (for FFXI, that is).
post #47 of 315
The fact that it is free to play is amazing news. First DC Universe is announced as free to play and now FFXIV. The PS3 is definitely looking like the place to be for MMO games.
post #48 of 315
any updates on ff14? when next year is it supposed to come out?
post #49 of 315
When we heard about Final Fantasy XIV earlier this year, we idly wondered if the game would actually be on store shelves in the US about the same time as Final Fantasy XIII.

After all, FFXIII had a June 21, 2010 release according to GameStop (although we still believe it'll launch sooner), and FFXIV was simply said to have a "TBA 2010" estimated release. Well, a lot of that is still up in the air, especially as far as North America is concerned, but we do know one thing: according to leaked scans from the latest edition of Jump magazine, we learn that beta codes for FFXIV will be included in Japanese versions of FFXIII. The latter releases in mid-December in Japan, which makes us believe the beta will kick off not much later and further makes us wonder if multiple regions will participate in the test. Being the MMO that it is, Square-Enix would be wise to allow as many people as possible into this upcoming beta; we won't have the benefit of FFXIII's availability, but maybe there are other ways we could get into the testing...?

http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/6090.html

Hyper Notorious Monster Linkshell

Been reading over on a couple FFXI blogs that a rumor has been going about that the first batch of FFXIV beta testers would be drawn from various HNM linkshells on FFXI. First off, let's make one thing very clear. Until such time as an official announcement from Square-Enix comes regarding the beta test, this should be construed as rumor mongering at best. Personally the chances of anything along these lines being implemented is, in my opinion almost nil. Frankly, this would be a PR fiasco for SE should restrict entry to a beta test to certain in-game groupings.

http://www.ffxivblog.com/dispel-conf...nd-ffxiv-beta/
post #50 of 315
yeah that seems like an unlikely rumor. If they're trying to adapt the mostly party play of ffxi into also being able to play solo, then using all ffxi members wouldnt be a good test group. but that's pretty exciting if they're gonna be bringing out the beta pretty soon.
post #51 of 315
Ya, I'm looking forward to seeing how they implement the gameplay. I also look forward to seeing if they include all of the old character designs so I can remake my FFXI Hume female.
post #52 of 315

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I also look forward to seeing if they include all of the old character designs so I can remake my FFXI Hume female.
post #53 of 315
Thanks for that image. If I remember right, those were all hairstyles offered in XI? Galka, Elvaan F, and the two Humes I definitely recognize.
post #54 of 315
Applications for the FFXIV beta are now being accepted. Please take the time to register if this game interests you:

http://entry.ffxiv.com/
post #55 of 315
* The current tester recruitment is for the Windows version of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Test only. Details regarding recruitment for the PlayStation 3 version will be released at a later date.


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Applications for the FFXIV beta are now being accepted. Please take the time to register if this game interests you:

http://entry.ffxiv.com/
post #56 of 315
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Originally Posted by eddy_winds View Post

* The current tester recruitment is for the Windows version of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Test only. Details regarding recruitment for the PlayStation 3 version will be released at a later date.

I signed up anyway. This game is pretty high up on my list.
post #57 of 315
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Some nice new pics released:



















post #58 of 315
On a scale of one to ten, how awesome is this game gonna be?
post #59 of 315
Record breaking..

If your a fan of mmorpg online games
IMO

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On a scale of one to ten, how awesome is this game gonna be?

What lvl/job you play in FFXI
post #60 of 315
Ya, I signed up for the beta too

FYI, I had a Galka 75NIN/73WAR/71MNK and I am currently playing a Hume 75NIN/75RDM/65DRK/63COR/63DRG.
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