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Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

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I haven't felt this great about a game since B&S...

Get ready for FFXIV Reborn! No doubt this will be one of the top new games right there with B&S

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Going Elezen, probably Black Mage or Warrior if they do decide to add hammers.

Square-Enix is finally getting it, let's hope they mainline FFs get it as well. FFXV on ps4 could be amazing.

On that note, this is also coming out for ps3. FFXIV can easily conquer the world lol, it's too easy :laugh:

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Well, I am hoping they learned from their horrendous mistakes.

The development team was working with the community very, very closely for the past two years or so and it seems they addressed the issues the community stressed so much about.

Particularly the ridiculous UI and the mind blowing lack of a jumping function.

Tons of great changes, all in the proper directions.

I am not going to get too excited, though.

Fooled me once...

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I haven't felt this great about a game since B&S...

Get ready for FFXIV Reborn! No doubt this will be one of the top new games right there with B&S

finalfantasyxiv20pub11.jpg

Going Elezen, probably Black Mage or Warrior if they do decide to add hammers.

Square-Enix is finally getting it, let's hope they mainline FFs get it as well. FFXV on ps4 could be amazing.

On that note, this is also coming out for ps3. FFXIV can easily conquer the world lol, it's too easy :laugh:

Ghastly, how do you feel about..... -JUMPING-?

Because I have to see if you're one of those batshit insane people who thinks that jumping in a FF MMO is horrible, like not having to grind for 8 hours to do anything, or having quests = bad.

P.S. why not a more modern FF 14 2.0 picture? Info has been pouring in recently, hell badly recorded gameplay of 2.0 made me so much happier to know I was right to support 14.

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There are people out there, who still live in 1996?

Damn, wonder what shows they get at this hour on TV...

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There are people out there, who still live in 1996?

Damn, wonder what shows they get at this hour on TV...

Dude, people are whining that people are going to constantly jump and it'll be "like WoW".

Or crying over -GRASS- textures, when 14 2.0 isn't even in alpha until September..

GRAPHICS AREN'T TOP TIER GAME COMPUTER RAPING? AMG GAME SUX - Typical whiner.

Not to mention, 14 1.X knees my gaming PC in the groin and beats it with a crowbar, 2.0 can run on a LAPTOP so that's a massive improvement. Yoshida has done an amazing job clearly compared to that daft bastard Tanaka.

SE goes through the trouble of fixing 14, and people still complain. Meanwhile I can't stomach to level my level 46 black mage to 50, because I have no friends or a linkshell because none of my friends want to play 14 (Who can blame them? They're waiting for 2.0 if anything) and linkshells seem to be very tight-knit and being from a WoW background, the overwhelming number of 11ers seem displeased with my existence.

So why bother getting to 50 now, I won't be able to do my job quests to get my outfit or all my spells until 2.0 with my luck.

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Quite frankly, as a texture obsessed freak as I am, I am very happy to see variations of textures, rather than the super massive ones they had in the original game, which repeated throughout the entire three main zones non-stop.

Ah and as for 1.0+ performance...

The UI was the main hog.

Even if you set settings to the lowest, it'd decimate some PC setups. It would constantly suck all resources non-stop.

So with this UI they're showing, I just know it'll be better. How can it not be? It's impossible to do worse than what 1.0+ had.

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Well, the new inventory and character page is a good improvement.

Nice and Modern.

It's too bad 14 flopped to begin with, but Tanaka's design was horrible, now it seems 14 is finally becoming modern and beyond.

I just hope the PS 3 doesn't hold it back, like 11 is held back by the PS 2. (Not like I ever played 11 more than a few minutes, never would stand it, main reason I didn't get into it was because I had only access via 360 version and it never stopped crashing so I quit that and I'm glad I didn't get into 11 after hearing about how it's played)

As for 1.X's performance, if you dared to turn on AA, you were treated to rough prison..... for your silly AA usage.

I wonder how much 14 2.0 cost to create, since 14 1.0 was like 50 Million like the average MMO with a 5 year creation cycle? While 2.0 is like 2 years and reuses very little of 14 1.X's assets, with most of it being remade yeah?

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I don't know...

I mean, 50 million and the result we got in the end? I hope Squeenix got a refund on that...

Looking ahead tho, I just want something more along the lines of a cross-over between the original FFXI and a less "stand still and wait for spell" combat system.

I'd be totally cool even with a Grandia styled combat system or hell, even WOW at this point.

Just add in Skillchains.

For the love of all that's badass, just do it...

That was my main love for FFXI.

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Am I the only one that actually enjoyed ffxiv when it came out?! The only reason I stopped playing is because everyone else seemed to disappear :(. I'm very excited for this overhaul to go into effect. Hopefully it can bring in some big numbers! I have hope >:D

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I don't know...

I mean, 50 million and the result we got in the end? I hope Squeenix got a refund on that...

Surprised Tanaka didn't get fired instantly, for calling the trainwreck called FF 14 a FINAL FANTASY.

No Chocobos, no Moogles, No Jobs? What a freakin' joke!

And was there really nobody supervising this dang game? I mean come on.. and even worse, some people think Tanaka's vision is superior to Yoshida's.

Let's put that in perspective: People want FF 11 remade or Tanaka's work basically, so they somehow think FF 1.0 would of been good.

Compared to 2.0 which is Yoshida's vision.

Yeah, I think Yoshida had the better idea...

I respect FF 11 for the effort you have to put in to get alot of good stuff.

But I wish they'd loosen the requirements on job quests because I really need my job spells and my job outfit, but that's hard to do alone because for some reason, a quest that is meant for just ME, is in reality for ME and a huge group of people to fight, or make it easier to get people to help you.

Nobody would logically want a Black Mage who is lacking half their job spells.

And I hope they fix the mana issues for BLM, it's so annoying.. go OOM in a few spells and have no way to fight back besides a staff smack... hell, alot of things, mostly server-side, make it so I can't enjoy myself enough to level 4 more times to 50!

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The new UI looks really nice. Hopefully it's more keyboard+mouse user friendly. Though I don't know about the maps. New textures can be good, but the majority of the land in Ul'dah was very mundane.

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I really enjoyed the Artifact gear hunting in FFXI, though I see what you mean.

It got really bad with the higher level raids/instances like Dynamis, etc. But earlier on, it wasn't too hard to hunt them with a small group of people.

Dynamis, though...

I quit that so fast...

I do hope to see Artifacts come back in some form.

They were great examples of how armor sets should be.

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I really enjoyed the Artifact gear hunting in FFXI, though I see what you mean.

It got really bad with the higher level raids/instances like Dynamis, etc. But earlier on, it wasn't too hard to hunt them with a small group of people.

Dynamis, though...

I quit that so fast...

I do hope to see Artifacts come back in some form.

They were great examples of how armor sets should be.

14 should add some sort of scaling/upgradable gear set that always looks like the signature gear of your job, you know? I don't want to look like a clown (No offense to Kefka), I picked Black Mage and leveled only Black Mage the highest. (After deleting a Pugilist a few months before foolishly but this is much better) because I love black mages and their outfit, though in 2.0 I will be leveling other classes/jobs I'm just focused on BLM because it's my favorite and because 1.X is HORRIBLE to play in..

Kind of like how the job weapon that apparently takes like, forever to get, will be upgraded I believe?

Maybe make the best signature outfit for the BLM have the traditional darkness around the face with yellow eyes look..... that'd look classy.

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I think maybe something along the lines of WOW's Trans or TERA's template system might be more flexible IMO.

I'd prefer TERA's template system personally.

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I think maybe something along the lines of WOW's Trans or TERA's template system might be more flexible IMO.

I'd prefer TERA's template system personally.

Please no, I'd rather have transmog or costume slots that just put my favorite outfit over my real gear.

TERA's templates are horrifying.

You have very little choices and it's expensive, we need money sinks and time sinks, but.. THAT'S GOING TOO FAR!

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Nah, in the next patch, all items outside of the Lv 60 instance/dungeon unique ones, become eligible as templates.

Including low value ones.

I didn't like how WOW limits some items and doesn't let you use them.

But I'll take anything as long as we can customize shit.

I hate having to wear one set, simply because it's the "best" set stats wise.

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Nah, in the next patch, all items outside of the Lv 60 instance/dungeon unique ones, become eligible as templates.

Including low value ones.

I didn't like how WOW limits some items and doesn't let you use them.

But I'll take anything as long as we can customize shit.

I hate having to wear one set, simply because it's the "best" set stats wise.

I use to not mind wearing a certain set... then WOTLK and Cata happened, hello bad armor design, but I'm mostly a RPer so.. not like I really did much end-game junk, maybe I will in 14, heh.. I actually want to, if I don't get side-tracked with the Chocobo system.

Chocobos, Chocobos everywhere!

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They should also bring that from FFXI.

Looking after your own Chocobo egg, etc.

Anyway, fall isn't too far, we'll see what's really in store eventually.

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They should also bring that from FFXI.

Looking after your own Chocobo egg, etc.

Anyway, fall isn't too far, we'll see what's really in store eventually.

Well, actually Tashy.. if you read, 2.0 -DOES- have chocobo raising last I checked and your chocobo will fight by your side as a party member.

Alpha is in september.

Beta is like later in the year.

And launch of 2.0 should be like jan. 2013, so not too far.. pretty far, but not too far.

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I am not keeping track of it much anymore, but that is good to know.

And yea, the way this year is pacing and how fast time is flying, we'll be there soon.

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I am not keeping track of it much anymore, but that is good to know.

And yea, the way this year is pacing and how fast time is flying, we'll be there soon.

Everything good is in 2013, which makes me really mad, because this is like the 3rd bad summer I've had in a row, I'm very picky about games and such..

Anyway, people should start gathering 14 2.0 news and pictures for this thread, and soon videos..

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Throwing it here, though everyone's seen it.

Too lazy to hunt more.

TERA time for now, gotta get ready for BG!

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Ok wait time out. What is all the commotion about FF14.

What did they do to it?

Is this the expansion?

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Ok wait time out. What is all the commotion about FF14.

What did they do to it?

Is this the expansion?

Take a good look -THIS- is 2.0! The fruit of SE's labor!

It's still 14, however, many things have been added and revamped.

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Like it's name, Garzel, it's being "remade" from scratch.

So it's the same name/title, just being replaced by an entirely different game.

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