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Jun 07 2009 01:01am

Merit
 - Retired
Merit
Last post I made regarding FF was about FF11 and who played. So now I create this masterpiece thread in regards to who will be playing 14? (this includes any FF11 veterans that still lurk on here :3 as well)

For those who haven't heard: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com
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This post was edited by Merit on Jun 07 2009 06:13am.

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Aug 11 2009 08:47pm

Merit
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 Merit

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As long as the series keeps producing multimillion unit selling games, I believe they will keep chugging along.

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Aug 09 2009 05:03am

Augusta_Mintaka
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As long as the series keeps producing multimillion unit selling games, I believe they will keep chugging along.
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Aug 09 2009 01:04am

tarpman
 - The Tarped Avenger
 tarpman

they're still making final failtasy games? o_o
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Aug 07 2009 07:45pm

Dacascos
 - Lowly Urchin
 Dacascos

Yeah Ive seen the pics etc months ago on the BG site.
It already basically looked like FFXI but with more promises of solo content.
The races and landscapes/interface/etc all pretty much looks the same.
Then again, it IS another Final Fanasy. In the end, they all have a lot of similarities.
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Aug 07 2009 04:18pm

Merit
 - Retired
 Merit

They updated the site with new info and pictures. I have to say it looks exactly like 11 with a makeover. Kind of disapointing.
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Aug 07 2009 03:51pm

Dacascos
 - Lowly Urchin
 Dacascos

After having done virtually everything possible in Final Fantasy XI, I am kinda looking forward to a new FF game.

XI is still a good game, but the most challenging part of it atm is not to be surrounded by morons who mess up your strats.

Being a member of Blue Gartr now, I will probably join the guys from the XIV release on and see how it goes from there.


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Jul 05 2009 12:33pm

Blade_Knight
 - Student
 Blade_Knight

I completely missed out on FFXI (though, from some of the stories I heard, it might have been for the best), but I'd be inclined to try FFXIV. However, there's already several MMOs out on the horizon bidding for my goldfish caliber attention span.

<is distracted by the distant sound of someone shaking a ring full of keys>

Hmmmm....jingle-keys. This pleases me.

<bats at keys>
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Jul 01 2009 05:42pm

Luke Skywalker
 - Student
 Luke Skywalker

I did not, your interview was not my source, last I looked, they were having difficulty contracting with Microsoft. Only Playstation3 used to be displayed on the main page under Information as well. If that's been fixed then yippie, still not getting it right off the bat.

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I'd try it out, since I really enjoy the final fantasy lore setting, but I doubt it'll be something I stick to, if I do try at all. More intersted in the old republic frankly, even if I do tend to prefer fantasy over sci fi


Was glancing at a couple gameplay videos, kinda reminds me too much of SWG, but I still want to try it at some point. Might surprise.
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Jul 01 2009 12:53pm

Kainz00r
 - Jedi Knight
 Kainz00r

I'd try it out, since I really enjoy the final fantasy lore setting, but I doubt it'll be something I stick to, if I do try at all. More intersted in the old republic frankly, even if I do tend to prefer fantasy over sci fi
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Jul 01 2009 09:01am

Merit
 - Retired
 Merit

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Not liking the fact that a PC version won't be released until about a year after


wait wat? did you even read the interview?

Q: Are you planning a simultaneous worldwide release or will it be released in Japan first?
A: Yes. At the launch, this will be a worldwide simultaneous launch on PS3 and Windows PC. English, Japanese, German, and French versions released at launch.
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"I have learned from Vergere only that there is no such thing as sides of the Force....for the side is merely a reflection of your intentions of the Force. Use it in hate, and it will be hate. Use it offensively in good, and you will find my Truth." -Jacen Solo, "Traitor", New Jedi Order




Jun 30 2009 10:28pm

Luke Skywalker
 - Student
 Luke Skywalker

Looks like a fanboy game. Not liking the fact that a PC version won't be released until about a year after, but I suppose it would give time to see from others if it's worth it or not.

Personally, I'm still content with FFXI, and they are not shutting down servers for this new one. They are actively updating it and integrating solo content. Shame some of you bailed out too soon. ;)
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Jun 22 2009 02:01pm

Tallepyon
 - Student
 Tallepyon

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would this be pay to play??


And Aurochs are banned from playing it too.

Jun 17 2009 08:27am

Augusta_Mintaka
 - Student
 Augusta_Mintaka

It most likely will.
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Jun 17 2009 06:20am

Artex
 - Student
 Artex

would this be pay to play??
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Jun 15 2009 10:45am

Laziana
 - Jedi Instructor
 Laziana

From what I read they will offer alot of solo content as well.

I am willing to check it out, but I am in no mood for an insane grindfest - I just do not have the time for that extreme sort of MMO playstyle.
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Jun 14 2009 05:29pm

Tallepyon
 - Student
 Tallepyon

I plan to check it out atleast. I just hope it is a little more solo friendly than the previous game. I spend more time looking for groups than I did actually leveling up...

Jun 10 2009 08:54am

Laziana
 - Jedi Instructor
 Laziana

I could never deal quite good with the huge grindfest that was needed for FF XI.

The cross platform and cross region from FF XI was always a very nice feature though and I am glad that they will take that over to FF XIV.

Let's see what this game will bring, checking it out cannot hurt too much I guess.
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Jun 10 2009 02:36am

Augusta_Mintaka
 - Student
 Augusta_Mintaka

There is a lot of money involved in the business.
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Jun 10 2009 01:28am

Merit
 - Retired
 Merit

Yea so many mmos now coming out, all trying to be the "WoW killer"
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Jun 10 2009 12:25am

Augusta_Mintaka
 - Student
 Augusta_Mintaka

It's likely going to get a lot of competition from the new SW MMO and the Star Trek one is probably due late 2010/early 2011.
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Jun 09 2009 04:37pm

Merit
 - Retired
 Merit

Q: What are the ties to Final Fantasy XI, if any?
A: While you may have noticed that some of the same type of races appeared in the trailer, the world of FFXIV is different from FFXI. The reason that we made the races similar to the FFXI races is so FFXI players could choose a similar type of race in the new game. For example, in movies, you might have an actor that plays many different roles. Please, think of it that way.

Q: What happens to Final Fantasy XI now that we're moving to FFXIV? Are you going to phase it out or continue to publish new content for XI? How will the development team be split?
A: The development for FFXIV started 4 or 5 years ago with primary ideas. Development started a few years ago, while FFXI was still being supported. FFXI will continue to be supported. There is another year of content planned. There are no plans for the near future to stop development on FFXI

Q: What influence have games like World of WarCraft have on the development of FFXIV?
A: As with WoW, we want to aim a bit for the casual user. However, we don't want to make a copy of WoW. We believe we will have things that are unique and will stand out from that game.

Q: Will combat be more action oriented or turn-based?
A: We cannot talk about the battle system at this time. (Surprise surprise)

Q: FFXI has evolved a lot over the years, especially in the areas of player accessibility and the ability to solo. Will you carry over features like level sync and other features to FFXIV?
A: Yes. All of the knowledge and experience we gained from FFXI will be used in the development of FFXIV. At the launch, we intend to have content for solo players as well as large-scale battles. We want a wide-variety from the start.

Q: Are you planning a simultaneous worldwide release or will it be released in Japan first?
A: Yes. At the launch, this will be a worldwide simultaneous launch on PS3 and Windows PC. English, Japanese, German, and French versions released at launch. (Wasn't this asked yesterday?)

Q: Will all servers be worldwide or split by territory?
A: The current plans are to have worldwide servers that are cross-platform and cross-region. We will do a beta test and look at the balance and player experience. We want to look for a good balance between region and cross-region play.

Q: Will you be taking feedback from your FFXI users?
A: Yes, we still get a lot of feedback from our FFXI players and will continue to take feedback as we move into beta. The game will change as it goes.

Q: Will you try to move players from XI to XIV or will they be separate communities?
A: It's up to the community themselves. We envision users that will hopefully play XI one day and XIV another. They will be independent, but users are free to play both.

Q: Are there plans to localize the game in Spanish?
A: Currently, there is no Spanish version in development. We'll consider it if enough Spanish-speaking users demand it from us. Getting good translators in Japan is hard, but if there's enough demand we will consider it.

Q: How can users transmit this demand?
A: We will conduct marketing research.

Q: Is there any special element in the MMO genre that you will improve with this game?
A: Our plan from the beginning was to make the best Final Fantasy game available. That is our vision for XIV. Then we thought, how can we make the best FF game and we came to the conclusion that it would be an MMORPG. It was decided to make the best FF first, then led to the decision to make it an MMORG and use that genre. However, we are trying to implement a lot of new systems that other MMO's haven't used in the past.

Q: Why did you decide to make a new game rather than continue to evolve FFXI?
A: It all comes down to, originally, FFXI was designed for the PS2. It then moved to PC and Xbox 360. A lot of people have asked for a port to the PS3. With an MMORPG of this size, you have to develop new content. Porting to a new technology would take a lot of effort. Instead, we decided to use that time to make something new.

Q: Yesterday's trailer that was shown, was that running of a console or was it pre-rendered?
A: There were parts that were pre-rendered and parts that were running on the in-game engine.

Q: Is that the quality you're aiming for? The scene with the Galka fighting, is that what you're aiming for?
A: Yes, that is the part that was running in-engine.

Q: In that scene, we saw many parties and many enemies. Is this the new focus: many parties fighting many enemies?
A: I cannot say too much, but we hope to have battles that are many vs. many and many vs. one.

Q: What would you like to emphasize with this game? What is different from FFXI?
A: For FFXIV, the keyword that we've been using is "The Growth and Development of the Character." We will have the same type of storytelling and high-quality graphics. We also want to expand and create new in-game systems. The player can grow & develop in a more natural way without putting too much weight on the player. We will expand the job system to make it fairly different from the one in FFXI. Another very important concept that takes a different direction from FFXI, for FFXIV we want to make it so the player can choose to play solo, in a party, 40 minutes, all-day... there will be content for ALL of those play styles and systems for all of those play styles.

Q: On the beta process, will current XI players get in?
A: As with the actual release date of the game, we don't have a concrete beta schedule yet. We will have a beta and look forward to more information about then shortly.

Q: Will FFXI characters be portable to XIV in any way?
A: The game is completely different. There will not be any XI character transfers to XIV. However, the character design is familiar and XI players will be able to create a similar character.
A: We will NOT be using PlayOnline, but friend lists will transfer over.

Q: If I'm new to the MMO genre, why would I choose FFXIV over other games?
A: We believe that players will fall in love with the world & story that we have created.
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"I have learned from Vergere only that there is no such thing as sides of the Force....for the side is merely a reflection of your intentions of the Force. Use it in hate, and it will be hate. Use it offensively in good, and you will find my Truth." -Jacen Solo, "Traitor", New Jedi Order




Jun 09 2009 04:35pm

Merit
 - Retired
 Merit

I'll find the E3 interview but SE said they are aiming for more casual gamers this time.
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"I have learned from Vergere only that there is no such thing as sides of the Force....for the side is merely a reflection of your intentions of the Force. Use it in hate, and it will be hate. Use it offensively in good, and you will find my Truth." -Jacen Solo, "Traitor", New Jedi Order




Jun 08 2009 06:15pm

Ash
 - Eats Babies
 Ash

I tend to float only to one MMO at a time so if SW: Old Republic doesn't fit my fancy I might give it a try. I really enjoyed the first one when I hung out with friends but it's hardcore grind aspect didn't bode well with my super lazy casual lifestyle.
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Jun 07 2009 06:44am

Masta
 - Jedi Council
 Masta

A def no from me. Similar reasons as the capitalist. I don't get enough out of the time i spend playing these things. With other words: there's not enough bang for my temporal buck.
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Jun 07 2009 01:23am

Augusta_Mintaka
 - Student
 Augusta_Mintaka

I'm not sure I'll play, MMOs are too time consuming. Although, I have to say it's nice that the series is starting to support the PC a little.
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