Whats the new word with Final Fantasy XIV???

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  1. apollotrance1

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    word going around that it'll be fucking awesome
     
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    FFXI rebadged and reimagined. :big grin:
     
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    maybe, but they said it has a completely different world, new jobs, and new race selections
     
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    Everything everyone wanted them to fix from FFXI is FFIV

    I think the thing everyone wanted was..to make it less of a time sink...but isn't that why we play MMO's (Though I did stop playing because of how long it took to find parties)
     
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    the problem is not it being a "time sink" because all mmorpgs are by definition
    the point is to make most of the time you are playing the game fun, not sitting there waiting for a party for hours on end, and i have faith that they will get it right with FFXIV
     
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    WOW, just noticed that this was online, I hope it is a better than 11. 11 was fun but to much grinding involved.
     
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    SE has made several improvements with FFXI which I'm sure will show in FFXIV. Now there's Fields of Valor (quests where you kill # of mobs for exp bonus at the end, repeatable hourly) The exp from lower lvl mobs was increased. Added rings that give you extra exp bonus re-usable every 16hrs. For leveling the most helpful is level sync where the whole party syncs to one persons level and gear is scaled down according to level.
     
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    hmm I should go back and get past lvl 27 lol
     
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    I just heard about this as well. Very excited. Don't think I will mess with getting back into FFXI, but this is great news.

    Only thing I'm not sure about -

    How much of the existing playerbase will transfer over to give this a good population?

    EDIT: Removing some incorrect shit I posted.
     
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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    I'd assume all of the playerbase except for the poor people with crap pc's or still somehow only owning a ps2.

    I'm so mixed feelings about this though because I really wanted to like FFXI back in 2004 but after 6 months of it I realized how much time you had to burn just to get little things done because of the forced party system.

    Plus SWTOR is coming out in 2010 so i'd be an idiot to choose FF XIV over that.
     
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    yah, I am a little worried it will be a repeat of all that was wrong in 11.... meaning the enless grinding to level and lack of goal oriented game play. I am also looking forward to swtor
     
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    Don't know anything about SWTOR, but I too hope FFXIV is not a repeat of the massive timesink that was FFXI. If they could make it a lot less time intensive / not take 4 hours to get to the monsters and start killing them, I'll definitly try it at least.
     
  15. tomohr

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    Well, I remember reading an article from after e3 and it seems that there will be the ability to do some solo work if that is what you are interested in. My key concern is that they do not dumb it down to the level of WoW to go for the mass market.
     
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    I dont think they are going to "dumb it down to a WoW level", but in the 2 years that I have played FFXI, it has been easier to solo lately with alot of updates. And solo'ing is not that bad, you can actually get some decent exp since the upgrade
     

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