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Abel
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I think I'm just gonna stick with FFXI. Still haven't come close to playing through all of the story material, plus based on the stuff I've heard about XIV I have a feeling I wouldn't like it anywhere near as much as XI.

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It's to do with the fact that MMOs are not designed for using a controller - they're designed to be played with a keyboard and mouse, and you really do need those in order to be able to play one.


Funnily enough FFXI happens to be the exception to this rule. Aside from using a keyboard for chatting and stuff, the game's designed entirely to be played using a controller, and using the keyboard and mouse makes for some very awkward controls. The vast majority of people who play it on the PC use a usb controller and completely ditch the mouse for that very reason.


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Anybody else started playing this yet?

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I have a friend that played in the beta. Combat was changed up to a more action oriented style. Had generally good things to say about it in other regards as well.


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I really want to get into MMOs but I just got to much to do, to let my life get suck into then...

I really want to give this game a try though


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Supposedly, FFXIV isn't the massive time sink that FFXI is. I don't know how accomodating it is for players new to MMO's in general though.

They will have a free trial, so you could try that.


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Since I just got a new gaming-friendly rig, I might as well try it


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Play on Selbina and join The Order Of The Apollo Cloud when you do. : D

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Do you have to pay to play?


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I thought this was an interesting read.

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First I signed up for a Square Enix account. Then I registered my Final Fantasy XIV service. Then I added my registration code. Then I set up a basic $9.99 a month subscription. Then I added an additional $3.00 a month for the one character I wished to play. You can add additional characters for $3.00 each per month.

That puts me off immediately.


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I thought this was an interesting read.


That puts me off immediately.



You said it chief. I think I'll pass on this one. The funds that these companies generate in sales, and web hits should alone justify playing for free. I see another big fail for the FF camp.


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It was like that with FFXI, too. You get one character in the base per month fee, and then had to pay extra per month for each new character.

(as ever, GW does it better stick out tongue)


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Good god, really?!

That's simply a racket.


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Good god, really?!

That's simply a racket.



Yep. That's the sort of thing that seriously sucks if you're like me and want to have one of every available class.

Well, it sucks and is ridiculous period, and I can't see many people really wanting to play more than one character because of it. I know I got annoyed when trying out FFXI because I wanted to try out a second character but couldn't without paying for it, even though I was playing a trial.


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They might not pay here, but I bet it is calculated to squeeze money from the target market in Asia. Geez.


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Oh, most likely.


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[context]Well given that they designed it so that a single character is all that's required to do everything the game has to offer, including trying out all of the classes (a feature Peach apparently missed) and the different starting areas and switching between them without losing your progress in any individual one etc., with the vast majority of the quests and missions repeatable, with the rest easily available for viewing via the wikia in both readable and video format, and all the cutscenes available for further views in game, having the single character is all that you would really ever want. If anything, with a player's reputation tied to the single character, it did its best to eliminate the existence of players who would go on to create another character to hide their identity and troll different users and chat areas, such as you get in the likes of WoW (I would know, I was one of them), where it's likely that the FFXI community wouldn't be what it is today which is quite easily the most friendly, pleasent and helpful MMO community there is on the market. That players might still wish to do something completely unnecessary and create another character, and in doing so do their part in using up the game's server space, then I don't see how it's anything but reasonable that SE would charge them extra for doing so.[/context]

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Wow, that was fast ban. After reading the link and watching the video I can agree that this looks like a bad game. The combat video was boring as **** and I raised my brow when one reply said that the game (or if XI is anything to go by anyway) is shit until you get to level 50. Thats ellipses not a defence, thats a pretty bad design flaw.

And its not unnecessary. What if someone wants to not be a catgirl anymore, be an....ugly elf knock-off instead, huh? Or just want to re-play it as a new character, work his way up again? Theres more to the game than classes. Players shouldn't be penalised for wanting to play the game more. Thats just retarded.


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Crap MMO. going to to pass on this one. The restrictions aren't just worth it. Penalizing people just to play it more rathan rewarding them?


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And for those wondering- there are some twice as many characters in FFXI as there are players. Cash bonanza for the makers!

And I understand the cost for extra slots in XIV will be triple that of XI. Classy!


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