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.
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.
"I can't believe you guys are such haters. It's the beauty and majesty of Japanese story telling that is worth the price!"
"The Daemon lied with every breath. It could not help itself but to deceive and dismay, to riddle and ruin. The more we conversed, the closer I drew to one singularly ineluctable fact: I would gain no wisdom here."
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.
[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]
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.
Last edited by Nephthys on Sep 28th, 2010 at 09:49 PM