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Official FFXIV Alpha Video

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  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIMember Posts: 1,122
    Thanks for the link.  To be honest, I was expecting something a little more 'impressive'. It looked like a tour through a normal wooded MMO zone.  Perhaps I'm getting spoiled with so many gorgeous MMO's around these days.

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  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INMember Posts: 1,005 Uncommon
    Thanks for posting this.. Looks amazing!  I see a lot of vets complaining about "downgraded" graphics but I don't see it..

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaMember Posts: 3,903 Uncommon

    Videos like this are classic, I just watched someone walk around for 5 minutes.
    If i were to play this i would exhaust the "fun" of walking around within an hour.

    Is walking enough to constitute a 30 day subscription? and beyond? i think not.

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  • RalstlinRalstlin Las PalmasMember Posts: 234 Uncommon

    its a city show... what you want them to show u in a city? Design and NPCS. 

  • revy66revy66 NY, NYMember Posts: 464
    Originally posted by Nitth
    Videos like this are classic, I just watched someone walk around for 5 minutes.
    If i were to play this i would exhaust the "fun" of walking around within an hour.
    Is walking enough to constitute a 30 day subscription? and beyond? i think not.

    Are you serious? They wanted to show the difference between the old Gridania and the new.

  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJMember Posts: 6,690
    Game looks outstanding, can't wait!
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  • MuppetierMuppetier SouthamptonMember Posts: 278 Uncommon

    Probably easily pleased but I liked the FFXIV graphics and these look great.

     

    If there is a decent game set in this world I will play it.

  • RalstlinRalstlin Las PalmasMember Posts: 234 Uncommon

    time to change my Hype for this game to a 10

    O.o

  • skydiver12skydiver12 burgundMember Posts: 432

    Reminds me of the old "Making of a Realm" series for FFXIV.


    The Landscape looks like it's missing ambient lightning and occlusion lightning. (Like you would expect from an Alpha Version). However it might exlain why it looks (and probably is) "poor" on graphic quality. Lightning creates ambient an good example is: The shallow lights illuminating nearby people at twilight right before the tavern.


    Even for FFXIV 14 they added them during late BETA.
    It could also be that due to the new setting those flat colors are due to a faulty gamma setting, or "low" graphic settings since we don't know on what this game did run.

    I'm giving them the benefit of daubt till i can verify this myself, after all they did it right with FFXIV so there is nothing telling me they can't do it again.

  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoMember Posts: 885
    Originally posted by Nitth
    Videos like this are classic, I just watched someone walk around for 5 minutes.
    If i were to play this i would exhaust the "fun" of walking around within an hour.
    Is walking enough to constitute a 30 day subscription? and beyond? i think not.

    So you don't know what the VID is trying to say, did you play FFXIV.

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  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyMember Posts: 1,120 Uncommon
    It still look like Gridania, but "feels" more like a real mmo now, freedom of movement and enviromental depth are improved, but the most important test will be the fps and stability on our own PCs, which we wont get to test for awhile. If this works its going to be really weird playing FFXIV and actually able to immerse and enjoy without the engine, controls or UI getting in the way.
  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyMember Posts: 1,120 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nitth
    Videos like this are classic, I just watched someone walk around for 5 minutes.
    If i were to play this i would exhaust the "fun" of walking around within an hour.
    Is walking enough to constitute a 30 day subscription? and beyond? i think not.

    When I first saw how much tedious running there was through bad enviroments in MikeB's infamous ZAM review of FFXIV at launch I couldnt believe it, but it was true, Tanaka must have been insane. I hope we get mounts a lot easier and sooner in ARR, and a sprint option would be nice, walking about was the dullest of any rpg, and waiting a year for chocobos was insulting. Didnt help that there wasnt anywhere interesting to visit in open world. Lets hope they pander to explorers this time. 

  • VesaviusVesavius Member Posts: 7,743 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Roxtarr
    Thanks for the link.  To be honest, I was expecting something a little more 'impressive'. It looked like a tour through a normal wooded MMO zone.  Perhaps I'm getting spoiled with so many gorgeous MMO's around these days.

     

    wow... you guys are a hard sell ;)

    I thought that the graphics on show were pretty impressive personally.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghMember Posts: 4,270
    Originally posted by Ralstlin
    its a city show... what you want them to show u in a city? Design and NPCS. 

    Which is kinda pointless, since we all saw the city and NPCs in FFIV, what we want to see is the revamped combat.

  • Kaynos1972Kaynos1972 Quebec, QCMember Posts: 2,316
    Looks very good, love the new UI design.  Would certainly have a 2nd look at this game when it launch.
  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghMember Posts: 4,270
    Originally posted by Vesavius
    Originally posted by Roxtarr
    Thanks for the link.  To be honest, I was expecting something a little more 'impressive'. It looked like a tour through a normal wooded MMO zone.  Perhaps I'm getting spoiled with so many gorgeous MMO's around these days.

     

    wow... you guys are a hard sell ;)

    I thought that the graphics on show were pretty impressive personally.

    It actually looked worse than the current FFIV looks on my computer, might just be the computer / settings they were using though.

  • kevjardskevjards carlisleMember Posts: 1,452 Uncommon
    tbh i thought i was done with this title..but seen has there is a lot of effort gone into this.i will give this a month of sub time and see if its changed for the better..lets be honest it certainly could'nt be worse than the original..gfx to me looked a little like lotro just better.
  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIMember Posts: 2,607 Uncommon

    It looks about the same a GW2 (on my PC with an HD 7950 with setting set to max) - I was expecting better that this.

     

    Still might look into it, though.

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  • RalstlinRalstlin Las PalmasMember Posts: 234 Uncommon
    Sure, but GW is a release game with patchs already, and this is an Alpha version with Graphic options disabled (AA not enabled in alpha client and more things like lightning/shadows quality)
  • alkarionlogalkarionlog SMember Posts: 1,279 Uncommon
    meh all fine and dandy but I only see a char walking around, for me they are trying to sell the graphics, not the gameplay who from when I beta tested changed a lot, at least now the menus looks like a real menu

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  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COMember Posts: 3,292 Uncommon
    There's something about the FF artstyle, UI, sounds and ambiance that I always love. Hard to pinpoint what it is.

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  • YaoimanYaoiman Newkama Land, LAMember Posts: 51
    Originally posted by Nitth
    Videos like this are classic, I just watched someone walk around for 5 minutes.
    If i were to play this i would exhaust the "fun" of walking around within an hour.
    Is walking enough to constitute a 30 day subscription? and beyond? i think not.

    Walking is part of MMO's, if you don't like it then go play a singleplayer game .

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  • YaoimanYaoiman Newkama Land, LAMember Posts: 51

    It looks amazing, it's too bad we have to wait so long until it is released.

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  • LaluniaLalunia ZwolleMember Posts: 2
    Originally posted by alkarionlog
    meh all fine and dandy but I only see a char walking around, for me they are trying to sell the graphics, not the gameplay who from when I beta tested changed a lot, at least now the menus looks like a real menu

    There are official video's of the new battle system, but it is from older Alpha, this was shown at 14 sep 2012, so things could have change since then. It is work in progress.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnFLSH2jkjw&feature=plcp

    0:55:22 Archer

    0:57:54 Lancer

    1:13:10 Conjurer

     

    Shown at 7 sep 2012

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_737hYbSCEs&feature=relmfu

    0:40:50 Lancer 

     

    They changed the whole TP system, before you had to get TP to do your special moves, now you start with max TP and can start with special moves, that alone will make combat go faster. 

    There is a combo system in it and there will be limit breaks.

    I didn't read to much about combat yet, since I don't care that much for combat. So I am not sure if the combo system is different then what they now have in FFXIV, or how the limit break works. 

    The most important thing I like in combat is what actually was already in FFXIV, and that is that you can combine many different skills with different classes. I love that part. Also that you can change so easily from class to class is great in my opinion, but also not new. It has at least a lot more dept then FFXI, which I also loved a lot. 

    I didn't care much about the slow combat in FFXIV, and now that it will be faster, i still don't care that much. I mean I enjoyed UO for 3 years, and combat was just klicking the enemy most of the time, a warrior didn't have any skills (of course they changed that much later, but I was gone by that time)  But for people who do care about such things, I wonder if FFXIV can make it exciting enough for them. 

     

     

     

     

     

  • koboldfodderkoboldfodder Danbury, DEMember Posts: 413 Uncommon

    The whole point of this game is that the previos incarnation was a total flop fest.  It had nice graphics, but that's about it.  The reason I want to play the newer version is for the MMO enhancements, I could not care less what Gardinia looks like.

     

    Why not put out a vidoe that focuses on the actual changes being made......

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