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Hmm. Not so great.

Mamba2Mamba2 MaroochydorePosts: 11Member

Graphics are A1. Character creation average. Combat (apart from archer) not so good.

So what's the big attraction? Just my thoughts after 3 beta weekends.

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  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member
    May I know what combat do you consider good or great? I mean which game has that kind you like ? :) final fantasy were always more about slower more tactical combat, it will never be action based combat like we see in tera, gw, etc. But because thats how ff fans like it :)
  • Mamba2Mamba2 MaroochydorePosts: 11Member
    Fair enough. Just find it a bit  clunky.
  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member
    What level did you reach? :) I think when you get more and more spells + cobine the other class spells, it gets better. But combat  was many times tweaked in ff xiv AA .. you never know, they might tweak it few more times before release  :) ull see
  • DivonaDivona WellingtonPosts: 175Member

    I find the combat are fine. Responsive and faster than Rift. What attracted me about Final Fantasy XIV: ARR is the class system where you can mix and match different skills from each class together, just like in Final Fantasy XI (III and V as well). You can really build character to suit your playstyle. Final Fantasy also has reputation on story, and I'm looking forward to see how it will present in XIV.

    Even though, it is a theme park, it doesn't feel rush like the other. The quest does lead you from one hub to another, but does not feel force to do so.

    As a previous player from 1.0, this is the first where I see the game pull it body out from the coffin yell out "I'm not dead, yet!", and try to get it life back to normal. The face look the same, but this time it decided to stop taking drug and apply for a normal job like everyone else. I'm looking forward to see how it goes, and willing to help support it, if it decides to stay sober.

  • Kayo83Kayo83 Hollywood, FLPosts: 146Member
    Well then, I guess its over for FFXIV. If Fraught doesnt like it... I sure as hell wont. image
  • Mamba2Mamba2 MaroochydorePosts: 11Member
    lol
  • NetSageNetSage Lake Geneva, WIPosts: 1,040Member Uncommon
    Divona I think everyone loves the class system.  I always hated having multiple characters it's just more to juggle around.
  • TalemireTalemire Clearwater, FLPosts: 756Member
    Originally posted by NetSage
    Divona I think everyone loves the class system.  I always hated having multiple characters it's just more to juggle around.

    This, +1.

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  • OmgzOmgz EstorilPosts: 13Member
    zones and loading screens everywhere... and porno looking characters. lackluster combat and ez mode transportation everywhere. cant beleive anyone would play this tbh. Happy for those that like though, gratz!
  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    The graphics are steak sauce? ugh...

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  • Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    The graphics are steak sauce? ugh...

    A well seasoned and cooked steak should never need sauce

  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,321Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deznts
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    The graphics are steak sauce? ugh...

    A well seasoned and cooked steak should never need sauce

    Can't I have both?

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  • JacobinJacobin Toronto, ONPosts: 697Member Uncommon
    The combat is not tactical, its Tab 1-2-3 for whatever combo you are using.
  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member
    If Realm Reborn after 2 years of remaking and polishing looks so mediocre and archaic, I cant even imagine how it looked 2 years ago. Somebody wake up Square Enix and tell them, its not year 2005 anymore (speaking about gameplay, not graphics)
  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 869Member Uncommon

    We can mix and match skills? I think the skills are based on whatever class you choose at the time are they not? So my archer still cannot use my conjurers lvl2 Heal skill? Or is he able to?

    I like the game. Is it innovative aside from class/job system? Not that I have seen so far, but it is still fun. I've never cared about graphics like some people do so I can't comment on that aspect. It's something you would need to see for yourself in Open Beta.

  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dogblaster
    What level did you reach? :) I think when you get more and more spells + cobine the other class spells, it gets better. But combat  was many times tweaked in ff xiv AA .. you never know, they might tweak it few more times before release  :) ull see

    +1

     

    It does get better later on, but I started in on this game in p3 beta and it was so horrible I was literally falling asleep playing it. After a good night sleep, I returned as was able to gut through the game until I got to some higher-level content, but it really does lack that initial hook, I mean even engage me via story, I'm ok with that. Instead you get dropped into a town and you essentially run around for the first couple hours just running errands. 

     

    It was fun, but it's certainly not at the level that I would say I'd pay for it. 

    Crazkanuk

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,522Member Uncommon

    Some will like it, some won't, just like with any game.

    I tried it and I am back to the same conclusion, I am just not a fan of FF games at all, so its a pass for me.

    It doesn't mean its a bad game, its just not for me, and that's fine.

  • Kayo83Kayo83 Hollywood, FLPosts: 146Member
    Originally posted by Talemire
    Originally posted by NetSage
    Divona I think everyone loves the class system.  I always hated having multiple characters it's just more to juggle around.

    This, +1.

    I keep telling myself im sticking to one character this time (and save on sub costs) but I know im going to be alt'ing it up like always. Not that I really RP but I like to make concept characters. My Mi'qote Archer/Bard/Monk main isnt going to feel right when I want to play a Mage or a Tankadin.

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member
    Originally posted by Kayo83
    Originally posted by Talemire
    Originally posted by NetSage
    Divona I think everyone loves the class system.  I always hated having multiple characters it's just more to juggle around.

    This, +1.

    I keep telling myself im sticking to one character this time (and save on sub costs) but I know im going to be alt'ing it up like always. Not that I really RP but I like to make concept characters. My Mi'qote Archer/Bard/Monk main isnt going to feel right when I want to play a Mage or a Tankadin.

    I feel the same way!

    Like I'm going to have a Hyur Male Paladin/Lancer/Marauder, a female Miqo'te Archer/Bard/Monk, and probably a Lalalell White Mage/Black Mage.

    Never really like pet classes, so Summoner/Arcanist/Scholar are off my table.

  • BademBadem CheshirePosts: 830Member
    Originally posted by angerbeaver

    We can mix and match skills? I think the skills are based on whatever class you choose at the time are they not? So my archer still cannot use my conjurers lvl2 Heal skill? Or is he able to?

    I like the game. Is it innovative aside from class/job system? Not that I have seen so far, but it is still fun. I've never cared about graphics like some people do so I can't comment on that aspect. It's something you would need to see for yourself in Open Beta.

    You can use certain abilities from other classes , for example get to 20 on PUG and WHM and you can use some of their abilities on all your other classes.

     

    Albeit slightly weaker but most people I know have done WHM to get Heal and Regen and then level up other toons.

  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 avondale, AZPosts: 962Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DMKano

    Some will like it, some won't, just like with any game.

    I tried it and I am back to the same conclusion, I am just not a fan of FF games at all, so its a pass for me.

    It doesn't mean its a bad game, its just not for me, and that's fine.

    While I am a huge fan of FF, I wish people could simply state their opinions more objectively, along the lines of the post above as example.  To say I don't like it because the combat is (insert your issue here) and not mention something you do like or would like to see isn't helpful to people as it lacks an understanding with the issue your having.   I had this same experience with Rift. I tried it and wanted to like it but didn't.  I came back and the experience was the same for me.  It's not that the game is bad, its just a game this isn't for me.  This happens and its ok.  

  • kabitoshinkabitoshin Posts: 758Member Uncommon
    I really don't care about your opinion OP or anyone elses. Really wish people would stop posting threads like these. All these threads do is attract people to attack you or agree.
  • BossalinieBossalinie Hattiesburg, MSPosts: 683Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kabitoshin
    I really don't care about your opinion OP or anyone elses. Really wish people would stop posting threads like these. All these threads do is attract people to attack you or agree.

    Did I miss something or is has this not been the norm since the birth of internet forums?

  • Kayo83Kayo83 Hollywood, FLPosts: 146Member
    Originally posted by BadSpock
    Originally posted by Kayo83
    Originally posted by Talemire
    Originally posted by NetSage
    Divona I think everyone loves the class system.  I always hated having multiple characters it's just more to juggle around.

    This, +1.

    I keep telling myself im sticking to one character this time (and save on sub costs) but I know im going to be alt'ing it up like always. Not that I really RP but I like to make concept characters. My Mi'qote Archer/Bard/Monk main isnt going to feel right when I want to play a Mage or a Tankadin.

    I feel the same way!

    Like I'm going to have a Hyur Male Paladin/Lancer/Marauder, a female Miqo'te Archer/Bard/Monk, and probably a Lalalell White Mage/Black Mage.

    Never really like pet classes, so Summoner/Arcanist/Scholar are off my table.

    Its a curse I tell you!!!

  • AIMonsterAIMonster Apopka, FLPosts: 2,059Member

    Why do people keep calling combat simulators "tactical combat"?  It's far less tactical than most action combat.  In FFXIV I'm just hitting the same rotations (or worse on Conjurer, the same single spell) over and over again.  There isn't any "tactics" involved.  If you want tactical combat go play a Tactics MMO like Wakfu, ECOL, or even Atlantica Online.

    The combat is probably the worst part of the game right now.  The rest of the game is good in all aspects, but the combat definitely could use some improvements.  There isn't good variety in what each class can do in combat and it boils down to rotations or single skills ad nauseum.  It's still worth playing because it is good in all aspects, but I really hope feedback is given on how terrible the combat system is right now.  It's a lot more fluid than 1.0 for sure and you actually have to pay attention, but the depth is simply lacking.

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