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  • xpsyncxpsync Kings LandingMember Posts: 499 Uncommon

    OP, i'm just messing around, or is this how we really feel about your post.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x67ucv_stupidest-thing-i-ve-ever-heard_fun

     

    PS: All in fun, nobody blow up just have a good laugh.

  • jazz.bejazz.be Sint-NiklaasMember Posts: 828 Uncommon

    ALL quests/missions can be described as and reduced to standard fetch and kill quests.

    Not sure what some people expect. Whatever it is, it will be kill/fetch/talk...

  • RictisRictis UnknownMember Posts: 1,298 Uncommon
    I like Final Fantasy games, I think that this could have been a really good game but they dropped the ball early on and didn't do enough afterwards to warrant it as a major player. I am not sure if this is still the case, but the reason I skipped it in the end was the fact that it was not offered to PC, anyone know if that has changed or  is it still console only?
  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenMember Posts: 2,437 Uncommon

    FFXIV is a WoW clone, if you buy it without knowing this by now then...I don't know what to say.

    People have said it enough times now.

    If WoW is your thing, you might like FFXIV

    If WoW is not your thing, you won't like FFXIV

     

    If you hate Fed-ex quests don't even think about playing it, that's half of the game.

  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghMember Posts: 5,001 Uncommon
    Exactly. I fancied a new themepark in wow vanilla style but new story/world/lore to enjoy and got what I expected - not cutting edge but decent enough and fun.

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • IMBanksIMBanks Silver Spring, MDMember Posts: 75
    Er, Wakygeek, you must have mistakenly logged into the wrong forums. FF14 is, and always has been, a PC game, though it also has a PS3/4 option.
  • EvolvedMonkyEvolvedMonky Tulsa, OKMember Posts: 549
    Originally posted by CalmOceans
    FFXIV is a WoW clone, if you buy it without knowing this by now then...I don't know what to say. People have said it enough times now. If WoW is your thing, you might like FFXIV If WoW is not your thing, you won't like FFXIV   If you hate Fed-ex quests don't even think about playing it, that's half of the game.

    Hated WoW but im enjoying FF so far.... well when i can log in that is 

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  • RictisRictis UnknownMember Posts: 1,298 Uncommon
    Originally posted by IMBanks
    Er, Wakygeek, you must have mistakenly logged into the wrong forums. FF14 is, and always has been, a PC game, though it also has a PS3/4 option.

    Sadly enough my friend told me a while back that it was PS3 only rofl, I didn't think to check myself because of what happened with 1.0. Now that I have confirmed it was a PC release as well I may have to pick it up to keep me busy until EQN or Destiny comes out.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 19,605 Epic
    Originally posted by BadSpock
    Originally posted by Cetra
    Originally posted by Ridrith
    it's average in every conceivable way.

    So wrong.

    FFXIV may be a traditional themepark mmo but its a very well done game.

    I would agree with Cetra's statement.

    It is not innovative in the sense they are pushing a lot of boundaries, but they are doing some really cool things (like the Armory and the crafting) and it is very, very well made and not at all "average."

    RIFT was/is an average MMO. As dry and flavorless as can be.

    FF has charm, a unique sense of itself.

    We'll see how I feel after a month lol I'm already having OMG SO MUCH TO DO overload thinking about leveling up a half dozen classes/jobs and crafting and then housing and PvP and raiding....

    Wouldn't that really depend on the aesthetics and their appeal to the end user? I found them to both to be around the same quality of experience, although I'd say i prefer the aesthetic in Rift a bit more, it's darker, and the art style is grittier ( a preference of mine). FFXIV had in contrast a more whimsical fairyland type of vibe. It's pretty, but a little on the goofy side. I've never really been a FF fan though.

     

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  • ZenTaoYingYangZenTaoYingYang BahrainMember Posts: 354

    after hitting 36 just now and done the sunken temple along with Titan, I can say this game is finally 10/10 for me. but it is definitely aimed for those who wants an RPG into their MMO hence the name MMORPG. 

     

    I suspect soon enough people who doesnt like MMOs will play it just to finish the storyline and get immersed in this true RPG environment, I am just a super fan-boy now I guess.

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIMember Posts: 2,607 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cetra
    Originally posted by Ridrith
    it's average in every conceivable way.

    So wrong.

    FFXIV may be a traditional themepark mmo but its a very well done game.

    Painfully average? lol

    I wish you all the best to finding the ultimate mmo of your dreams.

    But i doubt any mmo now or the future can meet your expectations.

    It is HIS opinion. His opinion is not wrong to him. He was expressing it thusly.

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  • vandal5627vandal5627 Jersey City, NJMember Posts: 748 Uncommon
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by Cetra
    Originally posted by Ridrith
    it's average in every conceivable way.

    So wrong.

    FFXIV may be a traditional themepark mmo but its a very well done game.

    Painfully average? lol

    I wish you all the best to finding the ultimate mmo of your dreams.

    But i doubt any mmo now or the future can meet your expectations.

    It is HIS opinion. His opinion is not wrong to him. He was expressing it thusly.

    I'm sure you wouldnt be singing the same tune if he was saying that about GW2 :)

  • HorrorScopeHorrorScope Norcal, CAMember Posts: 599 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Daggra
    Gosh, I find it really polished and fun. It doesn't bring anything new to the table, you're absolutely right. But, what it does - it does very well. It's quality work imo..

    To me that sounds about average as well. It should be really well done, there have been several really well done mmo's.

  • TwoThreeFourTwoThreeFour SwedenMember Posts: 2,155 Uncommon
    Originally posted by HorrorScope
    Originally posted by Daggra
    Gosh, I find it really polished and fun. It doesn't bring anything new to the table, you're absolutely right. But, what it does - it does very well. It's quality work imo..

    To me that sounds about average as well. It should be really well done, there have been several really well done mmo's.

    Out of all recent AAA mmorpgs, how many have been "well done"? 

  • MothanosMothanos MordorMember Posts: 1,909 Uncommon

    Hmm let me look in the past mmo marked at themepark.

    Warhammer
    Aion
    SWTOR
    GW2
    FF ARR

    i can say right now that FF ARR beats any of those in the list.
    but hey you cant please everyone right ?

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTMember Posts: 2,895 Uncommon

    Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far:

    Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date.

    Music/Sound - Very nice as well.

    Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting.

    Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat.

    Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games.

    (I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

  • AntiquatedAntiquated Member Posts: 1,411 Rare
    Originally posted by Cetra But i doubt any mmo now or the future can meet your expectations.

    Shouldn't that be the title of this site's index page?

  • TwoThreeFourTwoThreeFour SwedenMember Posts: 2,155 Uncommon
    Originally posted by grimal
    Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far: Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date. Music/Sound - Very nice as well. Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting. Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat. Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games. (I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

    You missed "interdependent crafting", maybe that's why you are not really liking it :D?

  • vandal5627vandal5627 Jersey City, NJMember Posts: 748 Uncommon
    Originally posted by grimal
    Well, I just hit level 10 on my character.  Here's my feelings thus far: Graphics - Very nice.  Best yet of an MMO to date. Music/Sound - Very nice as well. Questing - Meh.  Very uninspired.  I feel the writing(at least so far) are on the same level as Tera.  I am trying to read the quest log/interactions but my mind wanders.  It's just so bland and uninteresting. Combat - Typical 1 2 3 tab combat. Overall - Aside from the beautiful graphics, I am not quite sure what the appeal is for this game yet.  Of course, perhaps the game opens up further down, but at the current state, I am just not really engaged in the game thus far.  I'm surprised because at least with Tera I was actually having a lot of fun at this level.  I find myself playing but thinking about other games. (I mention Tera a lot in my comparison because to me, that is what the game feels a lot like).

    Looks like you already made up your mind, why force yourself?  Go play the other games you are thinking about, you would feel so much better :)

  • drekzdrekz Carlisle, PAMember Posts: 27
    Originally posted by Wakygreek
    I like Final Fantasy games, I think that this could have been a really good game but they dropped the ball early on and didn't do enough afterwards to warrant it as a major player. I am not sure if this is still the case, but the reason I skipped it in the end was the fact that it was not offered to PC, anyone know if that has changed or  is it still console only?

    Okay I have to ask. No.  I NEED  to ask.  How do you get on this website, into a thread reviewing a game, and then complain that "they dropped the ball" because a game that was released for PC, and never advertised as PS3 only, wasn't released for PC?  

    If you have so little information of a game that you don't even know what platform it's on then you really have no opinion of the game at all.

    Almost as awesome as the guy that reviewed the game as being terrible because he(someone that has played other mmorpgs) couldn't navigate the start city....with two parts....and a mini map...and full map....and quest markers on the map.

     

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 19,605 Epic
    Originally posted by Mothanos
    Hmm let me look in the past mmo marked at themepark. Warhammer
    Aion
    SWTOR
    GW2
    FF ARR
    i can say right now that FF ARR beats any of those in the list.
    but hey you cant please everyone right ?

    You can say it sure, that doesn't make it any more true than someone who'd pick any of those games over it.

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  • Sunnyguy46Sunnyguy46 Santa Rosa, CAMember Posts: 91 Uncommon

    I don't know OP. "painfully" and "average" means something very different to me. Other than the log-in issues, I haven't found anything painful or average in this game. In fact, I fount it pretty awesome. /shrug

     

    Good luck on your epic quest to find the perfect MMO tho. Please share if you ever find it in our lifetime.

  • kyssarikyssari Tipton, IAMember Posts: 142

    I have to agree with the OP in it being Average in the aspect that it doesn't bring anything new to the table at all. The combat, questing, even the job and crafting system are all done in the same or at least extremely similiar ways to many other games that have come out over the years.

     

    That being said however the graphics and music are great and the story I found interesting and overall the game was pretty well polished and a lot of fun to play, moreso than numerous other games even. It just kinda lacked any other real wow factor other than it being Final Fantasy for me is all. Again I think it's a great game and a lot of fun but personally with the lack of anything new or innovative I just didn't find it worth buying to subscribe to over everything else thats out there atm.

  • OfficialFlowOfficialFlow HelsinkiMember Posts: 111
    well what did you expect?

    they set out to fix a broken game and that goal was achieved perfectly they never intented to make a new game

    so imo its stupid to expect something revolutionary or interesting since the original broken game (1.0) that was used as a base was a WoW clone in its core from the wow clone era

    sure people like it for now since its new and shiny but they will eventualy leave, excluding those hardcore fanboys who wanted the original game to work so much but it didnt and their hunger for it was never answered they will most likely play the shit out of it untill they start to see cat girls under their beds and roagaedyns under their pillows

    this game at its best will offer 2 months worth of attention and that tells me how shallow the game mechanics really are.

    Trinity check

    WoW combat check

    full on screen UI check

    over the top skill visuals check so much in fact that it makes even trinity combat look chaotic and mindless mess

    forced story lines check

    well i guess they work the way they are supposed to in their boring and simple ways

    yeah sure this type of game is not for everyone i get that and i dont mean to offend anyone who enjoys this type of games

  • RictisRictis UnknownMember Posts: 1,298 Uncommon
    Originally posted by drekz
    Originally posted by Wakygreek
    I like Final Fantasy games, I think that this could have been a really good game but they dropped the ball early on and didn't do enough afterwards to warrant it as a major player. I am not sure if this is still the case, but the reason I skipped it in the end was the fact that it was not offered to PC, anyone know if that has changed or  is it still console only?

    Okay I have to ask. No.  I NEED  to ask.  How do you get on this website, into a thread reviewing a game, and then complain that "they dropped the ball" because a game that was released for PC, and never advertised as PS3 only, wasn't released for PC?  

    If you have so little information of a game that you don't even know what platform it's on then you really have no opinion of the game at all.

    Almost as awesome as the guy that reviewed the game as being terrible because he(someone that has played other mmorpgs) couldn't navigate the start city....with two parts....and a mini map...and full map....and quest markers on the map.

     

    I still think they dropped the ball that is my opinion based on the amount of knowledge I had on the game at the time, mechanics, testing phase, releasing a broken product etc. I had asked my friend at the time who owned the ps3 copy if it was avail for PC, he told me that it was not and I just went with what he said. 

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