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#1 Jan 09 2013 at 7:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Found this thread on the official forums:

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/59494-Eye-Design-Steampunk-Accessories

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While we can't offer too many specifics, these accessories and the markings on their clothing seem to be specific to our Sharlayan friends here. You'll have to wait a bit to find out more!


What do you guys think? The mark could be anything, but I'm really wondering what the little steampunk google/specs/accessory is. They're all carrying them, and they seem to be more than just decoration. Theories?
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#2 Jan 09 2013 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Wint wrote:
Found this thread on the official forums:

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/59494-Eye-Design-Steampunk-Accessories

With this official response:

Okipuit wrote:
Hey everyone,

While we can't offer too many specifics, these accessories and the markings on their clothing seem to be specific to our Sharlayan friends here. You'll have to wait a bit to find out more!


What do you guys think? The mark could be anything, but I'm really wondering what the little steampunk google/specs/accessory is. They're all carrying them, and they seem to be more than just decoration. Theories?


If I had to take a guess on the specs I would say a magical device that will allow our heroes to 'see' key moments of time they've missed. Most likely in key locations?
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#3 Jan 09 2013 at 9:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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X-ray specs to see through clothes. It's a Japanese game.
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#4 Jan 09 2013 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I was just having a discussion about the ubiquity of minor steampunk elements in today's swords and sorcery games (e.g., airships).

In general I think all of the magical or steam-era technology in these games tends to get thrown about as it's convenient. Remember the cameras that trap the souls of Pokemon, er, monsters, in FFXI? I don't necessarily mind these technological infusions, but someone was arguing that they didn't like it because it didn't make narrative sense. Personally I think they add some nice character when done thoughtfully.

What I don't like are those Zorro-style masks. Ick.

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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

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Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#5 Jan 09 2013 at 11:34 PM Rating: Good
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You might also point out to those people that every Final Fantasy has airships Smiley: wink
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#6 Jan 09 2013 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Alas, not all fantasy fans are even familiar with Final Fantasy. Though it seems that one is hard-pressed to find an MMO today where there aren't technological devices mixed in with the swords and sorcery, so I was kind of at a loss when the argument came up.
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#7 Jan 10 2013 at 6:17 AM Rating: Good
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Beer goggles?!
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Personally, I'm more interested to the connected story elements rather than the devices themselves.
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#9 Jan 10 2013 at 6:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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One person notoriously missing from the new world is Louisouix. I wonder if we'll see him in some "astral plain" or if he truly is gone forever. Something tells me we haven't seen the last of him.
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#10 Jan 10 2013 at 2:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wint wrote:
One person notoriously missing from the new world is Louisouix.


I'm telling you right now that SE didn't animate a beard that fluidly only to ditch the character after the cinematic.
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#11 Jan 11 2013 at 12:01 PM Rating: Good
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Seen all kinds of wild theories about that steampunk-esc item. So i came up with my own.

Its an odin detector.
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