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#1 Jun 06 2009 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
yes i know this so doesn't need another thread but I dont care I only like this forum...things don't trail off the first page too fast =^_^=

Well we've all heard the good news, and if you havn't then please crawl back under your rock. SE anounced at this years E3 that sometime in 2010 (or 11 not sure) they hope to release the 14th installment of the Final Fantasy franchise which will be their second online experience since FFXI the game we all love and haet.

First off let me say that I hope to see all of the fine folks of this server in the new game and still on XI for years to come. I have no intention of canceling Hyabusa once I get to start Playing Busa in this new game.

In all the excitement of this news I noticed one small thing.

Did any of us give thim much of a **** when they anounced FFXIII?

I mean, some of us like Mega and Myself were probably very happy to hear that thirteen would be on xbox 360 so we didnt have to buy PSfails to play it but other than that fact; is FFXII anywhere nearly as exciting as hearing the news about XIV being the long worked on 'Rapture' project?

I dare say it that the FF series is changing as our tastes grow as consumers. Most of us are probably in the same age group of 18-34 with many of us being children of the 80's. As is the final fantasy game series. It almost grew with us and now that we live in the age of 'conectivity' where we cant seem to keep our grubby little hands off of things like facebook and twitter I see a growing trend in the fact that people enjoy feelign conected to their fellow gamer.

I for one will pay XIII but only until i beat it or XIV comes out. I remember playing VII years ago and then being excited for X to come out. I loved them both very much so I got on ebay and went to my local gametrader and bought every FF title from start to finish... some where only in japanese but it didnt matter to me I just wanted to have them. About 20 hours into FFVIII my friend called me and told me to come to the mall because the long awaited FFXI was hitting the shelves today!

After loading the game, getting on different servers, trying for hours recreating characters to get on other server, having to buy a new computer to run it better and then FINALLY starting in my home of San d'Oria on the Diabolos server sometime in the first week of NA PC release...I never finished another console FF game again.

I think I'll try to wrap up this long winded bullsh*t with this statement: If every 5-8 years you put out another online title in between all the console FF titles; you have a customer with me for life Square Enix. I enjoy playign the offline games but nothing compares to riding a chocobo to meet a friend you know in RL to help him complete a quest so he can call a dragon and fight orcs by your side.

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#2 Jun 08 2009 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
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ahhh memeories
but now im more conserned with what ther going to do in ther next mmo.

are they going to level sync?
are they going to do FOV?

i hope to god they dont. with the mass amount of total retards we have now. becasue of it. its pathetic to see a level 50+ player that cant come to kazham becasue they dont have the keys. or a person with 4 level 75 who doesnt have sky. a guy cant figure out how to get to the boyada tree but yet has 20 mil in gear on. its mind boggling how these people ever made it out of the 3 nations at all.

lol i just saw a entire party of lvl 75 synced to a lvl 10. with a pl in the dunes. way to go SE i hope you learn from your mistakes in 11 becasue i eagerly await the posting of people hitting the level cap in like a week or less.

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#3 Jun 13 2009 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
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My opinion on FoV and level sync is kind of...mixed. I do appreciate that SE is trying to make things easier, but like most people think, it's become a bit too easy.

I don't mind FoV as much because it's a nice way to get a little bonus experience points. Level sync on the other hand bothers me. I know someone on our server who has 10-12 level 75 jobs, with all but one or two of them leveled in Qufim Island. That's not right.

As for FFXIV, I'm really looking forward to it. I don't want to quit FFXI, but as a college student, I'm not sure if I'll have the funds to pay for one when it comes out, let alone two MMO games. At that point, I would have to go with what suits me best.

But personally I think the game looks beautiful and I have really high hopes for it and I hope to see a lot of people from Diabolos on there as well. :)

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#4 Jun 25 2009 at 10:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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I am super excited about FF14 coming out. I just love the idea of being able to explore new areas in a whole new world, and play with the friends I have met on FFXI. I have really high hopes for it, since the game won't be quite so tethered to limitations anymore (please let us be able to hold more items...), and the fact that it's a Final Fantasy game assures that the graphics and details of the game will be beautiful.

But one thing I'm really hoping for most is that they will lower the price for FF11 or give us a discount if we are already paying monthly for 14. I don't want to have to leave FF11 because of the prices. :( :(
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#5 Jul 24 2009 at 5:27 AM Rating: Good
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I hate to say it, but I'm over the general attitude of the average player, the lack of imagination of my fellow players (no NPing in an RPG, WTF?), and the lack of fun and exciting content for small groups, below 75.

The real trick will be to make the new game have more small group, and balanced through the entire level range. Similar to ESIV: Oblivion.
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#6 Jul 25 2009 at 8:53 AM Rating: Decent
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the lack of fun and exciting content for small groups, below 75.

The real trick will be to make the new game have more small group, and balanced through the entire level range. Similar to ESIV: Oblivion.


garrison, bcnm, lower pages of FoV elite training, and universal things like crafting, nm hunting, quests, ballista...there is A LOT of **** to get done at lower levels. Yes there is vastly more to do at 75 but if you just bum rushed to 75 and didn't take time to explore and get killed by a golen in sanc of zitah once or twice urdoinitrong lol. I would like a variety of 'group sized' events in 14 but I seem to find simple joys in almost all the **** that 11 has to offer.
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#7 Jul 25 2009 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Dude, I've been playing for more years than I care to admit (US release officially). I still don't have a job to 75. Getting people to do anything is a chore now, if you're not 75 and doing endgame. I'd rather have a set of quests that seem never ending, and more random drops throughout the world, than some of the **** we have now. Not that I'm bitter, far from it, FFXI is a sweet adventure, but it was more entertaining 5 years ago, when there were far, far less 75s, and more 25s. Plus making the game easier didn't help. I miss the trains of doom.
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#8 Jul 26 2009 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah the party has shifted to higher level fun but thats gonna happen when most of the customer base is there. Keep those people satisfied (and i mean that loosly...this is SE were talkign about here lol) and you will keep customers. Low level people not happy? who cares we're still making money!

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#9 Aug 19 2009 at 10:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Looks like SE updated their official FFXIV page a few days ago. The game really seems to be rather similar to FFXI, just with different names (Eg, Armory almost = to Mog House). Which isn't to say this is a bad thing. With updated graphics and maybe some programming changes for security and other various gameplay mechanics, I'd say they could have a winning formula again.

I'm hoping for an Xbox360 release. I'm also happy FFXIII is saving me $400. Can't be an FF fanboy without playing / owning them all.

It would be nice to beta test FFXVI, I wonder if I can sign up.
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