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FFXIV went into open beta two days ago, and the collector's edition is out on the 22nd (30th for the normal edition). Anyone been paying attention to the game or in the open beta?
I just got the beta working today, and my current thoughts:
edited 3rd Sep '10 11:43:40 AM by Miijhal
Hey, I once heard speculation that there might be something like Magitek Armor available to players for one of the classes.
That's not in the game, is it.
Doesn't seem to be, sadly.
I wonder if Lay of the Land (Miner ability) still causes you to spontaneously fall through the ground after using it... That was an annoying bug.
For the sake of the sanity of anyone who wants to play the beta, d/l a copy of your favorite Bit Torrent client (I used uTorrent) and then follow the links/instructions here, it'll be so much faster and easier it's not even effing funny.
(sorry it's too late to help you, Miijhal :( )
Beyond that, I haven't had a chance to play with the open beta a whole lot yet, there seems to be a lot of Love It or Hate It going around though. As it is, if even half the complaints are well founded, I'll most likely wait and see how it is around the PS3 release.
EDIT: Oh yeah, as for the manual, FFXIVCore posted a copy of that here, since the NA Beta site is so godawful slow when it responds at all.
edited 3rd Sep '10 12:56:10 PM by Reflextion
I just now managed to get my beta code, haven't been able to start downloading the client yet.
I didn't realize the game was coming out this month. I had assumed December, but I really wasn't paying attention at all.
And looking at the system requirements, i'll need to get a new CPU in order to play the game (though, I probably need to anyway. Using the same CPU for 9 years is probably pushing it).
Okay, let's start downloading H2010.08.30.2000
Alright, that made me chuckle.
I definitely don't have a computer that could handle it, so I'll be waiting for the PS 3 release. ...the hard part will be deciding if I want to be a crossplayer with a nice bishy ass to stare at or a catgirl with a nice curvy ass to stare at.
Sadly, Bittorent wasn't much faster for me. Not enough seeders.
Also, if anyone who gets on, post what servers you're playing on. :3
Right now I'm playing a Miqo'te Pugilist on Palmecia. I couldn't resist playing as an adorable pink-haired, ass kicking kitty girl.
edited 3rd Sep '10 2:27:54 PM by Miijhal
Well, I'm not going to get to play for five days a week, according to uTorrent. Fantastic.
I'll remember to play on Palmecia, I guess I've got PLENTY OF TIME to figure out my race/class combination.
edited 3rd Sep '10 3:04:13 PM by Shlapintogan
I highly doubt my laptop could handle FFXIV, so I'll just be listening to other people's comments on it.
Someone broke the patches into seven files that you can download and piece together.
One huge problem: Megaupload.
Then again, it probably beats p2p.
edited 3rd Sep '10 3:14:58 PM by Shlapintogan
Right now, I have ten times as many peers as I do seeds. I might as well go find something else to do for the next three days.
All patches downloaded. Now to install them.
0.1... 0.2... 0.3...
edited 4th Sep '10 4:06:26 PM by Shlapintogan
Urk. It seems I can only play once and then the launcher stops working. I'll be on RIGHT NOW and then probably not on until the next patch.
Edit: Huh. Looks like it was my graphics card drivers. That's weird.
edited 5th Sep '10 12:28:57 PM by Miijhal
Well, I have my character up. Mi'qote Pugilist named Sara Auttenberg on Palmecia.
edited 23rd Sep '10 4:54:39 PM by Miijhal
Don't know if this is relevant, but Spoony sez:
Can't say much about the accuracy of his statement, but way to look like you're opinion is the one that's right, Noah! *Thumbs up*
After bit of playing the live game, my thoughts:
All in all, it's a major improvement over Square's last attempt at MMORPGs. On the outside, it seems pretty similar, with many of the same terms, similar appearances for the races, and so on, but the core mechanics have been changed to be a hell of a lot more friendly on the player. It has a lot of potential to become a great MMORPG.
Unfortunately, that's when/if the technical issues are be solved. While the mechanics are great, the client is hell, and needs to be worked on before it can really be considered fully playable.
I'd recommend getting it, but wait a month or two for everything to be fixed.
edited 24th Sep '10 1:43:39 PM by Miijhal
I never listen to Spoony when it comes to Final Fantasy. I usually like watching him talk about other subjects, but I can't stand his Fan Dumb towards anything after FF 7. I'll play the game or listen to someone who hasn't decided FF is Ruined Forever.
Even as someone that thinks modern Final Fantasy games are abysmal, this is a half decent game; it may even be good if they work a few things out, such as the limited travel options and utterly laughable scarcity of enemies.
From the looks of it, the lack of enemies is because of the leve quests which spawn large groups of enemies.
And is anyone else playing on Palmecia?
edited 27th Sep '10 7:40:26 PM by Miijhal
wait theres no monthly fee? i might have misread your post though
edit: yep I misread
edited 27th Sep '10 7:45:42 PM by stevebat
Since we already have a thread, does anyone play on Figaro? I'm liking the game but I'm getting really discouraged by the Hate Dom going around.
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