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Alisha
post Aug 4 2009, 03:05 PM
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http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/04/final-fa...new-job-system/

The latest edition of Famitsu Wave recently hit newsstands in Japan, bringing with it a DVD which contains an 8-minute exposť on Square Enix's second stab at the MMO genre, Final Fantasy XIV. The whole video is posted after the break. Fret not -- it sports convenient English subtitles.

Here's some of the more titillating excerpts: The game features a reinvented character progression system which does not include experience points or leveling up. The job system from XI will make an appearance, but in a heavily altered form -- an interview with the game's director, Nobuaki Komoto, revealed that the game will place a focus on the weapons players use, explaining that your armaments will determine "the way you play" and "the way you grow." Sounds reminiscent of Final Fantasy IX. (That's a very good thing.)

In addition, FFXIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka explained that the game takes place in a new region with a more "modern" feel to it -- the mysterious Eorzea which was mentioned in the trailer. The new world features familiar races (albeit with new names), and plays host to a "deep story," which is told through cut-scenes and quests. For more FFXIV info than you can possibly handle, check the video after the jump.


sounds similar to monster hunter no?

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Someone translated the text on BG Forums regarding the characters:

"When you make your character, aside from choosing the race, you will also be able to customize their appearance. Head, skin color, hair type etc, there will be multiple factors. Just how exact we will be able to customize their appearance is still unknown, but we mean it in a good way when we say that it seems like it will become a worry to many players."


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tanshin
post Aug 27 2010, 11:48 AM
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Dammit, you mean I can't waste all my time grinding away at levels like in FFXI? :(

...Wait, isn't that what people were bitching about in that game? The grind? Cake is cake.
Instead of thinking about this in such a way of what is being taken away from you, why not think about what this kind of system could do to effect the way you play the game? Maybe playing an MMO doesn't need to be all about "log in, find a party, kill shit, level up". Even when I played FFXI, I still didn't like to think of the game like that. Unfortunately, I think most people disagree with me there. They loved running through Diablo II, spacing out, mindlessly killing everything repetitively for the occasional rare drop. It was essentially being that rat in a cage, pressing a button over and over waiting for the random 1 out of 1000 times you press it to give you a dopamine rush in your brain. Some people are fine with that, more power to them, nothing wrong with that if you're having fun.

As a general philosophy of gaming, I think people these days are too absorbed with finding what it is that they can complain about in a game. After all, finding any flaw, discontinuity, and/or non-sequitur and making a huge deal out of it (with the right rhetoric and vocabulary) can make you appear pretty intelligent, right? I've never been one to miss out on a movie because Ebert says, in so many words, that spider-man looks fake. Maybe some of us need to re-examine why it is that we even play games? Do you feel like you HAVE to, or are you still having fun?

My favorite stuff to do in FFXI was: find creative non-boring ways to make gil, explore places I've never been while dodging scary enemies, find and do obscure and even common quests that weren't about farming 10 of something and returning, going places like the boat where random shit can happen like pirate attacks, progressing further into the story of the game, hanging out with my friends online and running around killing cool looking monsters that you don't normally kill for exp, switching to a new job and running around the noob area experimenting, running around town naked, messing with noobs, tricking people into fighting something and dying by pretending I was going to help them fight it, and just generally doing WHATEVER with my friends. Exping was never fun! Never! I remember kind of spacing out while tanking and having my hands just move on their own. I'm glad to see an attempt at mindlessness being removed from a game.

So yeah, I'm still going to give the game a 30-day shot as I'd previously planned since the game was announced. I'd like to have my friends there too for those 30 days (yes even you, scan_man), because it would be a lot more fun, but if you want to "punish" a corporation by backing out, that's cool too.

I have my own issues with the game as well, I'm not some blind final fantasy fanatic. I'm not even really arguing FOR the game itself, but for a refreshed outlook on gaming in general, starting with this game.

Buuuut this issue will probably get patched out at some point anyway. Especially since Breaker canceled his reservation. That'll learn 'em.

tl;dr - quit bitching about everything and play some games with me.


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Alisha   FFXIVstuff   Aug 4 2009, 03:05 PM
Crushinator   Can't wait to hear how this stacks up to World of ...   Jul 12 2010, 10:11 PM
Scan_Man   LOL! Maybe comparisons later when I get my Catacly...   Jul 12 2010, 10:25 PM
Scan_Man   Testing was canceled for this weekend. Did play it...   Jul 18 2010, 03:33 PM
Crushinator   I like hearing that the quests are like the FF12/1...   Jul 18 2010, 03:50 PM
Scan_Man   Well I have 14 hours under my belt on this game. E...   Jul 24 2010, 12:44 PM
Crushinator   How do you unlock Marth?   Jul 24 2010, 01:36 PM
AC9breaker   Why do kids love cinnamon toast crunch?   Jul 24 2010, 01:49 PM
Crushinator   Why do they call it Apple Jacks when it doesn't ta...   Jul 24 2010, 03:04 PM
donkeybeatz   More importantly, why do they call it Grape-Nuts w...   Jul 24 2010, 04:01 PM
Scan_Man   There is a rainbow lucky charm in the rainbow of L...   Jul 24 2010, 07:05 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Jul 24 2010, 07:05 PM) T...   Jul 24 2010, 08:16 PM
Scan_Man   Phase 2 of the beta will start tonight. Servers wi...   Jul 28 2010, 01:15 PM
Scan_Man   Phase 3 started. So pretty much this version of th...   Aug 11 2010, 05:39 AM
Kazicht   Good info! I'm relieved about the control and batt...   Aug 11 2010, 11:20 AM
AC9breaker   So now the real question, is anyone here planning ...   Aug 11 2010, 01:16 PM
Crushinator   All depends on if I get a new computer up by then....   Aug 11 2010, 02:23 PM
Scan_Man   The changes have actually made this game enjoyable...   Aug 11 2010, 03:24 PM
tanshin   I didn't want to say anything at the risk of drama...   Aug 12 2010, 01:34 PM
Alisha   i'll be waiting for ps3 release. but at least phan...   Aug 12 2010, 04:17 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Alisha @ Aug 12 2010, 04:17 PM) gim...   Aug 12 2010, 04:42 PM
Alisha   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Aug 12 2010, 06:42 PM...   Aug 12 2010, 06:04 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Alisha @ Aug 12 2010, 06:04 PM) QUO...   Aug 12 2010, 06:23 PM
AC9breaker   In any event. I've already pre purchased my copy o...   Aug 12 2010, 04:48 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ Aug 12 2010, 04:48 PM)...   Aug 12 2010, 05:51 PM
tanshin   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ Aug 12 2010, 03:48 PM)...   Aug 12 2010, 06:02 PM
Scan_Man   WALL OF TEXT! Response to Tanshin: I am just giv...   Aug 12 2010, 05:35 PM
Vitamin D   RE: FFXIVstuff   Aug 12 2010, 05:43 PM
HC82   Wall of text for the win. I like to read walls of ...   Aug 13 2010, 04:46 AM
Scan_Man   LOL! Bravo HC!   Aug 13 2010, 03:07 PM
Afroforce   Look, I haven't played a game with most of you in ...   Aug 14 2010, 09:50 AM
Scan_Man   Of course subject to change. But, if you want to t...   Aug 14 2010, 06:06 PM
Afroforce   I'm up for any server, really. I just want to have...   Aug 14 2010, 06:36 PM
AC9breaker   I don't think any of us are really planning a desi...   Aug 15 2010, 10:37 AM
Crushinator   Did they do away with the bullshit friend passes a...   Aug 15 2010, 02:09 PM
AC9breaker   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Aug 15 2010, 04:09 PM...   Aug 15 2010, 02:32 PM
Afroforce   I'm getting the CE. So I'll be there early, just k...   Aug 15 2010, 02:16 PM
Wiryu   That could potentially just be a 14-day free trial...   Aug 15 2010, 02:44 PM
Scan_Man   Picking your server is part of the character creat...   Aug 15 2010, 03:11 PM
AC9breaker   Actually what is the max population for a server? ...   Aug 15 2010, 03:39 PM
Scan_Man   The max population is indicated by 4 chocobos next...   Aug 15 2010, 05:31 PM
AC9breaker   Ugh, right now I think the biggest thing holding m...   Aug 15 2010, 06:56 PM
Scan_Man   Here is the recommended specs to run the game smoo...   Aug 15 2010, 09:41 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Aug 15 2010, 09:41 PM) H...   Aug 16 2010, 01:31 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Crushinator @ Aug 16 2010, 01:31 PM...   Aug 16 2010, 04:05 PM
Afroforce   I already showed Dave what I'm having built for me...   Aug 16 2010, 06:07 AM
Knightsword   No, I think they just don't want pc loving america...   Aug 16 2010, 02:29 PM
Scan_Man   BTW this is default settings: Screen mode and win...   Aug 16 2010, 04:26 PM
tanshin   oh my gyaaaaahd. I wonder if I can squeak by until...   Aug 18 2010, 03:07 AM
Alisha   i'm wondering if crafting classes can fight? other...   Aug 23 2010, 04:39 PM
tanshin   They can definitely fight, they just suck at it, h...   Aug 23 2010, 05:14 PM
Alisha   QUOTE(tanshin @ Aug 23 2010, 07:14 PM) Th...   Aug 23 2010, 05:32 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Alisha @ Aug 23 2010, 05:32 PM) QUO...   Aug 23 2010, 07:45 PM
AC9breaker   http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/11964-surpl...-komo...   Aug 25 2010, 02:39 PM
Crushinator   Yeah, i just read over that and it seems like a lo...   Aug 25 2010, 02:54 PM
AC9breaker   RE: FFXIVstuff   Aug 25 2010, 03:09 PM
Scan_Man   Well the main thing people on the beta forums are ...   Aug 25 2010, 07:31 PM
AC9breaker   To summarize what Scan said for all you lazy rubes...   Aug 26 2010, 05:40 AM
Scan_Man   Folks on the beta forums figured out how Surplus w...   Aug 26 2010, 08:11 AM
Crushinator   Pre-release trailer. OH GOD THIS SONG! EDIT: ...   Aug 27 2010, 08:38 AM
tanshin   Dammit, you mean I can't waste all my time grindin...   Aug 27 2010, 11:48 AM
Crushinator   I liked grinding in FFXI. When I finally got l...   Aug 27 2010, 11:58 AM
tanshin   It's true, MMO's are a stairway to nowhere. Even i...   Aug 27 2010, 12:12 PM
Maxx   The silly thing about this whole surplus thing is ...   Aug 27 2010, 12:42 PM
Maxx   QUOTE(Maxx @ Aug 27 2010, 12:42 PM) The s...   Aug 27 2010, 01:21 PM
Scan_Man   All really good points. When it comes MMOs I try...   Aug 27 2010, 03:42 PM
tanshin   Scan- Yeah, I actually agree with you there Scan. ...   Aug 27 2010, 04:25 PM
Crushinator   Officially NOT playing, unless someone gives me a ...   Aug 27 2010, 07:47 PM
AC9breaker   I'll only play is crush is playing. so officially...   Aug 27 2010, 11:57 PM
Crushinator   I just found a computer that fell off the back of ...   Aug 28 2010, 12:49 AM
Wiryu   I will be playing.   Aug 28 2010, 10:55 AM
Vitamin D   Well, I'm not much a fan of this fatigue idea myse...   Aug 28 2010, 10:56 AM
Kazicht   I'm still in, and I'm calling it now - if you let ...   Aug 28 2010, 02:00 PM
Scan_Man   Open beta I will be playing. After launch I will j...   Aug 28 2010, 03:44 PM
Afroforce   I'm in, of course. And I'm kind of thankful I'm g...   Aug 29 2010, 08:31 AM
Knightsword   I'll be giving it a go, got my LE preordered as we...   Aug 29 2010, 10:45 AM
AC9breaker   Just got an email for the open beta. I'll hop on ...   Aug 31 2010, 09:00 AM
Crushinator   Oh no! Open beta delayed! http://www.giantbomb.co...   Aug 31 2010, 03:19 PM
Scan_Man   Yeah not surprised it was delayed. Been the story ...   Aug 31 2010, 06:16 PM
Knightsword   QUOTEFINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test Will Start o...   Sep 1 2010, 12:28 PM
Afroforce   What are the current server names and are they the...   Sep 4 2010, 04:44 PM
Scan_Man   New server names. Cornelia Kashuan Gysahl Mysidia...   Sep 4 2010, 04:49 PM
Afroforce   Nice. Once we pick one, I can start telling my oth...   Sep 5 2010, 12:07 AM
Knightsword   It better damn well be Figaro, or else   Sep 5 2010, 10:09 AM
Afroforce   QUOTE(Knightsword @ Sep 5 2010, 09:09 AM)...   Sep 5 2010, 11:20 AM
Knightsword   If ya have not gotten the beta files downloaded ye...   Sep 5 2010, 09:14 PM
Scan_Man   Which starting city?   Sep 5 2010, 09:30 PM
Knightsword   Dunno, after getting everything downloaded and ins...   Sep 5 2010, 11:13 PM
HC82   What's peoples take on this game so far, consideri...   Sep 7 2010, 09:51 PM
Maxx   QUOTE(HC82 @ Sep 7 2010, 09:51 PM) What's...   Sep 8 2010, 11:58 AM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Maxx @ Sep 8 2010, 11:58 AM) It is ...   Sep 8 2010, 12:38 PM
AC9breaker   Okay so here's the plan. I decided I'm gonna get ...   Sep 8 2010, 01:38 PM
Maxx   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ Sep 8 2010, 01:38 PM) ...   Sep 8 2010, 01:53 PM
Scan_Man   It would be nice if the downloader worked.   Sep 8 2010, 02:57 PM
Knightsword   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Sep 8 2010, 03:57 PM) It...   Sep 8 2010, 04:36 PM
Scan_Man   I have it downloaded. But, I speak of that as a cr...   Sep 8 2010, 05:00 PM
Knightsword   Yea I went to Limsa Lominsa, that place is worse t...   Sep 8 2010, 05:12 PM
Dive   TEST   Sep 8 2010, 09:24 PM
Wiryu   Success.   Sep 8 2010, 09:26 PM
Knightsword   Oh ya one issue I hope SE fixes the crashing on al...   Sep 8 2010, 09:33 PM
Scan_Man   Ul'Dah is not so bad. The starting experience is ...   Sep 9 2010, 05:43 PM
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