Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Game Discussion

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  1. Kickback

    Kickback @GeekWithChris Administrator News Staff

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    Hey guys.

    Did a search and didn't see anything remotely close to an actual discussion for this so here we go!

    Is anyone planning on picking this up? I've got a CE pre-ordered for PC and cannot wait to play. I was in beta and I think the game is great. Going to make my Dragoon and rock some shit! Love the UI (ripped off from WoW but what else is new in MMO's these days?), absolutely adore the music, and they finally made a game that looks like it's MEANT to be played on PC (XI looked more like it was always a console game).

    Anyone going to join me on day one? If so we can start a group on the same server!!
     
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    Kickback @GeekWithChris Administrator News Staff

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    Well!

    I will have you know that I am playing this game. I spent a couple days during Beta Phase 4 and the game is polished and very well done. There were some server issues, as with any open beta MMO would experience, but the game truly is far and above anything that FFXI and the first FFXIV could ever hope to be.

    If anyone is planning to play, you will find me on the Diablos server.
     
  3. Tigran

    Tigran Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get into the server.. but I'm kinda considering the PS3/4 version.... Are they cross servers with PC players?
     
  4. Kickback

    Kickback @GeekWithChris Administrator News Staff

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    Yes!

    All PS3 and eventual PS4 players will be in the same servers as PC players, able to interact and all. Though it's harder to do on the console version as this game looks and feels more like it was designed for the PC, where FFXI looked and felt more designed for the console.
     
  5. Gen. Magnus

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    What is the subscription cost for it? That will help make my decision.
     
  6. Tigran

    Tigran Well-Known Member

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    10 bucks a month.

    And I have a keyboard and mouse that can connect to the PS3/4 so that's not an issue.
     
  7. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    My g/f talked me in to buying the original collectors (huge mistake) and i'm pretty sure that since I played it originally I get the new one for free, but does that come with the 1 month free? If so i'd probably reinstall, but I can't bring myself to pay for this game with how shit it was originally, even though i'm hearing its much improved from pretty much every source.
     
  8. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Just paid off my preorder today. I am on Siren because Diablos got filled up pretty fast. I got into the beta early on and loved it. It ran a little choppy because I need to upgrade my graphics card but I still kept playing.
    I tried the PS3 beta in the most recent phase and have to say it played pretty well. Even using the controller wasn't a hassle.
     
  9. Kickback

    Kickback @GeekWithChris Administrator News Staff

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    Early access at 2am PDT. $12.99 for one character a month or $14.99 for 40 characters (8 per server).

    Don't let the 1.0 of this game scare you off. It's so much better now.
     
  10. Zathras

    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    FFXIV : A Realm Reborn

    So the relaunch of FFXIV is upon us (Official launch day is Aug 27th, Early access started this morning)

    Anybody decided to give it a try?
     
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    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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  12. Kickback

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    I just want to state again how much I'm in love with this game. I finally find my MMO! :D  WoW was okay but was so ... I don't know, button mashing. This game allows you to come up with a strategy during battles.

    Example ... a WoW melee DPS:

    - Distance hit
    - Hit
    - Hit
    - Crit buff
    - Hit
    - Hit
    - Hit

    FFXIV melee DPS (Lancer):

    - Debuff Slow
    - Combo 1 hit
    - Combo 2 hit
    - Stun
    - move to the back, use attack that gives bonus when back attacking
    - reapply debuff slow
    - Combo 1 hit
    - Combo 2 hit

    etc
     
  13. Zathras

    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    Oops, I guess I was blind when I created my thread.

    I have a character on Ultros and other legacy characters on one of the legacy servers.


    Got up at 5am this morning to play it. Very well done and cant wait to get higher.

    If you had purchased 1.0, you can download the game for free but will not get early access unless you have legacy status. You also don't get a month free, only 14 days
     
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    Tigran Well-Known Member

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    So question... Should I get PC *with only my laptop a probable contender for playing* PS3 or PS4 version?
     
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    Kickback @GeekWithChris Administrator News Staff

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    The PS3 and future PS4 versions run just fine. The plus side to PS3/PS4 is that you KNOW it works on your system. You have no idea what performance will be on your laptop. But you won't be able to talk in chat with PS3/PS4 without a keyboard attachment or if you're able to VERY QUICKLY type out text.

    It's up to you really :) 
     
  16. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    I've played this game in it's previous incarnation, and I'm already there for early access. I'm on Balmung server.

    Isilme Turuphant
    Hirilonde Turuphant

    If you're on Balmung, look me up.
     
  17. Tigran

    Tigran Well-Known Member

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    So Sadly.. PS3/4 won't have Voicechat with PC users huh? Oh well.. I guess I can still use Vent and my wireless headset. ;) 
     
  18. Cracka J

    Cracka J judas in my mind TFW2005 Supporter

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    yup exactly.

    I think I may just get the ps3 version to play for now until I get a better rig sometime later this year/early next year.

    If you decide to switch platforms later, you should still be fine to do so right?
     
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    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Provided they can keep the servers up, yes
     
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    This game looks awesome, might have to get a copy and some game time. looks sweet.