Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Largi

Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn

Recommended Posts

A Few of us have decided to pick this up and have a go.
I'm not going to make any promises into how long lived this little excursion will be, but if you would like to join us

We're on the Phoenix server (EU)

 

We're on Sargatanas (NA Legacy)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm rolling Arcanist to Go 30 Arcan/15 Thurma and pick up the Summoenr Job.
I think Chris is aiming for Dragoon Job.

No idea what Lei is aiming for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There appear to be some issues with character creation - namely all the servers are locked as they're too full.

 

This release hasn't been as terrible as some, Square's problems all seem to have arisen from one major mistake - They underestimated there own popularity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like every MMO launch since forever.

It's not that companies underestimate the popularity of the game, it's that the demand in the first few days/weeks is always much higher than the stable demand after a month or so. Spending money on the hardware to properly handle an MMO launch is a complete waste of money and that's why nobody will ever do it.

Of course they will tell you that they "grossly underestimated demand" for their new game that they want to big up. It's just marketing bullshit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every server is currently locked for character creation as they cannot take anymore characters. They are all full beyond the queue, and they've had to pull Digital Sales of the game until they can get the new Data Centre online (estimation is early next week)

 

I'ld say they genuinely have demand higher than they can handle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Having had a few hous in the game.

I'm quite enjoying this game.

The game feels like WoW in alot of respects, so you can pretty much pick it up and go.
The story quests feel like they've come out of SWTOR minus the voice acting and decision making.

 

The game fails to explain alot of things. Not really problematic if you have half a brain in your head, but its is hilarious to see people running around liek headless chickens because the game isn't holding there hands.

 

The questing system seems pretty decent. A mix of grind x/y/z quests combined with a few talky travelly quests. And when you have grindy quests you can tag a mob someone else is fighting and as long as you do about 30% damage you also get credit for killing it.

Also mobs have little indicators where there attacks will land, so you can dodge the attacks to take less damage. Pretty good for teaching people to raid.

 

The escort quests are suffciently infuriating, you have to emote at the NPC to make it move.

 

FATEs are pretty cool - very much like the Rifts from Rift or the open quest stuff from Warhammer.

DUTYs are a pretty good way doing story quests where you have an instanced mini fight thats usually suitably epic.

 

Graphically - the game spretty damned shiny.

Musically - the game is amazing.

Edited by Largi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The escort quests are suffciently infuriating, you have to emote at the NPC to make it move.

 

You know the correct response to all escort quests in MMO history is to click the "abandon" button as soon as possible, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are 8 Classes

5 of War

- Lancer

- Marauder

- Archer

- Gladiator
- Puglist

 

3 of Discipline

- Arcanist

- Conjurer

- Thaumaturge

 

You can level all of these to 50 as you please.

 

There are then 9 Job classes.

- Bard (Archer - Puglist)

- Summoner (Arcanist - Thaumaturge)

- Scholar  (Arcanist - Conurer)

- Black Mage (Thaumaturge - Archer)

- White Mage (Conjurer - Arcanist)

- Dragoon (Lancer - Maruder)

- Monk (Puglist - Lancer)

- Paladin (Gladiator - Conjurer)

- Warrior (Marauder - Gladiator)

 

Jobs require level 30 in the main class, and level 15 in the secondary class and can use cross class abilities of a tertiary class as well.

You need to equip a "Soul Shard" to change the main class into the Job.

You can learn everything.

 

Gathering/crafting professions are also "classes" you need to level.

 

You change class by joining the guild initially. then just change your main hand weapon. Equip a bow? become an archer. Equip a stave? become a Thurmatage. equip a Lance, become a lancer.

 

EDIT - I've added the jobs as best as I could find, but theres lots of conflicting info out there atm

Edited by Largi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Confirmation from Yoshi-P (The guy who pretty much turned FF14 from a pile of poo to what it is now)
Once the Server issues are fixed they will be giving us free game time to cover the time from release to the resolution.

 

Also They just hit 218k concurrent connections.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its very traditional Final Fantasy. As in the originals, not 7 onwards.

 

For those thinking of joining us, We're moving over to Sargatanas. Lei has already re-rolled on there.

I'm looking at a Server transfer if they become available. I don't know what Chris is going to do.

 

 

EDIT -

Oh and Chris -

 

ChocoboMap1.png

Edited by Largi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its randomly open and closed. As soon as there is a queue its closed as the creation process requires your character to log in.
It was open at 8am Saturday morning.

Edited by Largi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PS3 is probably the primary format, because it's more common to have that than a even halfway decent PC in Japan...

 

I wouldn't know how it plays VS. keyboard and mouse, but the PC does have options to controller too, so *shrug*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're slow to react. Too many actions, too few buttons. I dps and heals are fine. Just ps3 tanks make you cry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alex, the best way to describe FF14:ARR is to imagine Square Enix is a shitty Ex. They never quite put enough effort into the relationship and the last date they took you on was to an Arby's. Also, they asked you to pay for both meals.

That's when you decide you've had enough. You look Square straight in the eye and say, "Square, this shit ain't real. I'm leaving you." They suddenly start to cry into their fake Arby's cheese saying they will change, they can be better this time. But you've heard this song and dance before and you wont be moved.

That's when they do something crazy. Using two plastic knifes in a manner you haven't quite figured out, they lop off one of their arms.

"I'm doing this for you!"

"So you're shitty AND insane?" You think to yourself as you "nope" the fuck out of there.

The last thing you hear as the restaurant door closes behind you is, "I will become better!"

2 years go by and you've finally put this horrific event out of your mind. You're chilling at a party with some friends. The same group of friends you've had for a couple years now. You've all grown older, wiser, learned what it means to have some self respect. When around the corner comes someone oddly familiar.

You can tell from the way their shirt fits that they definitely work out, their posture is fantastic, and their style is straight out of Hollywood. You definitely don't remember anyone that sexy being in your life.

But when they turn around, you know exactly who it is. Your Ex. That fear you feel, and the need to run away are completely overpowered by your awe and surprise. They approach you with complete calm and confidence.

Oh, I forgot to mention, that nub of an arm? It's been replaced by a bionic arm straight out of the god damn future. Even the robotic arm is sexy.

They ask you out on a date. You say yes. For some insane reason you say yes. Oh shit, why did you say yes? Certainly this is only superficial change and you are in for the same old shit. Now it's safe to say YOU'RE the insane one.

But you go, and it is fantastic, it is glorious, and that arm has features in the bedroom that no human has had the pleasure of enjoying before you.

Sure, sometime the arm electrocutes your Ex and they pass out for a few hours to a day, but the doctor's assure you they will have that patched out within a month.

All in all, it has been the most amazing week of your life, and it's still too soon to say whether it'll last, but even with the glitches you don't care. You're gonna ride this one out.

I'm saying it's good Alex, it's good.

edit- Because gendered pronoun. Whoops.

 

tl;dr: FFXIV:ARR is robotic handjobs.

 

I had to share this as I found it Hilarious

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×