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News & Features Discussion  » [Column] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: FFXIV - Group Friendly, Elf-less Community?

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8/14/13 9:19:00 PM#21

The Roegedyn stat is confusing to me.I play a lot of Galka and Roegadyn  and i know for fact it  is a rarely played class.

In FFXI i see about 2-3 in a all of a jueno zone at one time and that is of around maybe 50+ players.

In FFXIV it seemed to be even more rare,i on very rare occasions ran into the Galkan like class.

The cat classes i am not surprised by,they seem to be popular.

I never really looked into the stat differences ,if there are any,i just made one Roegadyn and one of the Lalafell.
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8/14/13 9:45:31 PM#22
Really thinking that Roegadyn Hellsguard is thrown off. The other two surveys I found saw them lower than even the Sea Wolves.

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8/14/13 10:15:42 PM#23
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Miqo'te
  • Server: Gilgamesh
  • Job (DoW): Archer/Bard
  • Crafting (DoH): Carpenter
  • Gathering (DoL): Botanist
  • Grand Company:  Undecided
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8/14/13 10:33:27 PM#24
For me...

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8/14/13 10:46:58 PM#25


  • Gender: Male (characters female) Prefer looking at females while i'm playing
  • Race: Miqo'te (Moon one), Roegadyn (Hellsguard) and one Lalafell Dunesfolk
  • Server: Not sure, where ever my friends end up
  • Job (DoW): Dragoon, Paladin and some type of casterish for the third toon
  • Crafting (DoH): Not sure yet
  • Gathering (DoL): Not sure yet
  • Grand Company: huh? lol
  • Playstyle: Casual

I'd like to focus DPS on one toon, Tanking on one and Healing on the last.  I love to play elves but the big bodies with the teeny tiny heads just creeps me out (must be an Asian thing to make their elves look different maybe?)  I just don't really like the style of the elves (kinda like the creepy looking soga models in EQ II, I never liked them either). I like the way most of the races look, just can't get past the teeny tiny heads on the elves....maybe if they made the heads bigger to match the bodies or shrunk the bodies and left the heads the same size.


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8/14/13 10:58:14 PM#26
Originally posted by oakae
Elves look like an ostrich with heads too small for their bodies.


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Here's a brief video of a group of Elezen wandering just outside of Ul'dah!



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8/14/13 11:06:10 PM#27
Originally posted by Yaevindusk
Originally posted by oakae
Elves look like an ostrich with heads too small for their bodies.


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Here's a brief video of a group of Elezen wandering just outside of Ul'dah!



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8/15/13 12:19:10 AM#28
i think ,as some of you have pointed out, that this is easily explained by the fact the the "giants" and the "cat people" both look cool and have cool animations, the "elves" look so horrible with arms that are way too long and odd heads and necks,i am finally getting into the open beta friday, i am going to make a "cat boy"

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8/15/13 12:31:55 AM#29

"16,000 players do paint an interesting picture of what Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s community may look like." 

Not at all.  



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8/15/13 12:50:38 AM#30
Originally posted by WellzyC



Of course people are rolling support classes,  since every game now always has (for some god awful reason) abandoned the trinity...


People are excited for a game that has some interdependency and are rolling the support classes they have come to love.

I suspect this is true.  If you like old-school, group-focused MMO's, where else are you going to go? 


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8/15/13 1:32:31 AM#31
This is one of the skewed polls where someone probably botted a couple answers. One obviously being Roegadyn Hellsguard.

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8/15/13 1:54:54 AM#32

I'd consider an Elezen if they fixed the necks. I really don't know what they were thinking. It was the same thing with Elvaan in FFXI.

I'm going Lallafell since I always thought those types were really neat and scream Final Fantasy. Might be a little weird as a melee job, but I plan to main either a Scholar or White Mage anyways.


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8/15/13 2:43:28 AM#33
I happen to like how the Elezen look.

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8/15/13 4:31:28 AM#34
Originally posted by Namath
This is one of the skewed polls where someone probably botted a couple answers. One obviously being Roegadyn Hellsguard.

yeah , Roegadyn arent popular and less played race by far


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8/15/13 6:10:35 AM#35
  • Gender: Male (Only play female gender characters)
  • Race: Roegadyn Hellsguard
  • Server: Sargatanas
  • Job (DoW): Arcanist/Summoner
  • Crafting (DoH): Tailoring
  • Gathering (DoL): Miner/Botany
  • Grand Company: Not Sure/Depends on my FC choices.
  • Playstyle: Hardcore
I get the distinct feeling I'm the only person I know who is actually going to play the female Roegadyn. Tall, muscular and beautiful, I actually have never had a problem with their look.

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8/15/13 9:16:58 AM#36
Originally posted by BillMurphy

Results from a poll posted to the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn community paint an interesting picture of the community's potential make up. We weigh in on the results in this week's column.

The poll’s race breakdown data is particularly noteworthy to me. Most MMO players would expect the usual suspects (Humans, Elves, insert diminutive race here) to top the charts, but based off the data we’re seeing expect a whole lot of catgirls and boys – and giants. Lots and lots of giants. Elves (Elezen) make up only a total of 7% of respondents while Miqo’te (cat folk) make up 34% and Roegadyn (giants) come in at 23%. Yes, they even beat out Humans (22%).

Read more of Michael Bitton's FFXIV: ARR: The Group Friendly, Elf-less Community?

"Personally, I’m an elf player in most games, but ARR’s gangly, giraffe-necked Elezen just don’t do it for me at all. I’m not sure if other gamers are simply seeing what I’m seeing or people just want to be cats. Probably a little bit of column A and a little bit of column B."


I am guessing Michael that the pointy ears are a significant draw for you in most mmos?


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8/15/13 9:59:58 AM#37

"I still found the results (59%M/41%F) interesting. If the results refer to actual player gender, then there are surprisingly more female players than I would have expected for an MMO."


This isnt surprising in the least.

The last big survey done on WoW (by Nick Yee a couple years ago, results no longer online but some of his old work still is) showed that the female population was in the upper 30% and has showed growth every time hes done a survey.

EQ2 is in the upper 30%s as well.

With more and more females gaming, getting to 41% isnt a shock at all.


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8/15/13 10:34:42 AM#38
Originally posted by WellzyC

Of course people are rolling support classes,  since every game now aways has (for some god awful reason) abandoned the trinity...

People are excited for a game that has some interdependancy and are rolling the support classes they have come to love.

I don't see a correlation there at all.  People play support because other games don't use trinity combat? I spec for support in GW2 and it's not a trinity game.  I don't think the support roles are tied to action or tab-target combat at all, but how roles in general are implement in the combat system.

I think people play support because it is often the more complex and strategic sort of class play, especially in holy trinity combat systems.  What do the main three classes offer?  Tank - taunt, aggro builder, aggro synergy skill; DPS - pew pew pew; Heals - heal, cleanse, buff.  Of those three heals is usually the most challenging.  So you get experienced players, looking for class and combat depth, which from reading these forums I get the feeling a lot of FF mmo players fall into that category, so support is popular because it fulfills that need.

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8/15/13 12:04:18 PM#39

Due to the somewhat limited nature of this particular beta (as opposed to some of the more open and lengthy open betas) I am guessing this poll is not representative of much apart from  fotm snapshot for the beta community as of Beta 3. This is one of the few games lately to have a  significant launch date like back in the day (limited beta, massive hype due to original failure) that will attract substantial attention from the "starved" rpg community therefore it will be a good year before any representative picture of the community could be formed.


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8/15/13 4:02:52 PM#40


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