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  Br3akingDawn

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Joined: 2/01/11
Posts: 1316

 
OP  11/30/12 10:11:37 PM#1
So here I am wondering if I should install FFXIV now and do whatever patch there is so I may play FFXIV ARR when it launches or wait till ARR launch to do everything? Knowing how big FF is, it might take forever to patch.

  dinams

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Posts: 1403

11/30/12 10:13:48 PM#2
I thought they closed the servers when they released that "End of the world" video

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"It sucks"
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  Snowdon_Cloudripper

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11/30/12 10:28:30 PM#3
they reopened the servers again for accounts October 2012 to September 2010 that were validated. you can try to reinstall because the game will be free so you would just need the mega patch to play right away. and if you can't full install then wait.

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  Thorkune

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Joined: 9/28/06
Posts: 1819

Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!

11/30/12 10:35:47 PM#4
I have the collector's edition, but I only subscribed for one month last year. Is my account any good/useable now?
  birdycephon

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Joined: 8/08/09
Posts: 1327

Not Safe For Woona (NSFW)

11/30/12 11:25:46 PM#5

I'd wait.

The game is completely re-built, so you'll need an entirely new client anyways.

They might let us pre-load the game before official launch.

  zevni78

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Joined: 12/02/10
Posts: 1121

12/01/12 6:07:32 AM#6
When did you buy and register you code for the game? Not sure how late you can be as a 1.0 owner when they'll still let you download and install ARR for free. Why did you wait this late?
  CyclopsSlayer

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Joined: 1/31/04
Posts: 532

12/01/12 6:14:14 AM#7
They probably found a copy in some discount bin. A few months ago the local Target store had 2 copies @ $5.
  zevni78

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Joined: 12/02/10
Posts: 1121

12/01/12 6:43:03 AM#8
Yes, but 1.0 is obsolete, and I'm not sure if SE will recognise a new ownership of it, better to wait and buy ARR if you hadn't already bought and registered 1.0 at least a month before the shut down.
  VanadromArda

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Joined: 7/26/03
Posts: 446

12/01/12 6:15:21 PM#9
The Question is, are the servers up or not? I was under the impression eveyrthing was shut down. I'd even toy around with the crap version if it was just free to play without cost. That's sort of been my biggest handup with the 1.0, I never wanted to pay monthly for it.
  zevni78

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Posts: 1121

12/01/12 6:18:58 PM#10
Originally posted by TemperHoof
The Question is, are the servers up or not? I was under the impression eveyrthing was shut down. I'd even toy around with the crap version if it was just free to play without cost. That's sort of been my biggest handup with the 1.0, I never wanted to pay monthly for it.

The old servers for 1.0 where brought up, but I think for those that subbed till the end, the ARR servers are up but for those in the alpha, if you apply you may get in to the next wave tommorow, there is also the beta which shouldnt be hard to get into, possibly next month .

  VanadromArda

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12/01/12 6:29:20 PM#11

I applied for Alpha but haven't gotten an invite. I'm certainly going to be keeping an eye on out in, 1.0 was a HUGE let down for me because I wanted an MMORPG which brought back the fun and challange of the original Final Fantasy XI pre-level 99 stuff. I know a lot of people want it, now we just gotta see if they deliver it.

In the meantime I'll fire up crappy 1.0 and just poke things with my lowbie lancer.

  zevni78

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Joined: 12/02/10
Posts: 1121

12/01/12 6:38:38 PM#12

I really wish I had given XI more of a chance right now, trying to assess how well Yoshida has done with ARR, and all I have to judge it on is how much better it will be than XIV 1.0, and how is stacks next to your average western or Korean fantasy mmo, but a lot of other people have XI as a standard and other than grind grouping I am not sure what features it had that ARR should borrow from. (ARR has exp chains so grinding is meant to be viable)

 

  st4t1ck

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Joined: 7/24/10
Posts: 583

12/01/12 6:43:10 PM#13
Originally posted by zevni78

I really wish I had given XI more of a chance right now, trying to assess how well Yoshida has done with ARR, and all I have to judge it on is how much better it will be than XIV 1.0, and how is stacks next to your average western or Korean fantasy mmo, but a lot of other people have XI as a standard and other than grind grouping I am not sure what features it had that ARR should borrow from. (ARR has exp chains so grinding is meant to be viable)

 

didnt know that, exp chains were awesome

  VanadromArda

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12/01/12 8:06:30 PM#14

Some of the things I really wish to see in an MMORPG like the ORIGINAL Final Fantasy XI:

  • No ( ! ) marks over NPCs head, this really does kill the imersion for me.
  • Cities and towns are well fleshed out and have a unique feeling to them.
  • Monsters are very, very difficult for new players. But the longer you play, the easier things get.
  • MACROS are easy to make and use.
  • Parties are vastly important.
  • Leveling takes time and effort.
  • Classes are vastly unique and fun to play.
  • Monster ANIMATIONS need to be wonderful rich. This was the most underappeciated of FFXI's features.
  • Story Quest Lines were absolutely Epic and some of the best experiences I've played in any MMO - Especially Chains of Promathian, pretty much FFXI's best expansion ever.
  • Limit Break Level limiters.
  • Unlocking new classes were fun and interesting.
  • Unlocking abilities for your classes were fun and interesting.

 

Thing  Ididn't like about FFXI

  • Everyone feeling they absolutely HAD to have the BEST pieces of armor and without you were WORTHLESS.
  • The best Notorious Monsters had 24 hour respawn.
  • JAPANESE SERVERS!!!! WHY SQUARE WHY!!!!!!!!!!
  • Too dependant on Paladins and White Mages late game.
  • The Economy was harsh and too brutal.
  • Level 71 Limit break was HARD because it forced you to play ENTIRELY different to the way you've been playing for 70 levels!
  • Couldn't unlock special classes until level 30.
  • No PVP.
  • You never got to see the dragoon actually jump, they just vanished.
  • Merit Point System.

 

  Snowdon_Cloudripper

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12/02/12 12:13:04 PM#15
Originally posted by TemperHoof

Some of the things I really wish to see in an MMORPG like the ORIGINAL Final Fantasy XI:

  • No ( ! ) marks over NPCs head, this really does kill the imersion for me.
  • Cities and towns are well fleshed out and have a unique feeling to them.
  • Monsters are very, very difficult for new players. But the longer you play, the easier things get.
  • MACROS are easy to make and use.
  • Parties are vastly important.
  • Leveling takes time and effort.
  • Classes are vastly unique and fun to play.
  • Monster ANIMATIONS need to be wonderful rich. This was the most underappeciated of FFXI's features.
  • Story Quest Lines were absolutely Epic and some of the best experiences I've played in any MMO - Especially Chains of Promathian, pretty much FFXI's best expansion ever.
  • Limit Break Level limiters.
  • Unlocking new classes were fun and interesting.
  • Unlocking abilities for your classes were fun and interesting.

 

Thing  Ididn't like about FFXI

  • Everyone feeling they absolutely HAD to have the BEST pieces of armor and without you were WORTHLESS.
  • The best Notorious Monsters had 24 hour respawn.
  • JAPANESE SERVERS!!!! WHY SQUARE WHY!!!!!!!!!!
  • Too dependant on Paladins and White Mages late game.
  • The Economy was harsh and too brutal.
  • Level 71 Limit break was HARD because it forced you to play ENTIRELY different to the way you've been playing for 70 levels!
  • Couldn't unlock special classes until level 30.
  • No PVP.
  • You never got to see the dragoon actually jump, they just vanished.
  • Merit Point System.

 

You could PvP in the begining there was ..... i cant remember the name you would go to a zone like Pashaw Marshlands and group up in teams then dig for rocks and try to score points wile the other team tries to stop you by PvP . Later they made a zone with a similar game on a beach setting that you could reserve but people just PvP there. My FFXI LS would have PvP events everyone would put in 25k and it was devided between 1 , 2 , and 3rd place winners.

I HATED the 71 Maat fight . My first Chr was a rdm and ohh man took me a wile. But my 2nd chr was a Blu and fighting Rubhan WAS THE WORST! But after you do it you feel like you can take on Genbu Solo lol . I miss the sence of pride when getting things done like SEA no lie it took me little over 3 months to get Access to SEA . i will never forget that stupid mountain climb and the Alpha Omega fight was really fun

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  Snowdon_Cloudripper

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12/02/12 12:23:52 PM#16

here it was Ballista https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mAUHtpDpFc  I really got in to it back in 2005 2006 when everyone played it and you could watch the match also

 

And then there was Brenner witch people just PvP on this is Blu V Blu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK7RPLPj4Og

 

Sometimes i really miss this game but Abyssea ruined it for me

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  VanadromArda

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12/02/12 12:28:50 PM#17
I said no PVP because the PVP in FFXI sucked and was just tacked on, it had no real serious point and it was horribly balanced.
  Snowdon_Cloudripper

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12/02/12 12:40:23 PM#18
Originally posted by TemperHoof
I said no PVP because the PVP in FFXI sucked and was just tacked on, it had no real serious point and it was horribly balanced.

Ohh ok i read it as if there was no PvP :P

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