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7-17-2010 @ 9:08AM
WoW is my sumpin' sumpin'... My first MMO was actually Final Fantasy XI. Though I left it permanently, it was mostly because that game was just a little too extreme and at times, frustrating. WoW is actually pretty fun, but call me a masochist, I truly miss FFXI.With Final Fantasy XIV coming though, I'm definitely looking to try that... and hopefully be back with a game like the one I used to play.
7-17-2010 @ 9:12AM
Everything I've read so far says not to hold your breath on that one. Apparently Squeenix hasn't learned much from FFXI.Personally, a thinly veiled re-hashed Vana'diel doesn't really thrill me as a setting, which is what my biggest problem with FFXI was (aside from the maddening inability to play by yourself). If they ever set an MMO in Ivalice, I might be willing to overlook the sillier gameplay aspects they seem to be so fond of.
7-17-2010 @ 10:40AM
@ KylenneHonestly, from the gameplay videos I've seen, it suits me quite nicely. There are difficulty settings on quests basically, to where you can choose difficulties (and better rewards) for bringing yourself, a pair, a small or large party, or a "raid" (legion).To me, this suits me nicely, as WoW always seemed to punish my girlfriend and I for duoing. Quests didn't award much extra exp, collection quests were maddening waiting for respawn timers, and in the rare instance a quest would be easier as a duo.Sure, it won't be as easy as WoW, and will likely be a bit more wonky, but I don't really mind as it keeps the "MMO" aspect in an online MMORPG...In terms of setting, I really don't see why Ivalice would be such a great setting. FFT was great, but it was its own game. The world and characters are very similar to FFXI in FFXIV, but maybe that's because they're attracting the same audience yet new players with what they've said in several interviews to be a more solo-friendly yet group-rewarding game?
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