Mar 16th 2012 1:03PM @AlienFanatic
That would be a wonderful thing. The leveling model of gaming is dated at best imo. It's stale.
A man can dream I suppose.
Mar 16th 2012 12:37PM I am not saying I dojn't enjoy "hard" games anymore... Just the ones that require me to live in them to enjoy them ;-)
Mar 16th 2012 12:34PM I don't miss my old games or how they use to be. I find that the genre has grown with me to an extent. I started playing online games a lot while in High School in the late 90's (UO, Diablo 1/2 some FPS) As I hit college the games were getting bigger and better, but required massive time investments. I had games like FF11, WoW, DAoC, AC in my early twenties. I had the time. As I got older I had less time for these time sinks. Funny thing was, the games were requiring less time in game.. That worked for me.
We, the Nintendo generation are the targets for these games mostly. Well we are hitting our 30's now. We don't have time massive time sinks in games with work, family & friends. I am glad to see games get more stream lined as I get older, because if they weren't I would not be able to play them and get anything out of them.
I look back now and think... dang... all that time in these games for minimal results... Well.. that stunk... Many of these games required you to play it like a second full time job. It's not necessary.
If you are my age and have a family you are doing your family a great disservice by playing any of these time sinks. I am glad to see games going in the direction that they are. It means I can play them.. at night... when the kids are asleep for a few hours maybe if the wife doesn't need a reading/movie buddy.
Nov 18th 2011 8:21AM Short Answer: Yes.
Now onto more important things.
How about Time Tebow leading his team to victory once again by getting the job done when it matters.
It's a sad sad day to be a Jets fan.
Jan 3rd 2011 11:38AM Anything that is not optimal is BAD
Dec 22nd 2010 11:27AM "Truth is that FFXIV evolved surprisingly fast, in just three months since launch the game has improved tenfolds (more than any MMO out there)"
No it has not. They are just now implementing feedback that was given by players in CLOSED BETA. This is not evolution, this is the game finally getting to where it should have been at release months ago. They have added a handful of mobs and a few features. Nothing ground breaking or praise worthy. SE released a broken game and they are fixing it, but, fixing bugs is hardly a 10 fold improvement and certainly has not improved more than ANY mmo out there.
No one here is saying making these changes is easy. What we are saying is that the game is/was lacking SIMPLE functionality such as search & sort that should have been there at release.
Please do not assume that because some of us do not like the game currently that we have not played it. I have been playing since CLOSED BETA and am an owner of the CE. I am still playing the game, albeit, less frequently, but I am still playing, hoping things get better. The truth is, SE ignored most player feedback since Alpha. Some of us put a lot of time into properly submitting feed back and bug reports just to have it all ignored.
You are obviously blinded by your fanboyism.. That's fine. But don't be so ignorant to pretend that there is nothing wrong with the game and all is well... because it is not. Crapping on people who are not happy with their purchase does not put you above them. Perhaps you would have better discussion if you were not so condescending and blatantly bias.
I appreciate your love for the game, I really do. I am not a happy customer. The game is not free just because there is no sub atm. I and many others have purchased this game too and are allowed to be disappointed.
I have misplaced my rose colored glasses and grape kool aid so please forgive me.
Dec 22nd 2010 10:06AM All of the anticipation for this search function just to be let down... massively... I should have seen this coming seeing how terrible and late the what should have been simple "sort" option was.
I know I know... we expect to much and fixes are coming and we need to be more patient blah blah blah....
How about them U-Conn Ladies? Grats Ladies!
Dec 21st 2010 11:05AM I couldn't be further from the truth? You follow that with NOTHING. You can't even take the time to explain why I am so far off from the truth. You offer nothing to support such a stance. You actually follow up with "the market wards arent "that" bad but they arent that great either" basically submitting that you will take what you get. Just because one only has a single option certainly does not make it a good option.
So the idea of organized data is now some how abstract? And SE is above this some how? Abrial saying that an AH system prevents impulse buying is wrong. It is quite the opposite. Here's a thought..... People are more likely to purchase something THEY CAN FIND EASILY with as little hassle as possible. This is a fact.
Please don't let your support for this game cloud your logical thought process. A bad system is BAD....
Dec 21st 2010 9:35AM @ Abrial
Anyone who starts a comment or a thought with the word "actually" is just being a condescending dbag.
Anyone who starts a comment or a thought with word "actually" and follows it with a string of ignorant statements with no actual fact presented is a tool.
Welcome to the FUTURE where people can go online and compare prices of goods and such and get the best price they can find with the date presented. In this age of the internet and it's accompanied commerce you lack the forethought to deduce that an AH economy in a game does in fact have many similarities with a so called "realistic" economy just in a much smaller scope.
Impulse decisions are made by people. People play games. People who use Auction houses in games may actually make impulse decisions and purchase things because the price is right. An AH lets people to know if the price is right at that given time. Where there are people there are impulses.
An AH allows more players to be informed about prices, trends ect... If this bothers you than please turn off your internet and crawl back in your cave and live amongst your troll brethren.
The market system in FF14 is an unnecessary pain in the butt. The market ward system is certainly not a better idea than an AH by any stretch of the imagination. There is not "speed & variety" In the market system. It is the exact opposite. The market system encourages price gouging via " F it... I'll just buy it, I'm sick of looking". This is not player/consumer friendly and while it's great for the gougers, it stinks for the folks that just want to buy their stuff and move on and play the game.
Dec 8th 2010 8:53AM Well.... If the 580 is taken.. I can settle for this ;-)