Aug 24th 2010 7:30PM My sentiments exactly, alas, I also really tried to like this game and post about possible improvements on the dev boards. But to be honest, seeing the same poor ui and control schemes of the 1st gen was extremely disheartening. I feel bad that the developers have decided that they didn't really need to deviate from the same formula that gave them success with ffxi. It's just not what you would want from a modern mmo.
As much people don't want to admit it, wow changed the mmo market, and for good reason. Its some things are expected out of the box in today's market. ffxiv fails on too many fronts to be deemed a purchase.
Aug 11th 2010 8:12PM The only thing I am concerned about in regards to species is that all the 'races' have looked like the same human on a different color scale. Now, if Bioware had a background of good/great character customization, as in making different looking faces/body types etc. I would not be worried. The problem is, they don't.
In my experience, some of the worst character customization from a triple A title that I've ever seen have all come from Bioware. In Mass Effect 1 and 2, you just didn't have enough options to make a unique looking character, on top of that, almost everything you created looked terrible compared to the default Shepard. Albeit, Dragon Age was a slight step up, I still feel the characters ended up looking pretty janky without community addons.
May 30th 2010 1:50AM Jumping, It's a big f*ing deal...
Apr 18th 2010 7:16PM I really hope FFXIV does not copy the FFXI control scheme. To me, Modern PC Control = mouse-look with right click + WASD + 3rd Person or 1st Person Control + keybound abilities. As you might have noticed some of these aspects are derived from FPS, that's because they are. The ease of control, freedom of movement, etc.
I also include the ability to do simple jumps, I know most people don't care about it. Whether its for jumping off cliffs, for jumping into water, or jumping for no reason at all (my favorite). I wonder if anyone else cares about having a jump button besides me. Back to my point, FFXI lacked in this in favour of ease of use via controller. Will FFXIV have the same issues? We'll see.
If the developers want to attract many former US FFXI players, we'll have to see some evolved control scheme from FFXI. I'll be pleasantly surprised along with a majority of wow players. Alas, these are not what your typical JP audience looks for in their control schemes and the conversion to a control pad would not be easy.
Apr 16th 2010 4:10PM Get on mah Hooorrrsseeee, I'll take you across the Univerrrsseee.
Nov 12th 2009 8:19AM (>'-')> ==::::O
Oct 9th 2009 2:34AM Hrmz, I would bind it to maelstrom weapon for damage over 9000.
Sep 24th 2009 12:31PM Ooo Shines...
Sep 23rd 2009 12:41PM The 'vegetarian nelf,' 'affirmative action orc,' 'gnome against religion.' So he doesn't like the archetype images of leftist people. Nonetheless, it was a really well done video and I don't mind too much of people expressing their ideas through wow videos.
Nov 20th 2008 11:50PM Do you realize that you're a murderer? Yes, I said it. Think about it though. Your char has become 'stronger' by KILLING other beings.
Your hands are stained with blood. You think that every 'npc' that you killed had the same evil story? Who knows some of those Grimtotem taurens might only be grimtotem because thats the family they were brought up in... Yet you killed them anyway.
You sick b*stered. How many others were killed because you were ignorant and merely 'followed orders.' The right thing to do would have been to make a living as a merchant in Orgrimmar, you would have never had to leave the capital and would have never had to slaughter anyone. But you went out into the world... to kill.. I hope you can sleep at night.