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#11108920 May 29, 2015 at 02:15 PM
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Due to the ongoing non-raid content drought in Warlords (and some other recent controversies) I have been looking around and trying out some other games and mmos. I am still holding out hope for Blizzard to show something pleasant and attainable this Blizzcon but am probably going to take time away to recharge and reassess until then.
So anyway, ESO and Star Wars are moderately entertaining but all the while I keep hearing stories about how people are enjoying the campaign or the hunts and even something about breeding(?) chocobos and playing the Tetra Master card game inside Final Fantasy. I am curious about whether I should return and give it another try.


Does anygnomie have experience with the game or any stories to tell? Any favourite classes(umm.. Jobs? was that the word), Races or what-have-you?
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#11109579 May 29, 2015 at 06:01 PM
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Jecca and I are curious about FF14 too so info would be appreciated from people who know.
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#11109962 May 29, 2015 at 09:05 PM
Ensign
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I play around in Star Wars.


I want playable Jawas. Because little people.
Blizz is a fun sidekick, though.
"Boss! Boss! I found a, a ...... a thing!"
Beebeep!
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#11111505 May 30, 2015 at 09:04 AM
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#11111647 May 30, 2015 at 09:54 AM
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What in the world???

You're an elf carrying a stick riding a giant chick ? Poor chick! You're starving it then using a tiny bit of food to entice it to carry you. You cruel bastard. (joking)


Holy crow, look at that landscape and those shadows! Grass, trees, stones, even the town, are all realistic. That is amazing.
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#11111719 May 30, 2015 at 10:17 AM
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I'm a lalafell =)
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#11112250 May 30, 2015 at 01:05 PM · Edited 2 years ago
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i have played alot of ff14

its fun for awhile but the whole... nearly unobtainable everything is depressing

250mil to afford a house

1 year of grinding for a zeta

etc

i wouldnt go back
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#11125875 Jun 03, 2015 at 02:48 AM
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I keep meaning to reply to this thread, but I've been too busy playing FFXIV to write anything. A few friends of mine moved to FFXIV as WoW refugees, and I gave the trial a go about three weeks ago. I bought the base game last weekend and am now looking forward to the first expansion in a few weeks.


The graphics are light years beyond WoW -- especially the character visuals, emotes, and equipment. That said, it is definitely a different style of art from WoW. The music is great, and so far the story is fairly engaging. The trade and gathering systems are so far beyond anything in WoW it isn't even funny. Combat mechanics, targeting, movement, etc. are all very WoW-ish; I found that a lot of my "muscle memory" made the transition without a hiccup. PVP, however, seems to be largely nonexistent.

I'd write more, but honestly I'd recommend just downloading the trial and playing a Lalafell for two weeks. :)
Nemna Bricabrac
Seeker of Curiosities
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#11127558 Jun 03, 2015 at 11:26 AM
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Did anyone here play ff14 first incarnation?
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#11129117 Jun 03, 2015 at 08:13 PM · Edited 2 years ago
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The wife and I are getting the trials now and we're gonna buy it when it's on sale via steam.

Edit: I didn't like it so I tried Wildstar. I like that one.

Edit2: I like it now. For those who've played, maybe you'll get what I'm going to say. DON'T START IN UL'DAH! Start in Gridania. I was utterly overwhelmed by Ul'Dah and that screwed my first attempt.

Also, Wildstar is so colorful that it gave me a migraine. Great game but I am not changing my monitor every time I want to play it.

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#11161688 Jun 12, 2015 at 08:21 AM
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And then this happened.




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#11161990 Jun 12, 2015 at 09:45 AM
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#11161992 Jun 12, 2015 at 09:47 AM
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Also knowing where an aether node takes you in a city is very useful
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#11163456 Jun 12, 2015 at 05:26 PM
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#11129117 Reimund Ragewrench wrote:

Edit2: I like it now. For those who've played, maybe you'll get what I'm going to say. DON'T START IN UL'DAH! Start in Gridania. I was utterly overwhelmed by Ul'Dah and that screwed my first attempt.



You're right, Uldah is somewhat confusing compared to Limsa Lominsa and Gridania but depending on your choice of class you be bound to one city initially and wont have the option to go to another major city until after level 15. I'd recommend running around and attuning to every blue crystal icon on your map. The cities are significantly larger than wow and these offer fast travel between locations(in addition to warp points just outside the city gates once you grab 'em all).
It's also worth completing all of the quests inside your city if you're unfamiliar with it as they'l send you back and forward between all of the guild halls. Once you're done it's possible progress by focusing only on the main campaign and using the hunting log to catch you up if a quest requires a particular level.
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#11284069 Jul 13, 2015 at 05:34 PM
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Ok like a bunch of gnomes I decided to download the free trail for FFXIV :) I had wanted to check out this game when they released 2.0 but if I recall at that time they had no mac support...so I didn't. Got it downloaded last night before bed and enjoyed my day off by messing around in it today :)



One thing that I found really interesting was how much linguistic detail went into designing the names for the different races. (Sample of the linguistics in the lalafell names) Which is something that has been bugging me with goblins and gnomes in WoW recently. They just feel thrown together with very little thought at all. So after hitting some of the in game random generator one that's the one I found! :) Had to take a SS when the tavern owner lady when she said that because that was exactly what I thought when I saw that particular name :)

"What is this world twisted?" ~LVG
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#11284223 Jul 13, 2015 at 06:53 PM · Edited 2 years ago
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That's the least convincing soul-patch I have ever seen, Durell. hehe

I miss playing with you guys but at the moment I cannot divorce the idea of playing wow from the feeling of obligation. I sincerely hope Blizzard can turn things around but in the interim I am really enjoying being a huge lumbering Bard riding a giant chicken! :D
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#11284374 Jul 13, 2015 at 08:09 PM
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Jecca and I are still trying to get in on Balmung (we had to reroll.) Maintenance tonight so maybe we'll get lucky.
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#11285220 Jul 14, 2015 at 03:31 AM
Lieutenant
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I'm going to repeat what folks have said. In many ways, FFXIV is better game than WoW. I've truly have experienced awe and wonder. The cities are huge and the world is even huger and it all feels very natural. I recommend that everyone check it out, especially if you've grown disenchanted with WoW.

The Lalafell race has a lot of similarities to gnomes. From the Final Fantasy XIV wiki:


The Lalafell are a folk both rotund and diminutive. Small by any race's standards and possessed of a childlike countenance, it proves difficult for non-Lalafell to gauge an individual's age with any degree of accuracy. Originally an agricultural people inhabiting the fertile islands of the south seas, they found their way to Eorzea via the burgeoning trade routes. Lalafell are welcoming of outsiders, and share prosperous relations with all of the other races of Eorzea.

Lore Part 1

A wee people sporting short, rotund bodies, the Lalafell appear as no more than children to the eyes of most. Many of these nimble little folk hail from the islands of the south seas, where they practice a simple agricultural lifestyle. It was not until the opening of maritime trade routes that the gradual migration of Lalafell to Eorzea began.

Now one of the most well-established races in the realm, Lalafell can be found in great numbers in nearly every city. Though Lalafellin culture places great emphasis on blood relations, individuals are known for getting along amicably with members of all races.

Lore Part 2

The Lalafell were originally a group of agriculturalists inhabiting the fertile islands of the south seas. With the introduction of transmarine commerce, they soon found their way to Eorzea via trade routes. They are now one of the more populous races and are well established throughout the region, though they remain averse to cold climates.

The short, rotund builds of the Lalafell belie an incredible agility, and their seemingly feeble legs are capable of carrying them long distances over any terrain. Many among them are also known for possessing highly developed and cunning intellects.

The Lalafell place a great deal of significance on familial bonds, but are by no means unfriendly to outsiders. This is evidenced by the fact that they continue to share prosperous relations with all of the other races of Eorzea.

Now let it be known that I am by no means telling everyone to quit WoW and move over to FFXIV. What I am saying is if you wish to try another game FFXIV is a good choice and it will be easy to stay in contact with each other simply by choosing the same server to play on.

Rug and I are on Courl and now have active accounts. I am playing Kacho Nacho, a conjurer. After I get more familiar with the jobs, I may make a Dyna or even a Trig! There is a large amount of flexibility in the game. :)
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#11285320 Jul 14, 2015 at 04:30 AM
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The big thing that disappoints me with FFXIV is that it's not a continuous world. You exit a city - you get a loading screen. You move from one zone to the next - you get a loading screen. It shouldn't annoy me, but it does. It's one of the reasons I hated EQ2 so much.

That said, the character customization is fantastic. The graphs are stunning. The long GCD is very hard to get used to after playing WoW for so long.

I like my NekoMule and my LalaMule. It's a good game and I wish them every success. In fact I hope they give WoW a real run for their money if only to make Blizzard wake up.
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#11285655 Jul 14, 2015 at 06:42 AM
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Lalafell ninja rawr
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