Final Fantasy 14

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  1. Felix

    Felix Addicted to Grunge

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    I only started playing this earlier this week, but I have already committed to buying the two expansion packs. Been really impressed with the game thus far and the idea of 1 char being able to do all the classes appeals to me. I played WoW for years and just got fed up with the sloppy work they kept releasing.
     
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    Like you I went from wow to ff14 around mid mist of pandaria, I have the first expansion but I just never have time to play anything anymore. They did a good job with the game I think especially after the first release failed.

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  3. MABLUNG

    MABLUNG Ain't nobody like me but me.

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    Kinda missed the meaning of the word 'Final' didn't they??
     
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  4. Joeli0sis

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    I played FFXIV at launch and re-launch. I loved it! The only slight gripe I had was the 100 quest long chain to get from vanilla to heavensward. Sheesh. Everyone I knew who played it left and are now playing Elder Scrolls Online which is another game that was terrible at launch but has come a long way. It's 98% solo friendly but it's a LOT of fun!
     
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  5. A-D-L

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    Not tried it. The only MMO i'm on is GW2. Though I won't lie, FFXIV and ESO both look pretty good. Maybe FF is more my jam since I do love the series.
     
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  6. Joeli0sis

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    Just so much running back and forth all over creation in FFXIV. Nowadays the dungeon finder is full of super overpowered guys that power through the instances super fast. But having every class on one character was super cool idea
     
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  7. Felix

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    I've gotten to level 33 after just a single weeks worth of playing. Everyone I've interacted with have been very friendly. It's weird using the dualshock 4 controller from my PS4 to play an MMORPG. One my back improves from the Osteotherapy enough for me to sit as my desk, I will use my Logitech gaming mouse and keyboard, that were originally designed for WoW players.

    I'm playing on the EU Lich server and the game has just been engrossing me with it's main quest storyline. Unlike WoW, the standard map system and UI, are as good as any of the downloadable ones I had to use with WoW. It's made leveling and exploring much easier.

    I really like the fact that PC/MacOS and PS3/4 players are all able to play together on the same servers. The one fault with the game is that unlike WoW, as you go to a different zone, it has to load for the next area. So it's lacking that wonderful seamlessness that WoW has.

    SqureEnix are also shithot on people who do real world money trades and I have not come across any macro/bot gold farmers that curse WoW. Also the way the game is run seems much better, but Blizzard's customer support is by far the best I've ever had.

    Like @Joeli0sis has said, the whole being able to level every class/type of character on one single char is pretty brilliant. From what I have read, it seems you can mix elements from the classes you make a hybrid. I have been leveling Lancer/Dragoon, but eventually I will like to try and get Samurai, which is one of the two new classes to be introduced with the Stormblood expansion pack which officially went live today.


    The games are not sequels like you get with some games. Each installment is a new set of characters and locations. They are all part of the same "world" and timeline from what I understand from reading various forum posts and web reviews.
     
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    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus” Staff Member

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    I look forward to gaming with you, though it would have to involve different games.

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  9. Felix

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    You know it Roberto!
     
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    hi all.
    I never tried any Final Fantasy games yet. But i always been interested in to do so. Which one would you recommend to start with? Which one should be my first FF game ?
     
  11. Baggy

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    Got to be final fantasy 7. My favourite game if all time :)

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    Which platform would you be using to play?
     
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    PC. there is only PC... :p
     
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    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus” Staff Member

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    In that case, I would select the game with which to start based on the quality of the port. I think I remember that the Final Fantasy VII version on Steam does not have the original music.

    Personally, I would recommend going the emulator route: Final Fantasy IX for neoclassic-style FF; Final Fantasy VII for modern-style FF; Final Fantasy VI for old-school FF. Final Fantasy V is a personal favorite, though I recommend that it be played by people who want more depth to party management within an FF context.
     
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    The remastered version of FFXII would be a really good one to start with, as FFVII is being totally remade and I would wait for it to come out.

    FF14 is the MMORPG version of the game and is different to most other versions. FF15, the latest installment is a stunning game and might be a good introduction.
     
  16. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett I am the projectionist.

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    VII is the only one I ever played back in PS1 days, if I recall correctly (which would be a minor miracle) it had three discs. I was very impressed by that!
     
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    It is classed as the best one of the series. They are remaking it totally from scratch, but following the same storyline as the original.
     
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  18. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett I am the projectionist.

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    Wow, that should be cool. I loved the city at the beginning.
     
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  19. Felix

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    When it was announced in 2015 and the annual games convention in the US the crowd went totally fucking mental.

    I didn't get into RPG's properly until 2003 and I played WoW for many years. I find FF14 is a bit easy for the most part, but then there is a big difficulty jump once you do the specialised raids.
     
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  20. Marklikestea

    Marklikestea Other bevarages are available

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    FF14 does ramp up in difficulty once you start doing the hard modes and savage modes, huge amounts of dancing and and exact placement to stay alive. I was raiding as a white msge with Serenity on Lich server up until about 6-8 months ago but found it became like a job having to constantly gear up.

    Having finished Mass effect Andromeda recently I have had the twinge of an urge to return.
     
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