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    Default FF14 has a nice discount on Steam...so how is the game?

    I've been tempted for a while to get into the game, could never justify the price. Have a few questions though since asking people who have played it is worlds different from just looking at guides online.

    PvP: Is it open world or forced? Is there a point in the game where you cannot progress further without engaging in PvP?

    Instances: Are they forced? I remember reading that you can't progress in your story, including getting features unlocked, without instances. Instances are fine but I prefer to do them on my own time, when I would find them fun, rather than "you can't progress until you do this, tough luck."

    Crafting: How good is the system? I've seen guides, it looks like fun, it looks deep, but does it have any value in the game at all? Most games basically make crafting useless in the long term, is that the case here? Also, how much instancing do you have to do to craft? Again, I'm fine with grouping, it just gets old when it becomes a barrier instead of a fun option.

    Monster tagging: Does that exist in this game? I was in the beta but I honestly forget.

    Anything else you feel free to recommend, go right ahead. I do not want to make a blind purchase, even if it is a great deal, considering it still requires a monthly investment.

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    I haven't played in a while but...

    -PvP in FF14 was an after thought. I don't think it's required for anything.
    -Instances. Main quest lines require you to complete them.
    -Crafting. No idea.
    -Tagging. Standard MMO Tagging.

    I bought it new and think it was worth it for the month I played. I would say grab it while it's on sale. It's a nice game.

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    So... is there any kind of PvP in FFXIV:ARR now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullit View Post
    So... is there any kind of PvP in FFXIV:ARR now?
    yes there is but it is not really popular because most of the people that play they play for the lore and for other pve stuff ... but in 2.3 there will be a nice update to pvp and i think a lot more people will be attracted to it

    The game itself is deep and crafting is huge each craft has their own profession that you need to lvl it is interesting
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    The game sucks, it's full of chinese gold sellers and the endgame content is a joke, avoid at all costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    I bought it new and think it was worth it for the month I played. I would say grab it while it's on sale. It's a nice game.
    Agree with this totally.

    The leveling experience was quite fun, doing all the low-mid level dungeons and everything. Once I reached end-game I realized I didn't have the time to commit to a guild or schedule raid runs and stopped playing.

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    Last I was on there the crafting is useless because they made it more for fashion than for PVE so most crafter stuff is useless besides maybe cooking because food now stay even after death but the effect still not that great. PVP is just an arena team fight. PVE what it all comes down to is grind for Best in Slot stuff which was all Coil Turn 6-9 or 10 stuff. Basically once you reach end game you'll just grind dungeons/raids over and over again until you get sick and tire of it. If you're hardcore enough and have the ability to beat everything easily then you'll basically have nothing to do.

    Edit: There is the housing system but that's only for Free Company's (Guilds) who have enough money for it. Though it's not difficult to earn decoration stuff, since, well Master Crafters (crafters who have every crafting skill leveled up) can easily make all the furniture's and etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenoX View Post
    Edit: There is the housing system but that's only for Free Company's (Guilds) who have enough money for it. Though it's not difficult to earn decoration stuff, since, well Master Crafters (crafters who have every crafting skill leveled up) can easily make all the furniture's and etc.
    There will be Personal Housing at a later date. Yoshida confirmed that in the past few live letters.

    As stated before, this game isn't meant to be a PVP Game, and will never have open world PVP from what I can tell. Frontline is a GC v. GC v. GC Instanced massive arena (Basically three crystal tower raids going at each other to control the area. You have 30 minutes to attack/defend.) It's more of a point capture system like some GW2 SPVP Modes, but way, way, way bigger (Like Wv3.)
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    Best game effects i've seen on any other MMO. Gameplay-wise, it's alright. I like the fact that it leaned more on the grinding type of game. Best part for me was leveling every job to cap on a single character. PvP-wise, it's ayt.

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    It was fun for about 30 days. I subbed for 1 month, then quit the next day.

    Ps. Voice Action is nice in Japanese. Read subtitles instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    There will be Personal Housing at a later date. Yoshida confirmed that in the past few live letters.

    As stated before, this game isn't meant to be a PVP Game, and will never have open world PVP from what I can tell. Frontline is a GC v. GC v. GC Instanced massive arena (Basically three crystal tower raids going at each other to control the area. You have 30 minutes to attack/defend.) It's more of a point capture system like some GW2 SPVP Modes, but way, way, way bigger (Like Wv3.)
    That's dumb I remember specifically yoshida saying that they won't release personal housing because they released FC housing. He's confusing.... Well one thing for sure is I remember him saying that personal housing is much more affordable than the 100m - 60m fc house's. This make me want to go back and look. Still though the sad part the direction still seems like a gear grind for the end game.

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    I'd hate to push the game, but it's pretty worth it especially at the price it is now. It's the only game coming out with REAL content on a regular basis. New classes are even coming. Yeah some people might not like it, but it's on of the most played games in the world atm for a reason and is pretty fun once you get into a Free Company (guild). It has a good system going for it, and being ran by SE it'll be up forever and have constant updates because it has such a large budget.

    I'm burnt out on every other game right now, and I play this for my PvE/social fix and some other MOBA's and FPS for PvP fix. PvP as it is now is alright, but with frontlines coming it'll change a lot and actually looks quite fun. They're doing a great job bring us what we want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenoX View Post
    Basically once you reach end game you'll just grind dungeons/raids over and over again until you get sick and tire of it.
    Every mmorpg ever made ...

    EDIT: Also this "review" kind of makes me wanna pick it up even though my pc is not the best



    Atleast till DFO come's out ... hmmm... what do you guys think ? (And yeah I loved WoW , SWTOR and that kind of games , not into pvp)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenoX View Post
    That's dumb I remember specifically yoshida saying that they won't release personal housing because they released FC housing. He's confusing.... Well one thing for sure is I remember him saying that personal housing is much more affordable than the 100m - 60m fc house's. This make me want to go back and look. Still though the sad part the direction still seems like a gear grind for the end game.
    one room will cost 300k ... which is empty you can decorate or do whatever you want with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenoX View Post
    Basically once you reach end game you'll just grind dungeons/raids over and over again until you get sick and tire of it. If you're hardcore enough and have the ability to beat everything easily then you'll basically have nothing to do.
    i dare you beat everything easy without other 7 hardcore players ... i dare you beat the upcoming coil brutal ... and the new frontlines addition to pvp will be fun i dont see why grinding same dungeons and raids is bad ... its like every other mmo out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexaz View Post
    Every mmorpg ever made ...

    EDIT: Also this "review" kind of makes me wanna pick it up even though my pc is not the best



    Atleast till DFO come's out ... hmmm... what do you guys think ? (And yeah I loved WoW , SWTOR and that kind of games , not into pvp)
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    Do I need a creditcard/timecard to redeem the free 30 days? Like with WOW the 30 days you get free, when you buy the game, you need to registar a credit/debit card or a 30/60/90 day timecard with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitey View Post
    Do I need a creditcard/timecard to redeem the free 30 days? Like with WOW the 30 days you get free, when you buy the game, you need to registar a credit/debit card or a 30/60/90 day timecard with it.
    No. You need a square enix (Not square enix members) account, and that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticas View Post
    i dare you beat everything easy without other 7 hardcore players ... i dare you beat the upcoming coil brutal ... and the new frontlines addition to pvp will be fun i dont see why grinding same dungeons and raids is bad ... its like every other mmo out there.
    I was a geared PVE player within a month when the game was released. I was fighting along with everyone who didn't know how to fight garuda/titan in a week or two with full darklight gears. Then when I was ready to tackle Coil I slowed down and enjoy helping other players.

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    I got banned on my 28th day of playing. BIG F**K Y** to square enix. I'll stay reminiscing on my FFXI game time..

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    2.3's Hunt system will allow you to get Sands and Oils of time without stepping foot in any of the raids:

    http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodest...216ab8886a09af

    Quote Originally Posted by prettietim View Post
    I got banned on my 28th day of playing. BIG F**K Y** to square enix. I'll stay reminiscing on my FFXI game time..
    Do something stupid like bypass the swear filter in shout, yell or say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenoX View Post
    I was a geared PVE player within a month when the game was released. I was fighting along with everyone who didn't know how to fight garuda/titan in a week or two with full darklight gears. Then when I was ready to tackle Coil I slowed down and enjoy helping other players.
    i wouldn't say that having DL set meant being ''geared'' and getting ilvl90 i dont think you got it all in 1 month which would be impossible with cap.
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    A+ game, can't say this enough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SorenEmblem View Post
    AAAAAAAA++++++++++++++++++ game, can't say this enough.
    Fixed it with more eBay.

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    Enjoyed the game till I was locked out after 1 week of playing.

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    So , picked it up , and so far the game seems a bit mediocre ( but it is to be expected as I'm still low lvl :3) lvl 12 marauder and the highlight moment for me was the voiced quest with cinematic at the end , really wish to see more of those anyway "Lexaz Wolfborn - Odin" :3



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