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Plays Final Fantasy MMO novice XIV: a realm rebirth

Final Fantasy XIV: Rebirth of the realm has been open to the public for three days, so at this stage will be a comprehensive review of a little premature . Instead, we will follow a slash MMORPG Final Fantasy fanboy novice, as he learns the ropes , and to explore the wide, wide world Eorzea .

The franchise has been disappointing , my generation into Final Fantasy XIV medium high hopes. It may be unwise – After all the recent series of mistakes, Final Fantasy XIV Square Enix singled out “significantly damaged ” brands. The company publicly announced its crappiness and vowed to fix it. Realm of rebirth , restoration, thorough overhaul of products .
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I figure two things they would not dare . In addition, my favorite Final Fantasy , lackluster plot aside, is the twelfth , which is as close to the offline MMO , you can get . So, while my previous MMO experience is limited to one week trial of World of Warcraft , I have a sense of what to expect .

Final Fantasy XIV characters

When you first log on to the reborn state, the system will prompt you to create your character. It is one more tool that allows you to dramatically modify the appearance of your player , so I was able to create a teammate inadvertently digital avatar. You do not just deal with the aesthetics, though, you can also choose your character ‘s birthday ( do not ask why ) , and asterisk ( again, no clue ) , but the most important is their class . Players will be prompted to choose between war and magic disciples disciples. The former ( Gladiator , boxer , predators , cavalry , archers ) specializes in weapons combat , and the latter in the Magic ( Conjurer , odd , Arcane division ) . Do not feel locked in the first minute you make a decision , but once you reach 10 , you can equip different weapons , and effectively change your class .

Finalized, my character, a brief cut-scenes drama . My hero still stands , and a hooded man said floating , fuzzy , most incomprehensible thing ( Final Fantasy staple food ) , and then suddenly , I was on my way to a bustling city Chocobo carts . Within minutes, I was within the walls . I joined a guild, I accept the task reckless abandon – Other Final Fantasys compared to the time between the start of the game , the game really starts is refreshingly short . Does not exceed the amount of initial tasks “Access this person ‘or’ touch this crystal ” or ” kill four ladybugs ,” but I’m actually doing something , all the learning of the game mechanics ( gradually relay information to help players through pop-up window ) .

Final Fantasy XIV 2

I spent a few hours of gameplay , accepting quests , upgrade my character, explore the open world – it’s fun , but has been offline and online game Final Fantasy differences between the more obvious. The biggest one ? Although I focused on the completion of quests , the main task of the narrative does not seem any kind of narrative moves forward ( unless you count the pretzels guards narrative ) . Perhaps there is more to come , maybe I’m just my MMO n00bishness exposure , which is what I should expect ……

What is really striking is the feeling of the game how the West , in mechanics , but its aesthetic aspects . Eorzea world and the characters seem to live for Western gamers. Bizarre aspects of Final Fantasy muted. It will be interesting to see how it all played out.

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Final Fantasy XIV – Haukke Manor 06

In every online game , players try to reach the end of the game to spend countless hours grinding experience points to level up . Of course, the grinding process , may be due to repeat something that you are able to do, like doing endless task , does not provide any type of breed is a little bit. Final Fantasy XIV fans do not worry, because every pursuit and various other levels up to offer a variety of tasks to help fight bordeom.

So, what types of things we can do is the most experience points possible?
Routine tasks

Final Fantasy XIV – Task 01

A very common thing , in order to gain experience through the main storyline and quests throughout Eorzea. These tasks can be triggered when you see an NPC! Above their heads . Your level , two different sets of tasks will be unlocked to see which open up , make sure you open your map . In the game, you’ll get experience points , depending on your level. Let’s say you are 35 , the maximum level you can get in every pursuit ranging from 7900-8200 .
Levequest

Final Fantasy XIV – Task 02

Another way to torture, huge experience points so Levequest. In other games , they call these samples / daily tasks can be repeated a certain amount of time . Throughout Eorzea, mainly the main town , there will be an NPC, you can talk about who you can put these tasks. For every town , there are about five levequests, you can take. Goal is the same thing, but your level of expansion.

Get every five levels will unlock a new type of task , when it comes to leves . Some towns will meet some of the standards. For example, in Girdania only available in the 1-15 level tasks , while others may like the 35-50 level requires a higher level.
Guildhests

Final Fantasy XIV – Guildhests

When you play the game, you will get to unlock, will be available in Dutyfinder on Guildhests. Like levequests the same, you get a new quest at a certain level . In Guildhests, the player will have to find a group to take a variety of challenges. What Guildhests provides is like a small, high- profiled enemy at a certain time , challenging players instance.

Is not the best way to grind experience points , because once you have completed it, you will find that you receive experience points less than regular or levequests Guildhests.

Demon

Final Fantasy XIV – Haukke Manor 05

If you are what type of MMO players playing group, make a small raid up to four people will give you the experience you need points . When you play through the story missions , you’ll unlock the dungeon. Play through it and hope to the rack , where you will take the mobs will provide you with a lot of experience points experience points . For each of you to do a dungeon , is expected to at least 50K or more experience .
FATE

Final Fantasy XIV – Task 04

Fate or all of the active time events are a fun way to gain experience . Think about Guild Wars 2 , involving a large number of monsters or boss fate of the world events. Throughout Eorzea, players will be able to team up with other people in taking Eorzea ‘s biggest rival . You can see if there is a kind of fate , through the map . If you see a purple icon ( as shown above ) , which means that there is a world event .

Hurried to his fate , and make sure you battle to get the maximum experience points . When you jump , you’ll see a status bar to see how close they are to the opponent to complete . If you see the status bar is filled purple in close proximity , it is best to do everything you can to make your participation count. To be sure , both spam attack button. When you see the fate of the main objectives is to run and attack the enemy as much as possible , so that your contribution in the end count .
Hunting Logs

Final Fantasy XIV – Task 06

Love monsters and explore Eorzea World do ? If this is the case, you can hunt monsters to fill up your hunting log. Depending on the class you are playing , you will get a group of monsters, you can take down . For each amount of monsters , you get down, you get rewards, reward experience points . Fill in your log will ask you to hunt through every corner of the world , to make sure you take down .
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Play Final Fantasy XIV is the best way to turn off the sound

This is correct. Sound volume down. Ambient noise is muted. Silent screen, click and beeps, just lose yourself in Eorzea itself as the world’s lush and varied as the soundtrack. Here are some of my favorites so far.

Music Director of the Justice Research Institute brings together a dazzling array of talent weave a dreamy musical tapestry that covers the entire game like a warm blanket. Iconic Final Fantasy music has been rejuvenated, original works to join them, if they have been there. This is incredible.

Final Fantasy XIV in music: the realm of rebirth is wonderful, complex and satisfying, I found myself in the past few days, many stopped to listen. Let me play, is a pretty big deal, considering how hard it is to connect the server launch congestion.

At least the menu music is lovely.

Square Enix sales figures for the company to stop trying to deal with the huge demand for

FFXIV: ARR is very popular.

This is the last few days of the server login attempts being rammed by enthusiastic participants in the news nobody. What is news is that, Square Enix company, this is to try to limit the current server is overloaded, has suspended sales of the new digital version of Final Fantasy XIV: rebirth of a state.

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More players, at that moment, which means more problems for the SE team and announced on Facebook and official blog announced that it has reached a turning point:

About Final Fantasy XIV “Important Notice: Rebirth of the realm – due to the very positive response to FINAL FANTASY XIV: Rebirth of the realm, we are experiencing a very long wait time, the user can log in and play as a temporary measure, we will stop selling FINAL FANTASY XIV: a realm REBORN digital download products, so that we can accommodate all those who want to play in the coming days, we are working to expand our server capacity.

Cause inconvenience, we sincerely apologize. ”

As mentioned yesterday, 史克威尔艾 Knicks are preparing to increase the capacity of its data centers, early next week, players will be expected to ease tension and congestion, and allow the sales figures start again.

I hope the fans and the long-term health of the game from Square Enix’s move will allow current players to bring short-term inconvenience discomfort.

Final Fantasy XIV: Rebirth of the realm is Square Enix will release this year’s most important game

This is saying something , especially considering the “Tomb Raider” was launched earlier this year .

When Final Fantasy XIV out the first time in 2010 , it is very simple, a mess. Bad, often ugly , mostly can not play , it feels half finished. Final Fantasy game crashed lowest score ever received .

Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada said that in 2011 the press conference, the game Final Fantasy brand damage . He was right , because the consequences of the failure of the game can be said that led him to leave the Square Enix company earlier this year.

Final Fantasy XIV looks like a lost cause , but Square Enix has poured millions of dollars to build the five-year development cycle. Square need it a success, so it fell into the millions of dollars , basically , reworking of the game from the ground up .

Initial FFXIV Server taken down near the end of 2012 , the game can remake clean. At the same time , the company strongly settings ( some would say unrealistic ) game companies in other regions to compensate for slack money is poured into FFXIV high expectations. Remake needed to succeed .

Here we are – nearly three years after the game first launched , nearly a year after it was first closed – find rebirth of the realm. Since then, the online game market has gone soft , ( Curt Shilling killed in the process left behind ) , in addition to World of Warcraft , almost completely moved to a free play mode.

This raises a question : FFXIV, will be able to survive and retain their expensive monthly fees ?

Can be said that this game is in the affirmative, one better than the one in 2010 out of the game one thing . It looks amazing , I’ve seen polished MMO, although a little busy HUD . Released on the PS3 , it is undoubtedly the only modern console MMO DC Universe Online outside ( and neighbors indestructible FFXI).

Yes, it plays much like World of Warcraft . Yes, you do a lot of killing four , and then pick one of three of these types of tasks. Yes, it really drops in the deep end ( especially console players who do not know what to expect ) .

But what is surprising is that it is all of those things with style and flexibility

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn officially launches

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn officially launches, but Square Enix is already working on future content for the game. Given the MMO’s required monthly subscription, this sort of future planning is to be expected — but how long will players have to wait for new content to arrive?

“We’re planning on doing a major update every three months once the game has been released, and continuously adding large-scale content,” game producer and director Naoki Yoshida said. “Ongoing support for the game will be included in the monthly subscription.

“We’ve already begun work on the first update that is currently called patch 2.1 and will introduce a large-scale housing system, as well as “The Wolves’ Den” — the first ever PvP content in the series. Furthermore, the update will include new dungeons, a new daily quest system, new Primal battles, extensions to the main story, and loads of other new content to enjoy,” he explained.

“There will be a significant update every three months, so everyone will be able to continue enjoying the game for a very long time!” Yoshida assured. “Of course we also have long-term plans to release full expansion packs, so watch out for future updates on those, too.”

Major updates to MMOs are to be expected, especially for subscription-based models, but it’s a little disconcerting that players will have to wait three months. Zenimax Online Studios, developers of The Elder Scrolls Online, recently revealed that they are hoping to release new content every four to six weeks. Guild Wars 2, a free-to-play MMO, meanwhile releases new content updates every two weeks.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Yoshida issues an apology to players

Final Fantasy XIV’s Early Access period hasn’t been a smooth ride if you’re playing in North America or Europe. The server cluster dedicated to these players has had to undergo several periods of maintenance and unexpected downtime, with several players entirely unable to log in on Sunday. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida took to the official forums to issue a personal apology to players affected by these issues, explaining the problems faced by the team and the steps being taken to correct them.
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Yoshida states that several of the load-related issues are still persisting, so the team is currently placing restrictions on logins to try to relieve some congestion and better identify server failure points. He goes on to apologize to players for any wait experienced and asks for patience as the team strives to deliver the best possible experience for all players. There’s no word on how long these restrictions will be in place or what form they will take, but with the official launch tomorrow, we can only hope that the issues are largely sorted out soon.

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I was actually rather surprised to learn that folks were having connection issues with the early start of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I downloaded the client on Saturday morning, logged in and played for maybe seven hours or so, woke up Sunday morning and played for another couple of hours, and then returned in the evening to put in another three or four. Never once did I encounter a problem.

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It’s odd, really. With regular, non-MMO games, if there’s a problem yo I’ll find it and bitch about it incessantly. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games, on the other hand, part for me like the Red Sea in that one book.

Update: Or it could be, as some commenters have pointed out, that I am playing on the Japanese data center instead of the North American one. How did I end up there? I have no clue.

Either way, yes — I am playing Final Fantasy XIV. I’ve actually got it running on a secondary computer now, hooked up to the television hanging on the wall of my office. It’s very, very distracting — even now that I’ve gotten the pants situation under control.

Celebrate Fury of the Feywild’s launch with a trailer full of lore

Fury of the Feywild
Neverwinter’s first big content expansion, Fury of the Feywild, is officially live, bringing a new campaign system, new professions to learn, the call to arms system, and dozens of gameplay tweaks and balance changes. Also included is the 20v20 PvE/PvP event Gauntlgrym, along with a new zone to explore and piles of new items.

Cryptic and Perfect World have marked the launch by releasing an all-new trailer detailing the lore of Fury of the Feywild; you can see it yourself just after the break.