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Tifa
11-19-2002, 11:40 PM
Ney, I haven't heard much about FFXI lately, but from what I've seen, it looks bad. Barely anybody talks about it, and I'm not really interested in getting it if it's really as bad as I think it may be, but I was just curious about what everyone's heard about it so far.

L to the 3rd
11-20-2002, 02:35 AM
it looks kick ass..and i read a lot about it in game mags. Looks like if it ever gets to the US, I'm never gonna sleep again.

Alaria
11-20-2002, 03:04 AM
lol, I heard the more you get into the game, the grander and more encompassing/addicting it becomes. And I have the soundtrack, which is really, really good!

Celine
11-20-2002, 04:45 AM
I watched a trailer for it on some game website (maybe rpgamer, I don't remember) and it looked *really* cool. ^^ Of course, I don't know anyone who's actually played it, but I highly doubt it could really be that bad...

psythe
11-20-2002, 08:39 AM
From what I understand it's a massive online rpg set in the Final Fantasy universe a la EverQuest or Anarchy Online. This combination equals instant addicition after one use ^^;

Although I gotta buy the PS2 LAN adapter for it >.<

Should get a cosplay.com guild going on it.....:thumbsup:

katchoo
11-20-2002, 11:29 AM
I heard it isn't coming to the US. Mostly because Sony's inability to release the hard drive for the Playstation 2. But over the next few months we will be bombarded with Final Fantasy choices, for Playstation2, Gamecube, and GBA. Looks like I am going to have to give up sleep. hehe

L to the 3rd
11-20-2002, 02:20 PM
Squaresoft is apparently going to
show demos of FFXI at US-japan expo
(in a few weeks)...So if you are in the L.A. area you can come check it out.

Ohmi
11-21-2002, 08:16 PM
I suggest everyone who wants it get the PC version.. no crappy slow down or flickering PS2 pixels ^^; (the pixel crawl is insanely bad) I played the final version at E3.. and thought it was OK apart from not being able to tell what the landscape was supposed to look like through all the pixel crawl ^^; I was walking up to this hill which I didn't know was there until I bumped into it @_@; 'course the downside to the PC version is that you need a good PC (I.E. GeForce 3 or better and a fast processor)

Oshi
11-23-2002, 05:57 PM
YES. PC Version. I am definatly getting it for PC when it comes out. Um... I hope my 64MB Radeon Mobile 2800 can take it >.<;
Good idea, Psyth3, we should do a cosplay.com guild ^^

Tifa
11-24-2002, 02:13 PM
>< But I can't play PC games.. Oh well, I guess I wouldn't mind to much since I just don't think it looks or sounds interesting from what I've heard in magazine articles. Anybody hear about FFXII yet? I've already seen that one picture of the girl in the flowers, but I still don't know anything more about it yet.

Miyu
11-24-2002, 03:09 PM
ALIENWARE!!!

XD

speaking of good PC for gameplay.... ^^ lol. Alienware is the creme de la creme.

DJ(SiC)ness
11-24-2002, 03:51 PM
well the only problim i have with 11 is the PS2 version, i don't think its worth all the crap you have to buy for your PS2.

since i don't have that great of a comp "meaning it wasen't made for gaming." I would have to wait to get the PC version. But i like the whole concept of 11. And im going to buy it but not right away.

Deathscythe
11-24-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by Alaria
lol, I heard the more you get into the game, the grander and more encompassing/addicting it becomes. And I have the soundtrack, which is really, really good!



And you know what? The more you get into the game, the more you pay.

Yes indeed folks. Apparently we are forgetting about most of the stuff you have to pay for.

I've read that for every additional character you make(the max is 2), you have to pay extra to have those characters. Hell, I've even heard about Japanese FF11 gamers(after beating the game, this is the estimate that the Japanese paid) paying at least $400.

I'm sorry, but I'm not going to pay that much for this game. Leveling up is supposed to cost money as well from what I've also read.

Thank goodness for the PC version. But then again, I don't even feel like playing this game either. I think FF is a one-player experience.

DJ(SiC)ness
11-24-2002, 08:07 PM
yes you have to pay for more characters, but thats it in the game. you don't have to acully pay for your weapons with a credit card.

Deathscythe
11-24-2002, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by DJ(SiC)ness
yes you have to pay for more characters, but thats it in the game. you don't have to acully pay for your weapons with a credit card.



Oh well, too bad its almost an impossibility for this game to come out stateside for the PS2. No thanks in part of our good friends at Sony who have decided to get lazy and not get the HDD drive out at full capacity rather than making them like what? 100 at a time?

DJ(SiC)ness
11-25-2002, 12:48 AM
o...k

dude 11 is coming stateside, but yeah the HDD is very very hard to find. I may just wait for the PC version

Sirami
11-25-2002, 12:20 PM
I've read a few things about it that will keep me from every playing it. First and foremost, I read that there is absolutely no possible way to attack another player. Secondly, I read that squaresoft rarely tries to implament the storyline, and even when they do, it's in fassions in which players don't really make that much of a difference. People that came from a UO background didn't like questing and climbing the character ladder (as far as character advancement goes), so some of them just went back to UO. I would really not like not being able to PvP.... Oh yah, and I also read that you pay monthly per character. It's not like other MMORPGs where you pay monthly for a slew of characters.

Deathscythe
11-25-2002, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by DJ(SiC)ness
o...k

dude 11 is coming stateside, but yeah the HDD is very very hard to find. I may just wait for the PC version



I did mention in my last post that it IS coming stateside. Just not for the PS2 at the moment due to the HDD drive.

nails
11-25-2002, 05:41 PM
I think as long as there is allot of character customization, and cloathing, just that would be enough. I'm not really too big on the PK stuff anyway so I do not really mind about no pvp. I would prefer to get a group of friends together and go own some really tough monster.

Tifa
11-25-2002, 07:22 PM
When I went to what I think was the official Japanese site, it showed all the character combinations. You can only control the race, gender, face, and hair.

Oshi
11-26-2002, 12:31 AM
WTF? Dude, if you have to pay to play online, I'm not getting it, sorry. Same reason I didn't bother with EverQuest.
I HATE pay-to-play games... Paid good money to buy the game itself, not gonna keep paying...

nails
11-26-2002, 01:39 PM
The best online RPG I ever played was Tribes RPG, which was a Mod for Tribes 1. The best part is that it was free, the bad part is that the servers could only host like 30 people at a time max. You pay to keep your player data intact, and hang in a world full of thousands of people instead of just a hand full.

Rosiel
11-26-2002, 01:51 PM
I have to say I am not too interested in MMORGs as a rule. First of all because of the general lack of a tight plot (which turns me off of games like Saga Frontier) but also due to the ongoing (generally rather high) subscription fees and the Pkillers.

Does anyone else prefer text-based RP (whether play-by-email, MUSHing, IRC channels etc)? Free, relaxing, and negociation-based so you don't see high level characters waiting to pounce and kill beginners. ^__^ Plus you get to sit there and /write/. Describe your surroundings, you character's expressions, the inflexion of their voice... I think that as far as human contact through the interface of a RPG, it can't be surpassed.

Alaria
11-26-2002, 02:02 PM
yes! I love tesx-based MUDs :) My fav was called the two-towers, based on LOTR, of course. Its great being able to imagine everything from textual description, and create ur own image of ur character through profile etc. Its a wonderful exercise in imagination

DJ(SiC)ness
11-27-2002, 04:21 PM
yeah i didn't bother with Everquest because they made you pay, but also becuase it looked very dull and boring, and 11 might be the same. I mean come on !!! run around leveling up , and there is no clear goal! WTF kinda game is that.

I am looking forward to Star Wars Galaxies thou