This week, Square-Enix updated the official Final Fantasy XIV site with some new information. They added a substantial list of creatures that will be in the game, a few you might remember if you played FFXI ( Raptor, Ahriman, Cactuar, etc. ) and a bunch of ones that you have not seen yet. What I found to be pretty cool was the “core” Items that are shown as loot for each one. However, at the same time, they don’t have a listed information section for each creature so you’ll just have to wait for the next update.
They also included some more about the jobs, and the day to day activities you can expect from the game. While not a huge update, they do just enough to keep you interested and hoping the game will be just as good if not better than FFXI when it releases next year. They even changed the page music too!
Still waiting on a beta release, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted. For now head over to the official site to check out the new details.
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For those of us who played FFXI, this E3 was a shocker. With the announcement of Final Fantasy XIV for PS3 and inevitably PC as well, fans were excited to finally be able to get the upgrade FFXI so depserately needed.
I played for 6 years on and off but can not begin to tell you the amount of fun I had, the friends I met, and the adventures we went through over the course of that time. I loved FFXI as it was my first real foray into a MMO world.
The game was unlike any other MMO except maybe Everquest where leveling was soley based on grinding. Quests could be done to get items or access to certain areas, but this game was hard, and by hard I mean HARD. You had to have a party at all times passed level 10 if you wanted to progress at all. Leveling took forever, and parties of 6 competent people had to be arranged or a disaster was bound to happen. Forget lossing armor durability, this game punished you for dying. Losing levels, losing experience, losing your mind when there was no white mage to raise you in low level areas. This game made you hate the time you spent adventuring, but when it was good, it was really good.
I had to give it up due to lack of time, lots of games coming out, feeling the need to play those games, and maybe – just the need to move on and wait for another Final Fantasy Online to be born. The wait is nearly over as FFXIV will be out sometime in 2010.
-Update- Check out this blog here for more refined details about the upcoming Famistu article on Final Fantasy FFXIV
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