Final Fantasy XIV v2.0

#1 Posted by m1k3 (1325 posts) -

http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/teaser/

I heard about this on the 8-4 Play podcast, but apparantly they are going to re-release Final Fantasy XIV. Naoki Yoshida and staff basically lay out their plans on retooling and rebooting XIV. As someone who was excited about XIV before release and basically got hit in the face with crap, im kind of up and down on this news. Maybe ill give them another chance, but it still seems like its going to be a long time till it gets released.

#2 Posted by pplus0440 (260 posts) -

I heard it is released in December? I'll be taking the MCAT a few weeks after release so I won't try it out til after christmas. Maybe we play on same server?

#3 Posted by ESREVER (2645 posts) -

I'm interested in the PS3 version.

#4 Posted by Wraxend (550 posts) -

@ESREVER: Then your gonna be waiting a LOOOOONNNGGG time. Heard it got pushed back to 2012 sometime.

#5 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

It would make a lot of sense for them to allow a full one-month free for everyone to come back and check out the changes. Pretty much this could bring in a lot of new people as well as veterans who are skeptical to see if they really did anything to entice them.

Great marketing too.

#6 Posted by Marz (5641 posts) -

I went in and saw what they changed the other day, and the game seems better for it.   But seems a little too late to get back all the people they burned buying it at launch.  

#7 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

The UI for 2.0 looks so terrible and cluttered to me.

#8 Posted by xyzygy (9866 posts) -

I think they should just give up with this game. With such a bad history and terrible word of mouth even if it's called 2.0 I highly doubt it'll do much better. They just need to devote more people to Versus XIII!!!!

#9 Posted by ESREVER (2645 posts) -

@Wraxend said:

@ESREVER: Then your gonna be waiting a LOOOOONNNGGG time. Heard it got pushed back to 2012 sometime.

Then wait I shall. GW2 should hold me over...

@Cloudenvy: Isn't that image just concept art? It doesn't look that much more busy compared to other traditional MMOs.

#10 Posted by chrismafuchris (1088 posts) -

Is it going to be called XIV v2.0? That's too many numbers.

#11 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@ESREVER: As a super minimalistic person it's just too much for me. : )

#12 Edited by mandude (2667 posts) -

Final Fantasy XIV Final Build v2.0

I'd really like to like this game.

#13 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I was listening to the 8-4play podcast today and heard them mention this. I meant to go and look for the pictures they were talking about but I was playing Dark Souls at the time... so... y'know.

Anyway, thanks for the link. I was interested in XIV as well and graphically it looked really pretty, so I was excited for it. Then it turned out to be shit and I never did get it.

#14 Posted by RuneseekerMireille (325 posts) -

I think I'm interested in this. I thought XIV looked really nice, but the gameplay was broken. Maybe this will get me back in.

And is it weird that Cloudenvy's picture looks very good to me?

#15 Posted by pplus0440 (260 posts) -

The link should be on here for people interested of what v2.0 will actually have. Pretty nuts. Just reminds me that FFXIV was released with nothing in it. It was like wow with no pvp, instances, poorly coded slow ui, no AH search feature, no player search.

anyway here's a summary,

PVE instances such as 'Defend Hamlet' which sounds like a interesting concept to me 'Dark Moogle' 'Primordial Garuda'

PVP: appears to have arena style planned as well as a 3 team domination mode

Completely new UI: so it doesn't take 30 seconds to get a new move on your action bar

completely new servers: So you don't have to wait years between inputing text and searching for players

New Job system

New recipes

Things for communities to do and communicate easier.

I may come back for this last time i logged in though the game was a barren wastelend filled only with those vendors you leave while your logged out.

#16 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

Graphics are so damn awesome. Hope they overhaul it and make it Final Fantasy XI 2.0.

#17 Posted by Bucketdeth (8002 posts) -

Hopefully it's not too late. I really wanted to enjoy this when it was released, but damn it was in terrible shape, felt like an alpha build.

#18 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11413 posts) -

So basically, like an abusive husband, Square is telling you to come back and "Things will be better this time. I promise".

#19 Posted by TheHT (10781 posts) -
@Cloudenvy said:

The UI for 2.0 looks so terrible and cluttered to me.

Definitely cluttered. That also looks pretty intense.
#20 Edited by CottonWolf (87 posts) -

@ESREVER: Are you in the UK? If you are, it's on Amazon UK to preorder for £7.81. This has got to be a mistake, but if you preorder now you get covered by their pre-order guarantee. You can cancel it at any time, so if you're wanting to give it a go on the cheap, it might be an idea.

#21 Posted by Pazy (2559 posts) -

@CottonWolf said:

@ESREVER: Are you in the UK? If you are, it's on Amazon UK to preorder for £7.81. This has got to be a mistake, but if you preorder now you get covered by their pre-order guarantee. You can cancel it at any time, so if you're wanting to give it a go on the cheap, it might be an idea.

Thats pretty amazing. I really want to give the game a shot when it comes out on PS3 so I may as well pre-order since they dont charge you until its released.

#22 Edited by Mitch0712 (452 posts) -

So if I bought FFXIV right now on Amazon would I be able to install that disc and play the current version?

#23 Edited by Fawkes (229 posts) -

No. There are no servers up for the old version and the new version is in limited alpha testing. Once 2.0 is out you will probably be able to upgrade to the new version from whatever you install but you'd be better off just waiting.

You can apply to the beta of the new version hereif you want.

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