Though, in the rebuild of the game for "A Realm Reborn", they're using a modified version of Crystal Tools, reworking the graphics part of the engine.
I played both FFXI and FFXIV. While I still enjoyed FFXIV, I still felt like it had a lot of flaws (especially at the start) where the developers were at a disconnect with the players. One of the few companies I know of to apologize and remake such a huge game, and I'm pretty pleased with how FFXIV 2.0 is looking so far far.
-- source: http://www.rpgsite.net/interviews/39...oper-interviewPG Site: With development of the new engine you have Yoshihisa Hashimoto has the Technical Director, who is also Square Enix Chief Technology Officer and is head of the Luminous Studio. Could you perhaps share more on his involvement with 14? Has the new engine from 14 been influenced at all by Luminous? Are there certain features that both share such as scaling, etc?
Yoshida: As our technical director, Hashimoto is deeply involved in the technology behind FF14. This includes decisions made regarding the use of middleware technology, as well as coordination and design decisions regarding the graphics engine, the core system, and the server system. He also is the mastermind behind the task management system that our entire team uses to keep track of work flow and deadlines.
It is a completely different engine, yet because the same people working on the Luminous Engine (Hashimoto-san included) helped create FF14's engine, there are some similarities. You could say the two engines are siblings
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I finally have some spare time... FFXIV where are you?
It looks good and I like Final Fantasy games. I've sworn off paying subscriptions for games though so I don't think I'll ever play this. I hope more games adopt Guild Wars pay model in the future. If this game was buy to play I'd drop 60 bucks on it.
Can anyone explain to me how exactly the job or classes or whatever they are called works? I heard about Dragoons and Black mages, those were always my favs on the console games. Heard about how big of a fail this game was when it first released, but reading about it now...gonna have to give it a go when 2.0 rolls out.
For me, Pay to Play with access to everything. 9.99usd per month is extremely cheap as it gives me 30days of entertainment.
And I have played GW2 alongside when paying monthly for XIV, and I kept playing XIV, and gave up GW2 as I got to max level, as GW2 wasnt as fun for me.
Also the increase in subscription price for every additional character in FF14 seems crazy to me. I am an altaholic and would not be able to cope.
That's good to know about the classes. I like to play every race and class available. Sometimes I also like to experience lower level areas again if they are designed well. I must have created half a dozen death knight alts in WoW only to abandon most of them shortly after I got to Outland.
We also get a unique chocobo mount, names in the games credits, and i think something else too. Yoshida didnt want to reveal it to us yet he said in the last Live Letter from the Producer.
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