Last edited by Buckwald; 2012-12-03 at 12:38 AM.
That is not quite true.
12.99USD : 1 character pr World, 8 total character slots
14.99USD : 8 characters pr World, 40 total characters
Legacy however gives the player the same as you would for 14.99, but also includes a custom designed Chocobo mount, discount on subfee for life and able to get your name in the game's End Credits XDD
Last edited by Kenshin; 2012-12-03 at 07:49 AM.
I can't wait to see what the Legacy Chocobo looks like!
Speaking of alpha, new invites went out early this morning (CST) for the next phase. This one (I think) lasts until mid December or if it does well YoshiP might keep it up until 31 December. No new content added this phase, just a larger scale stress test.
They need to never release videos with in-game footage again. Even the footage that doesn't include the UI is terribly shot.
It's quite painful to watch these videos that are essentially Joe Blow running around. FFS, don't you have a flyby camera tool in your dev kit? Use that, because this is like watching babby's first exploration videos.
I'm 99% sure it's shot to show from a player's perspective what the game looks like.
Look what happened to WOW when they put Flying Mounts in. The world just seem to look so small as everyone just flew high above and at high speeds.
I got bored about 30 seconds in because I don't want to watch Joe Blow running around in a town. If you want to do an awesome flyby of a down and highlight some of the cooler area's with a panorama view, that's cool. It gives you a unique perspective on the area. But simply having someone run around, UI and all, is just...bland. It clutters up what would be some awesome views of different landmark features ect.
Again, purely subjective on my part. Some people like it, but I just find it unprofessional and bland, especially when compared to the spectacles that are their CGI videos. Those are still some of the best in the industry.
Last edited by Edge-; 2012-12-04 at 09:42 PM.
They most likely want the game to make an impression and not some fancy editing. If its fancy editing they want then they can just make rendered movies.
Perhaps not but for a person who have played v1, I can see a number of improvements, which kinda tells me that they are trying and moving in the right direction. I dunno, maybe that's the point?It is, but it looks unprofessional and just...eh. Showing someone running around for 5 minutes is not really going to get anyone too hyped.
Edited videos are all nice and all but they don't really show anything.
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I guess, but if they want to highlight those improvements to control/ui design ect. (I'm not sure what specific improvements you're talking about, I see some but none are really highlighted) why not make a video specifically focusing on them rather than scenery?
Well, the UI so in the alpha (from what I've seen) is very clean and has a better look to it, but it's nothing too different from most other MMOs. You can move the different elements around etc etc. Those of us who played FF14 and watch those vids do see the differences and to most who haven't played it's a big old "meh".
If they wanted to showcase scenery for example, they could show before and after views. Panning camera, wide field of vision, etc.
If they focused on UI improvements, perhaps they might want to zoom in on their favourite features. Nothing fancy with the camera, focus is on UI. Maybe a zoom in, cut out, with a popup box outlining the highlights of the UI.
Gameplay can be shown with a mixture of speedup/slow motion. Combat is important; is it fun? Asian mmo combat can be very addictive when done right (Cabal, Dragon Nest - even if the rest of the game kinda sucks, their combat can draw you in for awhile), do they have that?
No CGI for sure. At the moment, I'm guessing that a majority of people who are interested in tracking the progress of this game aren't really the types that are going to be won over by CGI. Waste of time.
Heres some combat for you.
Latest Video showing off quests and combat:
I hope I'll get a chance to play on a japanese version on a japanese server. Would be a great chance to train my japanese.
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