Final Fantasy 11
Posted 18 May 2004 - 02:36 AM
Now I don't mean to bash this game to hell, but I just want to know why people find it so "enjoyable".
Posted 18 May 2004 - 06:03 AM
online games... when developers decide to make MMRPGs, I feel like it means
that they try to get the most money out of you and save a lot of their work by
actually having you put your imagination in the game. I never played an
online RPG though... are there any good free ones that you like so that
I can criticize them more properly?
Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:49 AM
As for the percs... well there are so many, I'm not sure where to start (expect a loooong post).
1: You get your own house right from the start, something I've never seen in any MMORPGs before, so you avoid the problem of there being an extortionate housing market (like UO).
2: You can furnish your mog house however you like. Furniture can get a bit pricey, but the basic stuff is quite cheap.
3: You can grow your own plants, depending on how you treat them they'll give decent rewards.
4: The graphical detail is impeccable compared to games like EverQuest. No [email protected] chainmail painted onto the walls, etc.
5: An incredibly huge world to explore. Running from the top to bottom of the continent it would take about 8 hours. Real world time. Really. And almost each and every area is unique.
6: Chocobos. You get to ride one once you hit Level 20, and they're VERY fast (they're basically FF's answer to horses). Quite fun to ride plus they can dig for treasure if you feed them Gysahl Greens.
7: Excellent atmosphere and soundtrack, each area has it's own feel to it.
8: Battles are a hell of a lot better than other games, as each weapon on each race has a good 5 or 6 different animations to add variety, and you can unlock some pretty impressive skills later on once your skill with these weapons increase. You can also chain these skills when in a party by unleashing one weapon skill then another within a couple seconds of eachother to cause very nice damage and effects. The same goes for magic. I've never come across this in any MMORPGs before.
9: The cities. Sand'Oria for one, is a very impressive city, as is Jeuno even more impressive than that, I've never seen cities this good in any games I've played.
10: Craft skills, there are loads. You can fish, cook, do carpentry, smithing, clothmaking, (all the usual ones, not that unique to MMORPGs I know, but the way they're done is very good IMO. Like being able to find "Harvest Spots" where you can use tools to harvest materials, and depending on where you fish and using what bait you can get tons of different fish. It's more fun than you might think ).
11: There's an Auction House system to sell expensive items to other players, you just put the items in, set a price, and leave to do whatever you want, even log off, if they sell the profits are automatically sent to your mog safe at your house. Much simpler than sitting around leaving the PC on all night with your bazaar.
12: You're not limited to one class, you can change whenever you want and still keep your skills, spells, levels, stats, etc in your other job. So you can level as many jobs as you want and just pick one when you want to play it, so really you only need one character, provided you keep enough space to store all the different armours in your mog safe
Well those are just some of the percs, I could probably go on all day if I really thought about it
Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:37 AM
And just wait till I've made my own world on my UO server ^_^
Posted 18 May 2004 - 01:48 PM
Nope it's very different from UO. There are a lot of similarities, like with the types of crafts you can do, but the gameplay couldn't be more different.
So basically it's a big UO ripoff that DOES have good graphics. UO had plant growing long before. At least in UO you can BUILD your own house and change how it looks tile by tile.
And just wait till I've made my own world on my UO server ^_^
Posted 18 May 2004 - 03:15 PM
Posted 18 May 2004 - 05:24 PM
-impossible to kill steal
-instanced battles (with the huge 40+ named monstesr "BCNMs" to prevent camping)
-You don't have to play for hours and hours to get something done
-getting a group has never been easier in any mmorpg
-its not plagued with idiots(yet)
-its a great way to improve your japanese skills even though thers an in game translator
-MANY trade skills including cooking, eating certain things affects your skills
-you don't have to go find your corpse after you die...
-Money is easy to come by so gearing yourself up isn't near impossible at lower levels
-theres an auction house that sells your stuff to people so you don't have to stand around yelling WTS AXE OF FLAMETHROWING +4, you can actually just leave and continue doing whatever.
-you can also sell stuff out of your inventory by going in a certain mode so people can just insepect your items for sale and click which one they want to buy it right off of you
-theres mogs in it ( i love mogs )
-The music is actually good vs ...most other mmo music
-square actually cares about its customers unlike SOE, im not sure about other mmo companies
-You have the playonline viewer where you can chat, play mini games, read FFXI guides and news letters as well as even review your payments for the game with a history of how much you paid on exact dates, where with SOE you'd have to bug them for like a month and even then you might not get the information.
-It's fun....if you wait till your in your highi 20's at least.
Anyways yeah, the only other game that comes close to it is world of warcraft And when retail is out im still keeping my FFXI account.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 06:50 PM
I never played an online RPG though
That kind of eliminates your ability to criticize them, doesn't it?
Most MMORPGs are bland and tasteless, just ploys to get people to buy them and get hooked into paying more and more money [any of SOE's MMORPGs]. I personally haven't played FFXI yet, but I have to admit, it looks like one of the few I would like to play. I don't have a way of supporting the monthly fees yet, so I haven't bought any.....
Here are some I'm looking forward to:
-Guild Wars [No monthly pay]
-World of Warcraft
-True Fantasy Live Online