Friday, September 10, 2010

Final Fantasy XIV Beta

I'm going to take a break from complaining about Sc2, to complain about another game.



Please note this is just a beta test right now, and the full version of the game probably isn't going to be anywhere near as bad. However I still have concerns regarding the complete game during it's initial launch.

I've been playing the beta since the day after it's open beta release. It's not that very good of a game as is. The problems are immense, which is sadly a huge understatement.

1. The lag.

This is really my biggest problem with the game right now. Everything lags, and takes a very long time to do. Something as simple as changing your weapon takes a really long time because it's so laggy. Actions are extremely delayed, when you attack an enemy. It's just everything is slowwww. Seriously if you want to play this expect a lot of time wasted just doing simple things like crafting an item.

2. Changing weapons.

This is really an annoying one, coupled with the lag it is just frustrating, and extremely redundant. When you change weapons it takes a long time to switch out the weapons because of the lag, and then once that's done. You have to set all your skills again. Each class has a set of skills related to that class, and once you change your weapon of a different class type all your skills are reset. So you have to set up ALL your hotkeys over again. It's quite annoying and makes me too lazy to change weapons most of the time.

3. Unresponsive mouse, and commands.

The mouse delay is huge and choppy. When you look through your item list it's really hard to select a single item then look at it. It's really hard to explain it's more like a you have to try it for yourself to see. It's just god awful and it's a huge problem right now in the beta. I generally enjoy good mouse accuracy, but that is no where to be found on FFXIV.

4. Crafting is unforgiving.

Crafting items is really tough in this game. Not only do you need a bunch of obscure items from all the crafting classes but you also need a lot of luck, you also need crystals which are only obtained from fighting mobs, or buying them from other players. Which is really hard if you're just starting out, especially since you're a crafting class and not really set up for combat. The chances of failing are really high, and when you do fail you lose all the items involved in the crafting process. You're then rewarded with an extremely meager amount of experience. It's just not worth it. Also to make matters worse when you fail synthesizing items there is an odd chance one of the crystals you are using will explode and get this... IT DAMAGES ALL THE EQUIPMENT YOU'RE WEARING!!! Right now crafting is just a joke and should be avoided.

5. Quests are redundant.

I really hate MMO's which are "Go here, kill X monsters, get paid X amount of money, and repeat". FFXIV is pretty much just that. Minus the main story quest. I really hope there is more to the full version of the game. I've heard rumors that there is, but we'll see.

6. The Map.

Navigating on the map is completely impossible because you can't move the map or zoom in and out. You have to constantly press M to bring up the map, or close it when you're walking around. This is because the map also doesn't follow you around when you walk. It stays stationary all the time. It's also zoomed in pretty close, so seeing a location from far away is impossible and you have to blindly navigate your way through the world if you want to find something. I've walked in a direction for like 30 minutes only to find that I've went the wrong way.

7. The game itself.

This game just doesn't feel ready at all. I can't see how the game is going to be ready by the 22nd of September. It's just REALLY bad, and I don't think I can do it any justice in this blog by explaining it. It honestly seems like a really shitty port of the Ps3 version. People have told me the game is a lot better played on a controller, which is dumb since I'm on PC and I really prefer the mouse/keyboard set up.

I also don't like the lack of races, and character creation options. It seems really lacking and everyone just ends up looking the same of that specific race.


I could really go on complaining about this game all day, but I'll just leave this as is. I'm getting frustrated just talking about the flaws in this game.


44 comments:

Sup said...

Tried it ... has potential.

Supportin! Views are cool ...

Silly Old Bum said...

aw FF..i' ve only played FF1 once.

Epsi said...

FF is a great game

Epic Fitness said...

FFX was the best

La GaGa said...

I know right?
Like how can you have a year long tour?
November 09-april 2011.

thats alot.

Gregg's Juice Hut said...

yeah, the whole problem is that you're playing final fantasy.
its just stupid in the first place.

Slumph said...

xomnomg.. I heard its a let down :(

Orzo said...

thanks for the post bro its very helpful

Caroline Amnesty said...

this game is the best

Max said...

Good stuff about FF14. Supporting.

Jehrin said...

Hmm I was thinking about trying this game out. Looks cool

aznjonoh said...

tried and thought it was pretty cool

EarthSpark420 said...

Awesome post, looking forward to this release. Now following, and showing some support! Hope you can return the favor =]

bezzare said...

never tried this game... not sure if i should now

MrPancake said...

terrible crafting system is very counter-intuitive to my wants.

MrPancake said...

terrible crafting system is very counter-intuitive to my wants.

MVTM said...

I just lost -_-

Martin Lersch said...

Daily love.

shirou said...

thanks for the review..

Orzo said...

thanks for this blog bro it helps a lot

arnyke said...

Very cool blog!
Nice i like it Supportin & follow you!

ramrod360 said...

I haven't played beta but from a glance I knew the game was bad. The character options are retarded, could of been done way better. I can't wait for The Old Republic.

jimbob007 said...

Given that support yo.

Maxxy said...

Nice mate.. and what a nice commenting section :)

The State of Human Intelligence said...

Cool story, bro! Following and supporting!

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Money said...

I added u bro. we are all busy.

add me back, i read everyday

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Steve said...

Yeah its so bad right now

Zi said...

this is great!

Mitchell said...

this is pretty cool... i love FF ive played all the games... followed you keep it coming

g3000 said...

i've never been a fan to the final fantasy series

Scazzar said...

daily support

sergiuster said...

will support and follow daily <3

The photographer said...

loved FF7 this one was good 2

Slumph said...

I hope they fix the flaws :]

B.Bell said...

I hope they can make a viable game in the end. I need something to get me off of WoW.

BigLoser said...

Gotta try the beta sometime.

Car Enthusiast said...

I love'd that game back in the day!

jaredkk said...

i voted zerg bro

i was pro in sc1 with em. sc2...not so much

http://the-new-god.blogspot.com/

macce said...

Helpin a bro

Mr. Derp said...

Hmm doesn't sound promising thus far, hopefully it'll get better.

EarthSpark420 said...

I hope they improve..
here for the supp

Noyounomelolk said...

Looks cool, at least its not too futuristic like all the rest

ihazasad said...

FF isn´t something you should play online.

David Paul said...

WIIII!!! I love it!! ^__^