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Poll Results: Do you customize the HUD layout? If you do be sure to post a screen shot of your layouts!

 
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    Keep it default ftw
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    What?
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    How?
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I never played an MMORPG before. I preordered the CE of FFXIV for $75 because I love FF and figured this would be the one to catch my interest in the genre. Very sad...
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They need to make the game Free to Play with a Cash Shop. I think they'd make more money this way than how it is currently. It'll bring people to try out the game. Worked GREAT for Age of Conan and Dungeons and Dragons Online. Saved their games actually.

A premium Final Fantasy game, free to all but with the ability to buy hats, clothes and trinkets, chocobos and stuff with money. Would make them quite a bit. They could learn a thing or two from Nexon or Cherrycredits.

Sometimes you have to cut your losses and try something new, but Square-Enix has never had the ability to really accept that. Which is why FFXIV turned out the way it did. It was like they didn't even look at another mmo like WoW, or Warhammer. They didn't try to find inspiration elsewhere, and were surprised when the world was a different place and their customers had different expectations than FFXI Part 2.
Edited by Inverse - 10/6/11 at 10:45pm
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Originally Posted by Inverse;15210021 
They need to make the game Free to Play with a Cash Shop. I think they'd make more money this way than how it is currently. It'll bring people to try out the game. Worked GREAT for Age of Conan and Dungeons and Dragons Online. Saved their games actually.

A premium Final Fantasy game, free to all but with the ability to buy hats, clothes and trinkets, chocobos and stuff with money. Would make them quite a bit. They could learn a thing or two from Nexon or Cherrycredits.

Sometimes you have to cut your losses and try something new, but Square-Enix has never had the ability to really accept that. Which is why FFXIV turned out the way it did. It was like they didn't even look at another mmo like WoW, or Warhammer. They didn't try to find inspiration elsewhere, and were surprised when the world was a different place and their customers had different expectations than FFXI Part 2.

I like this idea. As a newcomer to the genre I would be way more inclined to play a game like this. Wasn't the original plan for FFXIV to buy first party shards at some weird ratio where you can only buy 1.4 months at a time or something? That is an awful incentive for me to pay for this game.
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I hate, hate, hate cash shops in an MMO. I don't like the idea of buying items with RL money in a game.
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I hate, hate, hate cash shops in an MMO. I don't like the idea of buying items with RL money in a game.

Glad ff will more than likely never go down this road. Gil selling used to be pretty bad when 11 first was out inflation was terrible and it almost killed the game, it was eventually saved by SE and the game started to do well.

There is no reason for a cash shop to be in the ff series, they still go by the ethic that if you want the best items in the game that bring prestige you have to work for them, even if that means HNM camping for hours etc. I am really glad they did not steer away from this even in 14.
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Looks like its between Besaid and Lindblum ! Keep voting guys!!!

When we finally decide on the server home for the OCN linkshell i will start a list on the OP of people on the server. When things are more established we can talk officers etc.
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I had to vote Kashuan because that's where I'm at. Doesn't seem to be a very popular server though. frown.gif
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I had to vote Kashuan because that's where I'm at. Doesn't seem to be a very popular server though. frown.gif

Well no one says you have to leave , but if you ever wanna converse with fellow OCN peeps then make a toon on the server that gets picked, i advise the same to everyone, once this gets off the ground.


Also , i was thinking of making the decision around 30 votes to make the decision for the server? First server to 30 ?
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Final Fantasy XIV is free to play?
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Final Fantasy XIV is free to play?

I refer you to the OP.
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