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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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    Yes
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    Keep it default ftw
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    What?
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    How?
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Just started a new FC after the one I used in FFXI. I'm on Excalibur so if anyone makes an account there and wants to join, let me know. Just started about a week ago so we're only Rank 3 and have about 20 ppl. I'm personally level 50 in all but DRG, MNK and a few Crafts. I do Coil 1-4 and about 50% of the way thru 5 every week. I also do Primal battles weekly so I am experienced with what the game has to offer so far. If you are looking for a Casual thru Hardcore group, let me know and I will invite you.
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I'm interested in giving this a try, seems it supports control pad, but would like some general information about the game. Is there any game you could say the gameplay in FFXIV can be compared to? Is it hard to get into? Are there any trials available from anywhere?

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I'm interested in giving this a try, seems it supports control pad, but would like some general information about the game. Is there any game you could say the gameplay in FFXIV can be compared to? Is it hard to get into? Are there any trials available from anywhere?

Compared to? I think its like vanilla WoW, but barely. Its designed to be very easy to pick and and learn, while the dungeons get progressively harder of course.

As for trial they give a 30 day trial when you buy the game but I haven't heard of anything like a demo or "play until X level".
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That's what's kind of holding me back. Being able to give it a try for as little $ as possible. I played beta for a good while, and it was ok, but i'm definitely concerned about content since it's so new. I tend to progress quickly and don't want to be sitting here in 2 months with nothing to do.
I guess I could always go back to my free MMO of choice, Vindictus. New content added frequently, great graphics, and while there is a cash shop its NOT P2W.
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I really loved this game when it re-launched, played upto Turn 5 in Coils, but when Yoshi-P said they intended for people who don't run end-game content to always have access (through lower lvl dungeons, or dailies etc) to the same level of gear. And to make matters worse, in some slots, that gear you get for grinding the currency/dailies is better than the drops in coils. I'll definitely check it out again in 2.3 when they introduce the Gold Saucer through.

If it weren't for the above reason I'd still be playing this, it's a solid game, they are just taking it in a direction I don't like.

And wasn't sure if the person a few posts back was asking if it's possible to play on a controller, it very much is. Some people will say it's impossible to do end-game that way, but I was a tank and made it to turn 5 in coils, which is the furthest you can make it so far.

http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/1066256/

Oh and didn't notice the request for screenshots, I don't really edit my UI too much, but like I said I use a controller, so I have a crossbar and hotbar




And here is a video of me tanking AK with a random group and turning my UI off tongue.gif
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its always on sale somewhere. was like 20 bucks on steam when it got put on there. check amazon, green man gaming and other sites.
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Currently it's £19.99 everywhere except Amazon but I'm not interested in a physical copy to be honest. I find a physical copy a bit pointless.

Shame there's no trial.

Are all the dungeons time limited? Or just a select few?

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I think they are all time limited. However, I have never encountered a dungeon where I actually needed more than the allotted amount.
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I think they are all time limited. However, I have never encountered a dungeon where I actually needed more than the allotted amount.

This. They're quite generous with the time limit, but its there so more people can enter their duty server (since all the dungeons/bosses/etc are instanced). I personally like it that way.

Be warned though: DPS classes have to wait quite a while in the duty finder due to the insane ratio of dps to healers and tanks (especially tanks).
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Thanks guys for the info. I've bought it so will give it a go and see how I fare. Thanks!
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