View Full Version : FFXIV: End of an Era

10th Nov 2012, 16:22
Since the final save in FF:XIV, in-game player "Okazaki Masamune" or "CriticalChocolate" at twitch.tv, has been streaming nonstop. This includes maintenance hours leaving the client open. From the change of the weather and bgm, to the swarm of enemies with unlocked potential invading towns and battlegrounds, its all been pretty amazing. Join the stream, chat with other viewers, discuss your thoughts, and enjoy till the end. =)

Here's the stream: www.twitch.tv/criticalchocolate (http://www.twitch.tv/criticalchocolate)

11th Nov 2012, 02:43
End of an Era..

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Not ganna lie, the ending moved me so much, I shed tears..


11th Nov 2012, 04:40
Impressive indeed. Thank you for posting.

11th Nov 2012, 06:41
I must say, this is the best game trailer I've ever witnessed. Great song as well, can anyone identify it for me?

11th Nov 2012, 07:05
"...featuring arguably one of the best songs in the series' catalog, the main theme for the game, "Answers"."

www.rpgsite.net/news/2135-final-fantasy-... (http://www.rpgsite.net/news/2135-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-end-of-an-era-trailer)

11th Nov 2012, 07:42
Alpha testing is happening end of this month and beta is early next year, between late Jan and early Feb.

This trailer has me greatly anticipating ARR, can't wait! :3

11th Nov 2012, 07:49
gotta love how ff music can touch our souls.

11th Nov 2012, 08:07
"...featuring arguably one of the best songs in the series' catalog, the main theme for the game, "Answers"."

www.rpgsite.net/news/2135-final-fantasy-... (http://www.rpgsite.net/news/2135-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-end-of-an-era-trailer)

the song name is called "Answers". Currently only cd of theirs I have it on is the Distant Worlds sound track cd2, track 12.

22nd Nov 2012, 00:28
Here's the new alpha footage for a realm reborn.

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I know its in the alpha stage and I know nothing is finalized yet, but I really disliked how the character slides with the camera's motions. I don't know how or if they're ganna do it, but I hope that they polish and tailor the movements a bit more. Other than that, the surrounding area looks visually good

22nd Nov 2012, 14:13
Ya, I'd have to agree with you. I assume they will have a couple different camera settings, and this one would prolly fit under the follow/fixed camera option. Then I'm guessing free would be the other option, which is usually what I prefer on any game I play personally. I think the jump command is the culprit to the sliding motion more than anything I've seen from just looking at it, I'm not sure how you would fix that while in that camera option.

23rd Nov 2012, 01:49
Maybe a brief pause after landing the jump. There was some part in the video where he didn't jump and did actually paused after falling from a rock before jumping of a short cliff. Of course, I dunno if this was done manually or not, but just something to note.

EDIT 1: As for the character camera sliding, after viewing a couple of broadcasts and going through a few of my games, the sliding will probably remain but depends on how much action will take place.

23rd Nov 2012, 13:35
Ive seen bad character animation in mmos latelty, its like their iceskating across the screen, not really "running on the ground"

Also, the character runs exactly the same, running on flat fields is same animation as running up a hill or down.

I know for myself in real life, i have to put more effort into running up a hill and how i run changes.

24th Nov 2012, 08:51
Usually these are things that are added during an alpha or beta phase while the bulk of major bug testing, stress testing, and content testing gets priority.

27th Nov 2012, 13:25
Lyrics: forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/5847... (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/58479)

28th Nov 2012, 08:35
Thanks for posting that Grimoire. I read the lyrics the day it was posted on the forum site. I still watch the trailer a couple of times a day. It just all went together so well.

30th Nov 2012, 08:33
A further stroll into Gridania..

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Again the visuals seem well done. I especially liked the waterfall. :3

Here's to hoping they show some action in their next alpha video release.

4th Dec 2012, 20:27
All Final Fantasy XIV account holders can log in for free

"Leaders of the Eorzean Alliance have issued a clarion call, petitioning all able adventurers to lend their strength to the battle that will determine the fate of the realm," says Final Fantasy XIV's Lodestone website.

It sounds pretty serious, and we guess it is, given the fact that A Realm Reborn is almost upon us. To mark the occasion, Square is throwing open FFXIV's gates to all account holders regardless of whether or not they possess an active subscription. Beginning early tomorrow (3:00 a.m. EST, to be exact), you can log into FFXIV and say your goodbyes to its current incarnation. Don't delay, though, as the opportunity expires along with the original servers early Monday morning.

Be aware that "any progress made will not carry over to A Realm Reborn."

7th Dec 2012, 07:10
Haha! I hopes have been answered with some combat footage! :D

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The targetting and ability animations look and sound really well done. I'm very pleased with whats been presented. :3

I'm awaiting more from Yoshi-P and ARR devs.

11th Dec 2012, 11:04
This is not a concern for me until it moves into Beta, overall what they were able to accomplish while working on another game is astounding. This game is shaping up to be something special that it should have been in the first place. Can't wait.

13th Dec 2012, 02:02
I'm quite anxious to play as well Theft.

The new gathering and crafting alpha video was released.

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This one looks really fun and enjoyable. Nothing like creating, using and/or sharing the gear or items you make.

14th Dec 2012, 10:14
I couldn't tell if it still had the same system that was in the original 14 of the little light changing colors? I know at one point one of the moves failed and it exploded red but it went back to white after that.

15th Dec 2012, 02:50
Final Fantasy XIV&rsquo;s Rebirth Delayed Development Of Other Square Enix Games

www.siliconera.com/2012/12/11/final-fant... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/11/final-fantasy-xivs-rebirth-delayed-development-of-other-square-enix-games/)

18th Dec 2012, 02:42
"So You Think You Can Ride This Chocobo?"

www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/ride-emthisem-c... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/ride-emthisem-chocobo/)

20th Dec 2012, 06:05
Grim, I think anyone would be scared to tame that chocobo lol. But it looks freakin awesome though.

22nd Dec 2012, 09:03
The 7th Alpha Video, showing levequests and party combat.

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Wow, those monsters are huge. So tough. Can't wait until I'm able to join the fray and help take em' out.

26th Dec 2012, 14:27
I will have to admit that it looks kind of spiky, but...still cute.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Begins In Feb; PS3 Version To Follow

www.siliconera.com/2012/12/26/final-fant... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/26/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-beta-begins-in-feb-ps3-version-to-follow/)

27th Dec 2012, 11:46
www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/venture-tamtara... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/venture-tamtara-deepcroft/)

29th Dec 2012, 04:09
Thanks Grim, very nice find on the beta info.

I'm in love with the game and its not even out yet. The Instanced Dungeon alpha video just makes me more anxious to play. T_T

30th Dec 2012, 08:36
There is no need to thank me, after all: this is your thread. Thank you for creating it so that I have somewhere to link to news like this. ^_-

And indeed...they truly have made some great improvements and additions for ARR.

1st Jan 2013, 14:55
No video, but...

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Has Baby Behemoths

www.siliconera.com/2013/01/01/final-fant... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/01/01/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-has-baby-behemoths/)

1st Jan 2013, 19:53
A combination of cool and cute. I want one, hope it doesnt destroy my face while growing D:

2nd Jan 2013, 17:17
New Year's Card

www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-0... (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-01-01/new-year-greetings-anime-style-part-vii)

2nd Jan 2013, 20:55
Does the new instanced dungeon vid remind anyone else of Dragon's Dogma? I saw it and it seemed to be an uncanny similarity which isn't a bad thing. Anyway, counting down to Jan. 7th for beta sign up and very much looking forward to the PS3 version.

4th Jan 2013, 20:31
Crimson could you further describe how they were similar. I actually find it a bit similar to White Knight Chronicles myself.

7th Jan 2013, 05:56
New (Updated) Video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaHhE8R8GY&feat... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhaHhE8R8GY&feature=youtu.be)

7th Jan 2013, 07:50
Beta Tester Application Site

Oh, that works, thanks Grim :D

7th Jan 2013, 09:36
Since I don't seem to be able to get the Beta Sign-up link to work, here's another one:

entry.ffxiv.com/beta/na (http://entry.ffxiv.com/beta/na)

( eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/extended-fina... (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/extended-final-fantasy-xiv-cgi-trailer-released) )

7th Jan 2013, 13:23
Hey Sonic, mainly I see a similarity in the environment and character design especially with the lighting but wow yea it does remind me of White Knight Chronicles too. Two great games in my book.

19th Jan 2013, 02:44
Screenshots - A Look at Final Fantasy XIV Night Life

www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-x... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/final-fantasy-xiv-night-life/)

20th Jan 2013, 06:43
Wow thats awesome to see full blown night effects going into it. I know alot of MMOs have a day/night cycle but I feel its more of a change of sunshafts or no sunshafts in graphics.

21st Jan 2013, 21:08
If they have nightime is it safe to say there is sunset? or even season changes?

22nd Jan 2013, 15:05
Enemies that appear at different times of the day?

24th Jan 2013, 06:27
This Is What Shiva Looks Like In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/171 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/171)

A Realm Reborn Beta is Just Around the Corner

www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/realm-reborn-co... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/realm-reborn-corner/)

24th Jan 2013, 15:44
They announced February as the start of beta for PC on forums.

forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/5978... (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/59783)

6th Feb 2013, 17:22
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Screens Show Elezen Female And Lalafell Male
www.siliconera.com/2013/02/06/final-fant... (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/06/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-screens-show-elezen-female-and-lalafell-male/)
Letter from the Producer, XLII
forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/6020... (http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/60206)

15th Feb 2013, 02:12
Scenes From the FFXIV Global Media Tour www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/scenes-ffxiv-gl... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/scenes-ffxiv-global-media-tour/)

25th Feb 2013, 06:26
What i'd give to be able to at view what the phase 1 testers are able to.

15th Mar 2013, 14:23
Do You Believe in Magitek? na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/252 (http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/post/252)

17th Mar 2013, 01:31
Square Enix Fans Show Their Chocobo Love (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/16/square-enix-fans-show-their-chocobo-love/)

17th Mar 2013, 13:17
I'd be lying if i said the chocobo lunch box isn't making me hungry. Phase 1 of the FFXIV ARR beta should be done soon.

20th Mar 2013, 01:40
A Realm Reborn &beta; Phase 2 Begins This April www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/ffxiv-beta-phas... (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xiv/ffxiv-beta-phase-2-begins-april/)