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Final Fantasy XIV and my serious problem

By: goukijones Aug 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

My brain continues to argue with itself over the Final Fantasy XIV. I have so many issues here Jimmy.

First of all it's on the PC straight away for $74.99 and yes I have to get the collector's edition. If I do not get the collector's edition and really love the game and play it for years. I'll be real upset with myself. Plus I need that Onion Helm and whatever other goodies it comes with.

The Benchmark test: I recently ran the benchmark test, but before I can tell you my results let me share a few tidbits with you. I had to re-install an older version of DirectX to just run the benchmark. Wtf? Then it ran smoothly, but my score well was below the minimum. Maybe because my computer was running an older version of DirectX? My computer is brand new, I have a video card that I bought this year for like $200. It should work right?

What if it doesn't? My computer is how I work[attempt to make a living], I can't work[attempt to make a living] all morning and then have an all night pwnfest on the FF14 and run my computer for 20 hours a day. That shit will fry. Then I'll be addicted for sure by that point, with no FF14 and now no computer to work[attempt to make a living]. So that's that problem. Solution ... be prepared to upgrade.

Waiting for the PS3: Wait until March? Are you crazy? Don't forget about the Onion Helm. Oh and there's the 6 month headstart the rest of the Jimmys will get on you. This time around, I want to start at the very beggining with everyone else.

Backwards compatible PS3: I have one of those rare PS3's that is backwards compatible and is worth thousands according to Ebay. I don't really want to break that either. The current plan is to buy it for the PC and try to control myself. Then when March rolls around, buy another, yes a second PS3 just to play FF14.

 

I was super addicted to Final Fantasy XI and I know I will get hooked on this one fo sho. The game looks amazing, there are no words for the beauty of it. The Making of a realm vidoc series is absolutely mindboggling. When I think about the jobs and the world and the monsters. It's without a doubt I'm going to get lost with this game.

Estrada says he is getting this game. Gorilla Warbear is still playing FF11 because he was hoping for a Beta key for FF14 or to get something when FF14 comes out. Well he's gonna get something, but I don't care too much for it. Hermes’ Shoes. “Named after an elder god, all but forgotten in the modern age, these gold-tipped shoes have been crafted with the lightest of leathers, making them optimal for use by heralds and noterunners.”

 

We've already touched on setting up our squad and putting ourselves in different roles for crafting and fighting. This is not good, I'm already drawing charts in bed at night before I go to sleep. I can't stop thinking about which way I want my character to go.

I can't even decide if I want to be a little Jimmy(Lalafell) or an Elf Jimmy(Elezen.) I was a little Jimmy in FF11. I don't want to be a human or the big Gorilla Warbear looking thing. The elves look cool, but I don't know what job I would focus on. At least the little Jimmys look cool doing anything in the game, so I'll probably pick one of them. So then it's decided. I'll a "Lalafell" in FF14.

As far as Jobs go forget about it. I have no idea. I might just level up all different kinds at the beggining. It depends on how many friends I have and if we are actually leveling up together to go do missions and stuff. I like healing, because I don't trust anybody else doing it. I will most definitely choose a trade that will make a lot of money, like medicines or food. Consumable items are the way to go.

 

It's official, I'm going to pre-order the Final Fantasy XIV. I'm going to promise myself to not let it get out of hand. I can not break my PC, must survive on it until March. Lalafell healer/thief and cooking/medicine master! Look for me when the game comes out. Want to get on the same planet with me? Leave a comment and lets start the Gouki Guild! Don't be a Jimmy!

Reshaping of the clothes?! Sold! And if you keep playing FF11 you get stuff.

Ok for you Jimmys out there still playing Final Fantasy XI and who intend to sill play when Final Fantasy XIV comes out there's some good news for you. When you create a character on FF14 and still have an active and connected account on FF11 you will get some flashy boots. Hermes' Shoes to be exact check it out!

Final Fantasy XIV exclusive FF11 bonus

Final Fantasy XIV exclusive FF11 bonus

BIG EXCITEMENT!! The description of the boots doesn't exactly say what they do. I would assume you move a little faster, but I don't know what anything of the FF14 lingo is yet. Here's what Square-Enix says. "Named after an elder god, all but forgotten in the modern age, these gold-tipped shoes have been crafted with the lightest of leathers, making them optimal for use by heralds and noterunners."

Also, you're FF11 monthly fee will drop from $12.95 to $7.00 as long as both accounts stay active and you aren't using a trial. The sneaky catch here is " This offer will remain in effect until January 2011"

And finally the name carry over has been explained to me. I don't like it. It's your old name and the planet you were from. So I would be Basterboi Garuda ... hmmmm that does have a nice ring to it. Maybe I should think about it. Here's how it is explained:

 

When prompted, upon selecting the FINAL FANTASY XI character name as the FINAL FANTASY XIV playable character name, the transferred name will be the FINAL FANTASY XI player character name + FINAL FANTASY XI world name the character resides on.

·          Example:

o         FINAL FANTASY XI Player Character Name: Destiny

o         FINAL FANTASY XI World Name: Odin

 

o         The resulting FINAL FANTASY XIV character name: Destiny Odin


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Do you need the Collector's Edition with all that extra crap? From a Jack-in-the-Box to a remote control car with a video camera, Collector's Edition games are getting out of control. I want them all!

11 different Collector's Editions of some type coming out between now and the holidays? Well Actually there's probably more that, but you'll find some of the crazier shit below. Statues, USB's, decks of cards, an unbeleivable Jack-in-the-box and of course ... DLC galore! There's also a few other things I must remind you of. Check it.

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Eorzea ― The Making of a Realm #2 (English version) New video shows off wildlife.

"Simply observing the wildlife in your travels across Eorzea will be part of the fun!" That's a quote from the video below. I agree. These models look amazing. One of the things that captivated me most about Final Fantasy XI when I played was, all the animals and creatures just walking around outside the city gates. I don't know what to do about the Final Fantasy XIV ... PC or wait for the PS3? Jimmy?

250GB hard drive Xbox 360 w/ 2 wireless controllers, a FFXIII faceplate, and 3 games - Final Fantasy XIII, UFC Undisputed 2010, and Bioshock 2 - Deal of the month!!

250GB hard drive Xbox 360 - Limited Edition Final Fantasy XIII bundle.

This new deal on Amazon includes, a Final Fantasy XIII faceplate (valued at at least $20) Final Fantasy XIII, UFC Undisputed 2010 and Bioshock 2. Of course 2 wireless controllers are already packed into the Xbox 360 with this version. This is a steal. If you need new Xbox 360 or don't have one yet, now is the time. You're going to save over $200 on all of this stuff.

Your Fantasy Console - Bundled with UFC 2010 and Bioshock 2 $299

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Square thinks we'll be creating our characters for hours. I just wanna start beating little bunnies over the head ASAP!

So in this video Square-enix shows off how in-depth the character columniation is in Final Fantasy XIV. I don't really care too much for what my character LOOKS like. I'm pretty sure, no matter what he will be feared by all. Ha ha ha!

The new Halo Reach Xbox 360 is a great deal for the price. Especially if you're a Jimmy and still rockin' a 16GB Hard Drive on your Xbox 360. Shattered Dimensions DLC and Other M deals.

Halo Reach Limited Edition Xbox 360

This should blow your mind! A beautiful new Halo Reach Limited Edition Xbox 360. Custom painted Xbox 360, 2 controllers with custom paint and Halo Reach are included. 250GB Hard Drive, a headset and everything else you need to get pwnn on Halo Reach Day 1!

Halo Reach Limited Edition Xbox 360 - Select 250GB Halo Reach Bundle

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XBOX Live Summer of Arcade II, Rockbottom Micrsoft points sale, Exclusive Halo Reach and Final Fantasy XIV DLC and EBGames and Gamestop have the deal of the week?

Deals of the WEEK!

EBgames and Gamestop super deals and free shipping. 

Darksiders $19.99

Assassin's Creed 2 $19.99

Fallout 3 GOTY includes all DLC $39.99 worth every cent.

God of War III $29.99 

Lost Odyssey [pre-owned] $12.49

AND ...

GameFly 2 games at a time. 3 months for $45 bucks.

**Updated Bonus!!

Bioshock 2 $15.99

Bayonetta $14.99

Huge sale happening @ GameFly right now. Click here.

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You get a white elite. 2 controllers and Final Fantasy XIII. Now you may not want to play Final Fantasy XIII, but you can sell it. New it's still worth $40-$50, which means that's a real easy sale or trade for you for about $20 or so.

Final Fantasy XIII Limited Edition Xbox 360 price drop and a free faceplate

You get a white elite. 2 controllers and Final Fantasy XIII. Now you may not want to play Final Fantasy XIII, but you can sell it. New it's still worth $40-$50, which means that's a real easy sale or trade for you for about $20 or so. The faceplate is alledgy worth $50, maybe you can get $10 for it. Do you need 2 controllers? You can easily sell that extra controller for $25 bucks.

The Final Fantasy XIII Limited edtion is on sale now for $299.99 250 gig HD 2 Wireless controllers Final Fantsy XIII game A Headset A Faceplate (must click add to cart on Amazon.) So if you sold off the extra Controller ($25) the Final Fantasy XIII game ($30) and the faceplate ($10) you could get back at least $65. That knocks the total down to $235 for a 250 gig HD White Xbox 360 Elite. Stolen!

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Video game season draws near. Red Dead Redemption on sale. Deathsmiles Bad Ass Limited Edition. Crackdown 2 Tuesday night pwnfest. Start saving money on every new video game you buy. Don't be a Jimmy!

DEALS JIMMY!

Yeah the biggest pre-order news of this week is Final Fantasy XIV. You can play 8 days early with the Collector's Edition.

Check out our incredible Final Fantasy pre-launch information hub. Click here.

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Everything you need to know about Final Fantasy XIV, release date, bonus content, in-game items, collector's edition, open beta phase, subscription fee, and early access to the game. *NEW open beta info

Final Fantasy XIV - Collector's Edition Ships 9/22 and the Regular Edition Ships 9/30

Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition will be available September 22, 2010 for $74.99. 8 days later the regular edition comes out. 

This includes a $10 credit(if you pre order from Amazon.com.) Special access to the game 8 days before everyone else.

IN-GAME ITEM – Collector’s Edition preorders will include a reward code to receive an exclusive in-game item, the Onion Helm.

EARLY ACCESS – Play 8 days prior to the release of the Windows PC Standard Edition (timing of access subject to initial server capacity).

BEHIND-THE-SCENES DVD – Get an insider look at the making of FINAL FANTASY XIV, with exclusive video content, interviews and more in this special documentary DVD.

SECURITY TOKEN – A FINAL FANTASY XIV–branded Security Token for use with your regular password.

TRAVEL JOURNAL – Record your travels in this beautifully bound journal filled with pages of never-before-seen concept art.

RIGHT OF PASSAGE – Redeem a voucher to receive your fully-personalized Right of Passage Certificate, each stamped with a unique serial number.

AMANO COVER – Special PC Collector’s Edition illustration by renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano.

FREE GAMEPLAY – Free gameplay for 30 days.

The Game and the book. Pwn!

FINAL FANTASY XIV PC Collector’s Edition pre-orders will include the Onion Helm, an exclusive in-game item which accelerates character recovery after falling in battle.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Windows PC Standard Edition pre-orders will include a pair of Garlond Goggles, an exclusive in-game item which increases the speed of skill progression.

***New Picture***

Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition pre-order bonus items

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Final Fantasy XIV Drunken hands on

By: goukijones Jun 26, 2010 | 5 Comments

FNJimmy and I got a little private time with Final Fantasy XIV in 3D, with my best friend Jack Daniels.

FNJimmy and I got into the private hands on room of Final Fantasy XIV. I played it in 3D and let me just say it looks absolutely amazing. The problem with 3D gaming of course (and this isn’t the only time you’re going to hear me say this) I don’t want to have a $5000 dollar set up to play it. The glasses and 3D on screen were not abrasive at all. Although I don’t know how I would feel after playing Final Fantasy for XIV umpteen hours.

As far as the actual gameplay of Final Fantasy XIV it was just like Final Fantasy XI, I’m afraid that this game may just be a graphical update. I ran through the town and saw the shops and few NPC’s all very familiar to anyone that has played FFXI. When I got out into the field with a group to fight some enemies, again felt just like FFXI.

Final Fantasy XIV or Star Wars The Old Republic? The variables here would be release dates, friends online, monthly pricing, and system. I don’t know when either game is coming out for sure, but I’ll be giving both a try when they are released. I think my friends online are gonna be split. Whoever has the cheaper service is just gonna receive bonus points.  As far as systems go, I know I’ll be starting either one on the PC so I guess that does matter. Here’s a short clip of FNJimmy and myself hands on with Jack Daniels errrrrrrr Final Fantasy XIV.

This is a video that has been circulating the net about the difference between the alpha and beta versions of Final Fantasy XIV. Hello?! WTF? When the game is actually released,  we won’t be playing either version, so who cares? The graphics are nice though.

This is the North American E3 2010 Trailer. Makes my nipples hard Jimmy.

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