Monthly Archives: November 2013

The current state of FFXIV and Square Enix’s plans for future Dragon Quest games

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Square Enix’s reboot of their MMO franchise, has already surpassed the company’s previous entry in the series, Final Fantasy XI. With over 600,000 active subscribers, FFXIV has more active players than FFXI did at its peak.

This information came from Square’s online financial results briefing, posted earlier today. In the document, Square also outlines their plans for other online games as well as the future of the Dragon Quest franchise.


For online-based titles, such as the in-development Nosgoth, the plan is to “transform the fixed-price model into variable earning models.” In plain terms, that means shifting to free-to-play, although it’s unclear if this initiative would affect the Final Fantasy MMO franchises.

Another slide in the document also clarifies that domestic studios (in Japan) will focus on “titles for smart devices” while overseas studios will shift to “production of online-based titles.”

Included in those smart device titles will be sequels to games in the Dragon Quest series, Final Fantasy Agito, and “many other popular products.” The document says Dragon Quest X, a currently Japan-only MMO, “will appear on the ‘d-game’ platform as a cloud game for smart devices.” There are no specific plans laid out for Western releases.

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Appears after a lot of articles of Final Fantasy XIV

Even though a great amount of articles refer to Final Fantasy XIV have appeared in public, I am still favor of share you fans of the hot game with my own view.

 

The prosperous Astral era is fading fast, the Garlean Empire has amassed an invading army on the eastern border and the otherworldly primals have been summoned by the native beast tribes. These threats will not be easily overcome, but you accept the emergence of a new Umbral era with the knowledge that your comrades will toil alongside you with courage in their hearts and the breath of hope filling their lungs as you reforge the fate of Eorzea.

What you may not realize is that you’re standing on the brink of a precipice in which the land is poised to plunge.You stand looking out on the arresting lands of Eorzea, digesting your surroundings, gazing upon the familiar Final Fantasy creatures you know so well. At the bottom awaits unrest, danger, ruin, terror, battle, adventure, triumph, victory, courage, good and evil. At the bottom awaits the Seventh Umbral Era.

 

Mount chocobos, board airships, explore the landscape and gather your wits for epic battles against familiar Final Fantasy xiv , you create your own destiny with unique abilities, equipment and a flexible class system that allows you to traverse 18 different classes simply by changing your equipped weapon or tool.

 

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the stunning graphics and high-definition, real-time cutscenes that are the hallmarks of the Final Fantasy franchise. Forge new friendships with players from around the globe in this MMORPG as you create your own unique stories and become a part of the history of Eorzea.

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FFXIV Regarding Character Creation Restrictions

FFXIV Updates on Character Creation Restrictions can be found here.

This information will be updated at the following intervals:
3:00 a.m./ 7:00 a.m./ 12:00p.m./ 5:00 p.m./ 10:00 p.m. (PST)

○:Character Creation Possible ×:Character Creation Restricted

- Japan data center
○ Aegis
○ Alexander
○ Anima
○ Asura
○ Atomos
○ Bahamut
○ Belias
○ Carbuncle
○ Chocobo
○ Durandal
○ Fenrir
○ Garuda
○ Gungnir
○ Hades
○ Ifrit
○ Ixion
○ Kujata
○ Mandragora
○ Masamune
○ Pandaemonium
○ Ramuh
○ Ridill
○ Tiamat
○ Titan
○ Tonberry
○ Typhon
○ Ultima
○ Unicorn
○ Valefor
○ Yojimbo
○ Zeromus

- North American/European data center
○ Adamantoise
○ Balmung
○ Behemoth
○ Brynhildr
○ Cactuar
○ Cerberus
○ Coeurl
○ Diabolos
○ Excalibur
○ Exodus
○ Faerie
○ Famfrit
○ Gilgamesh
○ Goblin
○ Hyperion
○ Lamia
○ Leviathan
○ Lich
○ Malboro
○ Mateus
○ Midgardsormr
○ Moogle
○ Odin
○ Phoenix
○ Ragnarok
○ Sargatanas
○ Shiva
○ Siren
○ Ultros
○ Zalera

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Square’s financial outlook improves thanks to FFXIV

Square's financial outlook improves thanks to FFXIV
Square-Enix has revised its financial outlook and now expects to finish the current quarter with a $47.6 million profit, The Escapist reports. Most of the credit goes to Final Fantasy XIV and its 1.5 million users, of course, but the piece also mentions Square’s “company-wide cost cutting efforts” as part of the winning formula.

Final Fantasy XIV originally launched in 2010 before closing down and undergoing a radical redesign presided over by producer Naoki Yoshida.

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The Excellent Product From Final Fantasy XIV During These Days

Nowdays, more and more games can be played by different people. But to some people, it is confusing and demanding to choose a good game .Now, please allow me to introduce an excellent game to you.

It is FFXIV. In FFXIV you just need to switch your main weapon and you switch classes. You still start at level one with the new class, but the process of leveling up is sped up. This means that all of your “alt” characters are just your character.

The comfortable controller is only part of the reason why the game works so well. The other aspect of the game is that there is always something for you to do. If you get bored with one aspect of the game, you can quickly and easily switch to another. The game even makes grinding enemies for experience points more directed by giving you “hunting lists” of monsters to kill for bonus points.

Speaking of grouping, the game makes it pretty easy to jump into pre-made parties with other players to encounter dungeons and bosses (though you can admittedly find groups faster if you are playing a defensive “tank”-type class or healer class). What is more, if you want to reach higher level quickly, you can choose the ffxiv power leveling which is one of the advantages of Final Fantasy XIV.

On top of all of this, the game is truly the first full-fledged World-of-Warcraft-style MMO to really, truly work well with a controller, making the entire experience more comfortable and immediate than its competitors.

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AION Combing Soon

Hello all!
Bayohne here again with a tantalizing tease for two point one! (That’s patch 2.1, but I really just wanted to keep the alliteration going, even if only briefly…)
I noticed that there were some new characters moving around that I hadn’t seen before. It turns out that these weren’t new NPCs, but actually Project Manager M trying out some of the new hairstyles debuting alongside the barber shop!
New male hairstyle…

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And new female hairstyle!
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FFXIV’s Got 1.5M Players, Guess That Massive Overhaul Paid Off

Final Fantasy XIV hit 1.5 million registered players in its first two months, and if you’re wondering what that means, here’s one suggestion: A Realm Reborn was worth it.P First, let’s put that number in context: 1.5 million might be negligible for a free-to-play game, but Final Fantasy XIV is a subscription-based MMORPG. All of those people are paying monthly to inhabit the world of chocobos and crystals. (The biggest paid MMORPG, World of Warcraft, was at 7.7 million subscribers last time developer Blizzard announced their numbers.) Another high-profile MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, started similarly, with 1.7 million subscribers in its first two months. But momentum slowed for BioWare’s online game, and following a big drop in subscription numbers, they took it free-to-play last year. So this is a good start for Square’s critically-acclaimed MMORPG, which was first launched to disastrous reception in 2011, then shut down and overhauled only to be relaunched this year as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for PC and PS3. (The folks behind the game, Square Enix, say a beta for the PS4 version of the game will launch on February 22.) Now let’s see if they can keep it up.

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