Item Search
     
BG-Wiki Search
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 161
  1. #1
    Old Merits
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,172
    BG Level
    6
    FFXI Server
    Leviathan

    1 week impressions of the patch

    Well we've had about a week to play with the newly added content, what are the lasting impressions / opinions on it now?

    I can't think of anything too bad to say about it really. I have not done any of the story content yet, but I heard as usual its rather short. ZNM seems to be a really good system, and making use of an otherwise unused portion of the game (pankration) again. Slightly annoying but hey, its really not that bad.

    Ixion is both good and bad. 21-24 hour is good. Griefing is a little too easy, but it sure is an interestng way to claim a mob. Kind of sucks you have to have specific jobs to claim it tho (RNG or NIN).

    Merit upgrades are always welcome. Inventory (storage) upgrades are amazing. Fellows are fun, I need to bring my 65 out and to 70.

    So what do you all think? Possibly the best update in.. a very, very long time.

  2. #2
    Ridill
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    9,732
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Asura

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Nomad Moogles in Selbina/Mhura is just fucking amaaazzzinnngg.

  3. #3
    Dice and rum
    Not necessarily in that order

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,026
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Quetzalcoatl

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricen
    Nomad Moogles in Selbina/Mhura is just fucking amaaazzzinnngg.
    Three or four years ago, I would have found that amazing. However, now? I never go there, other than to visit a guild shop.

    Day late and dollar short on that part of the update.

  4. #4
    Ridill
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    9,732
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Asura

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Quote Originally Posted by ThistleChaser
    Quote Originally Posted by Tricen
    Nomad Moogles in Selbina/Mhura is just fucking amaaazzzinnngg.
    Three or four years ago, I would have found that amazing. However, now? I never go there, other than to visit a guild shop.

    Day late and dollar short on that part of the update.
    They didn't have to put them there. I'd rather them late, then never.

  5. #5
    Official THE Alpha and Omega
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    5,898
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Seems absolutely great. The big surprise to me is the two new interesting HNMs. Sandworm suck-in and Ixion are very cool.

    Both a brand new endgame event and the retooling of an unused one to turn it into a great event are awesome adjustments. The new items are for the most part at least interesting, with some of them being freaking great

    Fellow upgrades/past content lead to cool casual content.

    Campaign additions would be cool if they didn't rebreak the damn thing.

    The job adjustments have all proven useful and fun.

    Relic obtaining seems interesting, hard, and balanced if they lower alexandrite requirements.

    Added storage is nice, as are Nomad Moogles.

    Overall, a great fupdate.

    High number/max points.

  6. #6

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Whole update is fucking awesome.

  7. #7
    the whitest knight u' know
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    15,634
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Miya Kai
    FFXIV Server
    Excalibur

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxxthepenguin
    Campaign additions would be cool if they didn't rebreak the damn thing.
    I agree apart from the fact that Campaigning for EXP/AN has become exponentially more simple & very frequent not having to even leave town... although obviously letting beastmen raid Windurst is not really the purpose of the Crystal War.

  8. #8
    New Merits
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    213
    BG Level
    4
    FFXI Server
    Cerberus

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Quote Originally Posted by miokomioko
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxxthepenguin
    Campaign additions would be cool if they didn't rebreak the damn thing.
    I agree apart from the fact that Campaigning for EXP/AN has become exponentially more simple & very frequent not having to even leave town... although obviously letting beastmen raid Windurst is not really the purpose of the Crystal War.

    The problem with city raids being that the amount of lag involved is pretty unbearable three quarters of the time...

  9. #9

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricen
    Nomad Moogles in Selbina/Mhura is just fucking amaaazzzinnngg.
    This would have been a nice touch to me also...if every single one of my sub's wasn't already out of the dunes. Glad to see they implemented it though...finally...

  10. #10
    ٩๏̯͡๏)۶

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    12,290
    BG Level
    9
    FFXI Server
    Asura
    WoW Realm
    Barthilas

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Quote Originally Posted by chapstick
    Whole update is fucking awesome.
    What he said.

    Ixion is great, aside from the easy greifing part. I love how he was perfectly designed to address many issues. Crowding? Impossible to do so, as many people who were spectating our fights learned not to pet the pony otherwise they will be on the recieving end of some juicy lightning burgers.
    Cannot be zerged, or the same fate occurs, brings back the /thf for melees.

    Sandworm is excellent, brings back 3 NMs (this is what I don't like, would have preferred originals) and they have new drops + old drops, and are beefed up. KA taking damage only from SC+MB is great.

    ZNM system is the most amazing one so far, very nice drops for the effort involved (aka nothing too spectacular of a drop from nothing too hard or involving of a fight), revives pankration for those who wanted the fights, the end fights once again bring back RNG and SMN as great DDs on them (Khim/Cerb/Hydra).

    T2 merit upgrade is hot, 2mins between feint is great.

    Basically I haven't logged into my alt the whole week, due to having so much to do now.

  11. #11
    New Odin
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    8,664
    BG Level
    8
    FFXIV Character
    Sparthia Abysseant
    FFXIV Server
    Excalibur
    FFXI Server
    Lakshmi

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Quote Originally Posted by Varg
    Quote Originally Posted by miokomioko
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxxthepenguin
    Campaign additions would be cool if they didn't rebreak the damn thing.
    I agree apart from the fact that Campaigning for EXP/AN has become exponentially more simple & very frequent not having to even leave town... although obviously letting beastmen raid Windurst is not really the purpose of the Crystal War.

    The problem with city raids being that the amount of lag involved is pretty unbearable three quarters of the time...
    Its no different than a standard Al Zahbi Besieged.

  12. #12
    New Merits
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    213
    BG Level
    4
    FFXI Server
    Cerberus

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    I haven't been to a beseiged in months.

  13. #13

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    I wish they could of incorporated the new notorious monsters in better. Personally, I hate the idea of having to take a bunch of pictures for points. I remember that chart the dude made a long time ago, about a new NM system, and it appealed to me. This is definitely a step in the right direction, but it could get better :D.

    Merits are win. Sandworm idea is spectacular.

    Ixion could be a little easier to claim, and SE could go and get rid of some botting trash on Lakshmi. Other than that this update is probably the best in a long, long, long time.

  14. #14
    23 years old
    Rating: total douchebag

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    8,407
    BG Level
    8

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Killed ixion, bored again. Dead game

    Objectively, this is probably the best patch this year is going to offer.

  15. #15
    TIME OUT MOTHERFUCKER

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,897
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Ragnarok

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    I've been playing more than I have been in months. That should say something.

  16. #16
    Yoshi P
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    5,492
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Leviathan

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryko
    Objectively, this is probably the best patch this year is going to offer.
    Agreed.

  17. #17
    The God Damn Kuno
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    13,676
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Kuno Sedai
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Bahamut

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    Only gripes are that Odin didn't have a changed lootpool, nor any more Ein items to buy. The campaign changes arn't too great either but I talked about that in another thread already. Other then that the changes are great all around, and you really can't expect a patch to be completely perfect.

  18. #18
    Old Merits
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,172
    BG Level
    6
    FFXI Server
    Leviathan

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    I forgot to mention another thing... the amount of stuff ninja'd or otherwise just not mentioned in this patch. For example Sandworm and the newer version of Serket, KA, and Guivre. I know of some other things also that need more research before being mentioned.. but SE seems to be doing this a lot lately. The previous patch had the 3 mandy's that can take you to annoying places as another example.

  19. #19
    Blackice
    Guest

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    My only gripe is Footwork is absolutely useless.

  20. #20
    Old Merits
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,172
    BG Level
    6
    FFXI Server
    Leviathan

    Re: 1 week impressions of the patch

    I completely forgot about Einherjar upgrades... possibly the best change possible. Seriously it needed that uphaul, I am 100% happy with this.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Worst & dumbest fixes of the patch :D
    By huckster in forum FFXI: Everything
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 2011-05-09, 13:48
  2. Magic Accuracy & Day of the Week
    By Wizerd in forum FFXI: Everything
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2008-06-28, 11:18
  3. Reprocussions of the patch
    By Demosthenes11 in forum FFXI: Everything
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2005-07-20, 22:50