Saturday, October 20, 2012

Final Fantasy XIV News

Final Fantasy XIV is expected to be released in a month. Earlier Jack Tretton announced that it is exclusively designed for PlayStation 3, but they have to be patient until March, 2011. Final Fantasy XIV comes with some exciting features. The release of this game follows closely after the release of Final Fantasy XIII. FFXIV collector's edition will be released a month earlier and it costs around $49.99 with a free game play for 30 days.
Final Fantasy XIV Highlights:
The PC version of Final Fantasy XIV can be played on 512MB VRAM and above. Final Fantasy XIV players can party up with their friends. There are square plans for making up a party of maximum 6 to 8 members. You will not find your enemies in one area, they will be scattered around. It is laser tuned for people who played FFXI. The job and battle systems of FFXI used level-based progression and experience points, whereas FFXIV uses skill based progression. It allows the gamers to create avatars for the character races.
FFXIV Gameplay:
Final Fantasy XIV balances both group and solo play. Players can choose their favorite avatars like Thaumaturge or Gladiator by wielding different crafting tools and weapons. The roles are based on four disciplines namely
  • Disciples of Hand
  • Disciples of Land
  • Disciples of Magic
  • Disciples of War
The crafting system is included in the armory system and the player's appearance changes according to the craft they use. For example, on wielding a Blacksmith hammer the player becomes a blacksmith. This applies to the harvesting tools also.Final Fantasy XIV Races:
Final Fantasy XIV has five playable races so far. All these races are similar to the FFXI races. The main aim of the developers is to create a familiar atmosphere to the FFXI players. FFXIV races are Hyur, Elezen, Lalafell, Roegadyn and Miqo'te. The city states like Gridania, Limsa Lominsa and Ul'dah is where the Final Fantasy XIV game is played.
Hyur's are divided into Highlanders and Midlanders. Midlanders are the most cultured people and they highly emphasize on education. Highlanders are bulkier and physically larger. Both sexes are available in the Midlander playable characters whereas only male characters are available in the Highlander race. Elezen's are elf like characters. They are divided into Duskwight and the Wildwood Elezen. Duskwight's live in caverns and caves with a high sense of hearing. Wildwood's live in forest with a very keen sense of sight.
Similarly Lalafell's are physically diminutive humanoids from southern regions. They have high intelligence and agility. Lalafell's are divided into Dunesfols and plainsfolk. Roegadyn's are muscular and physically large from northern regions. They are split into hellsguard and sea wolves. Miqo'te's are cat-like humanoids, who are divided into Seekers of the Sun and Keepers of the Moon.
In this game, fatigue will not be carried over when the weapons are changed. Almost all the basic parts will be there in the open beta version but it has only a very small part of the storyline quests.

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