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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Gamescom Media

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We would like to take this opportunity to share an update regarding Naoki Yoshida’s attendance at Gamescom 2012.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn presentation
When:
August 16 at 14:30, 16:00, 17:30 CET
August 17 at 14:30, 16:00, 17:30 CET
August 18 at 12:00, 16:00, 17:30 CET
August 19 at 12:00, 14:30, 16:00 CET
Where:
Hall7 Booth B051

Autograph sessions
When:
August 17 and 18 at 18:00 CET
Where:
Hall7 Booth B051

Learn more about the autograph sessions.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwenut2xit8 (Now in HD!)

Screenshots

http://xivwiki.com/wiki/Screenshots
















Concept Art

http://xivwiki.com/wiki/Artwork













 

Sophia

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Wow, if they're trying to make me pay for another subscription game, they're really doing a fine job... because those screenshots are glorious.
 

Thoraxes

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YoshiP you glorious bastard.

I want to give you a hug.

Look at that new UI. So good.

Also, judging by the TP counter in all the images, you can start each encounter with 1000 instead of having to build it up? Idk for sure, but the screens make it look that way.
 

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Is that a Fal'cie, because it looks like a Fal'cie.

lol I really hope its just some Garlean Magitek weapon and not them trying to create an Eorzean version of a Fal'cie.

Looks like Garuda got another makeover?
 

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I honestly don't understand how this could have come from the same company that was responsible for the FF7 pc rerelease. It's almost unsettling, like I'm waiting to see what trademark SE badness is in 2.0.
 

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Holy...

Now I am really pissed that I did not bother to qualify for the Legacy discount sub.
I thought that campaign was still going on! They said we have to just pay for 3 months up to when the beta comes out! The beta isn't out yet... is it????
 

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I honestly don't understand how this could have come from the same company that was responsible for the FF7 pc rerelease. It's almost unsettling, like I'm waiting to see what trademark SE badness is in 2.0.
All that got washed away with the initial beta and 1.0 sludge. Should be just shiny Final Fantasy goodness left. Plus YoshiP and the new staff additions are pretty dedicated.
 

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What's up with those screenshots? Awful dithering, is that JPEG compression?

Edit: It's in the UI as well, so I guess yes. Need to see better quality screens.
 

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I thought that campaign was still going on! They said we have to just pay for 3 months up to when the beta comes out! The beta isn't out yet... is it????
The requirements were you had to have a registered account before May 31st and pay for 3 months before beta.
 

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What's up with those screenshots? Awful dithering, is that JPEG compression?

Edit: It's in the UI as well, so I guess yes. Need to see better quality screens.
Yeah plus S-E isnt known for setting the game to max for screens for whatever reason.

For those interested, a look at whats currently going on:



Dalamud (meteor) generating Aether reactions (aurora) and smaller pieces falling to Eorzea.



Garlean forces are approaching.



And Atmos has appeared for some reason or another.

you can play as female roegadyn? or is that just some concept art?
Yep, playable.

Is this a video game now?
Yup.
 

Aeana

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I guess I should buy it before they jack the price back up when 2.0 is released.
 

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I guess I should buy it before they jack the price back up when 2.0 is released.
I've been wondering about that, are they treating this like a patch so all current player got it free, or more like a new expansion so you have to buy it even though you already have the original game?
 

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There's something kinda unique about XIV... unlike all the other MMOs where initial failure means free-to-play or the end of servers, they HAVE to make it a good game eventually. A good thing for FF fans.
 

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I've been wondering about that, are they treating this like a patch so all current player got it free, or more like a new expansion so you have to buy it even though you already have the original game?
As far as I know everyone with the current version will be able to upgrade to 2.0 for free.
 

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I've been wondering about that, are they treating this like a patch so all current player got it free, or more like a new expansion so you have to buy it even though you already have the original game?
It's a free update if you already own the game. But I don't think the game will still be under $20 for PC once 2.0 launches.
 

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I've been wondering about that, are they treating this like a patch so all current player got it free, or more like a new expansion so you have to buy it even though you already have the original game?
Everyone who purchased XIV, regardless of whether they subscribed or not will get it for free. It won't be a patch though, a new client download.
 

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There's something kinda unique about XIV... unlike all the other MMOs where initial failure means free-to-play or the end of servers, they HAVE to make it a good game eventually. A good thing for FF fans.
It's that something uniqueness that XI had too. What other game can suck you back in even if only for a month 10 years later?
 

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Man I'm so excited for this. I cant wait :D Guess I'll play some more next week and get some more levels :p