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    At times the pretty can get overwhelming, at least for spell effects. I leave my party as partial effects so i can see what the enemies are trying to do too me. And lots of those, especially the bosses, are amazing as well. The new raid that came out has some serious effects, including throwbacks to old FF games.

    But yes, it's very pretty. Even the gear is good: I heard someone say that the real endgame is glamour (what wow calls transmog). And that's quite true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    I have started a character in this game. black mage. free trial.

    and oh boy just from the first three levels of thaumaturge/black mage I can already tell its better than WoW and see no reason to go back ever. its not anything specific, its just that I can feel the effort put into all this. the character creation system is actually customizable, I don't know what the patron god choice is supposed to do, but I guess its an identity thing with no benefits or downsides, the starting area of Ul'dah for my Mi'quote is perfect. desert? raiding bandits? corrupt guards? a city of greed and violence? knives in the shadows? its as if they knew what exactly what I wanted!

    and the cinematics....the looks, the everything....its all awesome. it certainly looks prettier than Wow. combat seems standard MMO stuff, but the spells look better and make sense for FF.

    its worth the download at the very least and I'll at some point play more.
    Glad you're liking it! What server/world, we can play together maybe.

    The best part of Ul'Dah is when you realize it's the Lallafel capital, because it helps solidify WHY basically every Lallafel NPC you meet is a terrible **** head. That's just how they are, culturally, on the whole. Awful potato children.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    Glad you're liking it! What server/world, we can play together maybe.

    The best part of Ul'Dah is when you realize it's the Lallafel capital, because it helps solidify WHY basically every Lallafel NPC you meet is a terrible **** head. That's just how they are, culturally, on the whole. Awful potato children.
    ...frack uh if I remember correctly....I'm certain the world was Primal.....but I don't remember the server....just that it was marked a "legacy" server....so its either Excalibur or Hyperion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    ...frack uh if I remember correctly....I'm certain the world was Primal.....but I don't remember the server....just that it was marked a "legacy" server....so its either Excalibur or Hyperion.
    Can't be Excalibur, that damn server is always closed because it's too full. XD I've been trying to get in forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    I have started a character in this game. black mage. free trial.

    and oh boy just from the first three levels of thaumaturge/black mage I can already tell its better than WoW and see no reason to go back ever. its not anything specific, its just that I can feel the effort put into all this. the character creation system is actually customizable, I don't know what the patron god choice is supposed to do, but I guess its an identity thing with no benefits or downsides, the starting area of Ul'dah for my Mi'quote is perfect. desert? raiding bandits? corrupt guards? a city of greed and violence? knives in the shadows? its as if they knew what exactly what I wanted!

    and the cinematics....the looks, the everything....its all awesome. it certainly looks prettier than Wow. combat seems standard MMO stuff, but the spells look better and make sense for FF.

    its worth the download at the very least and I'll at some point play more.
    To wit, the patron god thing used to confer very minor benefits (+ resistance). I gathered it was a relic from 1.0. They scrapped it soon afterwards, along with all the +resist gear and materia because functionally they were useless, outside very specific joke situations where you go into Titan or Garuda with a ****ton of the appropriate elemental resist to laugh at all the "IMMUNE" you get.
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    You know that's a question. Since resistances seem as though they've just been outright removed, does the aspected damage matter at all? Does a fire spear implicitly do more or less damage to something water?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    You know that's a question. Since resistances seem as though they've just been outright removed, does the aspected damage matter at all? Does a fire spear implicitly do more or less damage to something water?
    Elemental damage doesn't really do anything different anymore. There are a very few raid fights where you get something like, 'stand the pool of water to raise your fire resistance versus big explodey fire spell' but otherwise it's ignored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    You know that's a question. Since resistances seem as though they've just been outright removed, does the aspected damage matter at all? Does a fire spear implicitly do more or less damage to something water?
    The element of a given spell determines what sort of spell it is and how it interacts with your job mechanics. e.g., black mages use fire spells to deal the bulk of their damage, ice spells to replenish their MP, and lightning spells to deal damage over time. However, all of your spells use the same element to calculate damage.

    That means that if an enemy has a buff that reflects ice damage, it will affect blizzard 3 and freeze in exactly the same way it affects fire 4 and flare, and you'll need to do a mechanic to change your damage type, rather than just trying to cast different spells.

    The most common "damage types" mechanic you'll see is a pair of targets, one of which reflects or negates all incoming 'ranged' damage, and one of which reflects or negates all incoming 'magical' damage, with tanks and melee DPS being completely exempt from both.
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    I forget which of you told me to do the Hildebrand stuff.

    Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    I forget which of you told me to do the Hildebrand stuff.

    Thank you.
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    You are very welcome.
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    *salutes*

    Greg was a really good trial.


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    Hildy shows after after the x.0 MSQ of every expansion so far, too.

    Still waiting for him to show up in Shadowbringers, but 5.1 isn't out yet so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki Akuma View Post
    Hildy shows after after the x.0 MSQ of every expansion so far, too.

    Still waiting for him to show up in Shadowbringers, but 5.1 isn't out yet so.
    Yeah, he's usually in a .x patch. Of course, with the ending to the SB line, him showing up is a guarantee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixPhyre View Post
    Yeah, he's usually in a .x patch. Of course, with the ending to the SB line, him showing up is a guarantee.
    God I can't wait to get to that.

    Also hey I'm at the third "episode" of Gentleman of Light and, hm. How do I put it.

    This is the greatest thing I've ever experienced.


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