Bought the game over the weekend since it was half off. Thought "What the hell." I was pleasantly surprised.
1) Final Fantasy games always nail the graphics and the music so that was no surprise.
2) The fate system is similar to the dynamic event system in GW2 (with the same flaws from zerging and the added flaw of Fate farming groups).
3) The game system falls into the same "Ugh" feeling to me as GW2 since the game is a "Solo beside other people who are soling" game and you only group for the dungeons. Dungeons have an auto party system which seems nice but it makes meeting people rare. All of my gaming friends from old MMOs I met waiting for a full group to form and we played together regularly after that. This system completely removes that chance.
4) The skill animations are lackluster. By that I mean the casting animation is the same for everything (that I have so far).
5) As expected, the story is getting interesting. I don't mind the old style questing though the fed ex style turn in systems are annoying.
6) Why do I have to drag an item from my inventory to turn it in for a quest? So annoying.
7) The targeting graphics are from the newer FF games and they work well. It was surprising to see that there was a notification graphic when an enemy switches agro to you. Typical of FF, but odd to see in an MMO for me. I personally find the graphics way less jarring than the aura in GW2, though the big arrow over the target's head really isn't needed. After a while you don't notice it any more though.
Phineas Poe, on 01 December 2013 - 07:10 PM, said:
The OP has put forward an argument. Of course it is presented as fact. Noone makes a claim and undermines their own argument by making it seem like they could be wrong. If it bothers you or if you can't differentiate between a figure of speech and an actual statement of fact in text, then I suggest that whenever you read a post, add the line "In my opinion..." or "I am going to assert that..." to it in your head before you even start to read it. Because that phrase is understood as being obvious and assumed.
Prove the statement to be incorrect. Waving your hand and dismissing an argument that has been presented in a logical manner and saying "but it isn't a fact" doesn't contribute anything. This is a discussion. You may think that it is silly, but people obviously care about the topic and have points they want to make. There is no point to almost everything people talk about on the forum. Speculation is going to occur here and is welcome here. Do not dismiss discussions because you don't think the conversation has a point.
The second half of your post contains some points that are more than welcome to, and contribute to a discussion. Your previous comments fly in the face of what the entire purpose of a discussion forum is. Now we are completely off topic so let's get the thread moving back along.
Phineas Poe, on 01 December 2013 - 04:24 PM, said:
I go by what ArenaNet says and does, not what you think they're going to do.
The ability to take current knowledge, combine that with past experiences and logic, and then project that into a reasonable and arguable possibility in the future is one of the defining characteristics of a human. Recognizing patterns and predicting future outcomes based upon those patterns.
This is a discussion forum. If you limit yourself to discussing only things that we know 100%... I am sorry, but there is nothing there to discuss. You also can not have a reasonable discussion if you limit your ability to draw upon past experiences and logical projections. This is a forum. Conjecture, "what-ifs", conspiracy, and quandaries make the world here go round. You can not reasonably make this statement and still attempt to contribute to discussions.
What's wrong with you people? Get your priorities straight... OKAY, those armours were nice, but let's get down to the serious issue of lack of emotes. /fistshake /rock/paper/scissors /violin/drums/flute/guitar and the warrior hip-thrust dance for taunting victims in WvW.
Wasn't that dance from Pulp Fiction? Both warrior dances were I think.