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Post by Eorl @ 11:15am 06/07/13 | 3 Comments
Square Enix has revealed a new video in the Tour of Eorzea, a continuing series that aims to flaunt the freshly revamped world of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Previously known as just Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix has been working to re-tool the world of Eorzea after a very rough start back in 2010 with a number of criticising reviews. Offering a large handful of new visuals and improvements to their core mechanics, Square Enix are hoping to convince those on the fence that a subscription-based MMO can work in an environment filled to the brim with free-to-play options.

Those wanting to get their hands dirty, you can find the application form over here to try your luck at getting into the beta, otherwise you can check out the Tour video below alongside a new developer diary revealing the new Duty Finder tool.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be re-launching on August 27.






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Latest Comments
DM
Posted 02:09pm 06/7/13
I'm in the beta of this (playing it right now) and unlike the first, original version I'm really enjoying the game and runs great where as the original ran like crap. Just a shame the class I want to play most, Summoner, Isn't in the beta to try.
Eorl
Posted 03:09pm 06/7/13
Same here DM, though I've actually played the very first alpha for ARR and its changed quite a lot since then. I also played in the original beta and launch, and while some of the mechanics have been brought over everything seems to be completely new.

I'm playing a Conjurer (healer) and really liking the combat, its borrowed a number of mechanics from WoW but also kept the "Final Fantasy" feel to it. Quests are pretty good, which is one thing that stuck out like a sore thumb in the original launch. I did have to utilise a macro that repeatedly clicked left mouse button to skip a lot of the dialog so having some form of skip would be nice.

Graphics look intense, even better than the original release which is some kind of feat I guess. I'll be interested to see how this all translates into release and if it piques my interest with the dungeons and raids I might pay the $11 for one character slot (only need one character because you can switch jobs on the fly).
Drummo
Posted 04:15pm 07/7/13
Having never played 1.0 the beta for ARR has been a lot of fun. I have to echo a lot of peoples comments on how smooth it runs. Visually stunning.

The combat is extremely polished, and as Eorr said it still manages to keep that FF feel.

Only ever needing a single character is nice too, and being able to switch classes, including crafting, on the fly is fantastic.

There's a few complaints in regards to it being subscription based, but having played many of the various F2P or Freemium games over the last 5 years or so, I find it a bit of a relief. Knowing that I have access to everything, and more importantly, the same things all my friends do, is just one less thing to worry about.

The vocal minority always find something to complain about.
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