What can I expect from this game?

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#1 brodelin
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I have never played FF XI or XIV and just found out about this game. Niether am I a FF fan (sure I enjoyed 7, 10 and Crysis Core but thats about it).

 I do however love MMOs and have played a bunch of them like WoW, GW2, AoC, SWTOR, Rift, Neverwinter & War.

 

So whats the deal with this game? Is it unique in some aspects, does it offer the basic concept most MMO games have nowdays like PvP, Raids, LFG etc? Is it open world or linear? 

 

Also, is it just a patched FF XIV? Whats the difference?

 

Sorry for bunch of questions but Id like to get some answers before commiting to a new MMO and Im realy not in the mood of playing the old ones.

 

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#2 Dat-tsu
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3lJoFqfEqY

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#3 Dat-tsu
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Basically, it's not just a patched FFXIV, it's a completely new game rebuilt from the ground-up. New combat system, new soundtrack, new questing system (multiple new questing systems, actually), new story, new zones... Hell, it's a completely different engine. 

A Realm Reborn is the brainchild of Naoki Yoshida, who, unlike Nobuaki Komoto, the director of Version 1.0, is actually a big fan of MMO's and plays them regularly. WoW, Tera, Guild Wars, Rift, Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, he's basically done it all. The end result is something that feels like an amalgam of FFXI and verious western MMO conventions, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Unlike other MMO's that try to straight up copy games like Rift and WoW, Yoshida has simply taken a look at all the innovations of western MMO's that would be applicable to both a good MMO and a good Final Fantasy game, applied them, disgarded the rest, and used classic Final Fantasy tropes to make up what's left. 

Materia, class switching and customization, party mechanics and limit breaks, it's all designed to be a huge love-letter to longtime fans of the series while being a good MMO in it's own right. It's definitely a lot more WoWish than FFXI was, but it has a lot of key differences that makes it have more in common with FF in general than WoW. 

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Basically, it's not just a patched FFXIV, it's a completely new game rebuilt from the ground-up. New combat system, new soundtrack, new questing system (multiple new questing systems, actually), new story, new zones... Hell, it's a completely different engine. 

A Realm Reborn is the brainchild of Naoki Yoshida, who, unlike Nobuaki Komoto, the director of Version 1.0, is actually a big fan of MMO's and plays them regularly. WoW, Tera, Guild Wars, Rift, Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, he's basically done it all. The end result is something that feels like an amalgam of FFXI and verious western MMO conventions, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Unlike other MMO's that try to straight up copy games like Rift and WoW, Yoshida has simply taken a look at all the innovations of western MMO's that would be applicable to both a good MMO and a good Final Fantasy game, applied them, disgarded the rest, and used classic Final Fantasy tropes to make up what's left. 

Materia, class switching and customization, party mechanics and limit breaks, it's all designed to be a huge love-letter to longtime fans of the series while being a good MMO in it's own right. It's definitely a lot more WoWish than FFXI was, but it has a lot of key differences that makes it have more in common with FF in general than WoW. 

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Thnx for the effort, you sum it up quite nice. I guess Ill give this one a try if they have any demo on launch.