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    Post-Dalamud Messages from Yoshi-P!

    Greetings everyone!

    Last weekend was jam packed with the final in-game event, a jaw dropping trailer, and the 4th Letter from the Producer Live. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one playing the End of an Era trailer on loop, continuously humming the song, and anxiously awaiting A Realm Reborn!

    There are quite a few messages from Yoshi-P, but to start off he wanted to give a gigantic thank you for everyone who has continued to play and support him for these past two years. Without your support we wouldn’t have come as far as we have.

    Below are a couple of messages from Yoshi-P himself that I wanted to pass along.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki_Yoshida View Post
    Producer/Director Yoshida here!

    I mentioned this during the Letter from the Producer Live, but I would like to apologize for any inconveniences and problems that occurred during the final battle on 11/11.

    The method we chose to release the End of an Era trailer was decided after assessing the risks and technical testing, and we determined that the chosen method was the fairest and enabled the highest number of simultaneous viewing.

    For example, we had looked into having it play when the launcher boots up, but even if we were to release the video via the launcher, the result would be the same as if we put a URL. We explored all avenues and this was the result and we appreciate your understanding.

    I'd really like to apologize for all the server-related issues these past two years and that we weren’t able to get rid of them even up to the end.

    We'll carefully stress test in order to provide stable and efficient servers for everyone to play on for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.

    Again, I apologize for all the disorder during the final event.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki_Yoshida View Post
    Ever since the final save maintenance was performed, the whole team has been totally focused on A Realm Reborn.

    I understand that there have been a lot of comments mentioning that it would be fine to keep running the current FFXIV since it's not just a direct transplant to A Realm Reborn.

    However, as I've said previously, including the players who have stopping playing, there are over hundreds of thousands of character data to be put into A Realm Reborn. In order to convert this data into FFXIV save data it will take a month even when running the servers 24 hours.

    With that said, we had to perform a final save at some point, and we decided to end it on 11/1 since we wanted to give advance notice. It was also it was an important factor for A Realm Reborn scheduling and making it so all staff could focus on it.

    Being an MMO gamer myself, I understand extremely well the pain of losing a place that you gathered with friends to share pain and joy for 2 whole years. I'm trying my best to cut the time it will take to return to the world of FFXIV by expanding the number of participants for the Alpha Test and Beta Test this year.

    While I can also understand the comments saying that it's fine not to make more updates and they wish we had waited until the last minute to save, as someone who operates MMOs, I felt that continuing to leave a world that is not updated wasn't even an option.
    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki_Yoshida View Post
    In Version 1.0, we dropped many tidbits of information that hinted at Dalamud's true nature:

    - Dalamud was created by the Allagan Empire and cast into the heavens several millennia ago.
    - Eorzea is home to many deities. The beast tribes worship the primals, and the five races (Hyur, Elezen, Miqo'te, Lalafell, Roegadyn) revere the Twelve.
    - The van Darnus family is of the blood of ancient Allag, and are the keepers of its secrets.
    - An Ishgardian theologian who studied the dragons and their gods was kidnapped by the Empire and taken to the Aurum Vale.
    - In the battle with Garuda, the primal says: "This is the price of your folly. The price of using the crystals' power─MY POWER!─to waken the other from slumber.
    - The power of the crystals was absorbed by Dalamud.

    I don't want to spoil the ARR story, but I can say this:

    The dragons of Dravania are classified as a beast tribe. Nidhogg is not a primal, but a king among the dragons. Likewise, Midgardsormr--known as the Keeper of the Lake--while not a primal, is a revered existence among dragonkind. Just as men have worshipped kings throughout history, so too have the dragons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki_Yoshida View Post
    We wanted to end this 2 year period in a large scale way, and we actually decided to do it with the classic FINAL FANTASY Bahamut back in January 2011.
    In regards to a request about adding an in-game calendar to keep track of raids and other social gatherings:
    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki_Yoshida View Post
    We have this planned; however, it doesn’t look like it will make it in time for launch.
    Smart phone apps might be addressed before that. We would like to continue to bolster community features.
    In regards to worlds re-opening:
    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki_Yoshida View Post
    At the current moment our plan is to re-open the worlds next week.
    We need to restore the state of the game back to before 11/1, so please hang in there just a bit longer. (We are still planning to keep the relics from beds as is.)
    In regards to having completely different servers for PS3:
    Quote Originally Posted by Naoki_Yoshida View Post
    This is something that I don’t really understand.
    It's true that there really aren't very many MMOs that support consoles, but I really don’t believe that separating the servers are connected at all to making a world-class MMO. The player community is one and the same. Hardware restrictions are different than the servers, and I believe that hardware restrictions are not related to a game being world-class.

    Whether it's WoW or GW2, even if a PCs specs are extremely low it will run (GW2 might be a bit rough due to game design) and I don’t think a PS3's capabilities is directly linked to this. The PC game market overseas is extremely strong, so I believe their decision was that there was no need for console support so they wouldn't support it and from a business perspective the necessity of the support costs was not very large.

    However, this is the FINAL FANTASY series that has been on consoles for ages and is what everyone grew up on. We would like console gamers who don't even know about MMORPGs to play FFXIV: A Realm Reborn.

    So with all that said, please do not worry.
    I would like to create a brand-new FINAL FANTASY together with all of you!
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    Last edited by Bayohne; 11-15-2012 at 12:16 PM. Reason: Edited the referenced Lore post
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    Thanks for the translation!

    And no, your not the only one watching this Epic trailer over and over again.
    I, for myself, do watch it about 2-3 times a day.

    Gratulations btw, everywhere i look ppl are excited about that trailer, even those who usually do tend to bash SE.
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    And we would like to create a brand-new Final Fantasy together with you and all the devs/reps/coffee boys, I am really glad to have been involved with this so far, and I hope to help you for years after ARR release

    Thanks for the post Camate, it was really good, one thing though, when he mentioned the smartphone apps, was he saying they will be released before ARR release or before the calendars?
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    Ohhhh awesome! SO I can do more stat testing on my drg on next week!

    It will feel strange to relog again, after we know how the story goes...
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    I don't understand why people want to segregate from the Ps3 players. Sure Ps3 won't be able to use voicechat and have add-ons like dmg parsers and HP markers. But hey if you absolutely have to have those, then you must of been smart enough to have a static party that has said add-ons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannythm View Post
    Ohhhh awesome! SO I can do more stat testing on my drg on next week!

    It will feel strange to relog again, after we know how the story goes...
    I'm not sure if you do stat testing as a fun hobby but they recently said the base stat modifiers for each class will be changing so you tests wouldn't apply to 2.0.
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    Last edited by Ryans; 11-15-2012 at 10:36 PM. Reason: phone auto-corrected stat to state

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    People who complain about FFXIV being on PS3 should be shot. It is a FF game, a console franchise, deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannythm View Post
    Ohhhh awesome! SO I can do more stat testing on my drg on next week!

    It will feel strange to relog again, after we know how the story goes...
    Sounds like an ENJOYABLE TIME WELL SPENT.

    *cough*
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    You have my support Yoshi-P & whole XIV's teams

    I will wait patiently, keep up the awesome work & stay healthy.
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    Yay servers open next week \o/

    (3x bets i get chosen for alpha and beta and i wont care about 1.0 anymore lol)
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