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Final Fantasy XI Fan Fest 06 25

Posted by Zonk
from the event-review-get dept.
Last weekend the players of Final Fantasy XI attended their annual fan fest. 1up has a blowout on coverage of the event, with a rundown on the event's announcements, an interview with the development team, and a fan-fest edition of My Life in Vana'diel. Eurogamer was on the ground there as well, with some comments about cat-ear-wearing fans rounding out their coverage. From that article: "Whooping players, each hanging dry-eye-balled and pregnant-lung-ed with anticipation tiptoe transfixed. They swing on every word their creators choose to bless them with. Each announcement of gameplay tweaking and balancing, however mundane to an outsider (new spells for Black Mages! White Mages to be able to heal all ailments in one go! Warriors can now throw axes! Mog Lockers will be able to hold 140 items!) brings with it jeers or cheers from those players in the audience that will see their character's social stock increase or decrease as a result. Black Mages are to be penalised for questing in groups: Hell Yes! Hell No! All around players fist the air or stamp their feet in incredulous response to the microcosmically evolutionary pronouncements."
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Final Fantasy XI Fan Fest 06

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  • Pics please! =^_^=
  • "All around players fist the air or stamp their feet in incredulous response to the microcosmically evolutionary pronouncements."

    That's funny. My customers react the same way to my products' release notes. Or at least they would if they ever read them.

  • An Awesome Time (Score:4, Informative)

    by sarlos (903082) on Friday March 17, 2006 @02:46PM (#14943642)
    I was one of the lucky thousand or so attendees there. It was pretty exhilerating seeing the future plans for this game. I uploaded all my pictures in a zipped file to my FileFront account:
    http://files.filefront.com/Fan_Festival_Pictureszi p/;4887263;;/fileinfo.html [filefront.com]

    You can also browse some pictures uploaded to my xs.to account:
    http://xs.to/albums/114206161816073712224927.html [xs.to]

    Finally, I have a commentary I was updating semi-live on Allakhazam:
    http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10;mid =1141871674105963075;num=524;page=1 [allakhazam.com]
  • Each announcement of gameplay tweaking and balancing, however mundane to an outsider (new spells for Black Mages! White Mages to be able to heal all ailments in one go! Warriors can now throw axes! Mog Lockers will be able to hold 140 items!) brings with it jeers or cheers from those players in the audience that will see their character's social stock increase or decrease as a result.

    Why do we want to listen to a non-gamer talk about FFXI? All you WoW players know you would be just as excited.
  • by falcon5768 (629591) <Falcon5768@@@comcast...net> on Friday March 17, 2006 @04:56PM (#14944711) Journal
    Mog safes where like a fraction of the important info there. The whole thing was a first preview of sorts of the brand new expantion, the new areas and quests its adding (like Assault) and the three new jobs they are adding (Puppetmaster, Blue Mage, and Corsair) as well as a first time announcement of the addition of Chocobo raising and racing in game.

    The job adjustments while good and bad (as well as not finalized) was just a small fraction of the plans for the future.

  • "The team would like to create incentive to get people to try new, unconventional job combinations to see what's effective (i.e. Paladin without a WAR sub)"

    Like WAR/WHM? Ghetto paladin for the win!

    Hell, I'd just like for my Warrior to get party invites without having to sub Ninja. But it's nice to hear that they're thinking about tweaks to make my Paladin more attractive (instead of parties having to "settle" for me and griping about it all the way), especially seeing how @#^*ing annoying it is trying to

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