This Part Of Final Fantasy XIV Seems Familiar

There has been chatter that Final Fantasy XIV features terrain that has been copied and pasted throughout in-game maps. But, does it?

Have a look a these Final Fantasy XIV maps. Each select that is repeated is marked with a corresponding circle, square, whatever and see what parts of FFXIV appear to be copied and pasted.

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【続】FF14の地形コピペが洒落にならない件 もはやパズル [はちま起稿]

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DISCUSSION

Instead of just reposting some random japanese blog article without any verification, maybe Ashcraft should have actually checked those location in game and verified his source. he would have noticed that 99% of them actually look different from each other and while the map is obviously tiled (which isn't a bad thing in itself), the scenario and vistas aren't. And incidentally they are some of the most breathtaking vistas in a MMORPG nowadays.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand, recycling assets is a very common practice in any game, and even more in any MMORPGs that need to have expansive areas to accomodate a lot of players. And FFXIV has some of the most expansive areas I've seen in a MMORPG.

personally I'm enjoying the open beta a whole lot. Sure, it has some flaws (some even serious, like the lag, but lag is normal in betas), but in 13 years of MMORPGs i never saw a single one that was released flawless. They all built up gradually from semi-working entities to what they came out to be (some fun, some not). Final Fantasy XIV will be no different.

It does have a solid core though, and most of everything, it's different from the 1000000 wow clones that have been released in the last few years. It decidedly has the potential to be a keeper.

This is actually one of the reasons why so many seem to be making a point of hating the game. SE had the guts to take a different route than Blizzard, and many can't seem to forgive them for that. Goodness forbid there be a MMORPG out there that doesn't imitate the "king"!

I'm also enjoying the fact that the game doesn't needlessly spoon-feed and hand-lead the player through the whole experience. There's a lot to figure out, and it's fun to actually explore and do that. The crafting is also one of the most rewarding I've seen so far, and the economy looks like it'll be entirely player-run, which is a big plus for me.

We'll have to see how the game evolves after release, but so far what I see gives me good hopes. For sure most of the hating I see around the internet (this article included) is entirely undeserved. For people like me that are tired of wow and it's clones, this is a very nice chance to a new beginning. For the rest, haters gonna hate :D