Eh...is there anything that the PS3 would stop them from doing that the PS2 already doesn't? They don't seem to have an issue with giving out PC-only updates now, so if the PS3 version was just a straight PS2 port with access to the PS3's increased memory (bye-bye 80 inventory limitations!), it would probably end up being pretty nice.
Yes, because the 256 MB of system RAM the PS3 is quite a lot today. /sarcasm
Considering it's the PS2's memory limitations that give us ridiculous things like 80 inventory cap (which honestly should give an indication as to just how close they are cutting it in their memory usage), and a resulting reliance on Porter Moogles, and the PS3 has about 8 times the memory capacity that the PS2 does, yes. In an absolute sense, it's not a huge amount of memory, but relative to the program we want to run on it, the difference is astronomical.
But again, if they were going to do it, they would have already done it. The best we can hope for is an increased willingness to let the PC version diverge from the other platforms.
It's kind of funny that inventory space is such a huge issue in this game, given that, all things considered, when you compare available inventory in FFXI to other big MMOs, the difference is staggeringly in FFXI's favor. I'm basically talking about every MMO that uses the @#%^ing retarded Inventory bags system, which is most of them, where you start the game with like, 20 slots at most, and it takes all sorts of insanity to increase your max by reasonable amounts, either huge in game costs (similar to FFXI, but honestly, most of the gobbie bag quests are @#%^ing dirt cheap), or huge RL money costs. The most I've ever seen is maybe
100 available slots in field, if you're lucky/rich. Sure, we can only draw on 80 active slots, but by endgame, every player can, with relatively little effort, draw on 140-160 slots, minimum, if not up to 240, and that doesn't even touch the fact that our available bank space is so much more expansive than inventory-bag games, for far less work. Total available active storage is... 475ish slots, since you have to account for a couple of slots to access the 80 MH storage slots. And that doesn't even begin to touch on the storage npcs and the fact that muling is game-legal.
All of that, and we're still hard-pressed to find/make @#%^ing inventory space
A fun alternative is EVE's inventory, where every item has volume, and your inventory space is a set volume (and every ship that has huge cargo space is also either defenseless or a floating brick with no offensive capability, just sh*ttons and sh*ttons of HP) Ships act as your active/field inventory, as well as your armor, your weapons, your transportation, and your character. Each NPC-owned Space Stations has nigh infinite (Talking in the hundreds of millions of cubic meters, and with the ability to buy extra cargo storage that increases over all storage while taking up less space than it has internally, despite the paradox) storage space for each player, as well as for any corp(guild) that pays the fee to have a corp cargo bay at the station
. The only draw back is that each station's storage is limited to that station, and can't be accessed from another station. If you forget sh*t in one, you can't just hop in the nearest station to get it, you gotta go all the way back.
Professor stupidmonkey wrote:
So who has their tickets to go?
I got mine, see you there!!!!!!
Since ZAM is coming does that mean I get the chance to meet Vlorsutes, Lord of Stuff? That be Impossible to gauge, but a wonderful expierence none the less.
Edited, Apr 27th 2012 6:57am by kimjongil76
He is one of these guys...Can you guess which one?
Vlor (Or a shrunken Hellboy. G'damn vlor, you look like hellboy and have mdenham's voice. Is anything about you unique?), Usagi,
No one of importance, I'm assuming ... what was her name? The Lady who ran the FFXI-Wikibase forum... I think it started witha C? or maybe a K? She was on siren for a bit and we did dynamis together, so it's really bothering me that I'm brainfarting like this... (I'm also totally guessing that it's her because I've never seen a picture of her before, but she's the only other female FFXI admin that I'm aware of),
Thayos, and Pikko Edited, May 1st 2012 1:05pm by Jinte Edited, May 1st 2012 1:07pm by Jinte