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#1 Jan 18 2013 at 7:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hello all!
Fernehalwes here.

Now that we’ve finished tidying up after Yoshi-P’s little smash session with the Hammer of the Gods, I can finally bring you some screenshots from the new and improved Beta version.

As many of you may recall from the Alpha version walkthroughs released last month, we had yet to introduce the passing of time, so all the footage you saw took place in the day.

Our programmers, however, have been busy working behind the scenes, readying the realm for nightfall...and here’s an exclusive first look!

The Knot in Old Gridania:

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The moon in her different phases:

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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!

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The world is starting to show some signs of the attention to detail I was hoping for.
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#2 Jan 18 2013 at 7:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!


Don't start that **** again, dammit!
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#3 Jan 18 2013 at 7:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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I hope they do Smiley: smile

I also hope it affects fishing results Smiley: nod
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#4 Jan 18 2013 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
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Those screenshots look quite beautiful. It looks even better than 1.0 did by far.
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Two types of attitudes...the "why would we do that?" and "Is there a reason not to do that?".

Its really starting to look like Yoshi is going with #2 with RR.

Pretty **** cool IMO. It all comes down to will there be enough of us who care.
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There, nice and clean. Carry on.
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(FewGoodMen) You can't handle the truth! (/FewGoodMen)
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Tis shiny.

Now if only there were enough player-made or game-made events that took real advantage of such glorious moonlit nights.

Like a moonlit ball with custom waltzing emotes.
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Kachi wrote:
(FewGoodMen) You can't handle the truth! (/FewGoodMen)


I'm the one with the Nuke button Smiley: grin
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Gorgeous. I was wondering why it was broad daylight in the alpha videos.

This DX11 engine is kicking *** and taking names.
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Yeah I really wanna run through the cities at night now.

One thing I loved about 1.0 is seeing the glow of lights in windows in Limsa Lominsa from a distance. This looks even better than I hoped.
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Gorgeous. I was wondering why it was broad daylight in the alpha videos.

This DX11 engine is kicking *** and taking names.


Also for catwho:

Something witty, please.
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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!


Smiley: lolSmiley: lol

Ok that was pretty funny.

The screenshots are really nice too. Can't say the game isn't pretty.
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Wint wrote:
catwho wrote:
Gorgeous. I was wondering why it was broad daylight in the alpha videos.

This DX11 engine is kicking *** and taking names.


Also for catwho:

Something witty, please.


Woot, thanks!
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Wint wrote:
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(FewGoodMen) You can't handle the truth! (/FewGoodMen)


I'm the one with the Nuke button Smiley: grin


I know, and god help us, that's why I'm wearing a hazmat suit.
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catwho wrote:
Wint wrote:
catwho wrote:
Gorgeous. I was wondering why it was broad daylight in the alpha videos.

This DX11 engine is kicking *** and taking names.


Also for catwho:

Something witty, please.


Woot, thanks!


Your standards for wit are impressively low.
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

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Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
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Kachi wrote:
Wint wrote:
Kachi wrote:
(FewGoodMen) You can't handle the truth! (/FewGoodMen)


I'm the one with the Nuke button Smiley: grin


I know, and god help us, that's why I'm wearing a hazmat suit.


Hey, I like to think I'm pretty lenient. Most OOT talk usually gets killed on other forums, of course once ARR launches I'll probably have to police that more but we don't have a ton to talk about as is.

Edited, Jan 18th 2013 10:43am by Wint
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You know I'm just ******* with you, though, right?
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You know I'm just @#%^ing with you, though, right?


Sarcasm exists on the internet? Smiley: tongue
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One thing SE has always gotten right is their game engines.
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One thing SE has always gotten right is their game engines.


Except when trying to use a single player engine on a MMO Smiley: smile
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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!?


For a certain dedicated group of the playerbase it will, lol. Smiley: rolleyes

As for the screenshots, it's wonderful that they brought moonphase back, and also that day/night looks nice. Now, if the sky isn't just copy-pasted star clusters, I'll be really excited! It's this kind of detail that makes the game world seem more alive, and I hope they don't stop here, but build on this momentum to truly impress everyone.
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Ohhhh boy!!! Here's to facing east while using wind crystals on a new moon for HQ!!!!! The nostalgia exists!!! I knew it was a reason my brain never forgot these directions!! LOL

Edited, Jan 18th 2013 12:56pm by SirLuciousLeftfoot
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Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the Nuke button.

Try to emulate this face as you say it. Or type it. We won't see it, but you'll know.
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As for the screenshots, it's wonderful that they brought moonphase back, and also that day/night looks nice. Now, if the sky isn't just copy-pasted star clusters, I'll be really excited! It's this kind of detail that makes the game world seem more alive, and I hope they don't stop here, but build on this momentum to truly impress everyone.


I would love to see moving clouds. That's probably asking too much, but in those stills you can see clouds and I think that would be awesome.
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Wint wrote:
Kachi wrote:
(FewGoodMen) You can't handle the truth! (/FewGoodMen)


Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the Nuke button.

Try to emulate this face as you say it. Or type it. We won't see it, but you'll know.


I should see if they can rename the Nuke button to "My Boomstick"
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You don't get it. He's trying to deceive us into believing the direction for HQ ingots is NNE, when every dedicated crafter by now knows this only raises luck with logs.
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I should see if they can rename the Nuke button to "My Boomstick"
Make sure they do the same for journals too.
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just hurry with the re release dagnammit! i'm in the mood for some ffxiv lovin'
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just hurry with the re release dagnammit! i'm in the mood for some ffxiv lovin'


I'm telling you, I can't wait for beta. This is going to be awesome.
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Please, not the facing northeast when using fire crystals to reduce failures and make HQ pies because they sell at the AH.We did that for years based on rumors.Smiley: lol
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LOL! Given Yoshi's sense of humor there may very well be a series of crafting quests for each job that require you face a certain direction during the moon phase.
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Love how it looks and like so many have already said the attention to detail is great. Also I love the last sentence :D
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I hope they do Smiley: smile

I also hope it affects fishing results Smiley: nod



I will second that sentiment! It's little nuances like that which make the game constantly fresh and exciting! I love the rumors, etc etc... It always leaves a sense of wonder and excitement in the game.
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He opened a can of worms with that synth statement.
That's just Sadism.
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He opened a can of worms with that synth statement.
That's just Sadism.


Yay! Tanaka's back! Smiley: boozing
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Ah, but will facing north-by-northeast at 2:45 a.m. while the moon is a waning crescent result in a 27% increase in your chances to synthesize HQ mythril ingots!? That is real the question!


On the website, in the original blog post, the word "That" is bold. I think the real question is not if facing a precious direction, at a specific time, on a specific moon phase, with a specific weather condition, that occurs once a RL year, that lasts for a very limited time, will yield a HQ +99 item but instead, why did he make that statement and bold the "That?"

As if he is saying that in fact facing a precious direction, at a specific time, on a specific moon phase, with a specific weather condition, that occurs once a RL year, that lasts for a very limited time, will yield a HQ +99 item.


Edited, Jan 20th 2013 12:07pm by WFOAssassin
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