Posts Tagged ‘ SE ’

Letter from the Producer, XIII (07/08/2011)

From the Lodestone:


Hello everyone! Yoshi-P here with
another post for all you FFXIV-ers.

I apologize in advance for the
brevity of this letter, but wanted to inform you all right away that we are
planning to release patch 1.18 on July 21 (PST).

All that’s left is the
balancing and debugging of the two instanced raids. (There’s no guarantee all
future instances will fit the definition of “dungeon,” and it’d just be
ridiculous and flat out wrong to call something that isn’t a dungeon a dungeon,
right? But even a small party of people can raid a given location, dungeon or
otherwise. Just sayin’.) But things are preeetty tight, so there may be a 1- or
2-day delay.

Sorry to all of you who are waiting, but
we want to make sure the debugging is done right before releasing this content,
so bear with us just a bit longer. That’s it for now. Time to get back to

See you soon!  ‘


It seems we have another 2 weeks ahead of us.  Hopefully 1.18 will be ready for us by then.


[dev1037] Enhancement of Battle Effects (from the Lodestone)

•The size of battle effects for actions and magic will be enhanced by 1.5 to 2 times the current.

(Click the image to enlarge)

To hold a discussion and/or submit feedbacks on this topic, please use “dev1037” as a tag.

Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) Lag

I must say, that after getting this game on the pre-release I continue to hold very high expectations for this MMO.  This game, like most MMOs has its drawbacks but with the recent ‘restructuring’ in staff I think things will change very quickly for the better.  Since the January patch 1.15a, I already see many decent additions to FFXIV!!  One thing that does seem to puzzle most people I’ve encountered on the web is the issue of lag.  Whether it is UI lag, mouse lag, weather lag, server-side lag or overall graphics config, etc. it seems that lag is definitely a troublesome issue.

Of course, when playing the game I have experienced it as well as many others but what really is interesting is that there are videos (recent ones as well as old ones), that are either beta or post full release, that show no lag at all.  Interesting.

I think I just might leave Wutai and head to a ‘lighter populated server’ and see how it goes.  I played FFXI with no lag at all and even after turning down all the graphics config settings on the ffxiv config interface, I tend to still see lag.  It is not unplayable but it does make it unenjoyable at times.  Either way, I’ll wait it out since I’ve been a FF series fan since the NES (FF1).

Perhaps I’ll post again on the lag topic if it still exists in the future.  I hope they have more content and stability as well as a better UI before the PS3 release.

Smooth Gameplay r20 Thm quest

Another somewhat smoother gameplay video (closer to what I experience)

Another very smooth video of ffxiv gameplay

Nice solo gameplay

One thing I did notice is that their “R” is much higher than what I get, though the “S” isn’t much higher than mine.  I only get about 60-80 but some of these people receive around 200+.  I guess I need to look over my settings but in FFXI I used to get very smooth gameplay and could even see mobs spawn before most others.