As you may be aware, the Final Fantasy XIV open beta has been launched and currently there have been a large number of hickups even before getting into the game, the main ones being a delayed registration period due to bugs with the client, and more painfully, the fact that less then a minute after registrations opened, the site was flooded with people that caused the site to break, with me being at the last page before getting my key when it crashed. Of course, they are slowly fixing it with keys no longer being given out until a later date, but I the main priority of this is to give my first impressions of the game from when I logged in a few hours ago.
All I can say is that this game is currently a complete and utter lag fest, it is either in my opinion due to the large number of people bombarding the servers or my 6 year old computer that has finally met its match after suffering through every other game I have thrown at it. Basically after 5 minutes I cannot take anymore and just quit out of boredom, the same going for my 1 year old laptop. Anyway, I shall try it a few days later when the novelty runs out, but at the moment, the core gameplay seems really good, but it isnt that friendly to older computers, therefore, ROLL ON PS3 VERSION! Anyway, I managed to make my characters, so might as well share the screenshots of the characters that could be featured in my future blog posts!
Lalafell – Conjurer
Yea, naming sucks but heck, it is a beta character and random word that came to head….. My generic mage main character, never been one for warrior classes.
Miqo’te – Thaumaturge
Named after the Persona I used all the way through P3P. I got curious to what this annoyingly named class was…
Hyur – Lancer
Random name again….. it was between a warrior character and a production character, and there was no way in the world that I was going to make my own weapons or armor, so instead I opted for a Lancer, since if you want to use a weapon, might as well make it a big ol’ one!
So yes, the beta didnt kick off well for me, but I do hope that it is fixed over the course of the open beta and either way, look forward to a potential PS3 beta in the months to come! Everyone else enjoying themselves?