Yoshida on the future of PvP in Final Fantasy XIV

    
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Yoshida on the future of PvP in Final Fantasy XIV
The next Final Fantasy XIV patch will not contain the new PvP mode of The Feast; that’s due to be implemented a bit after the patch launch. But the groundwork is still being laid, and producer Naoki Yoshida answered a few questions for popular Japanese gaming publication Famitsu regarding strategies in the new style of arena. He also discussed future content to be added for the game’s PvP, including a spectator mode planned for sometime within the 3.x series.

Players in the Feast will need to adopt different strategies than have become standard during Wolves’ Den matches up to this point; simply focusing down the healers is no longer the most efficient strategy to taking out your enemies. Yoshida is curious to see how players react to the new mode, although he’s considered the possibility of adding more open PvP areas to the game based upon player response. You’ll have to wait a bit more than a week to get into the new style of PvP, but it’s already being watched and considered carefully.

Source: Reddit translation. Thanks, Ehra!

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thatchefdude Sythalin In a sense it does hurt because whenever they release content like this you can’t help but think that the same developers, time, and money could have been spent on expanding the PvE side of things (the part that keeps people playing).

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Yep. It’s nice to see a developer not trying to jam in every feature just to run down a checklist that promotes the fact that everything is in their game (even if it’s crap)
CoH had a similar approach many years ago – although it was a different time and there seemed to be less pressure to have everything at launch. CoH didn’t have an auction house, PvP, etc. for ages. When they added those features though, they were well considered.

thatchefdude
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Sythalin It doesn’t exactly hurt to have it in, its not like its particularly great, I mean, if I was a PVP first player, I would be backing the shit out of Camelot Unchained right now instead

ScoricD
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ScoricD

looking forward to giving PVP a try again in FFXIV

Sythalin
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Sythalin

Damn.  Was looking forward to seeing “PvP is being removed because it has no place in a game that is centralized around PvE.”   Still a good game though.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Tbh I think FFXIV’s approach to PvP is overall better than the other PvE-focused themeparks.  Rather than introduce a grand PvP system with a bunch of stuff that might get lukewarm reception, they started smaller and PvP was very much a side feature.  Now it’s getting slowly ramped up and expanded on based on player feedback/reception and whatnot, rather than being all like “YEAH ESPORTS AND PVP SEASONS WOOO”.

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delmontyb

I’m very much looking forward to this new mode. :)

Also, very interested in what the future PvP plans for this game might be. :)

See you all in the Feast!