According to Joystiq, the newest edition of Famitsu Wave has a DVD with 8 minutes of information regarding Final Fantasy XIV. There is no character levelling system, it seems that your strengths and skills are more reliant on the equipment you have. They also say there is a heavily altered version of the FFXI job system…whatever that means. There is also a much deeper storyline and takes place in a more modernized setting.
I don’t know how I feel about not having real character levels. I guess I’m one of those people that need a numerical reward system like that. That’s what makes NIS games great, you can go well over level 99 if you want to. I also worry that if your equipment is determining your character more than anything, that really will lend itself to people selling equipment over the internet even moreso than what was happening in FFXI. I have to admit, I’m a little less enthusiastic after this update.
UPDATE: Looks like the video has been taken down due to copyright issues. If I see another copy of it somewhere, I will link to it.
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