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Yet another problem mars the release of Final Fantasy XIV – players have discovered a flaw which grants near infinite XP, allowing them to reach the level cap whilst ignoring the much vaunted fatigue system entirely.

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The technique reportedly involves the combined use of buffing and an amulet in a large party, creating a cascade of extra XP.

Whether this is actually a bug or a balance issue is open to interpretation – players engaging in the practice naturally maintain it is fair play, although it is hard to see Square Enix allowing this to continue.

Whatever the technique used, that players have already reached the level cap (or almost – “Figaro” stands at 29 of 30) for certain skills is undeniable – Square Enix’s character records demonstrate as much.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FFXIV in China
    News came out a few days ago that Final Fantasy XIV would be coming to China sometime in the future (no time-line is currently set). While this does not impact most of the readers of this website, there is one piece of news that is interesting. The global FFXIV servers that Japan, EU, and North America use will not be accessible to people within China. SE has already banned all Chinese IP addresses from the global FFXIV servers. This will hopefully help cut down on RMT (Real Money Trading, aka: gil sellers) within FFXIV, but it will definitely not eliminate RMT.

    No 3D FFXIV for the PS3
    A couple days ago we reported that the PS3 will feature 3D support for FFXIV on the PS3 but this seems to be false. During a Sony press conference at Tokyo Game Show they demonstrated FFXIV in 3D on the PS3, but this was only a tech demo. The developers of FFXIV currently have no plans to support 3D for the PS3 release of the game.

    lol poor version of ps3...
    ps3 it's a obsolet machine

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    Comment by Hikiko
    12:44 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    3d Is just a gimmick anyways. People just want it on the ps3 so they don't have to upgrade their PC.

    ..or their lazy like me and wanna lay down on a 52" HDTV and play an entire sunday.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This game looks like shit.

    I will be waiting for Guild Wars 2.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:17 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will be playing Guild Wars till Guild Wars 2, beat that. Oh... I forgot, no one that is interested in GW2 has actually played the first, they're just riding with the hype and general opinion.

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    Comment by Kouma
    12:02 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those God-damned BASTARDS!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, there goes that little gem.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:00 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    failsoft at it best

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this game was called anything other than "Final Fantasy", nobody would care.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    MMO not perfect at launch? UNHEARD OF! BURN SE! BURN THE FANBOYS!

    Seriously? All MMOs go through this cycle, why should FFXIV be the exception? Oh right, because SanCon hates SE and FFXIV for being 3D.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The loli used Level Upper! D=

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    Comment by comorbid
    11:32 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was super effective!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:41 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    se fanboy damaga controll is here

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    Comment by Kouma
    10:32 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lalafell girls are hot.

    ...Oh SHIT, I meant cute. Cute!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:58 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If everyone can use it, it's fair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man this site is so full of shit. Even most of the ppl are shit.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    18:54 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    what the hell? they they even tested this game thoroughly? guess the XIII series may be my last Final Fantasy game -_______-

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Square Enix does not take lightly to exploitation. The ban hammer is going to come hard and fast.

    Blows me away that after all the knowledge they gained from XI, they release this hunk of shit. XI looks like a masterpiece compared to this turd.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 29/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pking?...What do you think this is, a real MMO?...No pvp is in the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 28/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cool. At max xp the game should be a breeze and you'll soon drift off into boredom-pk'ing or using the client as a chat room. The fun is unlimited, i guess.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Level cap is 50, not 30. Way to get the facts wrong yet again Sankaku. Are you sure you are not owned by Fox News?

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    13:56 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because nobody cares.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:34 29/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Holocaust didn't happen.

    Yes it did!

    No one cares.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:17 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slow news day eh...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    AND NOTHING OF VALUE WAS LOST

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    Comment by Megidola
    23:46 26/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering the fatigue system and boring gameplay videos, people probably aren't going to be playing long enough to get that much xp without some kind of exploit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is NO fatigue system in the EU version at least. I've played it. Also, chocobos are chocobos.

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    Comment by Rene
    23:40 26/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blah blah blah, loli, blah blah blah.

    I say the way the game has been handled so far, they can leave that glitch in.

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    Comment by TK-Chan
    23:37 26/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find that loli pretty appealing. Only good thing about FFXIV?

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    Comment by kyosak
    05:21 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's not a loli, tarus are just midgets >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:29 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well every loli need a excuse to be over 18,aliens,robots,monsters....

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    Comment by Schrobby
    00:25 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lolis and catgirls. Two big points for the game, but is it enough to save FF XIV?

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    01:02 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Schrobby

    "Lolis and catgirls. Two big points for the game, but is it enough to save FF XIV?"

    If they let said lolis and catgirls make out when they are in a camp, form yuri raiding parties, and have the option to get marriage...

    Maybe...Just maybe...

    *rubs the edge of his Pyramid helmet in deep thought*

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    Comment by Schrobby
    01:58 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want that game. Fund it! ^_^

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    Comment by Megidola
    01:22 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^ the best game that was never made.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    01:02 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Schrobby

    "Lolis and catgirls. Two big points for the game, but is it enough to save FF XIV?"

    If they let said lolis and catgirls make out and form yuri couples and parties and get married...

    Maybe...Just maybe...

    *rubs the edge of his Pyramid helmet in deep thought*

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Lolis and catgirls. Two big points for the game, but is it enough to save FF XIV?"

    If they were Goth Lolis then I'd say, "Yes Sir"!

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    Comment by Schrobby
    04:15 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Should have a maid race, too. ^_^

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    Comment by Schrobby
    19:20 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should make a Touhou RPG. It would outsell everything the planet ever saw.

    Comment by Zettai no Majo
    13:18 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also add loli vampires and mikos.

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    Comment by Yden
    02:12 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What if it was Goth Loli Catgirls?

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    Comment by GREW
    23:31 26/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a bug.
    It's a feature!

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    Comment by Abel Liegod
    04:30 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now that it was discovered, its done for.

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    Comment by TheBeast
    10:49 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    square will find out. there is always that stupid person that says, "teacher! teacher! you forgot to assign homework." and ruins it for everyone.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    00:14 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I guess now there's a way to balance out the 'fatigue' system knowing they only have very precious hours to level up fast as hell...

    It's a very fair way for both parties...

    Exploitation, ho..!

    Also, my fellow Final Fantasy futa enthusiasts...

    That first picture with the Miqo'te and Lalafell...They make a lovely couple, do they not..?

    Now I'm definitely looking forward to that pairing when the futanari doujins hit Toranoana and Comiket Winter...

    Oh man, I hope it has cervix-f*cking like that very hot FF XI Hume x Tarutaru futa doujin by NEXTwith...

    (The rare doujin download link can be found in my profile as well as other Final Fantasy related futa goodies~)

    Lastly, don't you agree that Lalafell in the last picture is HNNNNNGH-inducingly cute..?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    +1 internets to you good sir

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    00:20 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A negative already..?

    What's the deal this time..?

    Looks like someone doesn't want to see some Final Fantasy XIV futa doujins involving cervix-f*cking between a sexy Miqo'te and a cute Lalafell...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know that the cervix doesn't actually work like a second vagina, right?

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    Comment by Kouma
    08:33 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "You know that the cervix doesn't actually work like a second vagina, right?"

    As a man with man parts, allow to me to inform you of something most dire: you don't know anything about female anatomy!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any female child can point me to your second vagina anyway.
    Cervix fucking is awwright.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any child can point you to a book on the fact that the cervix is not a second vagina in any way. Manga lies.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    15:00 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like I said, it's a hentai doujin...

    Rules and reason do not apply, and certainly not something you can learn and associate with real life especially if it's Final Fantasy and futanari in the same doujin~

    Can't we all just stop this and fap now..?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Discovery once showed a show about sex. They had an xray machine going as the man and woman had sex. The penis does not and will not go past the cervix. Learn from reality people. When the woman finally had her O, the cervix actually dipped down to help the sperm. But it is not a second vaginal, you can not use it as a second vaginal and anyone that is thinking it is has obviously never had a pap smear or watched one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pff, look at those approval ratings! People are surprisingly passionate about cervix sex, as it turns out.

    It's a little different from girls being ass-fucked by dicknipples, in that it's something so common that a regular hentai reader who doesn't know any better might build up some unrealistic expectations.

    Take it from someone who HAS a cervix - it really isn't like a second vagina. It's in the same realm as girls falling in love with their rapists and lolis orgasming frantically the first time their virginity is taken. Probability theory states that it will happen, somewhere at the end of the bell curve, but trying to learn anything from porn will always remain a bad idea.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    13:12 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @the 4 people above me

    It's a HENTAI DOUJIN!!!

    Who bloody cares..?

    All you need to do is fap and forget logic~

    And tell that to some hentai artists...

    We've got breast-f*cking, cock-f*cking, nipples that look like d*cks...

    Just fap and forget about human anatomy~

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    13:12 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ the people questioning about cervix f*cking in a hentai doujin

    In the words of good old Tassadar from StarCraft 2:

    "Forget what you know, Zeratul."

    It's a HENTAI DOUJIN!!!

    Logic and anatomy is the least of your concerns when you're busy fapping off to a collapsed cervix of a cute Tarutaru from FF XI while she's getting said cervix f*cked by a futanari Hume~

    All you need to do is fap and forget logic~

    Tell that to some hentai artists...

    We've got breast-f*cking, cock-f*cking, nipples that look like d*cks, insane amounts of cum when a male ejaculates...

    You are all so naive when it comes to the elements of hentai~

    Anime anatomy does not work like human anatomy~

    Download it in my profile and fap...

    (Also, the cervix DOES work like a second vagina...It stretches when a baby comes out doesn't it..? I'm sure as hell it'll stretch given enough 'training' like how some girls make their pee-holes...

    Take it from me...I fap to that sh*t--er, I've asked certain people on birthing and cervix relapse...)

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    Comment by Schrobby
    00:23 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a damn cute pic. ^_^

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    00:25 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know, right..?

    Don't you just want to take little Ryoko Antihaijin home..?

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    Comment by Schrobby
    00:53 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    To do this and that with her?

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    23:42 26/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't all mmo's have stuff like this? If you cant do it in one, then a program is created for you so you could leave your house while you character does his/her skills, and leveling up.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    00:20 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There were bound to be more bugs. It's chinese quality afterall...^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:55 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    since its Chinese quality i expect opening the game case and finding a round piece of lead...

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    Comment by Hikiko
    01:57 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iOzRqDtOs8
    This is a Chinese quality game.

    XIV... Not so much..

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    Comment by Schrobby
    01:56 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Use the limited tumbler for that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was expecting some form of poison.

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    Comment by KoollKat
    23:56 26/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, not all, only badly made ones allow bots and such ridiculous bugs as an 'infinite exp bug'.

    This bug obviously points to the fact that the game wasn't tested as thoroughly as it should have been. Another symptom of a defective product.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I beta tested an MMO a few years ago that had a pretty nasty bug in their bank system that would allow you to store negative values of gold in your bank and your carried gold value would go up, so people would just go to the bank and deposit -100000000000 gold and be set forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FFXIV already is looking dimmer by the day.

    Poor creativity of SE, rehash of the same maps, fatigue system and their pricing scheme?

    That's not worth it imo.
    So I find this exploit acceptable, especially when your paying to play a game that doesn't want you to play for a long stretch & STILL charge you.

    SE Final Fantasy division are degenerating, & I hope to see the idiots who made FFXIII get kicked and FFXIV as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:59 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When the game was in closed beta, they accepted bug reports. When the game moved to open beta, they stopped accepting bug reports. Supposedly, the open beta was just a stress test on the game world servers even though it was a golden opportunity to collect more feedback from the influx of additional testers.

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    Comment by Crim
    02:48 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh look this game is like Morrowind/Oblivion

    Just stay in town spamming your 1 mana spell...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:40 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @00:52, Well customers can only be beta testers if they actually ACCEPTED bug reports from said customers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it true that they didn't accept bugs from the beta testers? This game may seem flawed of course, but that doesn't sound right at all. They definitely would have taken bug reports. This stuff however... it's a bit surprising how much of the big stuff can get by bug testers sometimes. I was one, and I admit things like this are a little on the "Huh... really...?" side of things. It's really tough once you play a game so much not to do things as you always have, and QA testers have to constantly reinvent themselves as players in order to keep finding things with each new release/patch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "LOL, Square wouldn't accept any bug reports from the open beta testers to begin with."

    Not sure why this got downvoted when it's true. Open beta testers and even closed beta testers that joined after phase 3 started were blocked from posting on the beta forums.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:14 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @07:29: It's called taking a loan :P They should have that in more MMOs.

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    Comment by alidan
    13:38 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Crim
    02:48

    i want you to think of this. you want to practice a spell, lets say a school of magic not used for combat, something that enhances your abilitys or skills, how would you practice that in real life?

    in a room, than sleep and do it again.

    its not really a but and in all honesty its not game breaking either.

    im not defesnding oblivion, but the real flaws are not how you level up magic, its the whole magic system... i can only shoot a fire ball, what if i want a constant stream of fire from my hands?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, Square wouldn't accept any bug reports from the open beta testers to begin with.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    00:02 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, exp griefing fail, Square.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    00:51 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL WUT

    A beta test without feedback? WTF?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    02:28 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    AND NOTHING OF VALUE WAS LOS-
    oh wait, there was....

    Same dung from a shitty game. Next!

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    Comment by Schrobby
    01:55 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, that seems to be kinda standard nowadays...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The customers are their beta testers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a feature.
    It's well deserved Karma!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The one who discovered it deserves a Nobel Prize. Lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 27/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2010 Nobel Prize in PS3 gaming

    awarded to

    [insert picture]
    Anon
    Internet
    b. 2008

    for 'discovery of a solution in circumventing Square Enix trolling in relation of XP limitation'.





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