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Square Enix to limit experience gain in Final Fantasy XIV

Nobuaki Komoto, the director of Final Fantasy XIV has advised that there will be limits on the amount of time you can gain experience each week.

The system essentially is based around 'experience fatigue' as follows:

  • Within the first eight hours of play you earn experience as normal
  • The seven hours past this time will gradually reduce the amount of experience you earn
  • After fifteen hours of gameplay are up, no experience can be earned
  • When you are not levelling you recover your 'fatigue' slowly
  • As each week passes the experience system will reset back to 100% earning irrelevant of fatigue status

Komoto compares this to real life where no one can train forever non-stop and advises the aim is to allow players with less time available to not lose out to those with more time. However he is also quick to point out that this is still being balanced based on player feedback as the open beta begins shortly.

Final Fantasy XIV is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) in development by Square Enix. It will be released on PC on September 22 in the United States, Japan and Europe. The game will later be released on the PlayStation 3 next year.


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Square Enix to limit experience gain in Final Fantasy XIV


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  1. If I play it won't be an issue for me, I don't have a lot of time left these days for gaming, and I certainly don't want to invest the kind of time I have in the past for World of Warcraft.

    People are saying this is a positive thing to avoid epic game addiction, though the other argument that game people will play for monthly shouldn't cap the amount of time you can gain experience. I guess we'll see how it turns out.

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  2. This sounds like a good idea. If I were to play it would affect me either. It's not like the plan will stop grinding completely. There are all sorts of items and stuff you usually have to grind in MMOs, right?

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  3. Yes and it only stops your experience for the particular class you were playing, so you can then go and level another one.

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