FFXIV: ARR Beta Phase 3 – Character Creation Feedback

Character Creation

Feedback Status Comment
Please include color sliders. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 Instead of implementing a color slider, we are implementing a feature where players can choose colors that compliment the character types and make it so each race is recognizable. On top of that, we have increased the number of options to 192 colors for hair, hair highlights, skin and eye color. Also the colors are placed in the order of gradation so that they’ll be able to be selected instinctively.
Please tell us how our characters will be affected when choosing our patron deity. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 Starting from Beta phase 3, your starting elemental attributes will change depending on the guardian deity you select. Also in the character creation menu, changes to the elemental attributes will be displayed when selecting a guardian deity.
I’d like to be able to check both voice and emotes as a set when selecting my character’s voice. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 Starting in Beta phase 3, every voice option will offer five different voice samples that play with matching emotes.
Please implement hair physics and add more hairstyles. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 Starting in Beta phase 3, hair physics will be implemented and will cause the character’s hair to react when moving. We will continue to expand the application of the physics engine based on the game performance. As for the amount of hairstyles, it will be pretty much the same as the release version in Beta 3 and additional hairstyles will be added during the version update. With the addition of a hairstyle changing feature, you will be able to change the hairstyle of your character.
Please make it possible to select the color of hair bands and ribbons for female characters like in 1.0. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 In Beta phase 3, most of the options that were available in 1.0 will become available. However the following adjustments will be made.- We’ve limited the color of the clasps in hairstyle 4 for female Miqo’te from 4 options to 2 (gold and silver) because it was too difficult to tell the difference between colors.- We’ve limited the color on the clasps in hairstyle 3 for male Roegadyn from 4 options to 3 (gold, silver and blue). We removed the fourth option because the gold and yellow options were too similar.
Please add backgrounds that go along with the city-state you have chosen to the backdrops for character creation. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 We introduced a sunny La Noscean coastline and an arid Thanalan desert preview backgrounds in Beta phase 3. Additionally, we added a midday and evening time selection feature to the three outdoor backgrounds.
Please make a separate character creator so that we can create our characters ahead of time and import then into the game when it launches. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 We’ve prepared a new benchmark where you can create a character and save the character data, and then import it into the game. You’ll also be able to save any characters created inside the game itself as well. We will announce details on this in the future.
*The new benchmark is scheduled to be released between Beta 3 and 4.
Can you make it possible to turn the background music off when selecting a voice? Addressed in Beta Phase 3 We’ve made it so that system configuration can be opened from within character creation. You’ll be able to customize your music and sound effect volume via the Sound Settings option.
If you implement sliders, please add numerical values alongside them. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 We’ve changed multiple areas to utilize a slider system, and minute adjustments are now possible.
Can you please make it so you choose your character’s gender before selecting a race? Addressed in Beta Phase 3 In Beta phase 3, we’ve made changes so that you can select race and gender at the same time.
Please make the voice setting option the very last option. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 This has been addressed in Beta phase 3!
Please make the squares for color selection have gradations. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 This has been addressed in Beta phase 3!
When playing multiple voice samples in a row, please end the previous sample before starting the next. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 This has been addressed in Beta phase 3!
In regards to hair color, if for example dark grey is shown on the menu, the character’s hair will often become white or another color different from what is shown in the menu. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 We’ve addressed this so that the new palette and the actual colors are much closer. However, since the in-game lighting will largely affect this, it might seem to be slightly different looking depending on the time of day and the environment you are in. We’ve introduced a lot more times and backgrounds in which you can preview your character, so please be sure to check out your character beforehand.
Please make female Miqo’te tails thicker and longer. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 In Beta phase 3 we’ve implemented version 1.0 tail patterns and made it possible to choose thicker tails as well. The amount implemented in phase 3 will be the same for release.
Please let us select our birthday based on the Gregorian Calendar. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 While it won’t be exactly as seen in feedback, we will be making it so the Gregorian calendar is displayed for the corresponding Eorzean calendar.
It’s difficult to compare character voices. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 We’ve edited the 5 sample voices so it’s easier to listen and compare each type.
When selecting a voice, the samples available sound quite sexual, so I’d like to hear them talking instead to decide. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 In Beta phase 3 it will be possible to select your voice as you watch emotes, so please check it out and let us know your feedback.
When continuously hitting the sample voices make it sound inappropriate, so please have a laughing voice be played first. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 In Beta phase 3 it will be possible to select your voice as you watch emotes, so please check it out and let us know your feedback.
It’s difficult to select voices for female Lalafell with only the current sounds they make. Please make them actually speak. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 In Beta phase 3 it will be possible to select your voice by selecting from different expressions, so please check it out and let us know your feedback.
There are some hairstyles used from other races that appear to overlay making it seem strange. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 In Beta phase 3 we’ve fixed three hair styles that were causing most of the issues: female Miqo’te hair type 9 and 12, and female Lalafell hair type 11.
The shadow underneath female Roegaydn and female Elezens’ noses are quite dark, and from far away they look like monkeys. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 We’ve made adjustments so that the skin lighting looks much nicer, and the black spots due to shadows will not be as noticeable.
Please add an option to change which side of the face tattoos and beauty marks are placed. Addressed in Beta Phase 3 We’ve added a feature to change the location of face paint to the right or left side.
Please make it possible to create a character while you are not logged in. Currently Addressing for Limited Time Implementation The new benchmark for the PC version will allow you to create a character offline, save the data, and then import it into the game. Also, in Beta phase 3 it will be possible to save/load character data for both the PS3 version and PC version.
Please make it possible to move the camera up and down at the character creation screen. Planning to Address in Beta Phase 4 Planning to implement this in time for Beta 4 and the official release.
Please make the hair for each character smoother and more voluminous. Planning to Address in Beta Phase 4 For Beta phase 3 we’ve pushed the quality to the maximum, so the hair you see in phase 3 is the quality you will see at official release. Any further increases in quality will be almost unnoticeable. However, in regards to graphics, with DirectX11 support launching after official service begins, the quality will increase even more.
It’s hard to tell the standard of character height, so please make it possible to compare between each race. Planning to Address in Beta Phase 4 We are currently looking into making it so you can compare heights somehow. We’re discussing effective methods to do this that meet system memory demands.
Please make it possible to have close-ups and freely select emotes during character creation. Planning to Address in Beta Phase 4 We would like to look into whether it is possible to select emotes after Beta phase 4. When selecting face options and hair, the camera will zoom in on the face, and when selecting voices it will be possible to watch emotes.
Please make it possible to select long hair for rugged male characters as well. Planning to Update after Official Service Begins We will be adding hairstyles and colors after launch, and it will be possible to change these via Beauty Salons and other content. We are also looking into making it so there are long hair choices for males.
Please add an option to change the direction of hairstyles. Planning to Update after Official Service Begins Due to the graphics system, we are unable to add options to change the hair directions left or right, but after launch we will be implementing a Beauty Salon and other content where we would like to address this.
There are no ponytails for Elezen. Planning to Update after Official Service Begins We would like to address this via the Beauty Salon or other content that is to be added after launch.
Please increase the number of eyebrow types. Planning to Update after Official Service Begins Due to the graphics system it is difficult to change the types of eyebrows, so we would like to look into realizing this through face paint.
Please add more wild animal-like face types for female Miqo’tes. Also, please add the male Miqo’te emotes for them as well. Planning to Update after Official Service Begins We would like to look into adding this with different face paint. In regards to animations, it wil remain as is for now, but we would like to look into this when we add emotes.
Please add more physique differences for each race. Also, please add plain hairstyles that you would find in real life. Planning to Update after Official Service Begins In regards to plain hair styles, we would like to look into addressing this with the Beauty Salon and other content that will be added after launch.
Please make the “Return” feature easier to understand. Continuing to Discuss We’ve made adjustments to the Beta phase 3 character creation screens to make it easier to understand, and will continue to make adjustments to make it easier to use.
Please show the reason why a prohibited character name is prohibited. Working as Intended We do not have any plans to release a list of prohibited words or share the reasons for why certain words are prohibited. Please try and select a different name in the event that an error message appears.
When creating a Lalafell character the light does not hit their face, so please change the placement of the light source. Working as Intended We’ve made adjustments so that light hits each race’s face when rotating your character. We’ve prepared a camera control guide and multiple maps for character creation in Beta phase 3, which will allow you to see your character from a variety of angles.
When selecting hair highlights it changes the color of all of the hair, so please make it change only a portion. Working as Intended The hair or highlights are in certain patterns depending on the overall shape, and what is implemented in Beta phase 3 is the final version.
It’s not good that the Miqo’te face markings are tied to certain face types. Working as Intended The patterns on Miqo’te face types are not face paint or tattoos, they are something that they are born with. With that said, they are tied to female Miqo’te face types. This is something the development team wants to adhere to and we appreciate your understanding.
Please make it possible to alter shoulder width and the amount of muscle for each race. Working as Intended Due to our graphics system, it’s not possible to have sliders to adjust shoulder width, bone structure, or muscle mass. Additional adjustments beyond what we have currently would require more machine power, and the current specs are the result of consideration for balance between graphics and performance.
When selecting muscle definition, there isn’t much of a difference between choices. Working as Intended The detail of muscle definition has been implemented in such a way that does not require machine power, and the method present in Beta phase 3 is at the limit.
Please make it possible to remove the tattoos on male Miqo’te. No Plans to Address The director has made the decision not to do this. The male Miqo’te markings are a special characteristic of the race, and aren’t actually tattoos. They are born with these markings and they become deeper in color as they grow older, but similar to people who have thin and thick facial hair, there are individual differences. With that said, there are some female Miqo’te face types that do not have this, but all of the male face types do. This is something the development team wants to adhere to and we appreciate your understanding.
Male Lalafells have no nipples. Please implement them. No Plans to Address After looking into this, we have decided that we will not be addressing this.
All of the races’ necks are too long. No Plans to Address Since the proportions have been decided after looking at the balance when all of the gear has been equipped, furthur adjustment would destroy the balance, so we will be keeping the body balance as it is now.
When making character height shorter, please also make the head size match. No Plans to Address It wouldn’t be possible to use common animation and would greatly increase the PC requirements, so what is currently implemented is working as intended.
Instead of having your character reload each time you change their height in character creation, I think just a silouette would be fine if it helped the issue. No Plans to Address Because changing height does not require data to be loaded, players can make adjustments in real time without issue.
Please add more options for face types and facial hair. No Plans to Address The options in Beta phase 3 are at the limit due to the fact that the number of facial hair/face type options have been stabilized for efficient memory usage and for operation on a wide range of PC and hardware specs. However, this does not mean that we cannot add to this ever again, so we will inform you whenever the time comes.
Please increase the number of face types. No Plans to Address In regards to face types, the amount that have been implemented for Beta phase 3 are the same amount that will be available at release. After release, we will be looking into whether to prioritize new races or addition of face types. (Whether we accept plastic surgery is a separate issue.)
Please make it so some aspects are not locked into certain face types. No Plans to Address We’ve adjusted and prepared special face options for each face type, and made it so face paint can be used on all face types. Sorry, but please understand that this is a feature of the game.
Please make it possible to set bust sizes slightly larger. No Plans to Address The current bust sizes have been adjusted to values that fit within the body balance of each race, so the bust sizes in Beta phase 3 are in their final state.
Please eliminate racial stats. No Plans to Address We apologize, but we have no plans to eliminate racial stats.
I want to choose my world before making a character. No Plans to Address If we were to make it possible to select worlds before character creation, since a character slot on the selected world would be held during character creation and it would be difficult to explain about worlds to those playing an MMO for the first time, the way it is implemented currently is working as intended. However, we will be making it so that character data saving is possible, and if there is a log in error when creating a character you won’t have to start over from the beginning.

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