• New Benchmark for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with Character Creation

    With the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn imminently approaching mere weeks away, prospective players may be wondering how their computer will fare with the MMO with all of the changes made since the last benchmark. Well your curiosity can be sated: the Square-Enix development team has released a brand new official benchmark.

    You can download the new benchmark program at the following links:
    -Benchmark for NA players
    -Benchmark for EU players

    The benchmark program involves the playing of a cutscene, where the program will analyze how your computer is handling the scenes, and then gives out a final performance score. The scoring system is similar to the last benchmark, with a score under 1000 meaning your computer is insufficient to run FFXIV, and over 9000 7000 meaning you are easily capable of running to game at max settings. A recommended score to run the game at the default settings is between 2000-2499, but lower scores above 1000 will still be able to run the game on lower settings. You can lower or raise the settings in the benchmark program to see how your computer will handle it.

    What is your benchmark score?

    But wait, there’s more!

    The benchmark software also includes FFXIV’s character creation program. You can import character data from the beta, or create whole new characters. You can then customize your characters just like you will be able to for the actual game. The new character data you create can then be saved for later use in the full version of A Realm Reborn!

    Save your character data for use in the actual game!

    So what is your new benchmark score? And more importantly, what silly characters are you creating due to beta withdrawal?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Benchmark for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with Character Creation started by Raistlin View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. Aulayna's Avatar
      Aulayna -
      It's a shame the only class in the Benchmark is Paladin. I want to see what the levelling gear looked like for other classes and jobs
    1. Raistlin's Avatar
      Raistlin -
      Yeah, it would be more potential for entertainment if you could see all the different artifact armors. But maybe they're still tweaking them for other classes, or at least not finished implementing them into the character creation tool.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      Yeah, I was really hoping we'd get to see all the other artifact armor. It would have helped me decide between Lalafel and Roegadyn.

      Also, my benchmark score is 8435 on maximum at 1920 X 1080.
    1. The Summoner of Leviathan's Avatar
      The Summoner of Leviathan -
      My Character:

      Attachment 45479


      Resolution: 1920x1080
      Settings: Standard (Desktop)
      Score: 7819

      I got lower scores and framerates at the higher settings but I'm okay with that!
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      Wait, has Phase 4 started?
    1. The Summoner of Leviathan's Avatar
      The Summoner of Leviathan -
      Nope, just there is a character creation tool in the benchmark.
    1. Ouch!'s Avatar
      Ouch! -
      Players datamined the crap out of this benchmark already, and it's revealed some pretty interesting stuff. All of arcanist/scholar/summoner's skills have been revealed as well as some significant changes to existing abilities for other classes/jobs. A compiled list of all these changes and updates can be found on reddit.

      There was a lot of re-balancing of the classes. MNK got nerfed a bit in the base potency of their abilities, but it now has MRD as a class for cross-class-skills instead of GLD, which offers a bit more in the way of useful damage abilities. Similarly, DRG lost ARC and gained MRD. This should put both MNK and DRG on equal footing (DRG was a clear favorite because of how powerful combinations of some of the ARC abilities with LNC/DRG abilities were). CNJ/WHM also got a buff across the board with the potency of all of their healing spells, which is nice.

      Final Fantasy XIV : A Realm Reborn (FFXIV ARR) Database has also updated with new weapons. Most notable additions are the Allagan weapons and armor, which are presumably drops from Bahamut. They are now among the most powerful weapons and armor in the game (item level 90). Relic weapons have been readjusted to item level 80, but +1 versions (item level 90) have been revealed, as well as +1 versions of artifact armor.

      Edit: It's worth noting that SE has been running around with C&D orders having sites take down data mined from the benchmark. Consequently, XIVDB has rolled back to phase 3 data. Kind of a bummer, but it'll all be back up as soon as phase four rolls around anyway.
    1. Varnis's Avatar
      Varnis -
      Average Framerate:65.963
      Performance:Extremely High
      -Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

      Screen Size: 1920x1080
      Screen Mode: Full Screen
      Graphics Presets: Maximum
    1. KentaRawr!'s Avatar
      KentaRawr! -
      My computer pretty much exploded when I tried to run the benchmark cutscenes, but I had a lot of fun designing different characters. :P I attached all of their mugshots as a crappily-made collage.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      Playing around with other hair styles for my Roegadyn...

      What looks best?
    1. KentaRawr!'s Avatar
      KentaRawr! -
      I like the one on the right most.
    1. Rostum's Avatar
      Rostum -
      Thanks, me too! Done deal. These are my characters for the game, my Lalafel will be me 1.0 Legacy character and my Roe will be a brand new character! I'm excited!

    1. Raine's Avatar
      Raine -
      Hah I played around a lot with character creation..so much fun
      Here are my best results:
      First one will be my new character, second one probably my alt, and one the third one I tried to create myself..just a lot cuter ^^

      Attachment 46141
      And here are my male characters!

      Attachment 46142

      Which ones do you like best?

      Edit: Okay for some reason there is a huge picture of Raine attached. Can somebody help me removing it? xD
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      I'm downloading this to run now.
    1. ThornQueen's Avatar
      ThornQueen -
      I like your second and third ladies best, Raine. The third I think looks best if you're going to play a kind of mage, she just seems like she'd be a magic user, I'm not sure why!

      I think I'll use both of these two for sure, I just don't know who to make my main... I love them both! I'll be using a bard/archer at first, and I kind of like the Hyur for my Dragoon but... she's just so BAMF.
      Attachment 46205

      Here are some others I made playing around, though this girl Miqo'te might replace the other since she is growing on me more and more. The Lallafel I'll use if I make a mage, and who knows if/what I'll use this smexy man as.

      Attachment 46206
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      You know you only need to make one character for all the jobs, right, TQ? =o Making different characters for each of the classes sounds like a lot of work, as if you want to have highly effective jobs then you need to level up other jobs on the same character too (since they borrow actions from each other). For example, I leveled up my white mage a bit so that my Paladin could use Raise and Protect etc.

      Not saying not to do it... just making sure you're aware.
    1. ThornQueen's Avatar
      ThornQueen -
      I know, I'm just an alt-a-holic.

      My Bard will be my main who might dabble in the others classes for things it needs, but I put a lot of thought in to everyone's personality once I start playing so I just can't warrant using one character for all the jobs simply because I'll get all weird about it not making sense etc.

      tl;dr I'm just indecisive with designs.
    1. Loony BoB's Avatar
      Loony BoB -
      xD Fair enough!
    1. KentaRawr!'s Avatar
      KentaRawr! -
      I'm really torturing myself since I'm fairly positive that I'm not going to be able to play this, but I've tinkered around with the character creation enough that I think I've come up with what my hypothetical character would be if I did play. I even came up with a name! "Ro'Kenta Nunh".

    1. Raine's Avatar
      Raine -
      Thanks! Well,I won't use the Hyur lady..as BoB said, too many different characters is just too much work for me xD But yeah, maybe I use the other Elezen to say Hi to my friends on other servers.
      I like your Hyur lady! And the second Miqote, as the combination with the bright green eyes and the hair looks really stunning!

      And Rawr...that male Miqo looks great Though the posing is horrible xD And the name sounds cool
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