I'm still playing XI and have been for quite some time. Despite announcing the suspension of service for consoles, this development team accelerated the update schedule. It also seems as they're splitting time between adding/adjusting content as well as making the game more PC conscious.
I know they've said that they were done with expansions, but the amount of juice this game can squeeze from shifting to PC almost makes it seem like they're shifting to XI Remastered. I know that it's been said that they would not be continuing to make expansions, but we all know how SE has been when it comes to their track record. Level uncapping, mount system, tons more storage space... ect.
I just play the game I enjoy the most at this point. Since my time is a bit more limited these days it feels like doing one thing takes away from the other. XIV feels more like it takes away from what I could be doing in XI than the other way around. If I had more time then I'd probably play both games(among others). XI would probably still get more time since there's so much more of the game I want to experience.
How is the populations after they dropped the consoles?
what do you mean level uncapping?
We came back to FFXI for about 3 months before they dropped the console.
We have been keeping up reading the updates since they dropped the consoles.
It has surprised me how much they keep adding. Even added some Adoulin missions.
We saw they added the new mount system which is something Tesee would like. She really likes collecting things.
She likes FFXIV way more than I did. She like it because it was easier and didn't suck up our lives like FFXI did. She liked collecting minions and doing things like the site seeing logs etc. That said she still does not shy away from challenge, she is farther along in extreme primals than me. But she hates the whole armor upgrade just like me, It is ridiculous. She like really likes FFXIV crafting and so did I. She never did any crafting in FFXI and she played for a long time.
For FFXI though I do not think at this point it would suck up all our time anymore because there really is no rush. I know more content is coming out than anyone expected and it seems like quality content but it aint so much you feel like you have to be on everyday to stay caught up.
I will tell you going back to FFXI you feel how old it is sometimes. They could update the auction house, crafting, menu and controls. If crafting were better in FFXI I think it would be a no brainier. Crafting for the most part now seems worthless.
I also hate the I level system, it makes it feel like stats no longer matter like in FFXIV. Still the game feels more fun than FFXIV.
I think I would feel better if they dropped the price some. I also hate having to buy another PC when we bought two PS4 for FFXIV.
Tesee does not want to drop FFXIV completely because if we ever go back she does not want to loose her house. So paying for 2 games stinks.
Sometimes we feel we should just stick with FFXIV even though we do not care much for end game and the progression system. Sometimes we feel like buying a pc to go back to FFXI because there is allot we want to finish. I know the 3 months we went back to FFXI we had more fun playing than the whole end game of FFXIV.
Tesee loves the monster raising and if there was a reason to she could do that all day..
I want to get my lu shang's fishing rod. This is the kind of stuff they need to add to ffxiv.
No gill sellers when we went back either.
Sometimes it is just the feeling of nostalgia pulling us to FFXI too. When you actually play it you realize it aint the same old FFXI and it has changed for the better and for the worse. Almost all our friends are gone too and i think that is the hardest part. Allot of the stuff we liked to do is dead and allot of the areas we liked.
We thought maybe I should go back for a month and find us a good LS and just see what it is like. That was the odd thing we went back for 3 months and not one LS invite. Seems everyone is pretty happy with what they have. I ran into a old friend and he was going to get us into his ls but he disappeared. Odd since he played FFXI that long and almost every day and was buying a pc to play on once the console dropped. I am guessing something happened in real life. I thought it would be the opposite when going back, people would have less to do so they would be looking to help people out. We did not try to hard to find a LS either because we were only there to finish the last set of missions till console dropped.
Seems most people were just standing around not doing much. Almost felt like these people have been playing the game so long that they know nothing else so they log on everyday even if they do nothing, maybe just to talk to friends. Sometimes it feels like they are afraid to move on.
I know the feeling of play that game so long and to me sometimes it does feel like a hole was left when leaving it. FFXIV should have filled it but it did not.
We hate tv and stay up pretty late so after 7 or 8 we do not have much to do so it is video games for us. When we are not playing it is pretty boring especially in the winter when there is not much to do..
I know this post is all over the place but it is random feelings about both games. it helps me decide if I should stay with FFXIV or buy a new PC for Tesee to play FFXI. not a easy decision for us.
Anyone know of a decent low priced pc that can easily handle FFXI? Edited, Jul 27th 2016 11:06am by Nashred Edited, Jul 27th 2016 11:10am by Nashred Edited, Jul 27th 2016 11:16am by Nashred Edited, Jul 27th 2016 1:22pm by Nashred