This is not what I thought this thread would turn into.
For me FFXIV the world does not feel real and in a mmo it does need to feel real.
Pretty impossible to get killed, nothing really goes on, everything is on a rubber band. Having everything in the game instance just does not feel right. Lots of people play the game but they all seem bored of the instances.
There is so much content pouring out but it is always the same. When cool content is added like housing it is pretty much useless and seems like that may never change. Subdivisions are completely dead.
The game does allot right. It is easy to pick up. It has a very easy to use control and interface. SE stories and cut-scenes are great. Mission are pretty straight forward and easy to follow. Crafting is actually fun and this is the first MMO where I could say that.
I had so much fun with this game 0-50. Then WP AK runs hit and that stunk. I was getting on every night just to do this. Then the game did not change since then and is exactly the same. Think about it not much has changed. I get on to run the last 3 dungeons over and over it has not changed since endgame started. I liked coil and thought hey this is what the game needs till we hit turn 5.
I like the raids but it is only a distraction really, it gear is not the best but is nice filler gear but again it is over and over. This game does not lack content it lack original content.
When I left FFXI for this game I did not want it to be FFXI exactly. I wanted a game that took up less time. I hated WOW so I did not want this game to be that. Anyway the game felt really cool for a while.
You know I love spending time to get something too.. I like having hard to get items like the original relic was even thought that was stupid and was not much better than other gear, then they take it away.. If I am going to spend time grinding I want something that is worth grinding for and I do not wan it outdated in a patch or two. I think that is the biggest short coming in this, nothing in this game is worth grinding or working for. I mean there are allot of people that just come back for patches and why is that? Tesee and I pretty much have become that with FFXIV. We come back to keep up so if we ever comeback we are not to far behind. That is what our problem is there is not much to fill in the time inbetween, they hand you gear pretty much. That is the problem for Me and Tesee the meat is not there. What do we do for those weeks inbetween patches and there is nothing to do but run the same dungeons over and over for worthless gear. You need a reason to play the game other than just story, if you want story just play a RPG and not a MMO.
You know last night we were listing things we wanted to do in FFXI and FFXIV.
Open last dungeon and open deep dungeon.
(We are not even looking forward to running them)
Finish melding crafting set (Melding stinks too when you get 30 breaks and again not looking forward to it)
I want my Lu Shang's rod.
(There is nothing like this in FFXIV and there should be. This would give people something to do in between patches)
We want to finish the fishing quest up.
I need to finish sky the last fight.
The last fight in Rhapsodies
Finish seekers of Adoulin.
Finish AF gear and relic gear. (Again this what they need to fill in the time. All gear set in FFXI are still up gradable to be useful in this game)
Continue monster raising.
Do the quest for new mounts.
Collect more Trust
The list goes on.
For us we probably be best to play both games because we have the time but it cost to much with mules and retainers.
Edited, Aug 1st 2016 11:18am by Nashred