What ever happened to the FFXI mobile version that was still supposed to be a mmo? We never hear of it anymore.
Maybe because they realized how terrible of an idea that is, to make an entirely new game just for mobile instead of putting that money into updating the two games that we already have?
I really want to play a mmo that is FF based.
Well, good, because there's already two games there.
I am going to finish FFXI stories that I have not finished but I honestly have not touched 14 or 11 in months and I completely quit FFXIV.
Finishing the story in FFXI is but one of the many things one can do, in fact I just got a family member's Promathia done and we're going to duo Aht Urhgan here soon too. Yes, you can SOLO almost anything in the game now. Go see all of those sights you couldn't if you lacked a good linkshell back in the day!
I really wish SE would launch a MMO that is somewhere between FFXI and FFXIV. That is what I was hoping FFXIV was going to be.
This statement is kinda pointless when you don't elaborate on what you wanted from FFXI, but what you don't want from FFXIV.
You like the updated UI of FFXIV I'm assuming? But yet you want things to take absolutely forever to do like in FFXI? I'm having trouble understanding what exactly you want, and you wouldn't be the first to talk about it with this kind of language; I've read over the years many complaints how both games are "not what they wanted".
you want then?
In FFXIV I feel all they really tried to do is tick off anyone that played FFXI. They wanted to be the complete opposite.
No, they were trying to reel in the newer generation of MMO gamers that are used to World of Warcraft (and similar games). Hence, why XIV's UI is so friendly and familiar to anybody who has played WoW.
As far as what FFXI players want, I can tell you from the years upon years of experience with the XI community, they don't know what they want
. They complain about one thing, then when it is changed, they complain it was changed. There's no pleasing that crowd, and I learned that a long time ago.
They needed to give FFXI fan base something to do because as FFXI dies now
FFXI is not dying, lol. I'm on one of the lower populated servers, and you see plenty of people around.
I think most of the problem is, former FFXI players are not aware of how much the game changed. I mean, c'mon, I leveled a mule from 26 to 50 in about 2 or so hours while solo. As I stated previously, you can solo 99% of the game and there's enough to do that you could be at it for months, and that's not even factoring in side-quests.
that is a decent sized fan base to loose and most are not going to FFXIV. Most of FFXI players that were going to go to FFXIV from FFXI already did.
Maybe, but again, you kinda need to explain what you think FFXIV does wrong that alienates FFXI players.
What is funny is I know about 20 or so players who did and only 3 still play FFXIV. They now do not play either.
Maybe they got tired of MMOs in general? I burned out a couple years ago, but hey here I am back again.
Talking to allot of FFXI players they despise the game and some blame it for the downfall of FFXI now. If it were not for FFXIV the ffxi fan base would still be pretty strong.
So you're saying that XIV "failed" only because of the XI fanbase? I doubt it.
It just sounds like XIV is floundering a little and they need the same genius minds that brightened XI to brainstorm a few things for XIV.
The first few days after my recent (about 2-3 weeks ago) return to XI, I was absolutely shocked and amazed by some of the genius game design decisions I saw in the game, the whole game was changed so that it is an entirely different beast now, and I have found it rather cool. The last time I "quit" XI, I used to dread logging on because every time I did, I found myself drowsy at the keyboard. Not so much these days, I find myself going out and leveling on mules, chasing after this, and that and just having a good ole time.
If "MMO Sandbox" was ever a genre, I think FFXI would be it. Once you get a job to 99, you can literally do anything you want that you haven't already done yet (except for maybe some Adoulin and Ambuscade content? I'm not sure just how far you can get solo with item level gear. I've read that finishing Rhapsodies is possible with mild difficulty solo), and boy is there ever a ton
of stuff to do.
I'm really not understand the "Glass Half Empty" mindset here. Maybe it's because I was never hardcore at either game, maybe it's because I never really treated either game like a 2nd job, I don't know. Maybe most of the whole thing is a PEBKAC problem, where the players themselves are causing the very problems they have with the game (trying to rush the content as fast as they can, and then complain there's nothing to do). Edited, Nov 30th 2016 5:26pm by Lyrailis