Yes, but the concepts people are listing are too much like EVE imo. Controlling ships and fighting other ships with them and having that be a huge part of FFXIV's gameplay...
I, for one, hope they don't implement anything like that, and I can rest easy knowing they probably won't.
Ya pvping would be a bit to much(...unless you sorta warped to some sorta air arena..anyway that wont happen)...I dont care to pvp w/ ships anyway.
This is the most logical argument against personal airships that I can think of. If each person was able to own an airship, there would simply be thousands at any given time in the sky. Even if it were limited to one per LS, they would still blanket the sky.
Instead of the player controlling the ship, there are certain points at which a single player or party ship could land and like airships there would be like an active cutscene were you could walk around on the ship but they wouldnt be in the real time skies.
A reason for this would be that airships are on schedules, they only go to main cities...and these pods go to ports, which could be similar to telepads...but actual ship ports either alone or in medium sized cities like norgs size.
This is only a suggestion and a thought I had from watching trailer to minimize the whine of ppl complaining about travel time. I see so much complaint about that but no actual thought into what could be a solution, that if not implemented in the beginging could def. be implemented in an expansion...just add ports(similiar to telepads) and an npc are to which the pc or pc's could pay or talk to or trade item to use.
Too tired...no more...