So I, and I imagine many others, have been pouring over this website after the E3 announcement of FFXIV in 2010. My pulse raised, i got giddy and excited... and I haven't played FFXI in almost 4 years. But did my heart ever leave FFXI.. no.. I admit I checked in almost regularly on the playonline site seeing what was new but my life pushed me out of the MMORPGs.. I'm sure a lot of us had our reasons for leaving, but are there those who feel the way I do about coming back?
In many ways I hope XIV feels very familiar to XI as far as controls, leveling and the job/subjob system. Would I like to see more jobs available at the get go.. sure. But it was fun, really fun, grinding away to earn the extra jobs and leveling your subs.. and your sub for your sub! People in here are complaining that they had to level 4 jobs just to play as bard... I'm sorry.. but if you only wanted to level one job of twenty then you seriously aren't taking advantage of the game SE has presented. Remember when you actually had to fight Shiva, Titan, etc.. in a high level party before the level 20 fix (and i use that term loosely)for summoner! So what can we expect? Who knows.. I know i'll be checking my email regularly from annoucements from SE.. and more regularly I'll sink my teeth into some threads here... Fortunately, SE has years of feedback on XI to make XIV something we can all enjoy.
I call it "old school" FFXI FTW!
Job: All that are possible
Gear: I'm sure i'll be pimpin'