FFXI had the best storyline of any MMO I have ever seen.
Completeing CoP and getting rank 10 were simply awesome.
To the point where I went on youtube and watched them as many times as possible.
I just wish you could have to option to watch all the CS in tandem for a fee in the game, Ie: entire CoP cut scene storyline watchable for 10 Beast seals or w/e.
And I wish that it wasn't so difficult for alot of players to progress far enough to see the great storyline and CS that were in FFXI. Alot of my friends never made it past the promyvions or CoP 4-2, and thus never got to experience the awesomeness that was the real heart of FFXI.
I used to think getting to hear the song at the end of CoP was a special reward that only a few could share... now I feel like it was a shared experience that too few got.
I am all for making storyline even more prevalent in the next iteration, and even for keeping certain moments (like the end of CoP) a special occasion for achieving a special goal, but I hope there are moments like that accessible to even the most casual of players.
WoW has the deeper backstory, and more lore to it, but never did the game itself utilize story the way FFXI did. Even with the wrathgate scene.. it felt like too little too late. I used to be a quest junkie (I was in FFXI for sure) but in WoW I found quests to be lackluster aside from perhaps a reward or achievement. I would rather PvP or raid.. not much point to questing. In FFXI I would complete every new quest they released for the story, that was all the reward I needed. (looking at you Aht Urhgan quests involving the generals backstories)
Personally I don't care if they run me all the way around the world and back, if the story is worth it I am happy to put in the travel time.
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