This has been brought up several times before as well and it really worries me. How can you have time to play FFXI _and_ FFXIV ? We do know how time consuming FF11 is and with that in mind then FF14 has to be the most casual MMO on the planet to be able to play both. It just don’t make any sense to me at least, unless there is no end game content or anything that requires any kind of time commitment or everything is solo able in the game and can be done at a rapid pace. Why else would the dev keeps saying over and over again that you can play both games at the same time?
Edited, Jun 28th 2009 2:42pm by Maldavian
Look at it this way:
Currently in XI, you have to either party up to gain xp which can take hours, or you go out and solo the xp yourself, which takes longer. If you're partying, it can take hours to actually get a party if you're LFG, and then you have a commitment to stay with the party for even more hours. As they said in the article, the only real advancement right now in XI is mob killing, which is time consuming.
In XIV, it sounds like they are adding multiple ways to advance your character besides killing mobs, which would allow for a much more casual playstyle, where you can log in, do what you want to do with the time you have, and then log out while still getting something accomplished.
As for playing both XI and XIV, that's easy. Many people play multiple MMOs at the same time, even hardcore raiders. Personally, I'm currently playing XI and LOTRO. I don't do endgame activities in XI, but I could in LOTRO if I wanted to since it's not quite as time consuming as XI. I don't play every day, but most days I log in a couple of hours here and there. It'll really all depend on how XIV is structured, and what the game has to offer on both a casual and endgame level.