I just checked the pics on that site... Jesus H Christ it looks like FFXI... Just prettier. There's tele-crystals (or homepoints), one place looks like Rolanberry, another like a mix between Kuftal and the Shakrimi Maze (sp). Is this just a nex-gen boxing of XI's areas? Are they pulling a Nintendo and selling us the same game again? (Pokemon) lol
I can definitely see where you're coming from.
One could also ask: "The races look pretty much the same...just better graphics. Does changing their names really mean they're going to be different?"
How different of a game will it really be?
The armory and job(less) system seems different. I also am very intrigued by the Guildleves.
The cities, from what I can tell from the screenshots, look very different as well. I'm really looking forward to exploring them.
What about skills and spells? Will they retain the same names? Raise, Haste, Cure? Or something entirely different? And if it is different, does that make the game different?
However, I've played a lot of different games, and almost every single one has some area that looks strikingly similar to ones from a previous game. And some even have races that look very similar to those in a completely unrelated game. But they are clearly two separate games.
I am interesting the Guildleves and questing parts of this game. I'm also interested in skills and how they are acquired (aside from 'weapons').
What interaction is there between the three cities listed thus far?
Although the races look almost the same, but with different names, I think it will take more than similar races and somewhat similar landscapes (something seen in many unrelated MMORPGs) to say this is just going to be a high-def version of FFXI.
There is so much we don't know yet that can really swing the balance either way.