After reading Finaa's post about guildleve it left me with this question: Will FFXIV be instanced like guildwars or open world like FFXI?
I really do hope that FFXIV is open world. It's a nice feeling to be out exploring and running into a fellow adventurer. Or saving/being saved from cerin death from a drive by heal.
But, on the other hand I would like to see Guildleve work like assualt missions. you choose your mission and you enter at a staging point and play your instance. If you have multiple members in your party it'll adjust the instance to all the chosen missions.
Instanced areas would allow for faster paced battles with less net code to handle and avoid congested areas like NM camps. Make neat scripted events. But would make the game feel less alive.
Anyone elses thoughts?