Now THAT is awesome! We will now have a lvl 70 monster chasing some idiot all the way to beginer town and slaughter all the newbies in the area :D
I know I know...SE will find some way to prevent it....well....I hope.
It's called guards...every MMO without zones does it. Plus most MMOs have a radius that a mob chases you until it gives up. Edited, Aug 20th 2009 11:24am by Yogtheterrible
Not always true.
Perfect World is a popular MMORPG that does not have zones and, while it does have gaurds, the gaurds do not prevent monsters from coming into towns. Only players with negative PK karma.
For fun players sometimes bring high levels mobs with AoE attacks into the center of the main city where everyone sets up their shops. One hit and hundreds of dead people.
However, hopefully FFXIV will have gaurds to prevent monsters from getting into towns or something like
Or the mobs could be "leashed". Basically they stop chasing after a certain distance and sprint back to their original area. Honestly though its kind of obvious that they would have a seamless world since basically all other MMOs do it...
Even though mobs are sometimes leashed, a player can often hit it one more time to retain aggro and the mob's distance will reset so it will chase the player even farther.
Hopefully SE figures this out and doesn't let it happen.
Anyway, a world without zones is something I have always dreamed of. No more parallax backgrounds or still-life!
From the video at Gamescom it looks like you can see really far. I hope it's like Oblivion where you can stand on a mountain at the edge of the map and still see the Imperial City miles and miles away.