Gamescon has given us a new glimpse at some content during a time when the initial awe was dying down from the original announcement. We have more information to provide fuel for speculation on everything from classes to professions to gameplay. Anyone feel renewed excitement for the game?
Personally, I'm very much liking the direction the game is taking. My only question at this point that I hope is answered by the time the Tokyo showing comes around (with hopefully an updated build of the game) is how rich and thoughtful the story is going to be.
I've longed for a game to come around that catches me the way FFXI did when I first started playing. I was absolutely grappled from day one with the game. I played daily...almost obsessively...for years. My wife joined me early and became quite as addicted as me, and now shares my excitement for FFXIV. I have memories of my pregnant wife, reclined in the lazy boy in our living room with a keyboard on her belly healing XP groups on her WHM. While some may say this is excessive...they are good memories of a game that would draw us in constantly.
I haven't been able to return to FFXI...and how I've longed to. The time requirement isn't ideal for having a toddler and two working parents, time at home is better spent horseplaying with my daughter than waiting for XP parties. I'm excited at the idea of a more casual friendly FF MMO...the very thing FFXIV is offering. It's looking good, and I'm desperately awaiting more information. Gamescon has definately left me excited for more information again.
Edited, Aug 21st 2009 8:29am by Ryneguy