I personally don't like being able to teleport almost anywhere. It makes people lazy. Being able to get anywhere with just the click of a button makes it harder to immerse oneself in the game.
I'm sure everyone here heard SE mentioned they want to make FFXIV better for casual players as well.
Look at below example, I'm sure everyone will cry
Mission: Crystals in Snow Mountain
Objective: Go to Uleguerand's Range and Kill the Eye there, drop off from the slope and get into the cave and examine a crystal at (G-5), an eye will pop, kill it
Imagine you get this mission from Bastok, there is no teleports.. u have to ride your chocobo to Ronfaure or something, get thru that whatever tunnel place and blahblahblah to Xacarbard then Ulegeurand's Range... and then you have to dodge all those tigers... buffalos.. oh sh*t, you got aggroed by the bats and died.
you have no reraise... do a /sea and nobody wants to raise you... ok Homepoint...
ok.. Restart... same routine... ok you go to the very top this time, oh sh*t, this time the true sight mob killed u...
ok... 3rd attempt... u passed Jormungand and the buffalo this time, but u miss the cave when u drop them the slope... ok u walk up again and got into the cave this time... u examine the crystal at (G-5) and nothing happens...
sh*t.. you forgot to talk to CID after you talk to Ironeater, you need to to CID to trigger the mission. oh sorry, u dont have warp.. u have to talk back to bastok and talk to CID to get the mission and restart again...
do you still want to walk??? :(
teleport and warp. yes please! Edited, Dec 19th 2009 11:42pm by Mostaru