Hey all i was browsing through the new videos on gametrailers and i found a rather interesting trailer for an online beta.
Course, the graphics and artstyle are pretty buggy and generic. Compared to todays more stylized MMo's and especially compared to FFXIV and ffxi's japanese grounded fantasy look, i probably wont ever play because that world just looks empty/boring.
But it did have some very interesting ideas behind it. Basically whoever was developing it thought all the little innovations of todays mmo's were not really innovations at all. They stripped out map and radar, instances and tout that you can 'change' the world and that the game would be based on 'skill'. i decided to check some sort of review out and found this
the interesting thing that struck me is that the reviewer stated that the absence of a radar actually made the game feel more immersive since you were actually lost. In FFXI you were pretty much lost when you didn't buy the map to the area. I believe that it was actually a nice feeling being lost in a unfamiliar area. Granted, in a Beta everyone is lost even with a map.
So what do you guys think about this other mmo? whether your impressions are from the beta or just watching the trailer i would like to know. How much userfriendliness do you want in FFXIV? What kind of Userfriendliness do you want?