I know there is a "things you'd like to see thread" but I decided to make one that's a bit more focused. There have been many discussions about the things that NEED to be fixed in this game, but what about the mechanics you enjoyed?
I'm glad that they are making a new game without a leveling system, but exp. chains was one of the unique features of FFXI that I really enjoyed. It helped you gauge how well you were killing mobs and gave you something to work towards.
Now I never had a 75 in FFXI (I quit before then cause I didn't have huge chunks of time that I wanted to dedicate toward making gil), so I'm sure exp. chains get less "effective" or "exciting" when you get to endgame, but this was a mechanic that I really enjoyed and I'd like to see a way of bringing a similar thing to FFXIV (which obviously can't be done with exp.)
Also, I really liked the idea of skillchains in FFXI, but they didn't get used all that often while leveling up in parties for many different reasons. I hope they find a way to make a better skill chain system that will play a larger role in FFXIV.
Any other thoughts or comments? Try to keep this a positive thread =)