I think that the first year when there is little to no info about the quests we get is in fact the best time of the game. Being a MMO it forces us to interact with other people. We cant simply switch windows and look up the info and go our merry way alone into the what should have been unknown but is now known cause we looked it up. It forces us to do two things, Explore, as well as interact with other people. The later of the two seems rather lacking thanks to the many websites at our disposal. (Dont get me wrong, I look up stuff all the time.)
The early days of a game, are the ones that help us form bonds with others as we go and discover new things not just alone, but as linkshells and groups. Its the stuff that long lasting friendships are made of on a game. For those of us that played FFXI, think of the first time you saw a twister in Altepa, or the rainbow in La Theine Plateau, or the first run to Jeuno at a lower lv. For most of us it was one of those.."wow thats cool" moments. By not being able to simply look things up and going straight to our destination, we will have many more of those moments.
I look forward to going the wrong direction, getting hopelessly lost, and meeting others who are now like me surrounded by mobs that more then likely we should not be anywhere near and are about to eat us alive. I guess in short, I just like that it gives us true sense of adventure that a few years from the start will have worn off.
Edited, Mar 22nd 2010 10:17pm by Mistre edited cause I cant spell :P
Edited, Mar 22nd 2010 10:18pm by Mistre