So I've been thinking about this game a lot lately and I just wanna get some of my thoughts out and see what you like minded souls think. Most of them pertain to existing features in XI.
Chocobos: We all know they will be in XIV, my hope is they will be much more accessible and integrated into the game. For instance instead of doing a quest to earn the right to rent them the quest in XIV entails you raising and training your own chocobo. I know this is possible in XI but I'd like to see it on a more accessible level in XIV, just as simple as the chocobo quest in XI. This would garner a lot more attachment to your beloved bird and allow you access to them anytime you want. I see this as a great possibility as SE seems to be doing everything they can to make travel a breeze.
Mog House: Ofcourse your mog house was the centerpiece of your time in Vana'diel. Couldn't live without it. But even with function decoration they were so limited and bland they might as well just have been glorified bank safes.
I REALLY want to see them fleshed out in XIV. I'm not talking Sims level of details here but I'd just really like a degree of control over what is essentially my home in Eorzea. I want to feel the urge to go there for reasons other than storing items or logging off for the day. This is something I thought about a lot while adventuring in XI.
Weapon customization: I'd love to see a degree of aesthetic weapon customization in XIV. Personally I love getting in depth with my characters and I'd like to make my weapons feel more personal to me. Even an extremely basic system would satisfy me, I just want to be able to make my weapons my own.
Linkshells: Where would we be without LS? I hate to think, haha. But as far as clans or guilds go XI had one of the most basic systems I've ever seen. With XIV more than anything I wanna see whatever guild system they have fleshed out extremely well. I'm talking about assigning guild ranks and allotting responsibilites, having ways to indentify your guild with more than a circle of color and as far as being able to fund and construct a guild headquarters. Can you imagine? A place for you and your shell mates to gather, plan and make your own. This would increase immersion in the game world by 10 fold for me..
Well those are just some of my ideas. I'd love to hear what you think and hear some of your expanded ideas and original ideas / speculation of your own!
Really, I just want to talk about XIV. SO EXCITED.