Sigh, did I not get across what I meant? I really can't stand when I read what I've posted and it sounds fine to me, because I type the way I speak. But comes across without the intended inflection. Allow me to try again.
I've never played WoW, therefore I do not know if the things said about it, both positive and negative, are true. That being said, I personally would not pass judgment on it. I have on the other hand heard (A lot) of people say that WoW has catered to a simpler play style, and the people who have said it mostly do not seem to enjoy that fact. IF that's the case (and again, let me insert that since I'm not a WoW player I do not know for a fact if it is or isn't) I would not want to see FFXIV also cater to that brand of play style to boost it's numbers.
So why comment and say something you have literally and absolutely NO idea about?
Not to sound rude but just because someone else or a lot of people say one thing doesn't mean it is true. I love when people generalize.
Everyone thought Waterworld was a terrible movie but i liked it... just because it was bad.
And actually if FFXIV does anything they will cater exactly to the WoW crowd. ***** the FFXI diehards they can make more money off a friendly game that tons of kids and adults can play.
P.S. I am not defending WoW in any respect i hate it too but i understand where it's coming from and respect it for that. Oh and i have played it for a fair bit. Probably a year or two worth of play total with lots of lich king endgame content
Back on topic. I can almost bet it will be, before christmas... way too many holiday sales they would miss if they didn't have it out. People that managed to hold out through FFXI or are looking for a new game would love to get it for Christmas... i would :) Although i will just buy it myself, much easier. Edited, Apr 27th 2010 7:53am by boriss