Is FFXIV going to be THAT much of a drastic change over FFXI? I ran FFXI's benchmark on my PC and scored a 7500, which is higher than the "Impossible to Guage" rating the Playonline.com gives. It runs FFXI flawlessly.
I also ran FFXIV's benchmark program. To my dismay, I scored a 286. Less than 1500 is unplayable. Has this happened to anybody else? How does a computer go from optimal on one game to completely laughable on another? Buy a new computer? Wait for it to be released on XBox 360? I suspended my FFXI account a couple months back in anticipation of FFXIV, and I was disheartened when I saw this.