I'm an FF MMO virgin!
And used to play WoW. (well, until a year ago.)
There I said it.
Although I have my excuses...
Back when FFXI was released I didn't have the hardware for it nor the money to upgrade. I remember running the benchmark on my machine again and again hoping it would miraculously improve, alas it never did.
So instead I had to move on with life.
Eventually WoW came along and it was a game my poor machine could handle, albeit it looking like a PoS and on I went. By the time I upgraded my machine I always heard stories of how FFXI was pointless without masses of time to invest and the nightmare billing system and that kept me away.
I've always loved the FF universe and longed to be part of it. I'd waited and waited until the time came when they released a new MMO, one I could be part of this time, and finally the time draws near.
The PS3 delay almost scuppered my plans but my resolve won through, and this time a new machine will be born so I can partake and not look longingly at what I can't have.
I hope that even as an ex WoW player, I will be able to be part of what appears to be a wonderful community and hope that his game doesn't let me down.
I guess the point this super long post is to ask what one can expect seeing as it appears to resemble FFXI in many ways (without any NDA breakage).
What did you love about FFXI?