So because I cant wait for XIV's release, I re-installed XI yesterday after retiring 4 years ago.
I thought I could get my fill of Final Fantasy to keep me going for the next 6 weeks. I could not remember my account details so I had to start from the beginning. Rolled a Taru WHM, logged into Sandoria and first thing - I couldnt move.
Once I remembered I had to set up the micro keyboard (since my laptop doesnt have a number pad), I then had to look up on the internet how to change settings. After about 10 minutes, I could actually move - that was a start.
The next thing that hit me is just how bad the graphics and animation were - It was truly, truly terrible! I dont remember it being anywhere near as bad as that.
After about 30 minutes of playing, I logged out and wont be going back. I know it was released in 2002, but if ever there was a game needing an update, or re-release of the series it is this.
Now I am looking forward to FFXIV even more. Nostalgia it seems can make you remember things as better than they really were. Anyone else tried going back in the run up to XIV's release?