Would you mind telling me what server you're going to play on, so I can promptly NOT go there?
Most of you who hate/complain about this game will likely be on these boards for a long time... if FFXI is any indication between the difference of vocal hatedred and actual play investment.
The "hate-hate-hate-hate-hate"(x5) mentality of the forum posters in almost every online community is... well, pathetic.
Truth of the matter is, no matter how good the game is, there will be a seemingly large vocal minority that will shout all possible fandom into seclusion because they're obviously right about a handful of issues they parade around like it's ******* doctrine!
There are so few accounts of people who just enjoy the game for what it is, and seriously not sweat the small crap.
48 hour wait on Leves? Cool, I'll do them and actually move on to more than just one game. FFXI bred such horrible habbits anyways (18 hr PW fight, 4 Hour Dynamis runs (not including the gathering times.) And an endgame schedule that would assure you'd sit at home many nights a week for years before you saw any true yeild out of it. I for one am glad that I'll get to spend time with my friends out of more than a giant feel of necessity to be there to get ANYTHING done. It took FFXI six years to get to that point, outside of specic jobs and situations.
I would much rather them start from a casual-orientated base and work their way towards more involved investments than see another FFXI history repeat itself. If a slower paced, more casual playstyle is not for you, then LEAVE and quit mucking up the community sites with trollish negative drivel that serves no other pourpose than to sate your own selifshed desire to be a prick.
And do not try to say "I'm trying to get them to improve the game" or "I want to save other saps the 70+ dollers." ********* If you want to go ahead and try to help improve the game, then actually learn to write constructively. As far as trying to influence other people's choices, let them make their own minds. Most people view situations from their own personal bias, and have their own tastes as to what they like. Even with flaws and furstrations, FFXI held onto a strong playerbase that sticks to it even now. Do you think this won't be the case for FFXIV? If so then you're delusional.
If you want to state your reasons why you don't like your game, do it an move on, same with reccomending improvements. Otherwise, quit contributing to the problem by trolling the boards, seriously this is becomming a major plague for every online community I've seen that has more than a tiny close-knit base. And it's really depicting gamers in general in a horrible light.