Grand Master Scribe Olorinus wrote:
"F" that. If I wanted a bunch of grind I'd just continue playing FFXI. FFXIV was announced from the get go that it was going to be geared towards a casual playerbase, one where you can jump in and get things accomplished in short bursts of playing time and wouldn't require long hours of grinding. Now people are complaining that FFXIV is turning out exactly like they said it would?
But yeah, this is the first time I've seen community act together and beg SE to add more grind to this game- it's almost great to see this kind of cooperation. Too bad grass isn't greener on the other side, which you will realize if they scrap this system.
Sorry that the people with no jobs or school that have 18 hours a day to play are disappointed they can't rocket past everyone else. That was never the intent of the game and I for one am glad to see this implemented in the game. There are plenty of other options in the MMO market to satisfy those cravings. Bravo to SE for trying something original and fresh.
Yes. This. This. So hard. I want to play a game where I am not at a huge disadvantage because I have a life. Every other MMO on the market (except WoW - which I don't like, and even WoW on many levels) is pretty much closed off to casual players. This system will allow hardcore players to get rewarded for their time (with more skills/jobs/crafts etc) but without creating a situation where someone like me is lfp but I can't get a party because I haven't maxed my physical level.
If there is no system like this - then people who play 10 hours a day will hit 50 physical level in the first two weeks and people who don't have 50 physical level won't be welcome in parties.
I love how 'having a life' always comes into threads like this. It's a great way for people to sneer at others who play more than they do as if they're better than others because they 'have a life'. This of course ignores the fact that it is quite possible to 'have a life' and still play 3-4 hours a day, but let's not ruin such a great putdown.
If you spend more time doing ANYTHING, you should reap greater rewards.
If you train at football/soccer more, you'll become a better player.
If you go to the gym more often, you'll become a fitter person.
If you work harder, you'll get a higher raise.
You don't tell a footballer to go play tennis halfway through the week because they've already played enough football, do you?