SE has stated on more than one occasion that this is the crowd they want to draw into FFXIV. That's what worries me.
Me too, I mean it's fine that they want a large(r) playerbase but do not make the game another casual game. There are plenty of those already. I really hope there will be room for hardcore, I've never played 11 but from the stories I've read it would've been badass.
I'm between casual and hardcore, and I love to look for other stuff and players who achieved it. Gives the game a certain impossible grasp to some extend.
It's like walking by the most fancy restaurant and smelling the aroma's from all the top quality stuff the best chef's made.
It makes you drool and want to spend a moment dreaming about how you could eat there yourself.
But to do so you need a good paying job, which in turn you need a good education for. You do not see the government making changing so the average Joe can eat there everyday for the rest of the week. This would also make the place less attractive, because when I CAN eat there it would still be good food, but the food tastes just the better after a hard day of work. Edited, Aug 31st 2010 4:33pm by Riathy