Does SE maintain its shoddy login and interface just for the sake of being unique? Why can't it at least mimic the performance of the WoW login? Everying in WoW seems so crisp and responsive. The minute you move your mouse, click anything, talk to anyone, any menu, there is an instantaneous response.
This was my complaint in FFXI. It took you 10 minutes just to log in using PlayOnline, and the screens are so laggy and clunky. It's the same this time around. And what's with the client? If I need to download a patch for WoW, I download it, fast, and that's the end of it. In FFXI I remember dreading tuesdays and how it would take 5 hours just to d/l a simple patch. Looks like that isnt going anywhere.
And what about the in game stuff? Everything feels so clumsy and clunky. Just targeting and talking to an NPC should be the first "quest"
Now a bit of a disclaimer, I did have fun playing, and I had fun playing FFXI too. I loved that game. But I do believe there are things that just shouldnt be around ten years later.