Do you feel immersed in it? or somewhat detached from it?
Can you actually go to a place you see far in the distance?
What I hated about FFXI was the fake boundaries they gave us. I always felt like I was in a box. In WoW anything I could see I could run or fly to. The only fake boundary was far (literally minutes) of travel out into the sea. I felt like a small person in a huge dynamic world.
Is FFXIV like this? Or do you feel somewhat claustrophobic?
If you felt immersed and free in Vanadiel, that's cool. You don't need to point it out to me.