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#1 Sep 05 2010 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Before I pre-order FFXIV I need to be sure of something. Please keep in mind I'm not insulting anyone or their playstyle.

I've been playing open beta and have interest in this game but I'm running into boredom because it seems like there's not enough content aside from just grinding on mobs that you can barely even find.

Basically I used up all my leves and finished up the starter quest. I was at level 4. I grinded on star marmots to level 5 but it's taking so long because, not only do you get very little xp for these things (I can't find anything else to kill) but they're also hard to find since most spawns are camped by other players.

I ran into some greens that promptly kicked my **** and no one feels like grouping.

So I'm wondering, is this it? Is this what I have to look forward to? ...because if it's grinding from level 5 - 10 this early I can only imagine how much more there will be later on. If there were more leves or quests it would be a great game but it seems there is only one main quest and a few leves every ten levels and if that's it, I need to know so I don't waste my money on the game.

Again, if you enjoy grindy games with few quests that's awesome! I'm not trying to insult your personal taste. It is simply not my taste and if anyone can help me out who knows more about the game please do. I just want to know if there is more level 1 - 10 content or if the handful of leves and 1 starter quest chain is the only content besides grinding on random mobs.

Thanks ahead of time for helping me to determine my purchase!
#2 Sep 05 2010 at 4:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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FFXIV feels pretty grindy at the moment, but this is still beta, and we don't know what additional content SE has planned for release.

Cancel your pre-order and wait until 1-2 months after release to see what people are saying before making your decision.
#3 Sep 05 2010 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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cancel your pre-order and wait til the 30th to see if they added more quest etc etc

SE said many times that open beta wont be 100% of the game , they still want to the release to be freash so they said they are holding some story leaves ,etc etc
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#4 Sep 05 2010 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
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I already preordered it.. But I am going to wait 1 day to pick it up.. see what the collectors edition are saying about the game.. if it is nothing but bad news.. I just won't pick it up.. and tell them to refund me.. because I am out of the country and can't pick up the game xD
WoW: we want to give players a more fun time with less grinding and generic quests
GW2: we want the player to feel like they are leveling while doing something fun
Final Fantasy XIV: we want less fun and more grinding
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