So can someone explain to me how im supposed to play all the classes on one character? So Say I play melee for a long time, i have my physical stats all pimped out and stuff. Then i decided, hey i want to be a mage. Oh noes! look at my stats i got so much strength dex vitality but no intelligence mind or piety. What would i do?
You..... RESET YOUR STATS. Seriously, it's in the game. You can adjust your stats (albeit, only some at a time, every 30min I believe)and shift all your melee points, into mage points, and vice versa. It's not a permanent situation.
Seriously, and I mean no offense, but likely 90% of the people who complain about the extra character charge, are non-FFXI players. That was one thing that made that game unique, was the ability to enjoy all the game had to offer, with just ONE character. Aside from other races (and in XIV, it's not nearly a big deal. Not that XI was much either), there is no game breaking reason to need another character. Level you Gladiator. Go level your Pugilist. Go craft some stuff, then go fishing. Try being a mage for a bit. Somehow, this concept is not sinking into alot of peoples heads. I don't fault anyone for wanting a extra character(s), I've know a few in FFXI that have done it. But
In 5 years on FFXI i never made a second character lol. It's one thing i love about this game, you only ever need 1 character.
Could you imagine having to do COP twice and Zilart twice for sky and sea access? Id rather pull my hair out.
This. I don't know anything for certain. But this IS a beta. And the earliest stages of the game. I'm certain there will be many, many HUGE add ons/expansions, w/e, that will likely be so challenging, that it will seem ludicrous to even think of leveling a 2nd character, to do it all over again. All we have to go on now, is the few tidbits of experience we've collectively gained during CB/OB. Sure, this MAY be the game we are playing in 3 weeks time. But I'm more than certain, it won't be the final-ultimate-directors cut-special edition-end all version of the game.