I am from Everquest, I never played FF11 but from the complaints I've been hearing from the NextGen MMO Community (wow players mainly) makes me have a lot of hope for this game.
I've played for a couple hours and really like a lot of aspects of the game, but I have some questions for people who have played longer than I. Especially if people played EQ they will know a little bit more where I am coming from.
1. Do we know if the servers are going to be separated by language/region?
I hear FF11 was not, and people used translation software which really sounds annoying to me.
2. Is there a good website that explains class mechanics? I don't understand how 1 character can level up all classes on that one character, wouldn't that make all hardcore players like max lvl everything and then basically have no class or character diversity? I just don't understand.
3. Are there dungeons for groups to post up to grind exp?
Everquest had a lot of dungeons for groups to grind in that had lots of spawns and groups would take different parts of the dungeon to pull to. I did a lot of exploring and only saw wide open spaces with roamers. All the videos I have seen the groups are roaming around pulling roamers.
4. Do people communicate?
I am a very social player. I love getting to know people but so far in this game no one talks. I will be standing in a group of like 10 people and say something like "hey guys" and no one says anything. It's really annoying and ive sent tells to some people asking them a specific question and they never respond. This could be a problem for me.
5. Rare spawns?
Camping and finding random rare spawns that dropped loot makes grinding so much fun.
6. How do people get gear?
I love that I havent been bombarded with gear dropping off every mob and given to me based on stupid quests like every other mmo. I like each piece of gear to feel like a accomplishment, how is this done in FF14. I know you can obviously get it from crafting but are there like rare drops or something?
7. Are all mobs animals?
I have only seen stuff like chickens and stuff in every video I found online and all the exploring I've done. I would love to find some sarnaks or gnoles =)
8. Is combat clunky for you guys?
I know a lot of it is lag, but for some reason my attacks feel very clunky and delayed and I have a really powerful pc. Anyone know if this is getting fixed.
9. Is there any kind of zone chats?
Might be cool if there isn't, if there isn't how do people sell and trade items?
10. Group/Raid size
What is the group size? I know its early but does anyone know what the end game content raid size is going to be?
I love what I have seen so far with FF14
I love that its hard! I have died like 10 times in my first few hours of playing
I love that it is group/role based
I love that everyone doesn't look like they are super uber when they are noobs still
I love the beautiful graphics and the little cut scenes they do, they focused on immersion.
So I am very excited about this game =) What do you guys think, I would love feedback from Everquest peoples.
Thanks FF14 community =)
Edited, Sep 8th 2010 12:29pm by Xura