First off, I'm not leaving, but I do have a few gripes (who doesn't, I know)...
(TLDR at the bottom)
These are some changes which I feel SE desperately needs to make, and as they are, are horribly outdated:
1 - A modern chat system. Example: WoW's. Now, I am not a fan of WoW; I am also not one of the ridiculously, close-minded people who instantly stops reading whenever WoW is mentioned either, but if you can't admit that there are areas of WoW which are so amazingly user-friendly as to be one of the best examples of its kind, maybe you need to step back and see just how far you are from most MMO players (I'm calling it now that the previous statement is going to come back to bite me so hard on the *** that I will need an anti-gravity toilet for the next month). Of the games I have played (let me see if I got that right, "Of the games I have played..."), WoW's chat system is the model of how easy and functional a chat system can be. FFXIV's is so far the utter opposite end of that ideal. So, in the spirit of this thread, 2 ways to fix the chat system: right-click functionality and a realistic character amount. These are both possible, even if PS3 limitations need to be considered.
2 - A modern guild system. Example: I'm going to use WoW again, but you can use almost any example within the last 5 years. I'll be a bit more brief here. The linkshell system needs just 2 things to make it not an utter pain-in-the-*** to use: the ability to add a player from a distance, and the ability to promote, demote, or kick a player who is offline. You can also add in the ability to have multiple ranks and name them, but this doesn't seem as needed (I'll leave this up to player preference).
I am sure there are other things which people feel are important to this game which SE has just ignored in favor of being "unique" (read: negligent and in a hole for the last 5 years), and I would like to read them (especially if you agree with mine above). While I do not mean to discourage anyone, I would like to say that PvP is the possible exception to this. Not every MMO needs PvP, and as the FF MMOs added it as at best an afterthought, you might be hoping for a feature that very few of the fan base of these games actually want, but feel free to rage. I mean, you read mine; I'll gladly read yours...
(TLDR, yay! ^^)
I want a modern chat system with the functionality of WoW's chat system.
I want the ability to be able to add people to a link from a distance, and promote, demote, or kick a player even if they're offline.
Edited, Sep 24th 2010 8:13pm by WooShoo