You know; I've been reading these threads for quite some time. It brings back fond memories of the earlier FFXI rollout; all the glitches, lag, lack of mog space, people training mobs to zones and killing other players, it was crazy I tell ya!
That was THE first online game I had ever played; and admidst all the confusion of the new rollout itself; I didn't even know how to "run" using the keyboard. I didn't even know how to answer a "tell". I threw away all my beastcoins for months!!! ( I still /sigh to this day over that. ) I didn't even know how to make a macro until I hit the dunes; joined a party and was still trying to manual target people to cure by running around like a complete fool; until someone, much wiser "yelled" at me and then showed me! lol.
Everything was completely foreign to me. People were griping about this and griping about that. And you know what? It never changed! When CoP came along; all us oldies who did it the hard way; pushing through the missions and hearing that dreaded level down sound after about 9 tries on the ice king bomb thingy (not to mention the ship fight); complained when they took away the experience debt to make it easier!
Know what the BEST part of all that was? The "newness" of just literally not having to KNOW everything about every place, quest, fight. Not having to be the BEST at my job "right now". But the BEST part was and is All the great friends and people I met along the way ... many whom I still call "friend".
So you know what I'm gonna do? I'm going to throw myself back into a brand new version FFXIV; and probably bumble and stumble my way through a new world and just try to have fun. I'm plain counting on the fact that SE knows exactly what they are doing, as they have done in the past, to make our gaming experience a fun and pleasant one!
That's it -
I hope you all have a great new journey - see you around -