I've been waiting on FFXIV for literally years. Following the development, blogging about it, getting friends to join me on it, creating meaningful groups behind it. I love the look of it, the feel of it and I truly want to believe in it, I really honestly do. But there are so many flaws right now I'm finding it incredibly hard to enjoy myself. One thing after another, one headache after another, I finally start wondering when I will experience some of the good fun things or something that makes me go "Yay!". There are so many bugs and glitches that have been around since Alpha testing, that people have flat out made over 9000 posts on the official beta forums about telling Square Enix what they are and still they remain unaddressed. I know the game is still in it's infancy, but even then when there are so many flaws, so many things that should be or should not be, so many bugs and glitches, as a consumer you have to eventually say "I'm glad it's in it's infancy, but why does that make me want to play it?".
I just failed a guildleve, again, due to another bug. These things are on a 36 hour reset timer and we only get 8 of them, it's also most people's main source of income right now (although I know it's not the only source). The fact of the matter is, I failed it because even though I switched classes BEFORE starting the guildleve, once I began it the game still thought I was on my crafting class (it was a battlecraft leve) and I tried unequipping, re-equipping, setting action abilities, everything, nothing worked so right before time was going to run out I tried temp logging which failed the leve for me. I have to wonder, why is it if you temp log or disconnect you fail one of these? And if you fail, why can you not simply restart or retry it?
There are just so many things like this that eventually add up. I'm sure you're all aware of pretty much all the little flaws, all the little bugs, all the glitches, all the systems that should be in place that aren't and all the things that are in place that shouldn't be. Square Enix not only has 8 years of MMORPG experience now, they have a community that for over 6 months has been telling them what to do, what they want, what they don't want, and 95% of it has been ignored. It's just starting to worry me. I know the game is still in it's infancy but again, you have to say, if there are enough things frustrating you at what point do you say it's not worth it? I've certainly not given up yet but I feel the urge to play less and less every day. Can anyone relate? How do you feel about this?
Edited, Sep 28th 2010 1:04am by EndlessJourney