There are about a million posts complaining about FFXIVs current status. Most of the response from people who like the game tends to be based on:
- FFXIV taking some sort of skill, and the people complaining being too used to easy mode games that a 2-year old mashing on one button could exel at.
- FFXIV takes patience, and that patience will be rewarded.
I _really_ want to like the game, and have been looking forward to it... for over a year. However, I'm not understanding where the Skill or Patience comes in. I'd prefer to make an educated decision on sticking with the game or not, and not just a knee-jerk reaction based on my level 1-20 impressions. I was hoping some people could provide some insight as to the Skill and Patience in the game.
Currently I don't consider the clunky interface, menu system, combat system, crafting system, leve system ... or anything really as requiring any sort of skill. Patience, yes... but only from an additional investment of time to achieve something - not from any enhanced challenge or difficulty level.
If you wish to flame on, fine... but I'm actually looking for constructive feedback to somewhat convince me to stick it out - that it will pay off. I think this is what most people are looking for... the "why" for playing the game.
Edited, Sep 29th 2010 5:36am by mocorcim