Good Morning FFXIV Players!
(Brief History, I started with Sierra's "The Realm" back in the late 90s and have played nearly every major MMO since, so the MMO experience and what to expect is there)
I just wanted to ramble about a few things here as it is something that was on my mind last night before crashing. I've been following FFXIV for a while and after the CE was released I, being the forum ***** I am, have been all over the forums here and on MMORPG for a while reading opinions.
After playing a good bit yesterday, aside from annoying and minor issues, I was expecting a horrid piece of junk as the posting were mostly saying since CE was released. Boy was I surprised, what a game! I have been enjoying every minute of it!
One of the things I've been reading on boards was two fold: horrid UI/controls, and the bazaar system vs. an AH. I found the controls not to be a pain in the least (of course I've been using a controller) and the bazaar system has been just fine, in fact, I like the fact that it results in a more player to player interaction than just throwing crap up on an AH for 2-3 days and letting it sit there.
I'm not a blind fanboy saying that "oh man, everything is perfect, best game EVAR!", but I will daresay that for me it's much much more enjoyable and better than I've been reading... what a pleasant surprise!
So, I'll see you all in the world that I am growing to really love. Here's to a long and healthy relationship!