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so XIV is somehow a .... less than good game... i give it 5.5/10 rating "if u dont like my rating i dont care xP"
lets talk about some stuff here and there in XIV.
1) THE EXTREAMLY LAGGGY AS **** UI!!!! WHY DOES IT TAKES AGES TO DANCE between every UI menu in the game?! Change gears... press on the mean hand... choose ur weapon... equip...loading ur character's outfit... sync to craft... ur character sits down ready to craft... ur crafting menu pops out... press to select the items...each item will take like dunno some time to get in... choose ur recipe...submit it...main hand or off hand... approve how many crystals.... start crafting....Rapid.... and so on...... "Why? just why? really?
2) they say in this Vid,(( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abE09-tqhoM )) that the system is not a time sink, i lold irl, if ur leveling system got better, well everything else in game got 150% slower and takes more time, like traveling and running around / crafting / selling / buying / trading / repairing.
3) they mentioned the armory system thing and how everyone will be balanced in the same levels and so, its just 1 big lie, do not fall to that guys, simply if i have time i will level my other classes that will support my main better, at the end i get in grps in my MRD when i was level 12, i got in with a level 17 GLD, and i had 133HP more than him, just coz i have all dispel of war classes at level 10. so at the end, if i roll a GLD i will be in a better shape/stats/abilities than this guy and than any other casual player in the game, witch gona end up in the long run, that parties will rather taking me over any casual who didnt max up his other support classes.
at the end, FFXIV is the most HUGE time sink game ive ever played, and i thought that the MMO strategy on how to make money from players has changed, well... its not the scary thing "they are getting smarter with it" ^_^