Now listen. I understand that this game has a HUGE amount of flaws and things done wrong on SE's part that should be patched/fixed as soon as they possibly can to prevent players from quitting (which is happening already). Hear me out.
I too am annoyed at the lack of......a CRISP feeling that this game should have. The lack of FLOW that this game should have started with from the character creation to hitting level 50 and beyond. I too have come close to quitting for a couple months and coming back when it's "better". I am tired of doing guild leves....only to discover that faction leves are just as boring and took grinding to achieve them.
BUT.....What keeps me going through all of this....what makes me continue to pay and play this game is looking back at all other MMO's that I have played and comparing their start to this. What I do not miss is constantly falling through the ground and dying for the first few MONTHS of WOW's release. Or getting disconnected because of a hot patch that Blizzard felt necessary and logging back on to the game with a 12-24 hour decrease in IN GAME time. Literally hitting lvl 16 then dropping to lvl 2 because of server roll backs. Or in Warhammer hitting END GAME and having a solid 40 players at lvl cap with end game gear losing to 200 lvl 15's because of lag and auto attacks (which literally was the cause of that games failure) A guild name RUIN, and Ruined.....ruined the game.
Every MMO that is released has MAJOR flaws....and FF XIV is no different. Give it time. Stop crying until you reach End Game material....and huff and puff our way through the bullsh*t. We will all reach that point and then decide for ourselves if this is the game for us.
Don't cut yourself short and give up on something that could/might be AMAZING (and hopefully will).
P.S. if you have played WOW from it's release and you are now playing this but are unhappy....you are an idiot and need to learn that not every MMO will be like WOW (mainly directed at my brother lol).
Edited, Oct 7th 2010 2:28am by Khronus66