I agree, but then compare graphics with FFXI/WoW and frankly FFXI still puts WoW to shame.
Art direction isn't the same thing as graphics. Starting with the first expansion (The Burning Crusade) and continuing up to now, WoW has a more advanced graphical engine than FFXI. It simply isn't even a contest.
FFXI has polygon induced and laden character models with low-grade skins laid over top. The rest
of the game is graphically inferior to even most PS2 games.
It's fine to not like WoW because you can't stand the art direction and overall 'look' to the game. But stating that it's graphically inferior is moronic beyond belief.
Spot on, its why I couldnt fall in love with WoW, it is designed so some one doesnt have to think, work hard or even move their hand from the mouse. The fact SE added manual attack so you have to do something during a battle. With FFXI you can just engage but to get things done you used Macro's which again required you to do something. To me WoW will always be the lazy game.
No, chances are, judging by your comments here, you 'couldn't fall in love with WoW' because you're clearly not very intelligent. If you don't like how the standard UI looks, you're free to change it. That's miles above anything SE has done at the moment and unless they dramatically shift FFXIV towards entirely user customizable UIs will continue to be.
I fail to see how having to write a macro for everyday simple tasks makes a game 'not lazy'. The stupid spouted above is truly legendary.
But this entire arguement will just kick off a WoW vs FFXI/FFXIV. All you have to do is remember FF was designed by a hard working society compared to WoW and I will not even bother with that one. Personally I say, give it all a few months when SE has tweaked it.
Yes, you won't bother with that because you know how utterly retarded what you just typed sounded.
I can bet right now that in 18 Months time, FFXIV could be a real challenge to WoW and dont forget WoW had huge problems on Day 1 release and a much bigger budget.
FFXIV won't even be a challenge to FFXI, much less anything else on the market. Keep dreaming and enjoy your self delusion. Edited, Oct 13th 2010 8:06am by StrijderVechter