I know, you've all read these posts over and over again, but I am leaving FFXIV for at least a few months, and going back to EVE Online.
If you are frustrated with FFXIV as much as I am, consider checking out EVE. It has a mature player base and fully developed economy. You can choose various paths of play. For ex.: Combat, PVP, Manufacturer, Miner, and trader. There are no set classes, you can literally do anything you want. Plus you get skill points just by having a character (You train skills even when not logged on). It is the perfect "Casual" game for me right now. Plus, for about 350M in-game money, you can buy a time-code for a month's play time. After playing for about 2 months, I can make 4-500M a month, meaning I can play for free :D
Edited, Oct 13th 2010 10:48am by Wint Lock Thread: See the complaint sticky.