Macros make even less sense than they do in FF11. Players are given no support in how to make macros and must look at fan sights. Why would I want to make macros? Well I use them to quickly equip weapons and armor as well as actions I want for specific classes. I was given no support for this. Not only that SqEx has decided that it is bad for you to own items with the same name. If you have 2 copper rings, you cannot equip both with a macro command. I don’t know why. I could do that in FF11. Given that SqEx owns the code for FF11 you would think they could do something similar. I guess not.
Fighting feels like I’m in some click-fest a la Diablo or maybe Monster Hunter (not sure about that one since I haven’t played Monster Hunter yet). You have to press a key or button for every single attack. Coming from FF11, I’m used to the auto-attack system where my basic attacks are done automatically. Only special actions and spells need to be triggered manually. Maybe other MMORPG players won’t care, but I’m pretty sure most FF11 players will feel that this is a step backwards. It certainly feels like an invitation to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
I know there is a lot more I want to talk about, but I’m tired. I’m tired of putting up with an incomplete and unplanned game. I’m tired of fighting a system that doesn’t make sense, and I’m tired to putting up with vicious, rabid fanboy defenders of this ramshackle of a game on forums and boards.
So goodbye Eorzea!
Edited, Oct 15th 2010 10:33pm by Wint Lock Thread: See the complaint thread.