I see everyday on here why and why people are having a hard time enjoying 14. I just wanted to say why I am enjoying it.
When I would play XI, it would take an hour for me to build a party due to people saying they wanted a Japanese party only, level synch no thanks, or people were just afk cause they were having the same party building issues I was having. On 14, so far, I have not had a need to build a party. My husband and I can just log on, go craft, mine or grind for a few hours and log off feeling like we have accomplished something.
So far, I am not having to ask for help from others to do things. The main quest seems to be able to be done solo, which I am enjoying. My husband and I don't need to beg people or LS members for help or schedule a day to where we can get help. We are able to simply just log on, if we are the right level for the story line, we can continue....in XI, I havn't been able to get past rank 5 in windie or sandie cause we can't get help, our characters aren't high enough, and we havn't even scratched the surface of all the other expansions...we have been playing it for almost two years...for the second time....
Gimp gear does not = fail? Okay, I have been having a hard time finding some updated gear because I do not have enough gil yet or because I just have yet to find it. And IDK about others, but I am having a sense that seems to be okay? Maybe it's because I don't belong to a strong LS community? IDK so I am not feeling like I'm being shot down because I'm using a lot of gear I started with, which is making this game less of a chore because I don't have to focus *as of yet* on even decent gear.
Here is the main reason why I am enjoying 14. I am a house wife and a stay at home mother. I don't have a lot of time to play online games. My family is a top priority for me. XI wasn't family a family friendly type of game. AS of now, to me in my present time, 14 is.
I am not knocking those who have more time than I do, glad many of you have so many hours to dedicate to gaming. I don't and 14 seems to be that perfect fit for me as of now.