1-2 hours of play a day is a HUGE time investment if you're like Pikko and I, where we both have full time jobs in addition to working here, multiple children, families, projects, etc. I'd say I can't work in more time than that, otherwise I would. And even playing that "small" amount of time, I've managed to make great progress on several classes and more importantly, every time I log in it's a fun and enjoyable experience. Why else would I spend so much time working on my gadget and app for the game?
I agree. I am on of those many people who have responsibilities, such as family to tend to. To me, this game is a God send compared to what I am used to playing on XI (not saying XI is bad, I just don't have time to dedicate to it.) I am enjoying myself and I refuse to let flamers derail that.
Why is it so hard for people to accept that despite it's flaws, some of us still enjoy playing the **** game.
I'll answer this for ya Pikko. . since you asked ;)
I guess it all comes down to looking at the game scratching your head trying to figure out exactly what content there is for people to love in the first place. Grinding differnet classes doesn't count.
<<< Well to me, that is all I did in XI, was grind. Because it was so time intensive, I never got to enjoy the story lines of the different explansions. I just DO not have that sort of time to dedicate. I can't join a LS, set aside time, and wait around for hours and sometimes days on end to get stuff done that is story line related I just can't. My education is more important, my husband is more important, my family is more important *speaking of family who live far away*, and my child is more important. I can only dedicate a few hours a few days a week. So for someone like me, this game is great. I can get on at 8, do leves for battle, field craft and other crafting and wrap it up around 10:30-11, and actually feel accomplished, then I can slowly do the main questing.
[quote] Most of us (in the west at least) prefer the idea that our news outlets remain unbiased and detach themselves from the companies they are reporting on or reviewing products of. [quote] LOL. I know this is off topic, but apparently you don't watch the news much :) *just a friendly nudge and a poke* That's all I have to say about that :)
[quote] eh - He paid 50-80 dollars for a poorly coded/constructed/incomplete mess of a game - he has the right to complain. He was cheated by a **** poor product (ie not up to minimum MMO standards). And since there are no Square forums he's going to ***** wherever people congregate around the game - meaning here - as well he should.
Maybe you should complain to SE about their lack of customer feedback options - wait - where could you do that?!... oh I have an idea...but you might end up looking like a hypocrite...
Anyway in all seriousness his complaint does serve a purpose[quote]
Yes, this maybe true, but there is adjustments and such that are taking place to try and make right where they messed up. And as for lack of customer service feedback options, you are right, maybe he should complain about that, then maybe we wouldn't have people trolling the forums? And then the complaints would actually be sent to people who could maybe do something about them? As opposed to taking up space on a forum...however, I will say, even if it is a flame, it has been providing me with a few minutes here and there of entertainment :) So thank you OP.
[quote] So, if i only play 1-2 hours a day, i can't be a fan... or whatever?
I'm with Pikko. I played FFXI for almost 6 years.
I like what i like, and i don't give a crap what people think about it. I'm happy as balls to be able to put 2 hours in a day, and get some returns.
If you think it takes 14 hours a day to make a good day... go back to FFXI. FF XIV is different. [quote]
[quote] I have to agree with Pikko on a lot of things. I got into FFXI late and it was painful and not fun trying to catch up you must do this, must do that COP etc basically it did me in. FFXI imo was less of a casual game one you levelled and before abyssea, exp was bird parties and efficiency. that wasnt fun. in ffxiv , which has a lot of flaws, i can run around solo in my limited time and achieve something. make a piece of gear that helps me or get some money via leves to buy a tool from the wards. if it develops into quests like cop that everyone believes you must do then id probably stop. progression did my head in in eq and ffxi. i want this to be different and so far it is. [quote]
You and me both, hence why I moved to 14.
Oh and to answer the posters question...I am so a SE plant *rolls eyes* It's all a big conspiracy...yeah...that's it...seriously.... >.>; LOL SE is just looking to take over the world LOL. Yeah that's it XD LOL thank you for making me laugh so hard!
Edit: I suck as quoting apparently LOL Sorry :) Edited, Oct 23rd 2010 6:04pm by LillithaFenimore