Even though all I've read are horrible reviews of the game, I'm still willing to give FFIX a try. Personally I like the old hardcore MMOs and other games nowadays are way too casual or the community is all about raiding and loot and not so much about fun. Plus I've been wanting to explore a new game for quite some time now and am ready to take the plunge!
So before I go purchase the game there are several questions maybe find some answers to, I've Googled my fair share and found this site has a pretty good community so might as well try here.
Is there currently just one version of the game, English & Japanese? There isn't any server or locality restriction to what version I buy right? Because I've seen European, English, and Japanese version and want to clear this up before I buy the wrong game for where I am >_<!
Should I buy the collectors edition? Its not that much more than the standards price so if its worth it I will pick that up instead.
This might sound like a noob question, but to my knowledge, it is still free to play and will continue till they fix all the problems...right?
Are servers region specific? I'm in Asia and a little worry I might pick the wrong server and see incredible lag, that or be in complete different timezones with other players that I will never see a person around to play with.
What are the population looking like now? I heard that a lot of players left so I don't want to join a ghost server for the obvious reasons. I remember FF11 I had to pay to switch servers which was just ridiculous, this time I want to get it right from the get go.
Lastly, when I do get this game installed and ready to go, which server should I pick? Any good casual semi-hardcore LS out there with a healthy player base looking for a new noob (won't be for long) to join their ranks? :D
BTW, also SEA/AUS timezone so hopefully can find a healthy LS.