I made this post in another thread and got a bit of feedback, so I'm curious if there are others in the same boat as me.
I have found myself playing less and less of FFXIV lately, the grind in FFXI I didn't mind but now there's no motivation, then it sorta of hit me.
"I don't have any goals anymore, what was once in FFXI, weeks of anticipation about your next armor/weapon, planning and saving gil, is all gone. Even moving to chain mail at lvl 23 was meaningful, getting off the **** brigidane was a sigh of relief too. This made grinding worthwhile at least to me because in 2-3 levels I can swap out to the next gear. It was like christmas (with the anticipation) every 5 levels.
In FFXIV, everyone is running around in bronze haubergeons.
Well we can't all be expected to carry a different entire set of gear for each job, esp without a mog house or with 1 retainer only and slow UI. So I guess they just made that design decision, and it went along well with the swap jobs feature that they wanted to promote. And then they figured the trade off was no level requirement for equip wearing, just a penalty and that was acceptable.
Well for me anyways that sort of ruins it. Building an equip set tailored to my job was a huge amount of customizability I liked! When I change jobs from a LNC to a MRD, I actually want to look like a MRD - not the same armor with a different weapon.
But that's just me too, looking good meant almost as much as stats"
This was started in a leaver thread, yes I likely won't be renewing without content I can set my goals on, but since it got off-topic in the original thread I'll move this here.
Your thoughts? Would placing a hard minimum rank cap be worthwhile, say 5 levels under? Then you just sort of need to keep ur similar DoW jobs etc within a certain range of each other.