I'm a big mmorpg player. I played free to play, Mud, and pay to play mmorpg. Anything i find fun for one reason or another. Like, i want to play ffxiv due to the lack of auto attack (and yes ffxiv has no auto attack spaming 1 isn't auto attacking you are keying an attack) and motion capture like stuff from Avatar the movie and the game Heavy rain.
But I see alot of posts on ffxiv saying it lacks content, it lacks a carrot on a stick. I plated ffxi and never felt like I had to chase a carrot on a stick. I just log on to play with other players. If i get a level, a mission done, or a piece of rare gear, that is just icing on the cake. I've also heard ffxiv lack a community, such examples is no one who plays is tryinbg to make the wards work, they are waiting for SE to "fix" them. I've heard that no one talks outside Linkshells.
I'm wondering why lack of community isn't a bigger issue. Since playing with a community of players is (in my honest opinion) where mmorpg shine. You meet new people who share at least one thing in common and may find more. This results in making new friends.
I've tried WoW, Aion and Guild wars. The same thing. No one really talks outside guilds/legions. Infact in Aion there is no such thing as a social legion all require to be 25+. If you look for a legion under that you will be told off, rated down and infact reported on.
Where is the concern for more content over a better community coming from? I seen this more in the forum for ffxiv, then most games.
Also what is the point of an mmorpg if there is no community? To me the point of an mmo is having a strong community. Sure it does help to have fun content, but most ppl want content to solo.
Please be friendly and not insult anyone for comments, say they are stupid (using big words or small) and stay on topic.
(and no psych 101 babble please. its hard to follow and really turns into a buzz kill when people think to much about simple things.)