But here is the thing, mmorpg are not always about YOU. Thay are not single player games.
I' got the feeling mmorpg maybe are not your type of game since your mindset is geared to only yourself. Sure you choose things, but maybe that mindset is against the purpose or point of the mmorpg ganre, ever considered that?
This is why i fell WoW is partly to blame. Which is why the mmorpg communities are starting to suck. People who only focus on the gaming aspect of the mmorpg and not the community part.
They feel or choose not to. Which is part of the problem on why ffxiv community sucks. too many ppl choosing to only focus on the game side rather then community side. Which appeared after WoW. Since wow was more game focus and less on the community. Like the abiliy to solo to cap. and only grouping for endgame. Also not saying WoW is a bad game i did have some fun. But i am not paying a mnthly fee for a single player experiance. Why would anyone?
I agree, but there is NOTHING to do in FFXIV! By me starting to talk to people and being all social and stuff, content is not gonna fall from the sky and say: Hi here have fun! I wanna have fun with a community doing stuff, not sitting in a city crafting while i wait for the developers to inject the game with some content, that should had been there in the first place, I play wow, i was raiding today, i just joined the guild im in 2 days ago, we raided for 3 hours, cleared a wing of ICC and wiped like 7 times in a boss i had already cleared hundreds of time on 10/25 modes, and i had fun, and all this using vent, and sure there where people typing in party/raid chant and stuff, when the raid was done, i went and did some PVP, i'm not great at pvp, but is fun, if i wanted to go farm and craft and make gold, i can too, if i wanna go and explore and earn a few achivements i can do that too, in FFXIV there is nothing to do, just kill wildlife till you hit lvl cap and then go and do the samething again with another class :)
Why would i wanna pay for a game that has nothing to do, that offers nothing new, there is no new mechanic in FFXIV that is not present in wow, or done better ? Wow crafting takes 3 minutes :O! and it actually looks like my toon is doing something :O! Wow! thats wack, if they had put that effort in the battlesystem i would had been hooked, but they dint :)
WoW - Been out for almost 7 years.
FFXIV - Been out for almost 2 months.
See the difference here?
Games evolve over time. Everything from one game that took 6+ years to blossom is not automatically transfered from one game to another. Games are unqiue in that they are set upon different foundations. Games are not generic, Developers and Producers do not share the same focuses or goals.
One of the problems is, people have difficulty letting go and moving on and tend to want a rehashed system of what they are famaliar with.
All those things you claim you cannot do, I can do here np, ie;
If I want Gil, I can grind for it.
If I wan to earn Gil, I can do Leve's for it.
If I want to earn Gil, I can craft for it.
If I want to grind SP, I can group for it OR solo for it.
If I want a challenge during doing Leve's, I can get 14 other people and do it on 5 stars or less depending on numbers in the group.
If I want to craft, I can.
If I want to explore, I can.
If I want to kill stuff, I can.
If I want to try out a different class, all I have to do is get a different weapon.
I can go on and on. Issue here is the community want their hand's held along what ever path they choose to take via multiple quest hubs that lead you from one to the other. This has made lazy players imho both in the aspect of online adventure and community based aspects.