Well, the path has been decent ... but not enough. We know the game needs content, a better leveling curve and a million other fixes ... but what's the one thing that will really stick with folks and make them more involved ... give staying power ....
How many of you want to see great katanas and great swords?
How many want to see muskets or be able to duel wield?
Seriously ... these would be great additions ... as long as they add auto attacks.
You know let me stop .. something unique. Level a gladiator and Conj to 50 each and unlock paladin.
make the stats have REAL value .. and have each class specialize and balance the values of these stats accordingly ... and communicate this to us.
I would love to learn tanking on a glad, magic on a conj and unlock a way to level a paladin.
leave more abilities specific to a class (like lancer skills) so there is more uniqueness to each class.
Glads use swords .. please get rid of daggers lol.
Level LNC and w/e get a Dragoon (with pet)
Unlock muskets level that and archer unlock a ranger.
and so forth and so on.
Or just simply add those weapons for us ... this game has potential but think long term and outside the box a bit please.
If you have to shut FF14 down and do an overhaul do so, and do a re-release or something.
I can say with certainty by the time the clunk is fixed and PS3 launches (which won't add all these players servers are anticipating imo) too many other games will be out or near completion.
Servers are going to fall significantly come dec 7th (cata release)
The inherent population of English players are unfriendly and ego centric (there are some nice helpful folks but lets just be honest here)
You have Tera, KOTOR and a few other titles on the horizon ... people have options and most only have the time to commit to one game they like. In other words you SE have a very short window to win people over .... so get to it!
I think the game will ultimately fail because it is too generic and even with quests NM's whatnot ... it really isn't fun for most ... for some it might be ... for most it's not. For myself certain aspects are ok, I find myself logging in to ill stuff ... but I know I will be playing cata and trying Tera ect ... if one of those hook me im gone (easily) from ff14 forever.
This game is very easy to put down, and it wouldn't be if I had a great katana or great sword ... I would indeed tough it out!!!!
Bash this or whatnot .. a change like that however will win a ton of people over, including myself!