I don't want this to turn into a flame thread. I know a lot of people like this game. Im not going to argue wether or not the game is going to fail. What I want to know is from the people who are not playing (me being one of them.) Why. What is it that keeps you from playing? Why is this not the game for you? And what can SE do to fix the problems holding you back.
For me there are a few things that stop me from playing.
#1 Lack of content. This to me is the 800 pound garilla in the room. The leves to me just don't cut it. To me they feel more like daily quests and IMO the fact that SE limits how many you can do only seems to highten this for me. The Story quest are way to short and only having one to do every 5 lvls or so really leaves the rest of the game flat. The Class quest do a nice job once you get to them but again you only start seeing them at lvl 20 i think it was and they are too few.
(Fix) I would love to see them add quest in the game. Think back to FFXI. Truth, Justice, and the Onion Way! I loved this quest. I think it was achuly 6 quest and I sitll remember the day I joined the Star Onion Brigade. Quest like this could realy help to flesh out the world. They realy don't need to have anything to do with the main story. They just need to take my mind off the grind.
#2 Repair. I hate the fact that every hour or so i need to go runing back to town to find a repair. It erks me to no end. And needing to find a crafter to do said repairs is not always an easy task. The repair npc repairing only to 75% realy seems like a slap in the face and at higher lvls the npc can start to charge an arm and leg. This system more than anything feels like im geting punished for playing.
(Fix) This one to me is a no brainer. I mean come on do we really need to repair every hour or 2? Do none of the devs not think that this is a lil over the edge? tune gear dmg down so that I only need to repair 2 or 3 times a week thats all that is realy need. And let the darn repair npc fix to 100% at a lower rate than he dose now. I know some crafters like that they are needed for repairs but it realy puts player in a bad place at times. I under stand the need for a gil sink. but this is a bad one that only makes me feel again punished for playing the game.
#3 Lack of Chocobos and Air ships. The port system really erks me. In fact it ****** me off. IMO porting shold be somthing that casters over charge me for when I want to get some where fast. This is 2010. Not having a mount/fast travel system in the game really is something you should not over look befor you ship a MMO IMO.
(Fix) I think this one is easy. For the love of god put Chocobos/Air ships in the game!
Thats my list. whats yours?