As i said im noob for posting i hope is readable this time, dont be to hard lol.
Well first of all im not a fan boy or a guy that likes to do forum sstuff, but i ussually read forum for info or feedback on abbilities, strategy, etc. In the past few months a been reading lots of threads that gives really pesimistic things abot FFXIV and i been playing since release and seen that a lot of things ar not being fair with the game, well at least after the november update, before that i wouldnt be posting anything because of the several flaws it had.
Well first of all ive played both FFXI an WOW, FFXI was my first MMORPG but i started playing when it had like 3 years running, and played like 3 or 4 years, i loved FFXI because of the multi job system where u could have ony 1 character with the job you liked when you wanted just had to go to my mog house and change my job, about the battle mechanics i liked it a lot evryone had their role in battle, i liked weapon skills, ive leveled up a lot of jobs but only a fews got the chance to get lvl75 Dark Knight and Dragoon because im for damage dealing in any game.
The story content was really good the thing that i liked most was the difficulty the game had, if you wanted to have the best gear possible it would you had to be trough to lot of pain to get it, you almost needed certain things done to get to start the quest line to get the gear you wanted, so in less words you had to do alot of hard stuff to get what you wanted and most of the time if not all the time you needed to do it with others because it was impossible doing it by yourself, and just a few got those gears so it had meaning when you were wearing that gear they could see how much you had been trough just by seeing your equipment.
the other thing that i liked was the NM's you could be on your way to get some are and suddenly you found yoursef in front of an NM and start asking your Linkshell for help to kill it before someone else came, that was a big difference from WOW those NM's were walking around and it could take 24hrs RL to spawn again after being killed and the gear they gave was far better than you coukld get in the Auction House.
Im not saying that in WOW there were NO NM's i killed a few but in later expansions were supress and changed for more bosses in the dungeons not bad but you could expect to get your gear in weeks and no in months, well ill talk about that later. Well i guess im going to long to my points, although theres a lot stuff to talk about in these two games.
The things that i didnt liked from FFXI were first of all you had to do everything with other people to have the chance to level up at a reasonable time, as i said in my first lines i started to play this game after 3 years since release so there was less people needing the same things that i needed because they had already done that stuff so it was harder to get help, especially from japanese pc, thats a thing that i can thank WOW no japanese racism, and it was pretty hardcore to get endgame content.
I got a few ending content but not all because i culdnt play that often to get there, well i liked the battle system altough it was kinda slow, yes there was an autoattack system but you had to fill the TP bar just to do a Weapon skill that would improve dramatically your damage, that i felt after playing wow, you could actually go to the kitchen get a coffee and came back and you had more than 100tp oh ok im gonna do guillotine oh sh*t i miss 2 hits let me go to the bathroom and hope im above 100tp, it was a lazy system, in WOW yes your spamming abbilities and have an auto attack but that autoattack hits for like 10% of your real damage with your abbilities that system is kinda like FFXIV, the thing about that abbility apamming had it reasons you had to know a sequence of abbilities just not spend all your energy, runes, rage, etc and end up doing nothing for a few seconds.
In that game the main thing in battle was same like FFXI everyone had their role as tanks would have to outlast every attack from mobs and hate management healers healing, and damage dealers doing as much damage as possible in a way that you had to install several programs that let you know what was everyone doing and how good they were just by the graphics those 3rd pty tools gave.
It was fun seeing you were number one in the list of Damage dealers, by the way, ive played WOW like for 2 years after loosing my content ID for FFXI, at first it was fun do some quest that doesnt matter you know the content and get quick exp just by YOURSELF, that thing was good for a few months, i liked that you had dungeons to raid(25 or 40 pc) and dungeons for 5 people before Wrath of the Lich King (WoTLK) it was a game with less difficulty than FFXI but fair enough to be interesting, everyone had their role, like the rogue had to be wise moving to get the mobs for you pty same as thief did in FFXI because if the tank got more than four mobs at the time was a certain death.
After the expansion of WoTLK it was easier to go berserk in the dungeons it doesnt matter how many u get at a time you could last well enough so every role was simplified, that was a backstep that blizzard did for me and i wasnt the only guy arguing about that in-game, well about the dungeons it was there were you could get the best gear but again it was in that expansion when that was simplified you could hunt for batches to get a nice gear little lesser stats than the ones in boss battles, so what happened you could get all you wanted in a mediocre way.
I got bored doing dungeons like 100 or 1000 times lol over and over again to get my batches and sometimes boss gear, so everything was simplier=boring, as i said the mechanics of battle was better for me in this game because this time during all fight i get to do a lot so i dont get bored, getting a party was a lot easier just shouting or putting your auto party and would be doing party soon enough depending on your role.
Both games has similar things like besieged-wintergrasp altough the second one was with pc, a little more fun, When i started playing FFXIV i noticed a few things from WOW and XI the battle mechanics from wow with the multi job system upgraded from FFXI, yes upgraded because this time you have several subjob abbilities, well theres not much contet, OK,but theres content on the way the difficulty has been lowered to leave players the options to do things by theirself ok it sounds good but it must have more diffculty like XI in a few things.
In this game the gear you can use whatever you want i dunno if its a positive thing but ill give it a try, theres gonna be a lot of NM's that sounds like we're gonna see again the importance of gear you're wearing, leves tells me that we're gonna have some kind of dungeon content like WOW with some difference, sounds good to me, you have the battle mechanics of WOW where you have to be paying attention of what youre doing that sounds really good you'll be for hours and wouldnt notice, thats a good thing i coould say about WOW you could be for 3-4 hours in raids and wouldnt notice until you felt tired an watch the clock.
What im trying to say is that this game has a lot of things that ive already experienced to be better than XI and WOW, and i could see that because i played both games got ending content in both games and got tired from both games, if i were to go back to WOW i would be getting in the same stuff i got bored or tell me what im gonna see different know? getting subjobs? or a wolf race and a goblin race that i dont care at all leveling?
This is what i think i will find, dungeons and raids that ill have to do over and over again to get more batches for better gear that 90% of the people will have wearing, and when im done of that? oh yeah more gear and more badges to colect while going to do dungeons over an over again for 100o times more, thats what im telling that theres no really new content in that game, just a few changes in the enviroment and thats all, and about FFXI i wouldnt dare to go level up there because ill end up getting to lvl 100 in 2 more years because of the lack of easy party system (well i heard that was improved lately) and more important that game is gonna die because SE is gonna be more pending on FFXIV arise.
I would like to see some repplies to this post and see what you're thining what things am i missing and in what things you disagree, well thank you all i guess i ended up doing a pretty large post hope you end up reading.