Goblins look just like they did in FFXI.
And Flans look like they always have, and puks look like XI, and and and... They might look the same, but they have interesting animations and different attacks/specials.
The only thing you can bet on is Cid being in the game and NOT looking or acting the same.
You saying that the simple inclusion of NMs into the game promotes cheating, therefore its a bad thing?
No I think certain people will go to whatever lengths to get what they want, even if it risks getting banned. Other people want easy mode and will search out cheats/hacks, and then there are the people who cheat just to ruin others' game experience (most commonly found in FPS games).
I personally am looking forward to NMs. If there's a healthy mix of spawnable and open world random timer NMs I won't have anything to complain about. I didn't kill VE in XI and get a drop until I was around level 60, it sucked but it felt really good when I finally got it. So even if I'm frustrated at first by not getting a claim or finally getting a claim and not a drop, as long as it's not on every NM I consider that sort of thing rewarding if not super fun during the nonclaim/drop periods. Edited, Dec 13th 2010 6:46pm by PerrinofSylph
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired