OK I came i saw I conquered I found the game to be horrible in all the ways we all stated before the last 2 big patches. How is it doing since the patches. Please i don't need biased opinions or " this game was great all along and it is just getting better!" blind crap. This game sucked I am trying to see if it is even worth updating.
They fixed [almost] all the annoyances that forbid people from enjoying the game. Now for the game part? There's no content. Its a beautiful functioning empty world.
I don't understand this 'no content' mentality. I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying I don't understand it. Most people who play here have some experience with FFXI right? How does this game have staggeringly less content than FFXI, especially compared to how early in the lifespan this game is as compared to where FFXI was?
To me this game is very much like FFXI in the way it plays, except they've made things better for the casual player, and reduced a few of the time sinks that were there before (travel, changing classes, to name a couple). But really, what did you do in FFXI that was so different than here? You went out, formed parties, and grinded in groups, and it was fun right? What's stopping you from doing so here? Just because party exp doesn't yield massive amounts in 15 man parties anymore doesn't mean it's broken. How many of you considered the fact that maybe it was broken before and was yielding too much exp to begin with?
There aren't a lot of side quests like there were in FFXI, but how much time did people spend doing quests there anyway? There are class quests and the main story quest is way better than FFXI.
I think people expected the WoW version of FFXI, or maybe they didn't know exactly what they expected beforehand, and are just running on pure emotion. This is not a horrible game. If this is a horrible game then FFXI at launch was one step further, because this is a better game than FFXI was when I first started playing it when it launched in NA.
This is not WoW, or any other game like it. It is not a game based off of levelling up by doing quests in the same fashion as WoW. The guild leves are a short term exp boost mainly put in to keep the casual player from falling too far behind. I think what they failed to realize is how the guild leve system would impact the mentality or psychology of the people who are playing. I am willing to bet if they spent the same amount of time they did on the guild leve system doing individual, disposable one time quests, and the game was a huge party grind like ffxi, the people who are complaining now would be praising it, and the some of the casual people who are praisiing it might not be playing it, because we just can't afford that type of time sink.
The reputation of this game is not even remotely deserved of what it has received. People have shifted from no AH, to poor UI, to no content, and this is really the last thing they have to grasp on to. It comes down to people sticking to their guns because they're stubborn and prideful, and not only are they hurting their own ability to enjoy the game in the process, they're driving away other people who might have enjoyed it just fine were this game not surrounded by such a black cloud of hate and discontent.
Yes you are all welcome to your opinions, but I know for myself, that the large majority of the discontent around this game has very little to do with the failings of the game itself, they are really minimal, but moreso to do with a general sense of being spoiled for some and a general sense of unhappiness and discontent in life in general in others.
The biggest problem with this game is not a lack of content, it's the attitudes of many of those in the community who blame their own unhappiness in life on an mmo title and the creating company. Were this game not called final fantasy xiv and the creators no square enix, I can garauntee you, it would have received much more praise.
At the end of the day this changes nothing. People do what people want to do, and most people just can't stand to admit they are wrong, even to themselves, so they just stick to their guns and drag as many people down with them as they can. Truth is happiness, and FFXIV is a great game. At the end of the day there is nothing wrong with this game. In truth it is a work of art and a triumph of technology and human creativity as most games are. But people always want to externalize their problems and blame it on something else, and this is why FFXIV has suffered.
At the end of the day I see no point in asking others whether the game is any better, because people can only say whether it's enjoyable for them. Everyone has different expectations from the game, and many of them are completely unreasonable it seems. It seems nowawadays everyone seems to think a game should be custom made for their preferences and ***** everyone else. It's just another example of the spoiled crap going on in the youth of Wealthy Western and Eastern Societies.
So yes, I am quite tired of people complaining about this game. This community is still very little more than a place for unhappy people to express their angst against the world. There are a lot of good people here too, but even they are disheartened and becoming disillusioned because of the ever present hatred and misery in the hearts and minds of so many people that frequent this place.
Yes, this is a rant, but it is also a wake up call for some people, assuming they don't want to stay slumbering in their own personal nightmare. Complaining never solves anything. Constructive feedback can, but complaining doesn't, it only makes things worse. And those who complain, will always find something new to complain about. Those of you who decide to stay in this cesspool of misery and anger can take notice. Those who complain now, most of them will be complaining about something or other for as long as they remain on these forums.
Do yourselves a favour those of you who value your personal happiness and enjoyment of the game. Forget about your meaningless post count and forum rank and stop defending this game or even trying to promote it. You will never find happiness on these forums, at least nothing that lasts more than a few minutes. Get back in the game, enjoy it, and if you want to promote it, tell your friends and family how good it is. I know I for one am done with this community, it is a black spot on the Internet as most MMO forums are. For every truly uplifting and posititive post I see there are 20 others that diminish the human spirit and display all that is wrong with our society. There are probably only a handful of you out there who will even take this to heart, but that too is another sign of our times. Leave this verbal junkyard, and play the game with your friends. There are a lot of happy, positive,m and friendly people in there, and I garauntee you, your experience with this game will be infinitely better once you find them.
Cheers to all of the truly good in heart, and to those who spread vile profane misery, I hope some day you find happiness and goodness in your hearts as well.