I'm completely new to online gaming so i'm not really sure what to expect.
I bought FF14 mainly because I had some time to burn and that the game was really cheap.
My expectations were that I would start the game on my own and after a brief while be introduced to a company (if you like) with more experienced members and many different players from which I could interact with and hopefully find some people who'd let me join them in their running around/killing monsters stuff and perhaps make some friends along the way.
My experience so far is that nobody talks, at all. I freely admit i've only been to a few places (I'm too week to travel to new areas) but the people there either don't speak English or have no interest in letting a noob wander around with them.
So I did a little research and it seems, quite clearly, that a LOT of members are only interested in having the "perfect" character stats and have no interest in talking, just grinding.
Now, i'm sure with enough grinding myself I could carry on and "complete" the game (unsure if these type of games have actual endings) but in that case i'd just buy a normal offline RPG.
So basically i'm wondering if it is just me who has had these experiences or have others also noticed this.
I chose a forum to post this because people ARE going to talk here.
Thanks in advance for any replies.