What would FFXIV be like?
for me it would be like this:
SP system would be EXACTLY as FFXI: TW gives 0sp, DC gives 50-70sp, EM mobs gives 100sp, VT gives 120-170, IT gives 200-300 (sp varies with mobs level between DC-IT)
LFP system: People apply as Tank, DPS or Healer and areas with their respective levels. When the number of members is complete group is teleported to area crystal of choice, 30minute cooldown.
Crafting would be changed. Each craft would require at most 1 item from another craft but most items (70-90%) would be exclusively made from that craft materials. Limit Crafters up to 2 main choices and 2 sub crafts choices.
Level Cap Raised to 60 so harder existing areas could be used more than just a leve quest visit.
Introduce Instanced Dungeons according to levels 15-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-60
Introduce normal quests all over cities and outside. Rewards could be as good as their leves counterparts.
Remove Levequests from game.
Introduce Chocobo, Airship from gridania to ulduar and teleport crystals now being used not only as a save point but as a destiny from conjurer teleport spells (not only the big teleport crystals but the smaller ones as well)
Give teleport spells to conjurer, NPC Guards selling Home Warp Scrolls.
Remove Anima from game.
Recreate Endgame events like Besieged, Eihenjar (whatever the name), Zeni Notorious Monsters, BCNM and that event from WOTG i forgot the name having to defend an area from enemies or clear the area, the ones from Jugner Forest, North Gustaberg and Pashhow Marshlands were the best imo.
Recreate a FREE Trading Card game EXACTLY as FF8 triple triad. Same rules with cards as rare drops from mobs/quests/NM. Each player would receive a handful of normal and weak cards at start (random 10 out of 40 cards).
Monthly Tournament inside Realms for Card battle. Winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) would receive exclusive items (mounts, decorations) or free montly fee for 3,2 or 1 month.
Another Mini Game involving Chocobo Races and Chocobo creation. Raising Chocobo and Twinking them for different skills would be simplified so players could start racing very fast. Each 6 months players would have server tournaments. 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners would receive exclusive items.
In Game Player Policy against RMT/Gil Buyers. A Simple report button would be added to any suspecting player behavior another player ses. If its a critical issue like farming underground or teleport hacking it would take priority on investigations. If the player reports as a harrasment to others after 3 failed GM scans this reporting player would be banned from game for 1 month (example, the other part talks to GM and doesnt have RMT signs like no guild, level 1 gear, faceroll names and walk with followers like 2-3+).
Hall of Shame on Lodestone: Each month SE would announce on their first page in Lodestone players and their account names caught by RMT actions. Players involved would have 2 weeks in advance to talk to a GM about it and explain his situation. If it was a 100% confirmation caught then player would have no defense at all.