i read the director's interview on eorzeapedia, and he talks of FFXIV having a lot of content.....
( The first thing is to make the content easier to understand for the players. There is a lot of content in FFXIV. I think the development team worked desperately to put as much content into the game as they did, and I think it was enough for a releasable product. However, because of putting too much energy into different parts, it came hard to understand overall:)...
It kinda made me uneasy, if he thinks the content we already have is a lot and its just we dont understand it.. Made me wonder if he understands what content to the player is. So here is what i think of as content:-
I am an ex ffxi player. It was tough, and yet is is the most rewarding game i have played to date. The chains of promethia story line was one of the most rewarding in terms of challenge, teamwork, epic storyline.. I wll never forget the joy we had when eventually we killed those 3 mammets in ancint vows and yes it was before the level cap was removed.. The Rise of the Zilart..and Treasures of Aht Urghan, beating Alexander, took teamwork, precison fighting and determination.. all the way through the mission series , was epic battles, and a great feeling when you won... i hoped for the same kind of challenges in FFXIV. Epic storyline, challenging fights and teamwork, and nice rewards in terms of armour once we accomplished them
I also like the fact sometimes was no map when u went into an area, and you had to make your way across to access a village or do quests to get a map, as well as avoiding aggressive beastmen.
All the way through FFXI, was level caps, where you had to do a specific quest or fight some crazy old guy to access the next levels, and yes you ex ffxi players know who i mean, the famous, or should i say infamous 'Maat'.. now i not asking for Maat in this game..so you can stop choking on your coffee..but some sort of goal based cap would be interesting.. as well as more quests that involved the npcs, and outlying villages, there is great resource available in the npcs for some great storytelling.
That is content to me. So what is it to you?
Edited, Jan 15th 2011 11:22am by isania
Edited, Jan 15th 2011 11:23am by isania