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#52 Jan 17 2011 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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A goal.

There is no reason to do anything in this game. You have all of these leves, behests, a few storyline missions. Lots of stuff to do, but there is no reason to do any of it. Even the storyline missions. You walk to a point on a map, watch a CS, most of which aren't that great, maybe have a little fight and that's it. There's no epic revelation, no awesome piece of gear, you were told EXACTLY where to go so there's no thinking involved, you didn't have to fight or sneak your way there, you didn't have to bring your buddies all geared up with the right food and strategy, you just walked over mashed a few buttons and went back to "stuff". How many of us have failed a storyline mission? The answer to that should tell you something. You SHOULD be failing new content.

FFXI had lots of "stuff" to do as well, stuff that wasn't particularly exciting or fun on its own, but you always had a goal. That's what made it epic. You were always working towards something awesome and that something was always just out of reach.
#53 Jan 17 2011 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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Content is basically anything that will make me want to play this game instead of work, sleep, eat, going out, etc. It can be Awesome story line quest I need to fight my way through or it can be kitty **** :P
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#54 Jan 17 2011 at 11:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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Others have touched on my answer already:

Content is something fun to do besides grinding, a reason to log on to the game because you WANT to do it. It can be solo events or group events, low level events or high level events, daily events or weekly events, but it's something in the game that you WANT to do, something you play so that you CAN do.
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#55 Jan 17 2011 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
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I break it down into 2 things...keeping it simple.

Filler - things to do to by time when you are not doing more important things. Things to do when your buddies are not on. Crafting, harvesting, making gil, shopping, easy solo NM camping, leveling by yourself and exploring...etc...
Basically, this is about 90% of what FFXIV has to offer at this time.

Content - requires planning. Requires research. Has a more than 50% chance of failure. High chance of death. Has loot drops in proportion to difficulty, and not always guaranteed. Something to think about during the day while you are sitting at work. This can be solo or in groups. Besides a few NMs...FFXIV has no content...and plenty of filler.

We need a challenge. We need something to work for.
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#56 Jan 17 2011 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
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OneFatAngel wrote:
Content is basically anything that will make me want to play this game instead of work, sleep, eat, going out, etc. It can be Awesome story line quest I need to fight my way through or it can be kitty **** :P


I was like "I totally follow what Angel says!" until the very last two word... (^.^;)

BTW <3 the poem under your Sig Angel XD
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#57 Jan 17 2011 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I define it as alternwtives to grinding be it leveling grinding or crafting grinding.

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