I decided not go with FFXIV for many reasons and was wondering how things are progressing.
I know there was talk about adding an auction house or something that let you search retainers more easily. Was this implemented yet?
Also, I read that there are now NMs or will be. Are these in yet? And are these what you would call the "end-game" (is there end game things to do yet?).
And I couldn't find more on this. Are they currently charging monthly fee's? I could have sworn I saw something about them not at the moment, or they weren't before and are now?
Any other nice updates about the game would be nice. Such as what you can currently do once you are max level, besides leveling other jobs/tradeskills.
There are NMs, they are hardly endgame in terms of what you'd expect from other MMOs, but its a start. They are few and far apart, but spawn quickly and don't take much strategy besides having a decent # of 50s.
To relate it to FFXI it's like we have Roc and Serket but not Fafnir or Jormungand or King Behemoth yet.
NMs don't drop gear either (except leve quest NMs drop tokens) they drop crafting materials to make ... somewhat decent quality items. They aren't amazing and more along the lines of the gear to get before your artifact gear (when/if it comes out).
There is no monthly fee, and its possible there never will be.
You can search retainers if they are placed in the correct ward only, no auction house.
Aside from the NMs which are not soloable, there is nothing to do endgame.
When you hit max level you level another job. That's really it other than do rank 40 leves for faction points I guess.