Jump? JUMP?! God dammit, SE! We don't need jump! Being able to traverse the world in all 3 dimensions isn't only too interesting, it's just plain WRONG! Have you even considered the giant eagle problem? They're @#%^ing everywhere. But only in the SKY, which is exactly where jumping is going to lead us!
If we're able to get closer to the sky, the giant eagles will @#%^ing swoop down on us, grab us in their talons, and carry us away to feed to their young! Do you really want innocent players to be abducted and fed to giant eagle hatchlings? I don't think so. Eorzeans stay firmly on the ground for a reason: to avoid becoming giant eagle food!
Everything else is dandy though. Certainly worth a purchase of the game from me, I'd say.
All joking aside, this is pretty much the epitome of any argument anyone could have against it. Oh and jumping annoys
them, can't forget that one. /commence eyeroll
I'd wager that 95% of the people who are totally against jumping, when they think of jumping, picture some WoW player spamming [space][space][space][space][space][space][space][space][space][space] for no reason whatsoever and they believe that if jumping were implemented, that's what they'd see.
On one hand: Yes, you'll get that. Some people will just stand there all day and mash space. It's kinda annoying.
On the other hand: Who cares? Is it really worth walking over nine thousand miles around a six inch hill because of some arbitrary invisible wall just to avoid some people spamming the space bar?
At first my position was "If the game is like XI in that they have obnoxious little ankle high impassible mountains, then implement jump. If they actually make bumpy terrain behave properly and allow you to traverse it, then jump is silly to add because it serves no purpose."
After playing the game, and seeing the same annoying *** ridges that are below your knee but become impenetrable walls for no apparent reason, I have changed my opinion to support jumping.
Go on. Turn on FFXI and walk around in La Thiene, Attohwa, and Ordelle's and try to tell me that you still don't think that maybe jump might kinda be nice to have sometimes. :)