A question... more out of interest than anything...
Who here actually has just good things to say about this game? I really don't see why people are complaining, this is obviously a new game, fair enough it has been a few months but let's be honest, we have seen changes and any mmorpg fan would know that its fairly uncommon to jump into a brand new game and expect everything to be perfect.
There are good things to be said about the game. However, I want change. Telling SE what they've done well won't help fix things that are done poorly.
Yes, the game is new. But my personal expectations for games is that they be both fun and playable. FFXIV doesn't quite qualify as fun. Not yet anyway. SE needs to add enough content and streamline existing content before I'd call it "fun". FFXIV, when it was released, was nearly unplayable due to having a slow UI, no good way to sell/buy things, and a very bland set of jobs to choose from. A lot of that has been fixed or is being fixed, though.
You do realize if you search for 2 minutes that prior to the games release forums were packed with people begging for the game to be released, people whining "Oh!, I'd give anything to just play for 5 minutes, This game looks so EPIC!" Think about it like this if you will.
Yes, some people say something like that about just about any game.
Either you get what we have now, access to game which is free to play, or we wait... and who knows how long we would have to wait. I'd say we count ourselves lucky, we have a head-start in the game, we get to witness the changes to our new home away from home, we can say we were there, establish friendships, plan ahead of what's to come. We have so much to be thankful for if you look past the lack of what we think we need.
You know, would you "count yourself lucky" if your house burned down and you managed to save your couch? "Wohoo! Awesome, my house burned down, but I managed to save my couch! Best day ever!" Sure, its fine that you managed to save your couch, but you've got a lot of other stuff to worry about before any type of thankfulness comes up.
Honestly, I understand why people do complain, we all have our own experiences on what makes an mmorpg, no one opinion will be accepted by all. I accept I will get negative comments, thats fine, I would just like to see a thread I can come to and see posts on positive opinions.
Give it six months. Either the game will be in a playable state with enough content to keep most people happy OR everyone who's hoping for change will have given up.
So show some support people, post your experiences, lol moments, what you love about this game, if SE ever did perhaps venture past this thread, let's show them that yeah they could have done better but they have our support and we know things can only get better from here.
Sorry, I was more answering your questions from the first paragraph. If you want to like the game, go right ahead. You and others certainly seem to. And I suppose there are people that like cars with three wheels, a cracked windshield, and peeling paint. All I know is that if someone sold me a car like that, and I be really annoyed.
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