I REALLY want this game to do well. I'll be honest. I played FFXI for several months and enjoyed it for as long as I played. I've always enjoyed the general lore and characteristics of the FF series. Crystals, WHM, BLM, WAR, RDM etc. It's all so natural to the FF world. I think FFXI did a great job at this.
I bought the CE edition of FFXIV and was left utterly disappointed. I won't even go into details as of why, that's all over the boards. I just wonder if there's incentive to progress. A big thing for me is STORY. FFXIV lacks a decent story. You're told in tiny bits and pieces about what's going on in the world. I started in Gridania and did the opening story questline only to have it finish with a cliffhanger??? It gave me no direction of what to do next. Where's my incentive to play this game? To just level up? Take a game like LOTRO, WoW and now Rift. All of these games are full of lore and quests that expand on it. Does this ever occur?
Honestly, I put about 15-20 hours in the game and gave up because I felt so lost and alone. No one responds to /say or /shout. Basically, I'm not really asking for content, because I know that's missing. I'm asking for a REASON to play. What I loved about FFXI was that it had its main story missions and quests that had a small story to go along with it. This is completely missing in FFXIV.
Can we expect it? Honestly?