I enjoy many aspects of FFXIV but the thing I miss most about FFXI are the parties. I'm glad that we can solo play and that you can accomplish almost anything in a short amount of time but I miss the strategy of camping. I would like to see more traditional battling like FFXI. Creating parties was fun for me. Trying to balance the right jobs and skills. I also liked the roles that each player had within the group. The downside was that if one person sucked it could ruin a party. However, when everything clicked you could almost feel your EXP gain. That is just one element that XIV doesn't have yet. I hope they find a way to make camping and parties a bigger element in the future.
Am I alone on this? I just wondered if anyone agreed. I'm not saying I want FFXIV to be exactly like FFXI or I would play XI. I just miss the party element. I feel like "Behest" is just running around in a swarm killing stuff but I don't see any strategy to it. I see the same problem with leves.
I know there are plans to redo the battle system and hopefully add more quests and content but I haven't heard anything about how they are going to change it. Anyone have any thoughts? I am not as diligent as some in reading forums or scouring the internet for information but if you have thoughts about how to change the battle system and bring back some of the strategy, I'm listening.