I am one of those people who voted that repairs need to be removed.
No, most games don't have this awful repair system that requires you to spend time away from having fun gaming waiting for repairs or grinding the umpteen crafting classes you inevitably need throughout your leveling experience to repair your hodge podged gears.
Games that do have repair systems are kind enough to let you repair at a vendor wholesale to 100%, not, oh, repair to 75% and then the dang durability deteriorates so fast that you have to go right back.
Not challenging. Not fun. Just inconvenient.
-- Someone posted some nonsensical reply to the OP; "Want want want",
Yeah, and if people don't get what they want, they won't subscribe to XIV, they'll chose Guild Wars 2, SW:ToR, Blade & Soul, World of Warcraft, or Rift--all of their developers have openly supported creating a Convenient, but Challenging MMORPG instead of just an inconvenient husk of the ancient grind and work your second job formula.
(Before you say it, WoW is NOT easy, it's just easy to level up to 85 so you can experience the challenges in PvP/PvE in the game, unlike XIV it has something to offer for endgame which is what the real travesty of XIV is, I'd rather speed to 50 and have fun doing Dungeons, PvP'ing, exploring, epic behests etc than to have to spend my XIV game time sitting around either waiting for repairs or grinding 4 freakin' craft classes in order to get to a safe level to make my own!)
It's a game; it can be unsubbed, and just as a warning
Square Enix suffered a 90% dip in stocks because of this game where people didn't get what they "want want wanted", if they can't turn XIV around, make a profit off upcoming titles such as Duodecim, Versus XIII and XIII-2, they will inevitably need to shut XIV down and sell off all of their projects to other companies. Just imagine, Electronic Arts presents: Final Fantasy XIV!!! or SOE presents Final Fantasy XIV..
Don't be part of the troll system, work with your fellow players and the game will revive and get better, otherwise, prepare to watch your "hard work" as you were laughing at all the people who "want want wanted" get flushed down the drain the way of a game shut down.
Edited, Feb 9th 2011 8:17am by TrionValere