I don't care if they change the zones honestly, IMO they've given and adequate answer to the question of why the zones have so much terrain copied and pasted.
I know that this is a new game with loads of textures and graphic elements, but why were they able to create a world where everything lookes unique with FFXI? I know that FFXI is almost 10 years old, but other next gen MMOs seem to be able to do it too, with a similar graphic quality.
While the copy pase is not "that" apparent in Thalanan and La Noscea, it's really bad in the Black Shroud and takes away alot of the atmosphere.
While I agree that chances are low to see the layout of the current zones change, I hope that they'll at least add landmarks to make them more unique.
That won't help the Black Shroud though. As much as I like that area, It hurts me when I open the map or run through the same tunnel again and again.
It's the same with the caves in Thalanan and La Noscea that all have the same layout.
That said, I hope we'll at least see really unique new zones in the future. Edited, Feb 11th 2011 9:04am by RidingBean