I don't expect any of you to remember me or, for that matter, even care but I was an early beta tester for FFXIV, being a fan of FFXI during its heyday. I posted here a lot and was pretty supportive of SE up until the transition of closed beta to open beta when it was clear they were not taking player opinions on several subjects.
I abandoned hope FFXIV would be a good game based on three major points:
1. Lack of content (storyline or otherwise). There were very few things that kept me entertained in the game. I never had the urge to go a little farther. There were very few quests and no overarching storyline that snared my attention.
2. Excessive grinding. When I first played MMOs I was all for the grind but these days grinds bore me. I don't like running around killing hordes of rats, sheep, birds or whatever else just for the heck of it. I enjoy want variety and purpose when I play games because that's what entertains me.
3. Artificial limitations. I was one of those who freaked out when it was first said that SE will be limiting our play style by stunting our growth when playing a certain class too much. Add to that the quest system which limits the amount of quests we can have in a two day period and it really ****** me off.
I also had issue with the UI at the time, the lack of an AH and the bazaar system but those were easy fixes.
My point for posting isn't to complain one last time but to ask if any of these issues were fixed. Generally when a new MMO comes out I ascribe to the opinion that if you can't get it right at launch you've lost your shot at getting my money but having been such a SE fan in the past and knowing that SE has actually fired management and is restructuring the game I'm willing to give the game another shot.
So anyway, I gave it a few months after the restructuring of the management to ask this: how is the game fairing?
Edited, Feb 21st 2011 6:09pm by Yogtheterrible