I was just wondering what the player base of XIV here on the forums is generally interested in, in terms of MMOs...and why. So basically I'm asking you to list your top 3 favorite MMORPGs and what you like most about them. In a way getting a feel for what XIV players look for in an MMO. I'll start with 1 of mine and add the other 2 as time goes on(meaning I haven't decided yet, doh! >.<).
I. FFXI (pre-game breaking updates)
A. Community - amazing group oriented content
B. Combat - incredible party dynamics and job design
C. World - great area designs, lore, sense of exploration and foreboding
D. Storyline - multiple progressive interlacing rewarding intriguing just-plain-well-written plots
E. Char. Dev. - balanced sense of progression(you got what you worked for) and had things to show for it
F. Enemy Design - fantastic sense of immersion(felt like you were actually fighting them) due to their abilities
G. Challenge - huge amounts of fun with even bigger amounts of satisfaction and a sense of completion
H. Long Term Goal/Rewards - if you don't know what I mean then you didn't play XI and have little chance of understanding
I could do the alphabet a couple time over for everything I loved about XI. But how much Tanaka wanted to make XIV different
from it for the sake of not being the same worries me. Even though Yoshi-P is in charge I fear now it may be too late.
II. Mabinogi - Wouldn't say this is a favorite bu it has aspects that merit mentioning
A. Skill Progression - awesome system of gaining and advancing skills
1. Engaging, diverse, and time-consuming quests to attain skills
2. Specific requirements and actions needed to "Rank Up" a skill and an organic skill tree with loads of variety
B. Sheer In-Game Variety - monsters, characters, combat, content, areas, and much more was all unique with minimal
copy/paste(other than dungeons, bleh)
C. Evolving Equipment - 'nuff said
Again, probably not one o my top 3, but it had qualities I enjoyed that I wished to voice.
3. Coming soon to a threader near you.
Enough about that! Let's hear from you. ---P.S. Don't bash others favorite games, "to each his own." Bashing is only required when something is closed, i.e. their mind.
Edited, Feb 28th 2011 2:38pm by AtryxEtair