I see people are using my post out of context and trolling it/making conclusions that I'm a "fanboy", etc.
Honestly, I too did expect more out of these quests, just like everyone else. Am I disappointed that they didn't have even the slightest bit of cutscenes? Certainly. But I was making a point, cut-scenes aren't easy to create, especially in the small timeframe that they were given. Personally, I think they should have delayed the patch and give us a couple of CS's per quest. But I guess they assumed we wanted to give us quantity over quality.
Quest-wise, in September we were given quality over quantity, and people hated it. The storyline is great, but there's so little of it and so much grinding and dull content in between.
Now it's March, our voices of quests and content were heard, but now they're not quality.
What S-E needs to understand is we want quality AND quantity. The development team shouldn't be sacrificing one for the other or people are just going to complain about the other. We went from complaining to the lack of quantity to the lack of quality as far as the storyline is concerned.
But yeah, after making eleven great Final Fantasy titles and five poor ones, you think they would know by now that we like rich story-lines and memorable characters. Even side-quests in FFXI had memorable characters (Maat, that dude with the sheep in Selbina. General Zazarg!?) And FFXIV really lacks on these, sadly.
Edit: Now that I think about it, I feel like I'm playing a game of Twisted Metal. We wish for something, and we're given it, but in a massively different way that we would have liked it to be. And S-E is like some crazy Calypso.
Edited, Mar 6th 2011 11:14am by UltKnightGrover
I dont belive people hated the quality over quantity in september, it was more of the fact that, besides said quest's, there was nothing to do in the game except grinding, now 6 months later there is yet nothing to do besides grinding.
I understand when people say, that this is an MMO and is a given that overtime it will evolve and specially on this case, FFXIV "Could" only get better with time, but they are going to slow to little for anybody's taste, take the wow vanilla launch, it had horrible server issues, lag etc etc, but they had so much content to do, that when you where online and could play, you dint care if the server lagged a bit, or it went off, because when it came back up, you knew you where doing something other than grinding, meanwhile in FFXIV you had horrible lag, ui lag, horrible ui settings, and little next to nothing to do, even after they have fixed most of the lag and ui issues, there is still NOTHING TO DO! :)
Big difference between the two.