1) When will it finally come to PS3?
I know they said they wanna wait until the game is "better" before they release it on PS3. But Ive seen plenty of reviews for the game after its first major patch (not talking about the most recent one). Where all the headlines pretty much say "Now THIS is how the game should have been when it first came out".
To me that means while the game isnt perfect its at least far beyond what it was when it came out in september, so id say its at least acceptable enough for a console release in its current form.... if we wont get it on ps3 until its "perfect" then we might be waiting til 2012-13 or never even see it at all and if this game is anywhere near as great as FFXI is/was (storywise) I dont wanna wait that long.
2) speaking of story how is the story in this game? The main draw of FFXI for me was that it was the first (and imho still ONLY) mmo with a storyline. It felt like playing an offline FF game (especially with CoP) but with real people being in your party instead of being controlled by AI/you. and seeing the trailer for FFXIV back when this game was announced plus the fact that the CSs this time around are actually voiced tells me this game is surely not gonna disappoint in that department. Unlike most MMORPGs where the only mention of a story is on a paragraph in the instruction manual then you never hear anything else about it in actual gameplay, as you kinda have to role play/make up the story as you go kinda thing, or find it through lore, or reading notes found ingame as opposed to being thrust right in the middle of it like FFXI (i was so hyped to take on the shadowlord for the first time back in FFXI, the fight even felt epic... too bad its anything BUT epic once you hit 75 lol, those cop fights were all definitely epic though.. mainly thanks to the level caps)
So hows this game holding up storywise?
3) I think I remember reading something awhile back that they were considering going back to a traditional job/class system instead of what theyre currently using.... did I really read that or am I imagining things?
4) Any likelyhood that we'll get a more traditional pvp options this time around (like a battle arena, or CONSENSUAL challenge anywhere on the field (except in towns) option? (i.e im walking in a forest and I happen across another player and I want to fight him.. I have to first request a challenge and he has to actually accept it, otherwise he cant touch me and i cant touch him, i see nothing wrong with that as its great for ppl who are against pvp... if you dont wanna get beat up or dont like pvp dont accept the challenge.. simple as that). Or make a few rare dangerous areas were theres open PVP (meaning anyone on the field is fair game) just dont make something stupid like corpse looting, and if so make it items you could EASILY get back... not something like an item it took you months to obtain only for someone to take it from you in a day). So yeah any likelyhood of real pvp and not anything remotely similar to that crapfest called Ballista?
5)In a news article on this site I just read it kept mentioning the "current claiming system" umm they changed the system from what it was in FFXI? i.e its not like ffxi where once you claim something only YOU can attack it and no one else? (unless youre in a party when you attack it then your party members can attack too? please 6tell me its still like that and not like in most rpgs where anyone can attack when youre already attacking thus opening the door for kill stealing and loot stealing... surely SE couldnt have been that stupid after doin such a fine job with the claiming system in the previous game in that regard?