I purchased FFXIV the day it came out and uninstalled it less than a week later because of how horrid it was to play and was very disappointed because it has such huge potential, and now I am wondering how many of the issues since release have been fixed or addressed.
Here is a small list of why I couldn't play it, worst offenders listed first-
Clunky UI- Time consuming and laggy when doing anything, why do I need to cycle through menus for EVERYTHING? This made simply doing anything (except running) very frustrating; combat, crafting, buying, selling, communication, equipping....
Lack of Auction house- or any kind of user friendly, player controlled economy system. Going "door to door" in the market searching 21653412865412 different retainers for an hour+ for just ONE item only to find it's ridiculously overpriced, if you find it at all. No guidance to find vendors that sell items you want.
Quests- I like the quests and don't really mind that they repeat...I just want to be able to do them more than once by myself, or at least put more of them in there, I just felt so limited/ confined. I understand that grouping allows you to do it more often, but what if people aren't doing quests at that time or I don't want to group up right then?
Map- I should be able to right click or scroll or SOMETHING on the map I have open, to make it change to a different map rather than having to manually select every map I want to look at
Thats really it, but combined, it just felt like the game had way too many stupid issues with fundamental parts of the game for it to be worth suffering through.
How have some of these things been addressed or fixed? I've looked into it a little bit but could really only fin the one that talk about the search function for the market...which is good, is there anything else?