I had played FFXI back at the NA release and have sense moved on to WoW. WoW has now gotten stale and I'm considering not listening to some friends of mine and picking up FFXIV and sticking with it for the long haul as my time for "hardcore" raiding and MMO playing has become somewhat limited due to college.
My first question is, is the game casual friendly in all its aspects or is it just the leveling process that is friendly to casual players?
Second, how is the game in it's current state? I had tried it back in it's open beta stages but could not make a good decision from the limited time I had with the beta.
I'm also a little nostalgic about FFXI but do not want to go back to it and I am wondering if FFXIV gives the same feeling of FFXI at it's core?
Also, I run an I7 processor with 6 GIGs of DDR3 RAM and a NVIDIA 9800 GT. I would want to run the game in my screens native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and was wondering if I would be able to play above minimum graphics settings if I had the resolution at 1920 x 1080? (I don't know if anything changed with optimization from the open beta)