So, i haven't played in a couple months, and as i'm sure this question gets asked frequently, the answer obviously changes just as often. So here goes, how is the game now?
Like i said, i haven't played since right before the first side-quest patch was implemented (which was reportedly incredibly underwhelming). I'm wondering how this game feels now, really from all aspects. I'll list off some of my most pressing concerns.
-Have animations gotten any better?
-Does it feel like there's more to do on the journey to 50 than the grind/leve grind?
-Is combat more fluid now, does it seem like a complete system?
-How is the endgame, currently? Is it more than 3 NM's to be repeatedly killed?
-When you're playing, does it feel worth it, as opposed to like a job?
-Are sidequests, well, less of a joke?
Now, a few disclaimers here. I'm not trying to bash the game, i understand that people do enjoy this game for what it is. But, it is well known that these are some of the main problems that people have/had with the game, myself included. Also, i am aware of the situation in japan and how that caused a very large setback, so i'm not expecting a whole lot, just wanting to see where the game has progressed since i left. If you can answer any of my questions, or any additional ones you might feel are equally important, please do so, and thanks in advance.