Hi I'm a retired FFXI player who stayed away from FFXIV during launch due to reviews and player complaints'. I hope I'm posting this in the right area.
I've been following the game a bit and SE has seemed to become vocal (HOLY ****!!!!) on ways that they are going to improve the game. I have a PC strong enough to run the game quite well but I'm thinking of waiting until a few problems are fixed. I understand that they story they have now is good, yet scarce, and they are working on adding content (everyone said) should have been up at launch. I also understand that nobody has had to pay fees for the game yet (nice....). I just wanted to check a few rumors I've heard before making the jump in. Again all of this is just stuff I've heard from boards and buddies, If it's wrong feel free to call me out on it. ;)
1. They will be changing up the battle system. -With all the talk about adding auto attack and changing other parts of the combat system would it be better for me to wait until after they changed it so I don't start learning how to play one way then have a bad taste in my mouth because I have to potentially relearn my play style.
2. They might be adding male Miqo'te and female Roegadyn. -This is going to sound very vain...well it is very vain so whatever. I would like to play as a MALE Miqo'te, I know they talked about making the npc models but what are the chances that it will be added as a playable race/gender? (Yes I know they have bigger fish to fry now but I'd just like to know what everyone thinks the chances of that are.)
3. Do I still get to work my *** off for the lore? -I loved FFXI's lore. **** I Quit because I beat all the main stories, RotZ, CoP, ToAH and WotG. The fact that you had to work you *** of to get that tasty lore was awesome! From what I've heard it's just lacking in the drill instructor attitude. You know... "Get to level 10 to go to the dunes and kill some crabs, get to level 20 to go to Q Island and kill more crabs, great now your strong enough to handle some of the main missions and get a taste of the awesome story. What's that? You want more? Well go a level off mandys in the jungle now!!!!"
Sorry if I seem to compare qualities a bit, I'm just using FFXI as a refrence point.