- The inability to solo anything worthwhile after about level 10 if you weren't BST (I hear they changed this, sorta).
Or were a Blue Mage... or subbed BST... or were BLM or SCH... or a PUP... or could use bloody bolts... or just subbed Dancer...
I quit before ToAU, so at the time, it was BST or bust. (Or, if you were high level, RDM/NIN. But that didn't help you if you weren't 75.)
...you really must have not been paying attention to FFXI post-2006. As of two years ago, I could solo just about any job I wanted to: I took THF, PUP, and SMN up to 75, 74, and 60 solo and without much difficulty.
Again, quit mid-2005, and no, I didn't pay attention. I was so burnt out by it that I literally snapped my discs in half and threw them into traffic. Really wish I hadn't, in hindsight, because I had to go and buy new discs six months later. ><
Again, with FoV and some cheap food, nobody should have trouble skipping the dunes.
See above. I know my view is outdated, but these are the things I absolutely hated when I left. It's good to hear that they did something about it, at least.
I'm sorry you can't burn through your MP pool without regard to enmity mechanics... you're mad that playing a mage required a little bit of though and timing...?
But it really didn't
require thought. Press button, count to five, press button, count to five, press button, count to five, OMFG MB!!! Count to five. Press button. Granted, I've found that a vast majority caster DD/DPS roles in MMOs tend to be profoundly boring for that very reason -- spamming a few buttons in a very linear rotation, so maybe that's why that particular bit stuck out in my head. I just wished that there was something worthwhile I could've done in those five seconds beyond just stand there and do nothing; even in FFXIV, I could theoretically exit active mode and get a tick of MP before switching back, y'know? Edited, Jun 20th 2011 3:37pm by WFSilverKnight