When thinking about my feelings towards FFXIV, I think back to the un-ceremonius way that my old bass player kicked my old drummer out of the band. He called him and left a message on his phone saying, "Sorry buddy but it's been 9 months and there is no baby, so we are gonna have to part ways." As I am sitting here waiting for over a half hour for the latest non-patch to download, I can't help but feel the same way about this game.
I have been a white knight for this game since its release, telling my friends and others who were leaving to, "stick it out, it will get better." Unfortunately, it has not gotten better, at least not enough to keep me around anymore. The annoying maintenance and the latest letter from the producer has convinced me that this game has a long way to go and unfortunately there is nothing in game that I am interested in doing until this game gets on the right track.
I will be back to check out the new patch (if it ever comes out), but I doubt that it will do enough to keep me around for long (i.e. do the new dungeons and get whatever gear I can, then I'm out again). Until this game gives me what I expect from an FF title, I can't spend any more of my precious time on it. Au revoir FFXIV, I'll see you when you grow up.
P.S. Don't start flaming me for trolling. I really wanted to love this game and that is why I decided to write this post. I am not angry, just a little broken-hearted.