From 2003 (PC release) until about 2008. It had it's issues, but IMO still a great game. I had to stop due to lack of time, and am just now looking into getting back into an MMO.
I was tempted to pick up FFXIV at launch, but I know how launches go so I decided to wait. Not even a month later the news hit that it was terrible, etc... You all know the story. I finally picked it up today. I've installed it and played for about two hours. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting (and the graphics are amazing).
Anyway! My main question is this: While I know that this game is supposed to be more focused towards solo than FFXI was, but is there a point to questing? So far there doesn't really seem to be, but that could be my mindset from FFXI where (at first, anyway) most quests weren't really worth doing, and it was just grinding to 9-11, then partying after that. Is the party system similar to FFXI in regards to leveling?
Also, can anyone recommend a good server for someone that plays mostly during the day? I think I saw one person on the entire time - though I did pick the lowest pop server.
Edit - Also, before buying I found TONS of threads from around Feb/March talking about how bad it was doing etc... How is it doing now? I did read that a new big patch is coming this month, but other than that how has it changed (if at all?).
Edited, Jul 8th 2011 4:25pm by ProfessorBob