I've seen in a couple of interviews (I believe, and I don't have links to back this up...) but I'm pretty sure Yoshi has mentioned redesigning the maps. I will assume, and I think its a good assumption, we won't see a ps3 version out until this happens.
Does anyone know if Yoshi has put any type of time table on when changes to the map will occur? And does everyone agree this is a much needed change?
When FF14 first came out, from what I read this was one of the most common complaints (If not insult) about the game. With everyone literally accusing them of "copy and pasting" the entire map.
My opinion? The game really needs an interesting map, but not only that, something to do in the map. FF11 had these massive maps but I was constantly disappointing how unrewarding it was to really explore besides the occasional NM (Don't mention chests, because once you knew their spawn points, there wasn't any point on exploring for them). Which if you found an NM in this fashion it usually dropped crap. The camps they added in the previous patch were a good start, I never understood why their were so few NPCs outside the city in 11. There needs to be more story interactions outside of the city, if anything more outside the city than in, because there's already plenty of things to interact with inside a city with it being the social and economical center. (edit: I think places on the map where only chocobos could get to would be a GREAT idea in itself)
Edited, Sep 16th 2011 2:32am by zuogehaomeng