I am not sure I agree with the decision to make it so that players have to join the same company in order to benefit from grouping with eachother... It just segments your playerbase, and prevents friends from playing together for the best rewards.
They're probably trying to encourage people to go out and talk with others. The playerbase is eerily silent, you know.
Segmenting the playerbase sure won't do that. SA is probably right though, and since then I think there has been some dev clarification that it's only for the lower level Ifrit anyways? Not sure, but hopefully it won't be anything major. Maybe some seals or something, but not anything like gear or an extra drop chance.
If they want people to be more social, there simply have to be more mechanics that require communication, and more reasons to team up.
In other news they've updated the Grand Company pages with new... lore...
And recruitment posters... Starting to be swayed into joining the order of the Twins... The Twin...
err what was I talking about? Edited, Oct 3rd 2011 12:12am by RamseySylph Edited, Oct 3rd 2011 12:13am by RamseySylph