So, I just purchased FFXIV and it's making its way to my place soon. So, before the game arrives, and I install, I have to say I'm very excited. I've been playing WoW for years and I'm completely sick of it. I know about the bad reviews FFXIV has received since launch day, leaving a sour taste in the mouths of a lot of gamers.
But from reading up on recent reviews and some friends from other forums who play, they said that the game has been improved tremendously over the last year. So, I decided to give this game a purchase since the game itself does look beautiful. Also, it looks like a lot of fun, so why not?
My question for you all is:
How do you feel about the current state of the game since Launch?
I've been told "Don't purchase it man, it's garbage. Even after a year, it's still crap." So, this is why I came here to receive the opinions of the people who actually play the game on a day to day basis.
I've played the beta, (before I could go in I was a huge fan of those videos that came around youtube!) but after playing it for 2 days I felt that this wasn't the thing I was looking for...
I cancelled my pre-purchase and didn't really look back until the first few months of this year. (around may I guess)
Picked the game up for a cheap price figuring it might as well be a lot better since then, but I was wrong.
The game looks beautiful it really does, but sadly that doesn't carry a game to make it playable.
The UI is laggy, combat feels clunky (I actually liked it more before the "auto-attacks")
The targeting is a pain, it does not feel fluid and easy, which it should. Targeting a spell (healing for example) is even worse.
Crafting is fun, but lacks a "recipe book" like in other mmo's (Rift, WoW)
Fishing is something I actually like in this game it is a good fun mini game.
But those are all the good things I can come up with it. I can't tell you how the game would feel for you, but that is for you to decide. Have fun with it, I hope it will bring you more fun than it did for me. Edited, Oct 18th 2011 1:33pm by Riathy