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#1 Nov 18 2011 at 12:48 AM Rating: Default
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I played FFXI for years before going to WoW, well now the thought of logging into WoW sends me into a depression, really wanna give FFXIV a go as a long time FF fan, but I guess what I want to know is, is it worth it? still the same timesink as XI was? like really dependant on parties and such, tough to make gil? stuff like that, and is now the time to join? or should I just wait a year for 2.0?
#2 Nov 18 2011 at 2:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wait for 2.0

XIV is better than it was but still not where it should be. It would probably be better for you to start later when it will probably make a better impression on you. Gil is easy to get and partying is easier than soloing, but you'll probably find more people to group with if you wait it out.

Plenty of other things coming over the next year to keep you busy that you won't have to pay to test.
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#3 Nov 18 2011 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
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It's like you described what I liked about FFXI, and then said you'd play FFXIV if it didn't have those elements. Unfortunately for me, and fortunately for you, FFXIV doesn't have those elements.
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#4 Nov 18 2011 at 5:22 PM Rating: Good
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I played FFXI for years before going to WoW, well now the thought of logging into WoW sends me into a depression, really wanna give FFXIV a go as a long time FF fan, but I guess what I want to know is, is it worth it? still the same timesink as XI was? like really dependant on parties and such, tough to make gil? stuff like that, and is now the time to join? or should I just wait a year for 2.0?


FFXIV struggles to earn the title of an game full stop let alone a FF game. Wait for v2, as for the things you said about FFXI...none of those apply to the game anymore, so if you want to play a FF MMO play FFXI till V2 comes out next year. It's totally changed from what it was.

Edited, Nov 18th 2011 6:23pm by Runespider
#5 Nov 18 2011 at 5:48 PM Rating: Default
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XI is a million times better than it used to be and currently XIV is way more grindy. XI is also on sale for like 10 bucks right now... or it was just recently anyway.

If you do try XIV my advice is not to be too goal oriented or you will burn out fast. Explore the world, talk to npcs, do quests and try to get a feel for things (and find friends) - but don't try to hard to grind up or you will get really bored and angry.

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#6 Nov 18 2011 at 11:38 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks for the input everyone, guess Ill just wait for 2.0 and see what happens, if it was still free2play, Id join in

Edited, Nov 19th 2011 12:38am by Xerino
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