I honestly wanted to start another thread all together about this and I wanted to create a Poll. I wanted to know just exactly how many people actually liked the 1.20 patch.
Reason, well, fairly simple, I quit the game right after I played 2 days into the 1.20 patch.
I can't take it, not at this age.
I'm hitting 30's, there is no way in **** I'm going to spend all the time in the world, "relearning" the game every once in a while.
I logged in as my 50 Conjurer, found out that all my spells, abilities, traits have been "re-written". Oh and please don't tell me that they have announced this for the longest time, I don't care. I do not feel like spending time researching every step of the way when the game changes.
I knew that they were going to touch Job, Class system but I never did expect to not like the direction they're going with.
HP, MP count was changed. Game mechanics has been changed. Partying mechanics is changed.
My Conjurer now has only a total of 4 attacking spells at level 50, stone and aero and their aoe counter parts.
The entire enjoyment of this game sort of changed for me after the 1.20 patch.
I walked around Uldah for a hour or two, then crafted there a hour or two, noticed that the entire city was like a ghost town. Rarely any shouts or anything going on for that matter.
After a while, I finally caught someone shouting for a party, got into it. Next thing I know, went to usual exp camp spots, everything is wrong. As a melee, I barely even get to pull my weapon out, the Mages just nuked the **** out of them and they died. Highest exp range I got was 100+ ~ 400+. Before 1.20, it was at least 200+ ~ 800 per kill with bonus.
I quit the party, because it was a turn off for me right away. Party mechanics have changed, need to relearn the sweet spots and correct party formation.
Then I went about NM hunting. Start noticing my MP was depleting beyond reason and no Spirit Song to cover that. Again, things changed, changed so much to a point I think, it's really turning into a different game. Don't know if that good or not to be honest.
I mean, when 2.0 rolls out, I think it will be an even more changes/much more different than now.
Then what though? Relearn the whole **** game again? I can't keep up with that.
And now we have to pay, for an unfinished game, that is constantly changing, not sure if each change can be liked by the players.... I'm not really optimistic about FF14's future to be honest.
Also, this is coming from a biggest fan for SquareSoft, I bought every single final fantasy game they made. I mean, there are a few I really hated, like FF9, FFX-2 (only liked the music), FF12... FF14 by far, is the worst one.
I'm on Besaid in FFXIV. Been a FFXI player since 2003, quit FFXI in 2008. Started FFXIV in October 2011, quit the game in December of same year, lol this is the first time I gave up on a MMO that fast.
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