I played FFXIV on release and lasted about a month. I returned to EVE online and a bit of WOW. I actually forgot about FFXIV until I received the email stating that monthly charges have been re-instated.
On the basis of the email I chose to give FFXIV another go and hoped that the introduction of P2P would weed out a lot of people I would rather not play with. I had just started playing SWTOR and to be honest I wasn't taken. It all looked a bit easy and un-challenging.
I have been back about a week and find that nothing much has changed in FFXIV. but version 2.0 promises a lot. Leve’s are repetitive, retainer system is just a hassle, the interface is clunky and content is very poor generally. With the very low populations I don’t think an AH would add anything at the moment.
But I am hooked again and am using the time to level every job as high as possible. Do you think the developers will reward people that have stuck with FFXIV when v2.0 is released? It will certainly give everyone a head start!
I think the difference between FFXIV and other MMORPG's out at the moment is not the game but the player base. As with FFXI the game attracts the more mature player and it is nice not to have childish shouts every 10 seconds. WOW was the worst for that. I would rather not be able to do a quest because it hasn’t been implemented yet than not being able to do it because the stats on my gloves aren’t up to much. I can see SWTOR going that way soon.
A big thank you to everyone in game that has taken the time to say hello and reply to my questions. It would be nice to join an active LS though as it does feel as though I am playing a single player games at time.
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Edited, Jan 11th 2012 11:48am by solent153
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