I play one job. Thaumaturge/Black Mage. That's it. I have had something to do more or less this whole time. I have a couple other 50's sure. But that is just being a responsible Thaumaturge and leveling necessary classes for useful skills. I have crafted, sure. But by choice, not necessity. Never was much for farming items to sell. I like making stuff. However somehow I still managed to level Botanist and Miner to 50. Do I have all these 50s geared? No. I have no CNJ gear, I use one set of crafting gear for everything. Lower level crafts I have pretty much nothing. I usually log and mine in my underwear. I just got my first Ifrit weapon a week ago not even. Still haven't gotten a Moogle weapon. Still have sidequests to do. Still have achievements I want to complete. Still have Grand Company items i want that I can get some seals for. Still have every single Disciple of War I can choose to level at any time, which in turns brings a whole set of new story content for each class/job.
No content? I can't seem to run out. If you are running out...maybe you should put the Red Bull down, take a deep breath, and chillax. It's not a race. If you are making it one, then don't complain when you place first. You won. Be happy. And then proceed to wait for the next race to begin, while the rest of us are enjoying ourselves.
I don't consider having to level multiple jobs up to gear them up content. Nor do I consider fighting the Moogle, Ifrit, or any of their other instanced dungeons 50 times to get gear content.
As for crafting, the biggest gripe most had was that the stuff you produced was pretty useless for the most part. I admit, it needed a revamp system wise, but if all you're producing is crap, it's still useless.
Read the patch notes. Revamped Meds and Food and accessories. Little early to be asking for more gear to craft til they raise the level cap, which probably would have happened already if they didn't ***** up the game in the first place.
Main complaints are still low pop servers, which has yet to be fixed (but will be soon, I know).
In eight days.
The UI is still clunky at times and not as great as it should be, can you even drag and drop skills yet?
I have no problem with UI. Drag and drop? No thanks.
but to say most things have been fixed for months is a complete lie (otherwise there wouldn't be a massive list of changes remaining from here to 2.0).
Most things have been fixed. This was the last major change to the game's core mechanics. ( Reference link since I know you will question my statement. Notice the rebuilding phase ends this month.
) Rest is tweaks to new content and porting to Ver. 2.0. Check your information before making false statements please. Thanks.
I've come back several time in the last year, patch, after patch, after patch. I agree, lots is fixed, but many of the problems I saw a year ago, still remain. I doubt we'll get bored, cause many of use are looking forward to 2.0 and are still coming back after every patch (cause things ARE improving). I still can't say I'd recommend this game to a friend in it's current state, so it still needs quite a bit of work.
I have people lined up wanting to play FFXIV. Everyone is super stoked at how much the game is changed and how interesting and exciting it is now. Some are waiting for Version 2.0 cause they wanna play it on PS3 rather then spend $$$ on a PC others are building PCs as we speak. Some have already joined and are having a lot of fun. Take the sunglasses off bro. The future is bright and theres a world of adventure waiting out there for ya. Maybe it's not your cup of tea, the flavor sure has changed, but I like tea. I have no idea wtf that last sentence was supposed to mean. Welp I've said pretty much all that needs to be said. Enjoy! ^^ Edited, Mar 19th 2012 4:48pm by StateAlchemist Edited, Mar 19th 2012 4:50pm by StateAlchemist