Quick backstory: played FFXI from US launch through CoP, left to play WoW from vanilla through WotLK, left WoW because I was sick of it, regretted ever leaving FFXI, played FFXI til XIV came out, was sick over how bad XIV was, haven't played an MMO since.
So that's my MMO history in a nutshell. My wife and I have always played together. We've both missed playing for the last 1 1/2 years, and as we've followed the updates, we're interested in possibly coming back.
My question to you (a question you've probably answered countless times now) is whether it's worth jumping into XIV pre-2.0. We had a lot of fun even at launch, but got so bogged down in the poor interface, lack of auction house, and inability to effectively search for parties, that we quickly gave out after about a month. There's only so much two people can accomplish without the need for interaction with other players, and with the way it was, it was too much effort to even have basic interactions.
So, are we better off steering clear of 2.0 and missing all of the content that is supposedly going to be locked after its launch, or is it worth are time to get a head start on whatever 2.0 is going to bring?
Thanks for the thoughtful input as well as the aggressive hostility. I've read plenty of hate though, so a few positive comments thrown in would be greatly appreciated. :D