I know there's been tons of threads regarding coming back to the game. I'm a long time experienced FFXI player who loved the game and the reason for quiting was lack of time and boredom due to lack of new good content and playing with people during my own timezones (started playing FFXI before the EU release which forced me to play on NA servers and didn't want to quit because of the friends I made on that server)
Anyway I got some other questions regarding FFXIV. I played from release but I quit about 1-2 weeks after release because I couldn't stand it. It wasn't at all what you would expect from an MMO and it wasn't at all like FFXI.
As I can see there's been a lot of changes since the release and I'm getting interested in playing again. Since one of my big issues in FFXI was play time I wonder. Is it easy for a casual/solo player to play the game? One of the original idea of the game, was that you could be a casual player and still enjoy the game. Because FFXI was party based in everything you did.
1. Can you do more quests/day than 8 quests? Since I have a limited play time I would like to be able to play for a longer time when I actually play. Being limited like that sucks =/
2. Can I solo AF quests and job quests? Even if it's a greater challenge, being able to solo these types of things would be nice. I remember CoP in FFXI where you would need big parties to be able to manage simple quests in the series and if you had already done them there was no need to do them again. If you didn't have any friends in the game you would get stuck. (My LS leader would arrange and LS event just so we could finish CoP xD)
I really wish they'd just make a solo/casual friendly version of FFXI and they'd be all set. That game had solid and great storyline, great system for jobs and alot of fun content (until you were looping Limbus, Dynamis, HNM fights)
I thought they'd get some inspiration from the other MMO's to make it a better version of FFXI.
Also, do you know a good guide for new players. Since it's been a while I've forgotten everything about FFXIV and it would help to catch up on quests, jobs and gameplay :-)