Hi all. I played the FFXIV Alpha way back then, and pretty much never touched it again, but I've been following the game pretty closely, hoping for it to become awesome in 2.0
I've read information about many changes, but I haven't seen something in particular being addressed, the various spell graphic effects. Already in the Alpha, spell effects were short, small and unimpressive. when the game came out, I searched for videos of the higher end spells, and they all looked ridiculously tiny! When I think of cool spells, I think of pillars of ice beneath the enemy (Blizz V in FFXI, for example), huge meteors in the mob's head, big explosions or fiery flames, mighty lightning, etc. I mean, even some of the least powerful spells in FFXI look pretty good, like Blizzard or Fire. I want my magic to be spectacular, not only a big number in the battle log. I found none of that in the videos I saw, but hopefully it's either fixed or will be... Right? Right??
If you guys can point me to videos with impressive spells, or interviews or roadmaps or whatever talking about a remake of the current spells (in case they're not fixed yet), or anything like that, I'd love to see those.
So, that's all. Hopefully I'll be walking around Eorzea sooner or later, blowing things up with style.