well the point im arguing with my last post isn't what makes the vets from the rookies but instead is the argument that FFXIV is gonna be a COMPLETELY different games from 1.0 as opposed to just !.0 thats been fixed..
Instead of ARR being FF15 (basically a completely new/different game) which is what everyone tries to make it sound like it is... all it is is "FFXIV: The revised edition" so anyone whos played FFXIV theres enough similarities (and i dont mean just the locations names) that theyll still know what 90% of what theyre doing, as opposed to the game being the difference of jumping from FFXI to FFXIV which is how ppl try to make going from 1.0 to ARR sound.. and to me that just doesnt seem to be the case.
I understand what you mean and wasn't trying to imply that it's going to be unrecognizeable as a new game. All I meant is that for new players everything will be new. For existing players there will still be a learning curve as they discover where everything is/went for a couple weeks. Every single existing players isn't going to walk in and be a boss from day one if they create a new character on a new server.
This is correct. Yoshi has said that the returning players from 1.0 will still have a learning curve when it comes to the game. The battle system will change enough to where the attributes for each of the classes/jobs will be different. Also, the damage calculations will be different as well as the effects of the weaponskills. I've noticed that the archer/bard weapon skills now have an emphasis on status effects. In 1.0, they had things like bind or bloodletter (a DoT skill), but that's pretty much it. The weapon skill combos will also be different, so it's not like the vets will have a major advantage over the new players. You'll be learning the game along side the returning players who create a new character. They will start off with 0 gil and have all level 1 classes and jobs just like you. Honestly, unless money is an issue, I really don't see why anyone shouldn't at least try the game. It wont be anything like FFXI, so don't go in thinking that, but it will be a new game for people interested in trying something new.
To those people who WATCH the battles and say they LOOK the same, please understand the game is still in the stage where it will be changing and what you see today wont be the same as what you see in a month or 2.