Heya guys, been awhile. Good to see some old friends popping up on the forums lately. I hope that some of the veterans who stuck with FFXIV v1.0 to the end could answer some questions. I realize these may or may not apply to V2.0.
1.) Did they ever remove the power-leveling system where a lvl 50 could chain a huge group of enemies for a lower level party? Last I saw, they tried to fix this but there was still work-around by dropping party.
2.) Did they ever create a more user friendly targeting system (for controller especially) or is it still A, B, C targeting systems with the toggle "Enemy, All and Party" options? The up/down targeting in the party list was improvement. Except last I saw it was glitchy, prone to getting stuck and highlighting the wrong member.
3.) Did they ever improve the client patcher/downloader?
4.) Did they ever improve payment options?
I really need a game that is:
First - Easy to download and patch (IMO, if the patcher requires port forwarding to operate then the game is a failure)
Second - Easy to setup recurring payments
Third - Easy to correctly target enemies and allies
Fourth - does not reduce the pool of players looking for regular exp parties through widespread powerleveling
I am really struggling to get excited about v2.0. I would love to somehow verify that at least 3/4 of these essential MMO gaming basics have been succesfully addressed. I don't expect v2.0 to be succesful at all if the patcher and payment options are not improved. Also, provide user friendly targeting or perish. The extent of Powerleveling availability is a preference thing, I just want to know if there were any changes in the final days.
I will surely be asking this same set of questions after the NDA is lifted from the current v2.0 Alpha/Beta testing.