Read on before judging. I know there are a significant amount of differences between ARR and FFXI (which I loved and played a long time), such as battle mechanics, menus, general usability, quest and XP mechanics, etc, but after watching the most recent live letter I really feel like XIV ARR is shaping up to be the FFXI that I really always wanted. The landscapes look great, the textures are sharp, the overall graphics shown in the video are really breathtaking, the world seems alive, and most importantly, it really looks like the Final Fantasy Environments we are used to. I praise Yoshida for the excellent work he's done thus far in reshaping XIV and taking it in such a stellar direction.
I cannot wait to explore the beautiful areas they have in store for us......and boom goes the dynamite