Tanaka >>> Yoshi anyday, younger hippier employees is not the right answer to their problem, yoshi's solution has been "Well i know what i liked from X title... So lets add it to this title, and GG" That is not what Final Fantasy is about.
You do realize XI/Tanaka's Team did that with Everquest, right?
Story wise ? They borrowed from EQ ?
I rated up your earlier comments, because I actually understand your point in them and in some ways I agree with you. The above however, is nonsense. I get your whole hardon for WoW lore, and how you feel XIV stole from WoW with the whole dragon reconfiguring the world. And once again, WoW did not invent that, nor did any other game. It's been around since Norse mythology, hell probably longer than that. Even stuff like Lord of the Rings had dragons laying waste to sections of the world (hi2u Smaug, who uprooted an entire kingdom because he felt like it). So seriously, enough with the story crap. We get it, Bahamut=Deathwing=every other dragon bent on world domination.
Also, I pulled this from EQ lore
If that wasn't enough though there is a Prismatic Dragon... something that should have never existed stuck in a long slumber in the eastern wastes. We being meddling mortals awaken him only to find out how bad of an idea that really was. We stood no chance against this great dragon.
Wow, a slumbering dragon that wakes up and wreaks havoc. WoW must have stolen it from EQ!
Luclin- The combine era was one of great research and magic, so much so that they were able to transport themselves to the moon where they discovered the remnants of the shissar empire after they fled the greenmist of kunark. The combine empire broke into factions on Luclin creating 2 major cities Katta Castelum and Sanctus Seru, lead but Seru and Katta. The moon also was home to a feline breed of Vah Shir in their home city of Shar vhal. We find the remnants of the combine using the great wizard spires they left and harness their magic to transport us to the moon. There we discover the dark creatures of Vex Thal which is headed by Aten'ha Ra
What's that? Going to the moon to fight? Didn't they do that in Final Fantasy IV? And wait a minute... feline breed? Mithras!? FFXI must have stolen it from EQ because I'm sure there's never been cat-people in games before either!
My point is... story and lore come from everywhere. Does it surprise you that most of the FF lore comes from other avenues? They didn't invent Leviathan, Carbuncle, Shiva, Cerberus, etc etc. They used lore from various places and combined it into their own game. So seriously, enough of the story BS. All games are borrowing elements from all over the place, so it's pretty ridiculous to try and single out someone as copying others.