I personally don't want a whole lot of fanservice stuffed in unless it actually belongs. It doesn't seem like this belongs.
Using the exact same Magitek design from FFVI and even playing Terra's Theme along with it is already tacky enough.
They forced in an actual LORE ELEMENT for baiting nostalgia. Ehh... it's cool, but no more of that please.
inb4 flame because you love Magiteks. I also do, and I love FFVI, but... if the concept of Magitek was to exist in XIV and they wanted to do it in an intelligent way, they probably could have at least TWEAKED the design of it. Right now it's purely for fanservice.
I thought the Garlean Empire was supposed to be technologically superior. They had magitek machines. This was the lore even before Yoshi took over. As for the tweaked design, why would it matter? There were several magitek machines roaming the fields to fight. They were different in design and function. The wings on the traditional armor have a likeness to the tiny wings on the cylindrical flying machines that we were introduced to in the intro. You're phrasing things in a way that suggests that the introduction of them doesn't fit into the world when they do. What would be the purpose of changing the traditional design? Besides the fact that it would make you happy. Can you give an intelligent reason to change it? "Garlemald is unsurpassed in the field of magitek, a technology which it exploits with devastating effectiveness in warfare. Unperturbed by their lesser numbers, the Garleans went forth upon gigantic flying warships, bearing powerful weaponry the likes of which the world had never seen. One nation after the next fell before their relentless onslaught, first those of the northlands, followed by the sovereign states of the eastern continent. Employing suppression and conciliation in equal measure, Garlemald indoctrinated the peoples it conquered, thus integrating them into its ever-expanding territory. So it was that the Garlean Empire came into existence."
The back story on the Garlean Empire before ARR came into existence.
It doesn't belong you say? Forced you say? It must be interesting inside your brain. I don't care if you claim
to love Final Fantasy VI. Changing an iconic design that everyone can relate to, "just because," isn't intelligent. It's actually quite shallow.
The idea of a Final Fantasy MMO is something that I thought would have a large amount of material to work from. Seeing as all inventions use pre existing ideas to build upon. It's actually quite amazing how they ****** up FFXIV. When the classes were released, I did some reading to enlighten myself as to what a pugilist and thaumaturge was. What was wrong with the traditional job names? You had decades of games to get ideas from and you decide to start from scratch? In current MMOs, there is usually an ability to enchant a weapon, giving it extra properties. When Yoshi introduced the materia system, "BAM!" I thought. There you have it, an enchantment system that we expect from a current MMO, but within the Final Fantasy universe. Why would you try to find some other complicated name to call it when you have source material that makes it very "Final Fantasy" in nature?
The Final Fantasy movie was a pretty good one imo. Yet, there was nothing Final Fantasy about it. You could have called it something else and it probably would have had a more positive reception. That's just my opinion. Pure
originality is very difficult. It usually takes a genius to pull it off. We've been using that word too much in recent years. That word is reserved for those people who do create wonderful things from almost nothing, or introduce things we didn't realize existed.
Your criticisms are valid as far as you are entitled to make them. What's most common with people like you, is that you couldn't think of anything that rivals or surpasses the things that you critique. Creating a new MMO from scratch would be very difficult imo. There are so many stories that tell it all. How can that new MMO you showed off called Bless, produce fan service? It can't, unless they were known for something else before. If you have a long history of support and love from fans, then fan service is the intelligent thing to do. We all love nostalgia. It makes no ******* difference how YOU personally perceive it. Final Fantasy VI wasn't my favorite, yet I can still appreciate it. The title is called Final Fantasy
XIV: ARR. If it's a part of the series, it's not going to be very difficult in finding a reason for it to exist (That's what story writing is for). Instead of calling him Bahamut, they could have just called him "Dragon King" or "The Dragon," and he destroyed villages and landscape with his "Dragon Blast." I feel special already. I'm surprised you're not complaining about the tired, "end of the world/must save it" cliche.