I enjoyed the travel sequences of airships and ferries in FFXI. For me, a large part of the allure for MMOs is that it is a huge persistent world inhabited by other real players. The ride sequences really added to that. That's just me though, I tend to play MMOs a little slower than most of the "get in, dress up your barbie doll in cool gear, get out" folks out there. I play them to, for a time, forego reality and enjoy the world Square has created. It may sound cheesy but I'll miss those little intricacies of XI. I wish that Yoshi would at least plug those things in as options....and maybe make the options worthwhile to the less "immersion-centric" players out there like a Ferry with great fishing spots during the ride, or an Airship where you can take place in random fates that occur in mid-air.
That kind of stuff would give them a reason to add it into the game...a reason that would actually make it fun for the majority of folks.
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