I may sound crazy to alot of fans of xiv, but I found the overall experience of xi much less tedious and more enjoyable than xivs grind fest for tomes and gear. The memories will last longer than Buy Cheap FFXIV Gils any drop will /sappytruth. Michael i 100% agree it's sad that people want instant gratification and it ruined these kind of games for me. The community in XI was one of - if not THE best gaming communities I've ever been a part of. So many people always willing to lend a hand and much more patience than anyone in any other game has ever had. I haven't played for a couple of years but I miss it dearly - even recreated my Taru in XIV because I couldn't let go.
Steph Turner, I made my character look pretty much the same as well, I'm still hoping they'll add the haircut she had. This makes me all nostalgic. I actually met my partner in XI, among a bunch of other people from all around FFXIV Gils the world that I try to visit as often as I can. However, as nostalgic as I might be, early XI was incredibly unforgiving, and I would never have the time today to get anywhere in that game. I do wish there was an option to get primarily grouped up with people from your own server in duty finder, since party finder doesn't seem to be very popular.
I am one of those people, i really tried to play xi but i missed out on its prime, didn't really have the money to pay for the sub continually and had lower then average dial up speeds. Lucie could be right. It might just be because it was of an earlier time. Both for the genre and us the players. Oddly enough though, the closest thing I got to the same experience I heard was in LoTRO in its prime. Which is also post-WoW, incidentally. It might be something with the franchise. Both Final Fantasy and Lord of the Rings I think naturally attract people who are into the lore and the world itself.
Lucie you didn't happen to play on Caitsith? Sounds like a few friends of mine from back in the day. for people who had the time to spend 5 hours trying to get half a level at 20 it was a blast. looking back at the game now while i have things to do, it wouldnt be so fun waiting an hour to get a group or not being able to do any of the content without getting run through it by higher level guildies.