Sometimes i really do wonder if people like you get payed by the industry to spread the poison and try to bring people away from either the game in discussion or the forum where it is discussed in. If you have been so disappointed for so many years, what are you still doing here? I am sorry but i am really tired about people doing nothing else than whining all the time. Especially when the news look as promising as they do at the moment.
It was my first MMO and I still care about it, even though I don't play it now I would probably come back if they put effort into it again..since I think so much of FFXI I take it kinda personally when they pee all over it as they are doing for the last 2 years. For games that I didn't give a crap about I never commented on, I just quit and forget they exist, this includes WoW/Rift/GWAoC and a multitude of other games.
I miss the game, I miss my char, I miss the world and it genuinely pisses me off that a) they forced me to quit a game I loved and played for 7 years uninterrupted cause of the horrible crap Tanaka and co kept adding and b) they are putting so much effort into XIV at the expense of XI. If it was just my opinion that the last 2 years have been crap ok, but it's widely accepted they are giving the XI players trash. Unless anyone thinks VW drop rates, Neo nyzul, Legion, meteor drop rates etc are good?
I hope it's a new expansion and I hope it's good because XI deserves more effort and thought than they have been putting into it recently, for a game that has been so good to SE over the 10 years it's existed it should get better treatment and not be in the shadow of a game that failed and has a player-base of 12k worldwide subscribers.