I have a little bit of a different perspective regarding the new 2.0 reboot coming, compared to most of the forums I've been looking at. The problems with mechanics, boring seamlessness, UI, etc were only enough to make me annoyed sometimes. The real reason I always wanted to play FFXIV was because I played FFXI for years, and it still has a place in my heart.
In FFXI, I had come to really value my character, because I built him up with a ridiculous amount of hard work (Samurai, enough said? :) ), I played since Beta, and probably for 2-3 years since launch. Anyway, I had really hoped FFXIV would give me that same kind of feeling, of being drawn into a world and valuing the time and effort I put into my char, linkshells, etc.
But, I played FFXIV for probably a month from launch, and all it ever did was disappoint me. I think a lot of it was that I felt as though I was just leveling different weapons, instead of leveling a job. Anyway, I know the mechanics are going to change a lot (and some already have), but I was really looking for the perspective of someone who played FFXI, and understands what I mean when I say: FFXI changed my life more than any other MMO, and am curious if the reboot of XIV will live up to that standard.
Edited, Nov 13th 2012 9:24am by SRSavior