List of problems with FFXIV (simple edition)

#1Master of HatePosted 6/27/2013 7:10:24 AM
I'm making this based on a general board consensus. It doesn't have as much detail as the individual threads, but here's what (generally) seems to be bothering most people about FFXIV. This list is primarily to LIST the problems we see discussed a lot, and NOT to debate the validity of the complaints. I'll make a secondary topic after a day or two to debate it. So please avoid long-winded rants about how "You're so wrong you don't know anything you're an idiot blah blah blah"

If you wish to add more, add the number and a 1-2 line description of the issue.

1) Stat distribution is too simplified and irrelevant.
Essentially, dump all attribute points into 1 primary stat, no reason to spread it out.

2) Early-game combat is boring.
Not enough skills to use, 1-20 is too easy and too spammy.

3) Gathering exp is too slow and tedious.
Mining, harvesting, etc

4) Not enough cosmetic options.
Pets, armor types, haircuts, etc etc

5) Crafting seems meaningless.
Ease of access, ease of acquiring materials, low profit margins

6) Not enough class variety.
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#2LucytenshiPosted 6/27/2013 7:13:02 AM
7) Mini map UI is terrible / Navigation needs work

8) No /tell in instanced area's
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#3colstripcapnPosted 6/27/2013 7:14:37 AM
3&5 don't go together well. If gathering is tedious and takes too long, then not many people will do it, and thus high level materials will be in short supply and thus expensive.

If that is the only list of 'complaints' than I think they've done a grand job of the game. Especially when some of them, like number 1, is exactly the same in nearly every game.
#4theshovellerPosted 6/27/2013 7:16:28 AM
9) Starting class tied to "home city" when making character.

10) Inability to change to a class until both the level 10 class quest for your initial class is completed as well as physically visiting the guild and speaking with the guildmaster first.

(Those two were kinda my personal pet peeves.)
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#5angermngment101Posted 6/27/2013 7:28:39 AM(edited)
From: Master of Hate | #001
2) Early-game combat is boring.
Not enough skills to use, 1-20 is too easy and too spammy.


This one is by design. So newbies to MMORPG's arent scared off.
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#6bremenPosted 6/27/2013 7:33:14 AM
11. Duty Finder - implementation of this is great for casuals, but will completely destroy the community. Mark my words, every game that has implemented a cross-server duty finder has had no community. Before you say WoW, don't forget, the game didn't launch with it, and after implementation the community has suffered and many complaints have arisen. See this post as an example: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8796571217
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#7OtakuGameraPosted 6/27/2013 7:36:20 AM
sorry, but most of those is a none issue especially for launch
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#8skins25Posted 6/27/2013 7:36:22 AM
12. When removing all clothes, characters still have underwear.
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#9theshovellerPosted 6/27/2013 7:38:36 AM
bremen posted...
11. Duty Finder - implementation of this is great for casuals, but will completely destroy the community. Mark my words, every game that has implemented a cross-server duty finder has had no community. Before you say WoW, don't forget, the game didn't launch with it, and after implementation the community has suffered and many complaints have arisen. See this post as an example: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8796571217


I don't know if this one's going to be cross-server or not - I typically have no problem with same-server ones.
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#10skins25Posted 6/27/2013 7:40:15 AM
theshoveller posted...
bremen posted...
11. Duty Finder - implementation of this is great for casuals, but will completely destroy the community. Mark my words, every game that has implemented a cross-server duty finder has had no community. Before you say WoW, don't forget, the game didn't launch with it, and after implementation the community has suffered and many complaints have arisen. See this post as an example: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8796571217


I don't know if this one's going to be cross-server or not - I typically have no problem with same-server ones.


It will be.
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