The FF MMOs are still subscription based, right?
Yeah, but you get 30 days when you buy it.
Enough time to get bored of it.
As a long time player of XI and beater of XIV, they are really night and day mmo's. I can't be impartial when it comes to XI when i say i love it more then XIV.
XI is is 10 year old RPG and some if not most of it's mechanics are dated, but have options that most mmo's then and now still don't have. XIV is way more streamlined and modern with warping to points, queue's for parties and raids, very solo friendly. Keep in mind 10 years does not mean stagnation, they made massive overhauls which i could go into paragraphs about. I still feel that when i do play XI, every moment is an adventure.
I wish i could of got a solid group together to play XI for a month or two and beat the game. I doubt this is the forum for that sort of thing.
I think XI always had the better community, even though it had its consoles vs pc vs more consoles, racism and purists that crunched numbers. There were always those amazing moments where you got people to come together during the thick of all this and do something completely unexpected.
When you have people that could barely speak to due to different languages, in a thrown together party and make it work. Grind for levels, complete missions or explore new areas. It was a thing of beauty.
My fate is similar to most MMO players, everyone i once knew is gone. If i could go back with what i know now i probably could of kept my friends together.
Sure i liked XIV, but i think there are very few moments in peoples lives where they really put things close to their hearts.
Too Long? Too Freaking bad, but since im a nice person. Its just a guy reminiscing about a simpler time and debating whether or not to pick up state of decay,