So finally got my main class BArd to lvl 60 this week , atm Ricochet is a..
60 Bard/34 LAncer/15 Pugilist...
And i can say in all honesty that FF14 is the Best Themepark MMO i have played , surpassing EQ2 and for a game that i intially quit very quickly my first go at, this really telling , But i kept reading player reviews of how great this game is, and dug back in ..
It does start out very slowly , and i can understand how the combat can put players off,And imo SE really should try to do something to make the class/combat more engaging early on .. It really didnt take off for me till i hit lvl 30 Archer /then Pugilist to 15 to get BArd class open .. So i am left wondering , at how much better FF14 would be doing( money wise) if SE addressed this altho the game is doing fine with a great Pop , it could be much better imo .. I believe last numbers , they have somewhere in the range of 1 million subs (Which is strong)
The story in FF14 is second to none , if you enjoy this sort of thing and take the time to read it ,Main story is fantastic, with many,many sidequest Storylines sprinkled thruout..
The combat altho slow early on Ramps up and at endgame i have 3 hot bars of rotations and situational skills , Lots of positioning and fluid combat/ Really great instancing and Boss fights also ..
Gathering and Crafting are very useful , enjoyable and profitable ...
Gear and cosmetics is flatout amazing , some corny stuff in there for sure , but , everyone will find a look they like and oddly enough i am not sure if have ever seen two players look alike , A real testament to SE efforts in this area..
The Gold Saucer provides some great casual activities with Chocobo Racing Card Games etc...
MAny MAny great looking mounts to be had , and MAny unique minion/companion to follow you around if you like that ..
All that being said FF14 is an extremely well thought out and executed MMORPG in the truest sense , and should not be missed by any fan of the genre