Leaving this review, because this game is just way better than the average score of 7.3 it has with the community. If you spend some time reading reviews here note the date! You will find that there are a couple of 8 to 9 in the 10′s to current opinion, and then a few of 1 and 0, which are almost all back in August, when it started and impatient suckers freaked out that there were problems the game server. Introducing … on mmo …. Since then added some servers brought huge patches and generally explains that not only more initial demand for the game than ever expected. Well, I can undertstand opinions Whiner (sort of), but the end result is the number of Metacritic is (even objectively speaking) .. does not indicate the quality of the game, but the average of the difference of opinion of those who came here to complain about the first run, these who have waited a bit actually play / opinion.
All that aside, this game is absolutely wonderful. It has this wonderful universe FF, Square Polish, the benefits of achievements in this genre came by before him, and some very accurate design decisions. I have a hard describing this part, but there are only small details that can be seen as a constant reminder that this is a very new high quality MMO, it learned from its predecessors and did not think about smart ways to the little things throughout the whole game. I played WoW since vanilla, Rift, SW: Tor, Anarchy Online, DCUO, Guild Wars 2, Neverwinter, others I’m forgetting, etc. and it is very, very worthy modern day MMO release. Do not discover a lot but they are a lot of things smarter / better and the game world is absolutely gorgeous and the soundtrack is absolutely top class.
I like classing cross and the freedom the game gives you. I have a great time with the game as there are so many attempts to unlimit your freedom, change between classes, without logging in, do all your crafting in one char, have a backpack for each gear slot that just appears when you click the gear slot you are looking for, so so as not to clutter the UI or its main bag. Crafting is actually pretty funny, because I built a mini-games with leveling and skills around it. Teleport to the town where you want to go to immediately and from anywhere without a cooldown (but the cost of gil) and use waypoints within the city for free. I never have to mail the item to alt again ….. (I will say that sit for a while) … because you’re alt, just equip a new set of tools and your hotbars to change along with it, and your changes in what you have to the class to level. Great for help from friends, but you can always sync level down, that of friends, so you can always play a major with a friend and not ruin their exp or level of difficulty.
Finally, the subscription …. and I’m very grateful for that. I was getting so sick of all crapola F2P that try and squeeze as much real money out of you as possible and in any other order. I am more than happy to pay for quality and be free from the annoyances of getting nickle and dimed and bombarded with reasons why he wants to fill the tank MMO cash. This game is saving me more a month for saving me from blowing through the other games than I spend on it. Just take my money and deliver with this game it is.
TL; DR I am a hardcore MMO vet and enjoy the FF from the first; I am in love with this game right now, as are some of my buddies and the like WoW longtime MMO players. Well worth a dollar games.
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