When's the last time you played?
I made up my mind then, sometimes you just "know" something is soooo far off from its goal,
it ll never be "right". Its the fundamentals of the game, or the people behinde it..... it just turned out wrong.
Im sure theyve done minor stuff to try and fix the mess they made, however it ll never be what it should have been, a FF11 successor that took all the good stuff of FF11 and carried that on.
Honestly I feel like they took a gigantic crap on their "player audience" in favor of trying something more causal/WoW player mentality /Consol player friendly, in the hopes of being the next WoW.
Result? peice of crap no one wants to play.
FFXI didnt really have grind.
Sure it took along time to level up, but so what? the fact that you needed a group (to levelup) made the gameplay alot of fun.
All these new mmos, where you play them like a single player game, levelup to max level in 1 week and then just do some light hearted pvp = suckage.
In ffxi, the leveling up part (the grind) was fun! it didnt feel like a chore, and you had tons of other stuff you could do mean while.
(so few mmos actually make you group up, for anything but endgame..... in FFXI you did almost everything as a team, but there was still alot of stuff you could do solo)
Dont feel like leveling up? go fish and use cooking to cook some food for your next leveling session (food plays a big part in this game).
Dont feel like leveling up? go make some Ninja tools, save yourself some gil compaired to buying of auction house.
Dont feel like leveling up? go mine / woodcutting for some log(s) or ore(s).
Dont feel like leveling up? go level a craft up.
Dont feel like leveling up? go to a ALT and do some gardening in moghouse.
Dont feel like leveling up? go camp a NM spawn point, and get those rare gloves(or such), that ll make you a badass for your level.
Dont feel like leveling up? go get part of a item you ll need for a quest lateron.
Dont feel like leveling up? go do some BCNM runs for money(Gil) / item that ll make you badass.
Dont feel like leveling up? go Farm some lowbie monsters for crafting drops or BCNM seals.
Dont feel like leveling up? go unlock that new weapon skill, or Quest for a job ability you need
Dont feel like leveling up? go unlock a new class (so maybe lateron you can play that class)
Dont feel like leveling up? play the stock market (ei, buy low, sell high, on auction house) (when stock of crafting items go low = time to sell).
Dont feel like leveling up? go help a friend (needing teams to do stuff, actually means you still have things to do, even if you ran out of stuff to do)
Dont feel like leveling up? go get some lockpicks and solo a area hunting treasure chests.
Dont feel like leveling up? go do some Map quests, for area's where your missing maps (haveing a map of every area in the game is usefull)
Dont feel like leveling up? go do some moghouse exit quests.
Dont feel like leveling up? ....
There was a million things to do in FF11, compaired to most other MMOs that just feel empty.