I'm torn, and I mean really torn, because I desperately want some new content and I know it probably won't come. I want a new full-sized expansion. I want something I can sink my teeth into once again, something that takes time and effort to attempt/complete, something where a small group is needed so I can actually get to meeting new people again. I don't know if it's just me but I've been feeling quite isolated on XI for some time now. I took a break for around 6 months or so for school, came back, and now every shout I'm seeing is for emp/relic only jobs. ****, LS are forming which are shouting for relic/empy members only. Whatever it is (Voidwatch, maybe) which has caused this behaviour needs to be toned the f*** down. No one wants to help with missions anymore because they can all be solo-ed now (mostly) and, as always, there's little to no reward for people who've already completed missions to go back and help others, which is why I don't blame people for not helping. I know that if I saw a shout for a mission which was going to take maybe 2 hours of my life, and I get squat for it, I would ignore it. Even offering rewards isn't as effective as it used to be since everyone and their mother has gil now.
Anyway, I digress, and what I want is something similar to the original missions, i.e. Not too long, not many JP Midnight waits (though there shouldn't be any!), good story, fun, and not impossibly hard. Just something where a group of players get together and complete the missions for the sake of the story, and whatever the reward is at the end, however good it may be, isn't the primary focus. Failing that, just f****** add something to get people to repeat them so everyone can get them done! 1000 exp, 10,000 gil etc., SE, these are not rewards anymore! Make it worth someone's while to go back and help someone. Gil/1000 Exp are no longer issues for anyone, so up the stakes and offer a merit point or two as a reward, XXNM Seals, upgrade items like Ifritite or something, anything, just make it useful.
Secondly, I want new jobs. I just do. I want something new injected into the game, anything at all, just something new and exciting. The problem with doing this now is that Abyssea exists... Any new jobs that are introduced would be 99 in days and, while that's fine for jobs we've had for near a decade, it would probably lead to people playing a new job incorrectly/inefficiently. As much as I was new jobs, new mechanics, new systems etc., I'm not holding my breath. I know SE can do it, I mean ****, Abyssea was fantastic, but yeah... dev team... whatever.
Edited, Apr 26th 2012 1:48pm by Diamondis
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