First and foremost, I am an oldschool Final Fantasy nerd. When I heard the prologue music for this game I nearly burst into actual tears of nostalgia. I -want- to like and play this game. That being said, recently I have played TERA, Guild Wars 2, and DCUO, to name a few MMOs. So I've rolled an Archer in FF14, and it is by far the most bland combat I've experienced in years. It feels like a huge step backwards from other modern titles. Is there really no active dodging? I can shoot an arrow through a crowd of mobs and it will hit my tabbed target way in the back? Combat so far is peg target and kite in circles mashing 1 and occasionally other skills. Does combat ever get better, or even compare to these other games?