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So for the better part of two years you could convert "curor" which is a currency you earned in their latest mini ex packs for "gil" which is the standard money in FFXI.
The rate was around 2.6 gil for every 1 Cruor.
The entire economy became based around this, with inflation becoming a bit out of hand a points, but everything was obtainable if you just spent enough time partying.
Yesterday they made it so you could no longer exchange Curor for Gil. Except in one extremely convoluted way which ends up rewarding you with around a 1 to .33 conversion rate.
This has literally killed the economy.
Goodbye FFXI was nice knowing you.
Being a pessimist is a win-win pattern of thinking. If you're a pessimist (I'll admit that I am!) you're either:
A. Proven right (if something bad happens)
B. Pleasantly surprised (if something good happens)
Either way, you can't lose! Try it out sometime!
I really wish people would stop whining about Abyssea. It saved the game from certain death at 75 cap, period. Anyone who plays today knows how irrelevant Abyssea is now. With the amount of content that has been released since Abyssea there is no reason to use it as an excuse anymore.
I agree, people like Siveria need to take off those rose colored glasses. I love XI, I despised the level grind that was present before abyssea where if you played a less desired job leveling became a chore/second job. Abyssea SAVED Xi plain and simple. If you really want/need something to blame then look no further than XIV which sucked the majority of the dev team away and only leaving a skeleton crew to keep content slowly going.