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Saw this on another forum and thought it was worth posting here, even if you like the game you would be hard pressed to argue most of these are wrong.
After playing FFXI for many years I have to say that this game greatly dissapointed me, my expectations were too high I guess.
Worst customer service I've ever seen in a pay to play mmo, they treat you with utter disrespect and very often cut you off before you even finished talking. They seem to have almost no interest in helping their customers at all.
RMT and Bots.
Bots and cheaters everywhere, very little action taken to stop them and no anti hack systems in place on the servers. People botting farm mobs, people warping between mobs before normal players can attack, warping between mining points and warping through dungeons to skip trash. Check youtube if you want to see how bad it is.
When they do take action they either ban lots of innocent players or just ban players because "they have too much gil", if you keep on long enough they will remove the wrongly given ban but no apologies will be given and very often removed gil is never given back.
Leveling community isn't too bad, endgame community is hateful and horrid. Probably one of the worst communties I've had the displeasure of experiencing. XIV community gives LoL community a run for its money.
Boring grinding of 1-2 dungeons over and over and over and over again for months. The new raid added with 2.1 is lower difficulty and lesser gear than what we already have (2.1 raid is content removed from the game to add in a patch).
There isn't any at all. End of the year they are adding one 5vs5, that's it.
First job to cap is pretty decent, jobs after that are forced fate grinders and incredibly boring.
World and gear.
Very small world with invisible walls everywhere, unable to jump down even small ledges very often. No swimming, even ontop of the water is impossible let alone under.
A fairly decent looking MMO but really not as good graphically as mmos that came out in 2010, Tera and GW2 look better. When a Square MMO isn't top of the genre in terms of graphics you know it's bad, all the low res textures are horrid.
Gear mostly all looks the same.
Laggy servers for many players, bad data center positioning. Canada is a bad place for half of American players giving high pings.
No EU servers forcing EU players to connect to NA which again means high lag, not a big issue during leveling but at endgame you will be seen as a bad player for being unable to dodge stuff when it's not your fault.
Dungeon wait times.
DPS wait times are horrible usually averaging around 40-50 mins+, 2 dps 1 tank and 1 healer was a stupid party setup to go with.
Even if you have a full party you very often have to wait upto an hour due to not enough instance servers.
This game will always be held back by PS3 limitations, even when they add the PS4 version it will still be held back to PS3. No way they are going to abandon all their PS3 players which means unified content held back by the old system for as long as the game runs.