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Comparing FFXIV to WoW

FishForceFishForce Member UncommonPosts: 53

Played WoW on and off since Vanilla, playing almost every expansion. Recently deciding to dive deep into FFXIV.

WoW i think did a lot of things very well, they would of been the juggernaut they are and lasted as long as they did if they didnt. But it has gotten very stale to me. I have leveled countless characters there. Its always the same to me though, new Xpac is released, level my first character, do some endgame stuff, level another one, get bored, quit and look for a new game, rinse and repeat.

FFXIV is new and fresh to me, it has enough of the MMO stuff i know and love, but different enough to feel new and fresh. I see enough stuff in front of me i can work towards and get excited about.. I can see leveling other classes becoming a chore after the 3rd or 4th, but there seems to enough other stuff at the moment i want to get into to keep that low on the priority list.

I seem to get the most out of these types of games when i decide to really put alot of effort into it, I feel like WoW and FFXIV have enough content to allow you to do that.

WoW:

  • Lots of content
  • Lots of dungeons
  • Lots of gear 
  • More variety
  • After having been around for 13+ years, and still going pretty strong, it's just a solid game.
  • Very good PVP and PVE
  • Descend community 

FFXIV:

  • Lots of polish and great graphics (More then WoW in my opinion, but its what you prefer)
  • A bit slower during leveling (you gain abilities about every 4/5 levels)
  • Can play all classes/jobs on one character
  • Interesting story. At least, it's important to the game, as you have to follow the main story to unlock many features.
  • A new content update about once every 3 months
  • Interesting crafting system
  • Plays almost perfectly similar to WoW, except a bit slower (2.5 sec GCD). If you go between the two games, you can certainly feel it, but if you only play this one, it's honestly not a problem. Just people complaining about "It's not fast enough for me!"
  • Good community, overall (sure, there are some assholes around, but I would argue it's still a friendly community)
  • Has some PVP and even some battleground but a lot less then WoW (let's say it will get better in the future)

Personally, I choose FFXIV over WoW. I got back into WoW for about a month, and leveled a char. It was fun for a bit, but after a while, it got stale and i can't really stand the 13 year old cartoon graphics, the game just looks a bid dated now days.


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  • AdoniAdoni Member UncommonPosts: 384
    I still ♥ playing Ultima Online, so much for looks :D
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  • JudgeUKJudgeUK Member RarePosts: 1,485
    People keep quoting this 2.5 sec GCD as though it's across the board.
    It is not. Classes have instant skills, Ranger/Bard for instance is an extremely mobile class which would never work without a range of instants.
    Now, no matter the class, this doesn't mean that you can go round like some infinite ammo shooter game. It does mean you work in the instants and cool down skills - as you do in other mmo's.
    And of course your gear reduces skill/spell times as one of the many attributes, which are further  customizable with melds.
    I won't hide the fact that when I first played FFXIV I did notice the difference in combat compared to the likes of ESO etc, but after playing for a bit these differences disappeared as the game became more and more involved.
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  • 4Renziks4Renziks Member UncommonPosts: 390
    edited December 2017
    FInal fantasy will always be hindered by its story with very little voice over (imo in case you needed a reminder), i dont play mmorpg for story there are far better single player rpg's for that and dont require a subscription to boot. 
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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Member EpicPosts: 2,806
    The wife and I tried to come back after stormblood but the experience in both games is very shallow, plus the combat is soooooo boring.  In both games I literally fall asleep playing longer dungeons.  

    I suppose even though I grew up on tab target/isometric MMOs I've just moved with the genre and prefer more engaging combat now.
  • DarkSpearTriantDarkSpearTriant Member CommonPosts: 8
    WoW is good for people who want to sign in, raid or dungeon, and sign out. FF14 requires a huge investment of time though because of the Main Scenario Quests. So FF14 is good if you have the time for it.
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  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,837
    Been playing the same toon since Vanilla , BC & Wrath both held my interest for well over a year but since then no wow expansion can keep me playing past the 3 month mark. Now whether its the quality of the game that has gone down or if its a matter of iv simply over stayed my welcome in Azeroth i could not tell you.

    Ff14 Was amazing for me at launch i played the shit out of it like i was back in vanilla wow.Heavensward also kept me playing for close to a year of its launch, But something about Stormblood turned me off. I was only able to grind maybe 4 levels before leaving. Stormblood feels so empty and void of life. Although the graphics are beautiful the world lacks life. Again maybe its just me, Like wow maybe iv over stayed my welcome in FF14.

    FF14 will always be my go to suggestion for anyone who loves wow but is bored between expansions. Something about ff14 scratches that itch you get when WOW gets stale.
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  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson Member EpicPosts: 3,019
    JudgeUK said:
    People keep quoting this 2.5 sec GCD as though it's across the board.
    It is not. Classes have instant skills, Ranger/Bard for instance is an extremely mobile class which would never work without a range of instants.
    Now, no matter the class, this doesn't mean that you can go round like some infinite ammo shooter game. It does mean you work in the instants and cool down skills - as you do in other mmo's.
    And of course your gear reduces skill/spell times as one of the many attributes, which are further  customizable with melds.
    I won't hide the fact that when I first played FFXIV I did notice the difference in combat compared to the likes of ESO etc, but after playing for a bit these differences disappeared as the game became more and more involved.
    Agreed, the majority of people who complain about the GCD either never played the game.  Or they played for an hour or two, never progressed past level 5 and now are experts on the game lol.  Most classes have enough abilities on and off the GCD that sometimes you dont even notice the 2.5 sec GCD.

      I think FF14 would benefit with an option to try out a class at max level at character creation.  WoW offers this, if FF14 already does than disregard. 
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,736
    FFXIV is my game of choice at the moment. I played WoW pretty faithfully until Cata, then on and off until WoD, then it was just off.

    I enjoy XIV. There is too much to do on one character, I've tried alts and it's just not worth doing.

  • simsalabim77simsalabim77 Member RarePosts: 1,607
    I like both, but more of my friends play WoW so I play WoW. Really nothing wrong with either one of em' if you're into themeparks. 
    MrMelGibson
  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 987
    edited January 2018
    WoW has more interesting Lore to me.

    WoW has better default key binds - you can use hte arrow keys to move, and aren't defaulted to WASD.  Not sure how changing the FFXIV defaults will affect other areas of gameplay, but I hate WASD, so I didn't even play the trial for more than 10 minutes before I uninstalled it.  I had the same issue with BDS.  Not sure why they went this route (either of these games).  95% of MMORPG games use the Arrow Keys or Click to Move for movement.

    The gameplay is too slow pace, because it was designed for console parity.  Spell casting times are insane.  GCD is insane.  You really feel like a turret if you play caster classes in this game.

    The engine isn't all that hot.  Too much superfluous graphical content.  My machine isn't that high end, but I still can't high 60FPS with GeFore Experience Optimized Settings.  I can play WoW almost on Ultra and it stays 60FPS, even when I'm raiding.  ESO, GW2 are pretty much locked at 60FPS even with practically maxed settings.  Same for Path of Exile, Diablo III, Overwatch, League of Legends, etc.  Even Age of Conan, which isn't exactly "light," per se.

    First game I've played that routinely dropped to 30-40 FPS while... looking around the starting area - never mind in a dungeon in combat...  So I didn't feel it was worth playing as I'm not buying another $1,500 machine that runs everything else flawlessly just for this game (and I don't game on a desktop, because I travel a fair bit and like to take my gaming with me).

    Account system and website is absolutely a confusing mess when you compare it to Battle.net, Bethesda, Origin, etc.  I'm not even sure why they haven't completely revamped this yet.

    While the graphics are higher resolution than WoW, I find it considerably more childish than WoW - which is typical Japanese.  I'm not that into it.  I did like the character customization options, though.  My toon looked like John Snow!

    The default movement key binds killed it for me, though.

    Going to just wait until WoW's next expansion to get back into hardcore MMORPG gameplay - since I have a newer PC to play on and never have to worry about settings or performance with it (though my iMac played WoW just fine) :-P

    FFXIV is also ridiculously expensive if you play on 2+ platforms, as they charge you for hte client on either one.  Mac and PC client + expansions all cost.  You don't buy and just play on whichever platform you choose like WoW, GW2, ESO and other games.  It's a complete scam, IMO.  You basically have to factor that in if you want to change computing platforms.

    I'm glad I didn't buy it for Mac, because I'd have had to buy it for PC AGAIN when I got my gaming laptop.  Or for PS4 if I choose to move to that platform.

    If I want access to the game on all 3 platforms, it's almost a $200 purchase.  Completely unreasonable.

    The thing that peaked my interest in FFXIV was the ability to play different classes on one character - similar to Lineage II sub/dual-classing.  That way you don't have to reroll if you end up not liking your class - you simply finish it off and sub a class you do/may like better.  But I don't like the performance and gameplay pace, or the default controls.
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,736
    JudgeUK said:
    People keep quoting this 2.5 sec GCD as though it's across the board.
    It is not. Classes have instant skills, Ranger/Bard for instance is an extremely mobile class which would never work without a range of instants.
    Now, no matter the class, this doesn't mean that you can go round like some infinite ammo shooter game. It does mean you work in the instants and cool down skills - as you do in other mmo's.
    And of course your gear reduces skill/spell times as one of the many attributes, which are further  customizable with melds.
    I won't hide the fact that when I first played FFXIV I did notice the difference in combat compared to the likes of ESO etc, but after playing for a bit these differences disappeared as the game became more and more involved.
    The people who quote 2.5 sec generally have quit well before picking up their jobs. I can assure you. If you are even playing mid game content, much less end game you are not worrying about GDCs.
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  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 987
    JudgeUK said:
    People keep quoting this 2.5 sec GCD as though it's across the board.
    It is not. Classes have instant skills, Ranger/Bard for instance is an extremely mobile class which would never work without a range of instants.
    Now, no matter the class, this doesn't mean that you can go round like some infinite ammo shooter game. It does mean you work in the instants and cool down skills - as you do in other mmo's.
    And of course your gear reduces skill/spell times as one of the many attributes, which are further  customizable with melds.
    I won't hide the fact that when I first played FFXIV I did notice the difference in combat compared to the likes of ESO etc, but after playing for a bit these differences disappeared as the game became more and more involved.
    The people who quote 2.5 sec generally have quit well before picking up their jobs. I can assure you. If you are even playing mid game content, much less end game you are not worrying about GDCs.

    The trial is only to level 35, and if one doesn't like the combat pacing by then, then why should they pay that much money to buy and subscribe to the game just because some forum posters says it's a non-factor "at some future point in your progression."

    It's up to Square Enix to make the game enjoyable to play.  Many people do not like this molasses gameplay.  Also, the GCD and ridiculous cast times are problematic to me even when I watch people stream the game.  I'm well aware about OGCD skills and the fact that there are ways to somewhat shorten the GCD.

    Not everyone is ignorant of these things, but few of us are willing to shell out the amount of cash they're asking for to have faith and trudge through another quest grind to find out if it's true (to me, it's untrue... at least from watching the gameplay of many end-game streamers).
  • drivendawndrivendawn Member RarePosts: 2,119
    JudgeUK said:
    People keep quoting this 2.5 sec GCD as though it's across the board.
    It is not. Classes have instant skills, Ranger/Bard for instance is an extremely mobile class which would never work without a range of instants.
    Now, no matter the class, this doesn't mean that you can go round like some infinite ammo shooter game. It does mean you work in the instants and cool down skills - as you do in other mmo's.
    And of course your gear reduces skill/spell times as one of the many attributes, which are further  customizable with melds.
    I won't hide the fact that when I first played FFXIV I did notice the difference in combat compared to the likes of ESO etc, but after playing for a bit these differences disappeared as the game became more and more involved.
    The people who quote 2.5 sec generally have quit well before picking up their jobs. I can assure you. If you are even playing mid game content, much less end game you are not worrying about GDCs.
    People who like action combat will of course never like either game and understandably. That being said people making a big deal over a 1 second longer gcd than normal I will never understand when as explained above there is many off gcd skills. I really like the game and have a bigger gripe with it needing more meaningful open world content.                                                                                                                                                                                          I played WoW and have to say it's not that awesome or interesting starting off. I hate the super cartoony graphics and the story was really basic and boring. Nothing about it grabbed me personally so I just couldn't get into it.
  • klash2defklash2def Member EpicPosts: 1,531
    ESO over FFXIV.. WoW is WoW I check in every time there is a new xpac (For Nostalgia) but the magic of it died for me personally around 2008. FFXIV is okay, but I haven't been able to stick with it past 1 toon. It's alright I guess but not my style. Gets really boring at times. Although I do enjoy some of the SP FF games. 
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  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 987
    JudgeUK said:
    People keep quoting this 2.5 sec GCD as though it's across the board.
    It is not. Classes have instant skills, Ranger/Bard for instance is an extremely mobile class which would never work without a range of instants.
    Now, no matter the class, this doesn't mean that you can go round like some infinite ammo shooter game. It does mean you work in the instants and cool down skills - as you do in other mmo's.
    And of course your gear reduces skill/spell times as one of the many attributes, which are further  customizable with melds.
    I won't hide the fact that when I first played FFXIV I did notice the difference in combat compared to the likes of ESO etc, but after playing for a bit these differences disappeared as the game became more and more involved.
    The people who quote 2.5 sec generally have quit well before picking up their jobs. I can assure you. If you are even playing mid game content, much less end game you are not worrying about GDCs.
    People who like action combat will of course never like either game and understandably. That being said people making a big deal over a 1 second longer gcd than normal I will never understand when as explained above there is many off gcd skills. I really like the game and have a bigger gripe with it needing more meaningful open world content.                                                                                                                                                                                          I played WoW and have to say it's not that awesome or interesting starting off. I hate the super cartoony graphics and the story was really basic and boring. Nothing about it grabbed me personally so I just couldn't get into it.

    The GCD is extremely long.  I trialed the game. The gameplay feels throttled due to the GCD, the Long Cast Times, and the Instant Casts in the rotation.  I can't speak for melee classes - that may be better - as I only play casters.  But when playing the Arcanist I created, it was absolutely awful.

    WoW has a stat called Haste which reduces the GCD.  This is easier to stack than anything that reduces it in FFXIV, and reduces it to a much greater extent than in FFXIV.  Additionally, the WoW developers were much better IRT the cast times they applied to skills and how those cast times are organized across spells in a caster's kit.  Talents and Procs are also used to balance this.

    This means that it isn't just the GCD that feels awful, it's also many of the cast times.  The cast time of a spell like Ruin I or Miasma I is already longer than the cast time of spells like Incinerate or Immolate in WoW.

    Also, the WoW developers aren't retarded - so they made low level versions of many of the spells in that game take LESS TIME to cast.  The longer cast times kick in as the damage goes up at later levels.  They ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT THIS.

    I notice for pet classes that there isn't an "Assist" option in pet stances.

    So, this is felt even if you compare low level WoW to low level FFXIV.  Movement in WoW seems a lot better.  Cast times are shorter.  The GCD is shorter and you get Haste on gear which scales well at low levels to reduce it.  Damage is also better balanced at low levels.  Trash MOBs feel like Dungeon MOBs in FFXIV.

    I think you people are being unreasonable:

    1.  $59 to buy the game to play it beyond level 35
    2.  $14.99 Subscription

    Why should any of these people pay approx. $60-75 (depending on leveling speed - and the game goes out of its way to waste your time while doing that) just to see if it gets better at a later level - particularly when they already own WoW and all expansions?

    And I don't think FFXIV's graphics are less cartoony than WoW's.  One can argue that they are even more so, and that music is laughably juvenile as well.

    The game has dialog cuts for quest text, but no voice acting (after playing ESO, that feels extremely bad).  There is forced throttling in the quest dialogs as well (where the NPC becomes unresponsive for 2-3 seconds as you try to click through it).  The game had me doing quests in 3-4 zones at once as a newbie, and running around took FOREVER - the run speed is molasses, even with sprint.

    SO MANY INVISIBLE WAYS.  Try to jump down some stairs...  Sorry, invisible wall there.  Try to outrun a mob and jump down into a mote...  Sorry, invisible wall there.  They're all over.  Annoying AF.

    The game looks decent enough watching people who stream on Twitch, but the low level experience makes it a complete non-factor to me.  Might be the best game on the planet, but that doesn't mean I should feel obligated to suffer through the suckage.

    WoW never felt like this when I was a new player - or even close to it.

    I didn't find any of the quests to be interesting at all - except those from the Arcanist guild.  WoW did a much better job at creating and furthering stories with their low level quests.  Play both and see.

    I was clicking through most quests without reading them by the time I got to level 3.
  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 987
    klash2def said:
    ESO over FFXIV.. WoW is WoW I check in every time there is a new xpac (For Nostalgia) but the magic of it died for me personally around 2008. FFXIV is okay, but I haven't been able to stick with it past 1 toon. It's alright I guess but not my style. Gets really boring at times. Although I do enjoy some of the SP FF games. 

    FFXIV you only need one toon, since you can level all classes on that one toon.  Only crafting ambitions would require alts.  That's one of the good things about it.
  • drivendawndrivendawn Member RarePosts: 2,119
    edited January 2018
      Darksworm said:
    JudgeUK said:
    People keep quoting this 2.5 sec GCD as though it's across the board.
    It is not. Classes have instant skills, Ranger/Bard for instance is an extremely mobile class which would never work without a range of instants.
    Now, no matter the class, this doesn't mean that you can go round like some infinite ammo shooter game. It does mean you work in the instants and cool down skills - as you do in other mmo's.
    And of course your gear reduces skill/spell times as one of the many attributes, which are further  customizable with melds.
    I won't hide the fact that when I first played FFXIV I did notice the difference in combat compared to the likes of ESO etc, but after playing for a bit these differences disappeared as the game became more and more involved.
    The people who quote 2.5 sec generally have quit well before picking up their jobs. I can assure you. If you are even playing mid game content, much less end game you are not worrying about GDCs.
    People who like action combat will of course never like either game and understandably. That being said people making a big deal over a 1 second longer gcd than normal I will never understand when as explained above there is many off gcd skills. I really like the game and have a bigger gripe with it needing more meaningful open world content.                                                                                                                                                                                          I played WoW and have to say it's not that awesome or interesting starting off. I hate the super cartoony graphics and the story was really basic and boring. Nothing about it grabbed me personally so I just couldn't get into it.

    The GCD is extremely long.  I trialed the game. The gameplay feels throttled due to the GCD, the Long Cast Times, and the Instant Casts in the rotation.  I can't speak for melee classes - that may be better - as I only play casters.  But when playing the Arcanist I created, it was absolutely awful.

    WoW has a stat called Haste which reduces the GCD.  This is easier to stack than anything that reduces it in FFXIV, and reduces it to a much greater extent than in FFXIV.  Additionally, the WoW developers were much better IRT the cast times they applied to skills and how those cast times are organized across spells in a caster's kit.  Talents and Procs are also used to balance this.

    This means that it isn't just the GCD that feels awful, it's also many of the cast times.  The cast time of a spell like Ruin I or Miasma I is already longer than the cast time of spells like Incinerate or Immolate in WoW.

    Also, the WoW developers aren't retarded - so they made low level versions of many of the spells in that game take LESS TIME to cast.  The longer cast times kick in as the damage goes up at later levels.  They ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT THIS.

    I notice for pet classes that there isn't an "Assist" option in pet stances.

    So, this is felt even if you compare low level WoW to low level FFXIV.  Movement in WoW seems a lot better.  Cast times are shorter.  The GCD is shorter and you get Haste on gear which scales well at low levels to reduce it.  Damage is also better balanced at low levels.  Trash MOBs feel like Dungeon MOBs in FFXIV.

    I think you people are being unreasonable:

    1.  $59 to buy the game to play it beyond level 35
    2.  $14.99 Subscription

    Why should any of these people pay approx. $60-75 (depending on leveling speed - and the game goes out of its way to waste your time while doing that) just to see if it gets better at a later level - particularly when they already own WoW and all expansions?

    And I don't think FFXIV's graphics are less cartoony than WoW's.  One can argue that they are even more so, and that music is laughably juvenile as well.

    The game has dialog cuts for quest text, but no voice acting (after playing ESO, that feels extremely bad).  There is forced throttling in the quest dialogs as well (where the NPC becomes unresponsive for 2-3 seconds as you try to click through it).  The game had me doing quests in 3-4 zones at once as a newbie, and running around took FOREVER - the run speed is molasses, even with sprint.

    SO MANY INVISIBLE WAYS.  Try to jump down some stairs...  Sorry, invisible wall there.  Try to outrun a mob and jump down into a mote...  Sorry, invisible wall there.  They're all over.  Annoying AF.

    The game looks decent enough watching people who stream on Twitch, but the low level experience makes it a complete non-factor to me.  Might be the best game on the planet, but that doesn't mean I should feel obligated to suffer through the suckage.

    WoW never felt like this when I was a new player - or even close to it.

    I didn't find any of the quests to be interesting at all - except those from the Arcanist guild.  WoW did a much better job at creating and furthering stories with their low level quests.  Play both and see.

    I was clicking through most quests without reading them by the time I got to level 3.
    Sorry, I played both and the world in WoW is not interesting or fun to me. I think the attacks are spammy and I just don't see how the low level quests are better written than FF quests let alone there main story quests. Also SE cleaned up a lot of the fedex quest issue's that were in ARR in the newer xpacs, not to mention a lot of the invisible wall issues as well. I didn't like Wildstars graphics either and its the same here it just looks goofy to me.

    I don't care that regular quests aren't voice acted as almost all of the main story is now days. As far as the starter experience goes.. I don't think I have played any MMO that wasn't slow at the begining including WoW. I gave WoW a fare shot and at lvl 26 I realized I was just zoning out. Just pushing forward to push forward and I didn't care about the world or my character at all. Crafting is better as well and of course all classes on one character.

    Again the GCD is only a second longer than most and can be brought down some with gear and playing classes like monk or ninja if you just can't stand that whole second. Casting times are by design as you especially during boss fight know when to cast and when you can't. If you want to play a class that can run and pew pew play bard. However you won't do nearly as much damage as that is the trade off. 
    Post edited by drivendawn on
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,434
    Between the 2 games, I'd choose FFXIV but its more of a personal preference rather than actually being superior in systems etc. My personal reason is that I like to do everything on a character vs wow's approach of having to go through the same thing from ground zero everytime I want to try a new class. Palace of the Dead and other means make FFXIV superior in terms of leveling in that regard because you can personally choose if you want to grindfest dungeons, do fates, palace of the dead (which has almost 0 wait time as any class), or even pvp to level up (which wow stripped away some years ago for some reason). However, the only game actually go back to is WoW currently (when I feel like it that is) because they have the token system, so I dont have to personally give blizzard my money and can even earn blizzard balance to buy other things from them like Destiny 2/Overwatch/etc. If SE does a similar system, then I think myself and many others will choose FFXIV over WoW full time.
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  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 987
    edited January 2018
     

    Sorry, I played both and the world in WoW is not interesting or fun to me. I think the attacks are spammy and I just don't see how the low level quests are better written than FF quests let alone there main story quests. Also SE cleaned up a lot of the fedex quest issue's that were in ARR in the newer xpacs, not to mention a lot of the invisible wall issues as well. I didn't like Wildstars graphics either and its the same here it just looks goofy to me.

    I don't care that regular quests aren't voice acted as almost all of the main story is now days. As far as the starter experience goes.. I don't think I have played any MMO that wasn't slow at the begining including WoW. I gave WoW a fare shot and at lvl 26 I realized I was just zoning out. Just pushing forward to push forward and I didn't care about the world or my character at all. Crafting is better as well and of course all classes on one character.

    Again the GCD is only a second longer than most and can be brought down some with gear and playing classes like monk or ninja if you just can't stand that whole second. Casting times are by design as you especially during boss fight know when to cast and when you can't. If you want to play a class that can run and pew pew play bard. However you won't do nearly as much damage as that is the trade off. 

    None of the main story stuff was voice acted.  It was all models walking around pantomiming quest bubbles when I played, which was days ago.  I am not sure where you're getting that from - that is not what any new player will experience.

    You haven't addressed the throttling that I mentioned, either.  When trying to click through the quests quickly - cause the content simply wasn't that interesting - the game would literally stall for seconds before popping up the next quest bubble.  It did this repeatedly.

    Whether you think WoW feels spammy is personal.  I think FFXIV feels incredibly throttled and turreted when it comes to combat.  Playing any caster is torture in that game.  It was designed for slower controller input on consoles, so that everyone could play together.  That is a con for PC players - where we have accessories to accommodate increased reaction time (in an ergonomic way) but the increased player base by putting them all together may work out to a net positive.

    Also, I had to wonder if anyone has ever played WoW if they think the combat is spammy.  It's basically FFXIV Content, without the forced throttling due to incredible cast times and long GCDs  Spammy HOW?  Because it's a faster pace, and retards may not tbe able to keep up and perform well in it?  I think most people who are objective agree that WoW has better combat than FFXIV.  Combat Pace and Balance are one of the first things players notice about this game when they play it - and not in a "good" way, unless they're your grandmother.

    Not only is the GCD shorter in WoW, you still have OGCD Skills and Clickies, and casting speeds are generally less "turrety" than in FFXIV.

    Playing a Ninja or Monk is completely off the table for someone like me.  I have never played a melee class in an MMORPG, and I've been playing them fairly hardcore since EQ in 2000.  I don't like melee combat, and FFXIV's melee combat is not really any different than WoW's, which wasn't much different than EQ's, to be frank.

    Playing a different class just to avoid [what one may perceive as] a mediocre combat system is not a trade-off.  It's delusion.  You're forcing yourself to have less fun and suffer through something you don't really want simply because you're desperate to make it seem "fine" to yourself.
  • drivendawndrivendawn Member RarePosts: 2,119
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    Sorry, I played both and the world in WoW is not interesting or fun to me. I think the attacks are spammy and I just don't see how the low level quests are better written than FF quests let alone there main story quests. Also SE cleaned up a lot of the fedex quest issue's that were in ARR in the newer xpacs, not to mention a lot of the invisible wall issues as well. I didn't like Wildstars graphics either and its the same here it just looks goofy to me.

    I don't care that regular quests aren't voice acted as almost all of the main story is now days. As far as the starter experience goes.. I don't think I have played any MMO that wasn't slow at the begining including WoW. I gave WoW a fare shot and at lvl 26 I realized I was just zoning out. Just pushing forward to push forward and I didn't care about the world or my character at all. Crafting is better as well and of course all classes on one character.

    Again the GCD is only a second longer than most and can be brought down some with gear and playing classes like monk or ninja if you just can't stand that whole second. Casting times are by design as you especially during boss fight know when to cast and when you can't. If you want to play a class that can run and pew pew play bard. However you won't do nearly as much damage as that is the trade off. 

    None of the main story stuff was voice acted.  It was all models walking around pantomiming quest bubbles when I played, which was days ago.  I am not sure where you're getting that from - that is not what any new player will experience.

    You haven't addressed the throttling that I mentioned, either.  When trying to click through the quests quickly - cause the content simply wasn't that interesting - the game would literally stall for seconds before popping up the next quest bubble.  It did this repeatedly.

    Whether you think WoW feels spammy is personal.  I think FFXIV feels incredibly throttled and turreted when it comes to combat.  Playing any caster is torture in that game.  It was designed for slower controller input on consoles, so that everyone could play together.  That is a con for PC players - where we have accessories to accommodate increased reaction time (in an ergonomic way) but the increased player base by putting them all together may work out to a net positive.

    Also, I had to wonder if anyone has ever played WoW if they think the combat is spammy.  It's basically FFXIV Content, without the forced throttling due to incredible cast times and long GCDs  Spammy HOW?  Because it's a faster pace, and retards may not tbe able to keep up and perform well in it?  I think most people who are objective agree that WoW has better combat than FFXIV.  Combat Pace and Balance are one of the first things players notice about this game when they play it - and not in a "good" way, unless they're your grandmother.

    Not only is the GCD shorter in WoW, you still have OGCD Skills and Clickies, and casting speeds are generally less "turrety" than in FFXIV.

    Playing a Ninja or Monk is completely off the table for someone like me.  I have never played a melee class in an MMORPG, and I've been playing them fairly hardcore since EQ in 2000.  I don't like melee combat, and FFXIV's melee combat is not really any different than WoW's, which wasn't much different than EQ's, to be frank.

    Playing a different class just to avoid [what one may perceive as] a mediocre combat system is not a trade-off.  It's delusion.  You're forcing yourself to have less fun and suffer through something you don't really want simply because you're desperate to make it seem "fine" to yourself.

    Yes, the main story is voice acted in ARR, not as completely like the new content though. Hey, different strokes for different folks you obviously like WoW more and more power to ya. Keep playing WoW and calling people retards bud.
    MrMelGibson
  • Soki123Soki123 Member RarePosts: 2,558
    Wow is a little better , but both good games.
    MrMelGibsondrivendawn
  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 987
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    Yes, the main story is voice acted in ARR, not as completely like the new content though. Hey, different strokes for different folks you obviously like WoW more and more power to ya. Keep playing WoW and calling people retards bud.
    You're blatantly lying... and it's not just about the "main story," as there are literally hundreds of other quests you have to grind that aren't voice acted and force "cut scenes" and superfluous loading on you.

    My character in FFXIV is level 61.  I'm past both ARR and Heavensword, and it's basically at the beginning of the Stormblood story.  I've played enough of the game, and gone through enough of the story to know.

    Here is what I notice in the questing system:

    1.  Every time you talk to a quest NPC, it dismounts you from your mount.
    2.  Your character becomes uncontrollable when you're talking to the quest NPC (can't just run away to end the dialog, and there's no way to end it other than skipping through it as quickly as possible.)
    3.  Forced pauses during the quest dialog for 1-3 seconds where things just sort of "freeze" before resuming (NPC may simply do some stupid emote or something, who knows)
    4.  Picking up Quest Objectives on the ground can take 6-7 seconds, often, for each item...
    5.  Cut Scenes that require you to click through them - the vast majority of which have no voice acting... and probably are there only "cause why not" as they aren't important enough events to merit it.
    6.  Forced Loading Screen after every cut scene - not a big deal if you're on an SSD, but if you're on i.e. a gaming laptop with a smaller NVMe SSE for OS and SSHD for your games...  You're going to feel it, a LOT.
    7.  The quests make you run miles and miles for things that take only 20-30 seconds to get.  You actually spend more time in this game doing nothing (except running) than "actually playing the game" while leveling up.

    Also, the GCD is still awful at 61.  Not much better than level 20, IMO.  There are OGCD skills, but they are only marginally better.

    The GCD in FFXIV only really matters if you're one of those players who play only (or predominantly) caster classes.  This never has really seemed like an issue to me (in any game) for melee.

    The combat feels quit similar to EverQuest, as a result, as the base combat mechanics are similar (it just has better graphics and animations).  The rotations for some jobs (like Summoner) are completely retarded, and beyond the skill range of most casuals (so those classes are avoided)

    The game is filled with bad players who have no idea ho two play their jobs.

    The game feels throttled to play.  It feels like time sinks are inserted everywhere for arbitrary reason.  Story driven games are great, but the way they have implemented this "feels" awful to play through.
  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 987
    I haven't had a WoW subscription in over a year, and I haven't played it seriously in close to 3...  But go ahead and keep "labeling me" a "WoW player" if you think it's going to strengthen your "points" or make any of your lies any Truer than they are (which is, not at all).
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,736
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    Yes, the main story is voice acted in ARR, not as completely like the new content though. Hey, different strokes for different folks you obviously like WoW more and more power to ya. Keep playing WoW and calling people retards bud.
    You're blatantly lying... and it's not just about the "main story," as there are literally hundreds of other quests you have to grind that aren't voice acted and force "cut scenes" and superfluous loading on you.

    My character in FFXIV is level 61.  I'm past both ARR and Heavensword, and it's basically at the beginning of the Stormblood story.  I've played enough of the game, and gone through enough of the story to know.

    Here is what I notice in the questing system:

    1.  Every time you talk to a quest NPC, it dismounts you from your mount.
    2.  Your character becomes uncontrollable when you're talking to the quest NPC (can't just run away to end the dialog, and there's no way to end it other than skipping through it as quickly as possible.)
    3.  Forced pauses during the quest dialog for 1-3 seconds where things just sort of "freeze" before resuming (NPC may simply do some stupid emote or something, who knows)
    4.  Picking up Quest Objectives on the ground can take 6-7 seconds, often, for each item...
    5.  Cut Scenes that require you to click through them - the vast majority of which have no voice acting... and probably are there only "cause why not" as they aren't important enough events to merit it.
    6.  Forced Loading Screen after every cut scene - not a big deal if you're on an SSD, but if you're on i.e. a gaming laptop with a smaller NVMe SSE for OS and SSHD for your games...  You're going to feel it, a LOT.
    7.  The quests make you run miles and miles for things that take only 20-30 seconds to get.  You actually spend more time in this game doing nothing (except running) than "actually playing the game" while leveling up.

    Also, the GCD is still awful at 61.  Not much better than level 20, IMO.  There are OGCD skills, but they are only marginally better.

    The GCD in FFXIV only really matters if you're one of those players who play only (or predominantly) caster classes.  This never has really seemed like an issue to me (in any game) for melee.

    The combat feels quit similar to EverQuest, as a result, as the base combat mechanics are similar (it just has better graphics and animations).  The rotations for some jobs (like Summoner) are completely retarded, and beyond the skill range of most casuals (so those classes are avoided)

    The game is filled with bad players who have no idea ho two play their jobs.

    The game feels throttled to play.  It feels like time sinks are inserted everywhere for arbitrary reason.  Story driven games are great, but the way they have implemented this "feels" awful to play through.
    Everything in your list isn't a problem or an issue with the game. They are designs. It's a list of 100% subjectivity issues. They aren't defects to be tracked and corrected. So, you don't like it. Understandable. Move on. The GCD needs to be 2.5 Sec for OGCDS and setting up combos. Again, it isn't your cup of tea.....Again, understandable. But the game's design features do appeal to others. and enough others to make it the 2nd most popular MMORPG on the market. So they are doing something right by enough people who agree with the designs. Fortunately, for you, there is still WoW. I loved WoW, and similarly to you, I decided I did not like the design shift the game took in recent years. And if the topic comes up, I will express my opinion on the matter, but there is no need to come here and bash the problems I had with WoW over it's player's heads and shove my opinions down their throats and calling them liars.

    I simply moved on. You should too.
    drivendawn
  • drivendawndrivendawn Member RarePosts: 2,119
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    Yes, the main story is voice acted in ARR, not as completely like the new content though. Hey, different strokes for different folks you obviously like WoW more and more power to ya. Keep playing WoW and calling people retards bud.
    You're blatantly lying... and it's not just about the "main story," as there are literally hundreds of other quests you have to grind that aren't voice acted and force "cut scenes" and superfluous loading on you.

    My character in FFXIV is level 61.  I'm past both ARR and Heavensword, and it's basically at the beginning of the Stormblood story.  I've played enough of the game, and gone through enough of the story to know.

    Here is what I notice in the questing system:

    1.  Every time you talk to a quest NPC, it dismounts you from your mount.
    2.  Your character becomes uncontrollable when you're talking to the quest NPC (can't just run away to end the dialog, and there's no way to end it other than skipping through it as quickly as possible.)
    3.  Forced pauses during the quest dialog for 1-3 seconds where things just sort of "freeze" before resuming (NPC may simply do some stupid emote or something, who knows)
    4.  Picking up Quest Objectives on the ground can take 6-7 seconds, often, for each item...
    5.  Cut Scenes that require you to click through them - the vast majority of which have no voice acting... and probably are there only "cause why not" as they aren't important enough events to merit it.
    6.  Forced Loading Screen after every cut scene - not a big deal if you're on an SSD, but if you're on i.e. a gaming laptop with a smaller NVMe SSE for OS and SSHD for your games...  You're going to feel it, a LOT.
    7.  The quests make you run miles and miles for things that take only 20-30 seconds to get.  You actually spend more time in this game doing nothing (except running) than "actually playing the game" while leveling up.

    Also, the GCD is still awful at 61.  Not much better than level 20, IMO.  There are OGCD skills, but they are only marginally better.

    The GCD in FFXIV only really matters if you're one of those players who play only (or predominantly) caster classes.  This never has really seemed like an issue to me (in any game) for melee.

    The combat feels quit similar to EverQuest, as a result, as the base combat mechanics are similar (it just has better graphics and animations).  The rotations for some jobs (like Summoner) are completely retarded, and beyond the skill range of most casuals (so those classes are avoided)

    The game is filled with bad players who have no idea ho two play their jobs.

    The game feels throttled to play.  It feels like time sinks are inserted everywhere for arbitrary reason.  Story driven games are great, but the way they have implemented this "feels" awful to play through.
    Nope. Here is all 2 and a half hours of voice acted cut scenes from ARR main scenario https://youtu.be/BTyKGS1aC_g Guess you forgot about those cut scenes or either thought I meant fully voice acted? All those things you listed aren't big deals to me just like the whole one second more gcd. I am lvl 70 and find the amount of off gcd skills keeps things interesting enough during boss battles and dungeons. There are people that don't know how to play in every game. I like the way the story is  put together although I will admit arr wasn't as good as heavensward or stormblood. Anyway I'm done with this back and forth as it is all a matter of opinion. Happy gaming.
    MrMelGibson
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