I only played a couple of days during the beta, the battle system was just TOO strange to stick with, and the UI was too complicated ;~; The few clips of ARR seem much better though, so I will give it another chance then. You keep your previous characters though, right? I'd feel jealous of all the old characters and their no longer obtainable items..
Yep, we still get to keep our old characters, levels, items, ect. AAR is going to be a lot better and I would sign up for the beta that way you can see if you like it before it comes out They did say after some time has passed they will give out old event items. If you do start playing again you should look me up when the game starts
The beta sign up releases Jan 7th (I think), so just check back on the Lodestone. It was pretty terrible in the beginning, but it got so much better toward the end. I am not sure where you can read up on what happened =0 I wont say anything because of spoilers =X lol
Oh my gosh was it terrible when it first came out! Tanaka was the guy over it and he ended up resigning. Yoshi-P took over and really turned the game around. However, it was at the point where if the game was going to survive against all the new mmorpgs of today they had to completely re-design the game. That's why they are re-releasing the game as A Realm Reborn.
I loved FFXI~ It was my first mmorpg and I was invited to play by my crush at the time /blush. We got to know each other better through XI and now I am engaged to him We played the hell out of that game. Anyway, I think FFXIV is going to be so bad ass when it is re-released. Its definitely going to be WAY BETTER than 1.0 when it first came out.