I became a fan of Final Fantasy with FFVII, I never played the previous numbers. Never had a problem with turn base mechanics, but I much prefer action base battles. Did people really expect they continue forever with turn base and never change? They had a good run with it more than 10 games and 2 decades.
Just to let you know, Im new to this MMO thing. FFXI was released on 2002 and it still going now on 2014, that's 12 years of life, if that isn't good then I don't know what is. And for my little time with MMO, I quickly noticed that everything gets compared to WOW and thats unfair. WOW is in a class of their own and you can't compare the content of a game that is new to a game that has more than a decade.
Human Instrumentality Project
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