One thing that always impressed me about FFXIV was the amount of free content the game releases regularly. At first, I thought it was because they were scrambling to add features that should have been in the original base game. But over a year later, they keep pumping out amazing and diverse patches.
We’ve got dungeons, raids, primal battles, main story content, quests, new classes, new features (chocobo stables, chocobo dyes, ventures, challenge log, housing, glamours, hunts, etc), and of course Hildibrand quests. 🙂 Sorry, GW2, but FFXIV’s patches may not be bi-weekly, but the sheer amount of patch content blows the living story out of the water any day. And yes, I am aware I’m comparing a B2P with cashshop to a sub game… which only recently got a fluff cash shop…. but still. The amount of patch content we’ve got in FFXIV over the past year could have been an expansion on its own.
I may not always agree on how the devs release all features in FFXIV, but I love how varied content is for all play styles. For example, I’m not a raid or dungeon runner (though that Dark World looks cool), but there’s plenty of main story scenarios, Hildibrand quests and my personal excitement, the Manderville Gold Saucer. I’m sooo there with chocobo racing (it seems to be somewhat Mario Kartish) and the Triple Triad card game! I spent so much time racing and raising chocobos in FF7 and playing card games (I was better at the one in FF9 though) that I know I’m going to be sucked into these mini games. And that’s perfectly great for me!
In fact, there’s so much content coming for the next three patches that they needed a full 10 minuet trailer for it.
Glad to be on board with FFXIV.