You know... I've always said that I'd never invest in another MMO after playing FFXI since 2005, but the way you guys described 14 on this episode, it's sounding like I'm going to need to make some sacrifices. If there's one thing I've learned since listening to these podcasts, it's that if there is an agreed high praise for a game among all of the podcast crew, then it is an AMAZING game. I would've never got 999/VLR, Persona 4, and Dark Souls if it weren't for this podcast, and I'm SOOO FREAKING GRATEFUL for that, so thanks to all of you that have made this possible.
The one challenge I see that FF14 has, and all other MMOs for that matter, is hitting the audience like me that has grown so attached to 1 MMO, and don't want to start all the way back from the beginning at level 1.
I just wanted to mention one other thing regarding the new consoles. I've heard rumors that neither the XBONE 180 or the PS4 will have backwards compatibility. What are your guys' thoughts on that? It would be a big turnoff for me personally, as that might actually make me consider an XBONE since I have a 360 but not a PS3. Maybe they'll make some of the 360/PS3 games available through XBLA or PSN for purchase like the XBox originals were on the 360 to make some additional cash. It'll be interesting to see what happens.