I, along with most of my community, were hit with the dreaded 3102 and 90000 error. While fortunate enough to not be hit with this until late Saturday night, a lot of our players have been less fortunate. I did manage to hit level 20, which is the cap, on my Marauder before i went boom. We completed the first three dungeons and were on our way to the Ifrit battle when the dreaded error occurred. That’s what beta is for i suppose so it’s not a big deal to me. Beyond this issue, i do have a few other ones that bug me.
Despite what some people are saying, there really is not enough content to get players to the first dungeon level beyond their first class. I should say, there really isn’t a non-boring and grindy way. FATE’s will get you there if there’s are a lot happened constantly, which depends on the zone and population. Hunting logs, which are fine as a supplementary form of exp, really stink as a required way to level. I have fun doing stuff like that for achievements and bonus rewards, but i have no fun doing them for needed exp. Leve’s, or dailies, are what they are and have a limit of course.
My second class hit level 10 rather quickly with the 50% bonus i received from my first class. That’s pretty much when i hit a wall and had no quests or leve’s left. Well, i planned on saving the 3rd city quests for my 3rd class, so i could have done those but that would have just caused the issue to wait a day. I can manage running around doing hunting logs and FATE’s but i fear the average player will not. After a point, say my third or forth class, i don’t think I’ll enjoy it either.
There just needs to be something more in this level area to get players to level 15 and the dungeons a bit more efficiently. More regular quest hubs are not the answer as I’m so tired of them. What the game needs is more diverse events, similar to GW2, happening constantly. I loved leveling in that game mostly because it didn’t feel like leveling at all. It was just fun.
It’s either that or what i would prefer is elite or heroic area out in the world where i can take a party and go level old school. Put one of these on every map and lets the players have more options. While i understand most newer players probably won’t use this option, i would personally be all over it. It’s all about options and FFXIV needs more currently.