The early game in WOW is honestly way better structured and more fun than in FF14

Like, WOW takes the time to introduce you to what your race is like, you spend a good couple hours just getting a feel for them and their place in the world and then you set off for your faction's capitol and are instantly doing regional quests that directly impact the world as a whole

In FF14, you're, uh. In a city with a confusing layout and given no context for anything you're doing, you just show up and are there now


Also, I'm sorry, I know everyone loves the FF14 races but it's a lot easier for new players to grasp "You can be a goblin or a dwarf or a werewolf" than "You can be a catboy or a bunnygirl or a big greenish person"

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Anyway please keep in mind I am literally only talking about the first ~4 hours of FF14 because that's as much as I could deal with before turning it off, I am incredibly not speaking from a place of experience

@witchfynder_finder will absolutely restate that the best way I’ve found to start ffxiv is streaming to a friend or something who’s already into it and can give advice and make all the jokes and stuff haha

@kat Oh yeah on the off-chance I do end up actually giving FF14 another try I will absolutely be in a VC with someone who knows what they're doing lmao

@witchfynder_finder HMU if you want I’ll absolutely help you through the basics haha

@witchfynder_finder if anybody takes any this personally that sounds like a them problem lol

@witchfynder_finder oh yeah early game ffxiv was NOT fun for me (as someone who had never played an mmo before). i eventually got thru it on my second try but like the first times going through dungeons/trials and a lot about early ARR (and even later ARR and HW) were just flat out unenjoyable for me

i also dont find the setting terribly interesting even now except in the sense of "i have spent a lot of time here now so its familiar"

so its definitely not like, an unusual or spicy take i think

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