FINAL FANTASY XIV Players’ Poll the Second

FINAL FANTASY XIV Players’ Poll the Second has begun, and we are eager to hear your opinions and feedback regarding the battle system. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Complete the players’ poll.

* The deadline for poll submissions is Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 12:00 a.m. (one minute before midnight on Wednesday night!)

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Polls are a mistake
# Feb 20 2011 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
The problem with implementing things based on player polls is that he majority of people do not think "outside the box"; rather, they tend to base their opinions on what they already know. So what you end up with is usually a lot of uncreative opinions. The original developers tried to think "outside the box" and came up with some interesting concepts (which is why I still play this game), things that you don't see in most games. Whether or not they implemented things correctly is an entirely different question, but should not detract from the fact that they tried to do something original.

Take this latest poll for instance. It's all about battle. Now, while battle is important in an MMO, what this game really needs implemented before too much time is wasted on battle issues are the amenities that are basic to any game, e.g., an alternate means of travel other than teleportation or running (chocobos?), an in-game mail system, a sleek and intuitive user interface, etc.

For instance, a lot of players seem to want an auto-attack. This is the worst idea I can think of. Granted, pressing 1111111 (or 121212) is a bit boring, but at least it keeps you mind focused on what is happening and requires that you carefully consider what weapons skill you will use when you get the appropriate amount of TP. I therefore hope the developers resist the urge to follow the pack and instead spend time improving the current system.

If the developers take the easy route out by following mass opinion what we will end up with is just another version of the same-old same-old MMO, but with better graphics. If that happens, I'm outta here.
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