There will never be another MMORPG like FFXI
In FFXIV, I’ve been hunting the rushes I received from Final Fantasy XI, a frustratingly idiosyncratic MMORPG that, at times, felt like a punishing inside joke. Some monsters attack by sight, others by sound, and if players don’t consult their mental Excel spreadsheet of imminent death every few steps, imminent death will soon become inevitable. Often, in FFXI, players are forced to cross huge swaths of a zone saturated with belligerent mobs. Before hitting an outpost, they might die a half dozen times. And this all happens before level 20.
And you can’t go back and play FFXI even if you wanted to, because it no longer exists in it’s original format in 2003 when it was released. Also, if you enjoyed computer games in 2003, you may be too old to still enjoy them in 2016.
Sorry for this extremely nerdy post.