8.2 has been out for a while now and I was able i think to flesh it out quite well.
Overall 8.2 is alright.
But it’s not for me, i don’t have fun when i’m playing WoW, I just see a grind that isn’t funny.
So after 2 years of playing I took a break, I love WoW, I always will, this feeling when i put my two toed feets in Durotar the 1st time just has it’s own feeling.
Although I had to check back FFXIV, and see why it did better than WoW ATM
And here is what I think about it.
1 : Leveling
WoW’s leveling is really simple, you dungeon, quest your way to max level it’s repetitive, and you don’t get much spells between your levels past 70.
FFXIV is repetitive too, and actually it’s not even repetitive if you do the MSQ’s.
I leveled a Black mage in 3 days to lvl 55 from lvl 1, 3 DAYS it took me 1 day & 13 hours on WoW from 20 to 110.
But I had fun in doing so, every x levels I had a new job quest waiting for me at first i wasn’t into the lore at all but I quickly got into it and it was amazing.
2 : Questing.
So WoW & FFXIV are quite different where WoW indeed has a main plot that is quite interesting FFXIV is just on another level, with a ton of battles which are small scenarios with a ton of cinematics where the opinion of your character has an impact on the dialogue, FFXIV overall from the beginning of A Realm Reborn has a TON of quest involving the main story, A TON, and you easily get transported into it’s story.
3 : Gameplay
Well I still don’t know which is better…
WoW feels a bit more dynamic the GCD has an impact yes, but FFXIV’s GCD is just absolute trash, it’s so annoying although FF has a HUGE variety in Classes. Each feels REALLY different my Crush is the Summoner as a Demonology Warlock I just had to.
4 : Soundtrack
Don’t have anything to say, they’re absolutly gorgeous in both game.
5 : Characters
Well WoW was really interesting before, but BfA ruined a lot of characters for me, and I don’t feel as attached to them as I am to the main characters of FFXIV.
6 : PvP
Haven’t tried FFXIV’s PvP yet.
7 : Housing
Even though FFXIV has a good housing, it has it’s flaws like having to wait in front of a sign for hours with the good amount of gold and the good company rank to buy the land, But it’s better than the nothing WoW gave us.
8 : Raids, I haven’t raided at High level, but I feel like WoW wons that one, the raids in WoW feels just so hard so complete with a ton of cool mecanics.
9 : Customisation
FFXIV for obvious reasons.
Conclusion : Overall I feel like bothgames are good, WoW ahs it’s flaws and it’s strengh so does FFXIV, even though i’m having a blast playing FFXIV it has a ton of flaws too.
All though WoW is also coming back with it’s new system “Party Up” that basically looks like FFXIV’s current Dungeon, sync system.
Both game have a lot to learn from Each other, WoW is far from dead, and so is FFXIV, and no matter what happens I’ll still follow both games.