The End of the Line?

“There ain’t no gettin’ offa this train we’re on.” -Final Fantasy VII

This past weekend’s VanaFest saw Square Enix make a series of announcements that will forever change the face of Vana’diel.

The one most people are reacting to is the announcement of the level cap being raised to 99 from 75. The last time the level cap was raised was in late 2003 when the cap was raised to 75, just over 6 years ago.

My response to this was to immediately cancel my content IDs out of protest and quit the game. I absolutely do not want to level my support jobs to 50 and my jobs to 99.

Is this a knee-jerk reaction? Not really. I was already burning out beforehand, and that pushed me over the edge. I still remember the old days of overcrowded exp camps, and I strongly think this is SE’s final attempt to stop the bleeding of customers that’s been going on for quite some time. It’s probably backfired.

It’s been fun, Vana’diel. I won’t be joining FF14 after this announcement.

And no, nobody on Phoenix can have my accounts. I’m putting my token away in a place I’ll forget where it is.

My train’s reached the end of the line… Time for me to disembark.

Readers Comments (2)

  1. If you read into it more you’d see that the “old days” are going to be prevented. Square Enix has stated they will be including new exp areas as well as looking at monsters in existing areas to make it easier for experience point parties.
    I think to quit before seeing what exactly happens with the announcements is a very “knee-jerk” reaction.

    • That very well may be true, but the fact that the trend in recent years has been to level exclusively on easy stuff like colibri (even moreso since level sync was added) to the point of excluding certain jobs past a certain point may very well continue. A faint hope is still not enough for me to continue playing. Compulsory grouping will likely continue, and that is enough to turn me off.

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