The Riddler wrote:people whine a lot about server downtime when they do maintenance, but it's the fastest maintenance in any MMORPG, and people are gonna whine no matter what ;p
there's no KS'ing (kill stealing), parties are more dynamic than ANY rpg because of skill chaining and spell bursts, plus the economics vary from city to city (there's 4 cities you can start in) so you can buy stuff in one city and hike it to another and sell it for profit. Blah blah, tons of other improvements from other mmorpg's, basically they improved on the mmorpg's before it, so if you're gonna play one, play it ;p
Actually, I've never heard anyone whine about the server itself. The majority of the bad reviews revolved around the fact that it's nearly impossible to level without grouping. Most people, like myself, prefer to solo as mush as possible. Being forced to group just to beat the bad guy guarding the treasure to complete your quest isn't fun, especially when your firends aren't online, or no one around wants to help you. I got to level 21 in 2 weeks mostly solo in WoW. Not because it's easy, but because it was possible; with patience and trial and error.
And the lack of kill stealing isn't something new. WoW implements this very well. I for one, will buy WoW when it's released, and you can be guaranteed you won't see me in EG anymore
Maybe my opinion is biased since I've never played FFXI, and your opinion is biased because you never played WoW. I would like to try out FFXI if they would ever offer what Dark Age of Camelot is offering at the moment: A 7-Day free trial.
Computer games don't affect kids... if Pacman affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music... oh.. wait...