I'd like to begin by saying that I've played over countless of video games from different genres and nothing came close to the experiences I've had on Final Fantasy XIV. 1. Story-Rich
As expected from the legendary video game developer Square Enix Co which has published other successful titles with exquisite story-lines, Final Fantasy XIV is rich in story-content and game-play.
One of the main reason I love Final Fantasy XIV is because I'm a big fan of the Final Fantasy series (my favorite being Final Fantasy X) and a huge nerd who likes to read the lore and watch cutscenes without skipping them and this game didn't disappoint me at all. Reading the sidequests flavor texts is also a fun way to spend your time here.
I even bought the Eorzea Encyclopedia!2. Gameplay and content
This game is basically an endless hill of fun, you never run out of things to do in this game. The thing that really caught my attention is that you can level other classes/jobs without having to create a new character, which was never a feature in any other MMORPGs I've ever played in. Leveling other classes is also fun and easy because of the EXP boost you get to help you catch up to your highest level class.
The combat system is a little slow for my taste but it is a good break from the fast paced combat systems that I usually play. Materia melding allows you to give extra stats to your equipment and you can decide whether you want to be a fast hitting maniac smashing keyboards or a hard hitting typewriter.
Final Fantasy XIV also did collaborations with games I loved such as Nier Automata and Monster Hunter World and released raids and dungeons which are really fun. It also brought back several elements that I've loved in other Final Fantasy titles such as the job system. 3. The game is REALLY BEAUTIFUL
Sometimes, it is a good stress reliever for me to just run around and just enjoy the sights because the game is too aesthetically pleasing. The music in this game is awesome. I'd come back home exhausted, put on my headset and just AFK and doze off in Gridania or my innroom and just listen to the orchestrion which feels really calming and soothing. 4. Glamour Collection
For me, glamour is the true endgame. This game has a vast collection of glamours and outfit ideas that you can collect and design to make your character fashionable. Whether you wan't to run around with a nice fur coat in a sunny day or a bikini in the rain is totally up to you.5. I love the community!
I've played on Anima (Mana) and Tonberry (Elemental) and the community here is genuinely friendly and always ready to help out and give advices. One time, I was on a duty roulette with a matched party and my computer restarted due to an error near the end. I took a long time to login, expecting to be replaced with another member but to my surprise, they were all sitting at the final boss ready and waiting for me. They said "Welcome back" when I reconnected and comforting me when I apologized for the inconvenience.
I've been in Eorzea for a short time but I've really come to fall in love with the people here. Thanks everyone and I love you all!