The couple diehards I know who are still playing XIV play for about 3-4 hours a week. Compare that to your average XI session where if you weren't on for 3-4 hours a session* you were taking it easy. Or WoW, where people will spend their entire free time logged in and playing.
In my opinion, the guildleve system killed the game- I often wonder why the game even has NPCs, since 99% of them don't interact with the players in any way, except maybe for some colour. Give me a quests like any other damn MMO, not this "sorta like the WoW Dungeon Finder, but really not nearly as good due to the 48h cooldown" leve system that is the only thing to do other than grinding.
Oh, and an Auction House please. Nothing in this game demonstrates the developer's lack of understanding of their playerbase than the lack of an AH, in my opinion.
Excuse me, but if we are allowed to shoot a politician everytime he lies and/or reverses his stand on any issue, we might as well wipe out every federal and state and local post there is.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. -- Wernher von Braun