Legacy or non legacy could be debated forever and forever stay at an impasse.
I wrote out a list the other day and the pros and cons were equal, which led me to believe that you will never please everyone as it was so evenly balanced for and against.
The point of this forum space is for us all to have a space to communicate about FFXIV whichever server we find ourselves on. A decision has been made, so I am looking forward and focusing on what I can do to make Excalibur a fun place for those who roll there. A debate over it seems pointless. I would rather discuss how we can make our guild awesome, game mechanics, jobs etc.
I have a legacy toon. It has 20,000 gil on it I think. The game reduces that by 90% for FFXIV ARR. So I will have 2,000 gil for release! (In my first day rerolling on diabolos I think I made 5,000 gil.)I will have it in the background for low level crafting mats and so my weaver can make stuff for lowbie casters should they need it. I will be levelling my jobs from scratch on abrand new toon, so as to enjoy the game with everyone else.
I go to law school 40 hours a week and have a job for 20. EVERYONE will be ahead of me in the game after the first 2 weeks after my vacation ends!!!! You cannot worry about who will be ahead and blah blah blah, that will happen in any game as it is lifestyle dependent. Those who have a lot of time to play will always be ahead. Even starting fresh.
I wish those who play on other servers well and encourage you to meet up on the same server, or not. I am excited for those who will be rolling with us in an unofficial capacity.
The decision on Excalibur won't change, it is what it is. I apologise to those who feel it is not for them, but we are focusing on a choice that includes rather than excludes.
It is far more positive to focus on what you 'can' do than what you 'cannot' do. Discuss whatever you like, but please bear in mind that we have always had a policy of leader chooses server to prevent arguments and dissension. For that reason, although I could post a really great argument 'for' a legacy server, I feel that would be pointless, as we are flogging a dead horse here.
Play where you want, with people you have fun with. We will be doing the same on Excalibur.
I hope everyone has a blast in this weekend's beta!!!!!!!!
Edit: please read Foghladha's sticky post, it is very important. We are very grateful to even have forum space, so let's use it wisely!
Edit 2: clarifying gil amount I expect to have!
» Edited on: 2013-06-20 15:54:47