Originally Posted by OwnedINC
FF14 does that just fine, and it literally DOES play just like WoW. To bad it has no end game whatsoever though.
I've never played WoW, but the new FF14 definitely seems to play a lot more similarly to other "modern" MMOs I've tried which supposedly take from WoW. Easily spammed skills, loads of quest hubs with "!"s above NPCs heads, it's looking like the game is going to be a gear treadmill as well at end game.
Heck, even if you look at quotes from Yoshida it's pretty clear the direction they're taking the game. From the man himself:
"I think it would've been good if they tried seeing what happened if they turned World of Warcraft into Final Fantasy. So, because they tried only to make something that was 'different from FFXI,' they ended up with not much of anything."
"They should have said, 'Hey you, go play WoW for a year [for inspiration].'
Source article if anyone's interested. http://kotaku.com/5963155/new-final-fantasy-xiv-director-talks-about-what-went-wrong-with-the-original