It's a decent game and worth a try. Endgame in FFXIV is NOT all that, but that's just a matter of opinion.
Is it worth subbing to pay a monthly fee past the 30-day free trial? Is it better than WoW? I'll keep that to myself and let you draw your own conclusion.
Does FFXIV have a lot of content coming out in future? Well, let me post a link and you decide for yourself if you consider it "a lot of content."
Good King Moogle Mog will returning as a boss fight. More than likely he will be accessible through the duty finder. Please look forward to it.
A new difficulty for Ifrit, Garuda, and Titan fights will be added in this patch as well. They haven’t quite decided if they’ll call them hard, super, ultra, extreme, or any other awesome intense name. I can see it now. “Ifrit, for real this time”.
*TWO* hard level dungeons and the Crystal Tower, a 24-man raid dungeon, will be added.
Also new Hildibrand quests and FATEs are being added. If you didn’t know, Hildibrand was a comic relief NPC from version 1.0. He has his own… unique sense of humor.
The Wolves Den, a 4v4 and 8v8 arena will be opening in this patch. You can travel to it by boat from Lower La Noscea, and to enter the arena you must use the Duty Finder.
And lastly, Mists, the La Noscea player housing region will be unlocked in 2.1. Houses are available to Free Companies and individual players for a monetary value.
New Primal fights will be introduced. Yoshida stated that they will be “ones that new players haven’t even imagined.”
Either Leviathan, Shiva or Ramuh will be in 2.2. It has yet to be revealed which one, but they all seem like fun fights and fun stories to flesh out!
Gilgamesh might make an appearance as a boss fight in either 2.2 or 2.3.
It is possible that Free Companies will have the ability to summon their own Primal (FATE?) battles in this patch. No concrete details have been announced though. If not 2.2 then possibly 2.3.
Patch 2.3 is the target release for the Golden Saucer! The reason they haven’t revealed much about it is because they are currently busy working on it. They are hoping to have at least 3mini games available before they release it into the game. Yoshida says perhaps a card game, a mini game, or a snowboarding game. I’d love to snowboard down Coerthas with my Lalafell!
It has also been confirmed that the first draft of the first expansion has been submitted! Obviously there is a lot of work to be done, but at least they are planning for the future!"
"Tomorrow’s presentation promises more footage and images but we were treated to a list of what players can expect for patch 2.1:
1 New Dungeon (Pharos Sirius)
2 Hard Modes for existing dungeons
Extreme modes for all three current primals
Hard mode King Moggle Mog
Crystal Tower raid
The Wolves Den (PvP)
Treasure Hunts (SWEET!)*
Hard Mode for a “Surprise” boss*
Beastmen Daily Quests*
Random Matchmaking (extra Tomestone rewards for random queues)*
And UI items such as item sort*
*Some of the last items may appear AFTER 2.1 launch"
So, according to that, as far as dungeon/raid content goes, I read there is TWO new dungeons coming out, and ONE 24-man raid - a total of THREE. You decide if you consider that "a lot of content"
Keep in mind, there are NO "lockouts" meaning, if you wanted to, you can do Ifrit hardmode as many times, back-to-back, as you want in a 24hr period or (how ever long you decided you want to do it)
CURRENTLY, as far as endgame goes, when you hit max level 50 there are "a lot" to do (which is subjective), but typically you will be running any one of these variety - Amdapor Keep(4-man), The Wanderer's Palace(4-man), The Praetorium(8-man), Castrum Meridianum(8-man) and (8-man) hardmodes for Ifrit, Titan, Garuda. And of course there is Coil. Again, there are NO LOCKOUTS, so you can run/que said dunegeons/primals back-to-back and get some awesome gear/weapons in a matter of HOURS or even DAYS therefore content gets smashed and old quickly.
..I know this because I have a level 50 in FULL darklight gear and primal weapon. And I did this BEFORE the free trial ended and only playing approximately 4-hours every day or two. You can find the trade chat/LFG equivalent in FFXIV in a map called "Mor-Dhona" where a little town called "Revenant's Toll" is located
Also as a side note if your still undecided, most of the people saying its a "GOOD GAME" are the ones who just barely started playing and are still low level so its EXPECTED to hear the "good game" response most of the time (not all the time of course). They are still in that "honeymoon phase."
If you want valuable input on the game to help you decide whether its worth it or not, I would recommend getting the feedback of those who have hit MAX LEVEL and seen most (if not all) ENDGAME content.
Edited by Alebar on 10/12/2013 7:57 AM PDT