So I havent played FF XI but I am planning on getting XIV. I know there was no voice chat in XI and they arent planning on having voice chat in XIV. So.
-Why do they not allow voice chat? That seems the easiest way to comunicate in the middle of a battle, or outside a battle for that matter.
-How much of a problem did this pose? If there was a problem at all.
-Did most players purchase and use a usb keyboard? Seems best option after voice chat.
Thanks in advance guys!
Owning a keyboard for Final Fantasy XI was pretty much mandatory. As it will be with FFXIV as well. There are plenty of third party applications that you can run if you have a pc handy for voice chat.
One of the main reasons FFXIV doesn't incorperate voice chat into the game is the fact that it's cross-language. Unlike other MMO's you are going to being playing with a diverse group of people who will not understand each others language. This is where SE's auto-translate feature comes into play.