My dream MMO is probably something like Blade and Soul, but multiplayer.
The first dour acts were really really good at the time, but every act after that started seeming smaller and more single-player. Nowadays it seems every time I get my boyfriend to hop onto BnS so we can catch up on story, it immediately throws us into solo instances despite us being in a party, and never let's us rejoin each other again unless it's to run to the next instance.
The combat was fun as hell and the fashion can be so adorable. I love character customization and I love outfits. I have, like, 200 outfits and I only paid for 1 of them (and in hindsight, even though I dislike the game now, I think I should have paid for one more outfit, the pinky bear one)
Vindictus has fun combat and the armors can be pretty neat. I crafted a lot of outfits, but I hate how almost everybody else looks. Medieval sort of style game but every player I see is in some ugly office slut outfits or micro bikini trash or some other modern outfit that is out of place and hideous.
The only one I appreciate is the people that use the blood streaks tattoos/makeup and color it white so they look bukkake'd
That amuses me.
And, again, I do like the combat quite a bit. It was especially good early on when it was new to me. My favorite is the hammer, but most impressive is Evie's magic. Time after time, magic gameplay has been really not engaging to me, but hers felt great. Honestly really nice, and that's after I had played BnS which had horrible magic gameplay. Force Master honestly worst class in the game.
I have played a bit of FF14. Level 40 bard, something around that. I really enjoy making music, it's one of my favorite features. I usually do classic zelda tunes and people always clap.
It is a bit hard though. I still fumble with the keys to play music, but it wouldn't feel right to use an addon to auto-play.
Combat-wise, the game is perfectly OK. It's like World of Warcraft to me. Classic hotkey gameplay. It's been so immensely long since I played WoW that I honestly can't tell you which I like more.
The story in FF is engaging enough. The side-quests aren't. I realize I forgot to mention story for Vindictus, it's absolute complete and utter shit that only gets worse the longer you play. The first season is actually enjoyable in a "this is pretty anime" way. Season two was jank, three was worse, and it just becomes so dang boring. FF, on the other hand, seems to have a nice plot going. Eventually I'll go back to playing it with my fiancee and get to the end of the free trial. If my best friend is free, we may sub to the game and play as a group with her blue mage.
I just want cool combat and lots and lots and lots of cute things, honestly. Ideally a game where skill can significantly compensate for poor gear, like Blade and Soul used to be. (still is fun to play that game and do old dungeons really early in leveling and try to win despite the weak party/gear/etc.)