So, one of the other things playOnline had going for it was the online version of tetra master
, the card game
from FF9. For those who've never played it, Tetra Master featured items, monsters, characters, etc., in card form that did battle on a grid in fashion better described by the wiki I've linked than I could ever attempt to do. For those of you who've played FF9, I'm sure you sank a few extra hours in because of this nifty addition, just as those who played FF8 probably did with Triple Triad. So, where am I going with this?
I was wondering if any feedback had been given to include something like this in FF14. Not as an added service on playOnline or whatever, but IN the game. I would love to see either a rehash of an older FF card game, or a brand new game installed in FF14. I would also love to see monsters drop cards of themselves from time to time, cards be optional quest rewards for those who prefer to play cards over getting quest gear, craftable cards, cards for attending special in-game events (holidays?). I would love to see tournaments for cards, and be able to duel my fellow Eorzean in a way where my discipline and his(/hers) simply do not matter. Since there is no PvP, I feel this would be a very big addition to the game. It would be a valuable time and money sink into the game, and surely keep people playing much longer, in my opinion.
Of course, on a completely unrelated note, I would love to see an iteration of the gold saucer
make its way into the game as well.
edit: of course, the point of this post is to see how others feel about this, not to tell you about my mid-workday FF14 day dreams.