This is something I've discussed before. If you haven't read it before, go ahead and do so; I think it's a pretty good piece. Right now, the game needs to show something off that is really unique, something to make people sit up and say, "Oh, now that is neat."
Obviously the game isn't testable yet for many of us. But we have seen the first several alpha test videos. And my reaction thus far has been... well, I haven't actually been sitting in front of my screen with my head in my hands while cursing, but I've considered it as a possible course of action.
The Mog Log: Final Fantasy XIV's alpha footage so far originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 08 Dec 2012 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.