It's been more than an year since I update this blog and play FFXI seriously, since I quit FFXI a while ago, and just recently came back to play with the final update.
Rhapsodies of Vana'diel is, IMO, a pretty epic conclusion of FFXI. It's not 75 cap CoP level of epic, but it's at least better than lol SoA storyline. The story will def make a long time player feel emotional that the game is coming to an end, and the final battle is challenging enough that it's not just enter the BC, spam the WS macro and it's dead.
Besides the final storyline RoV, there's also new endgame content Escha+ Reisenjima. I'm still trying to finish it, since this content is big enough and it's going to take a while to finish. In fact it's not even done yet as all the NM haven't implement at this point.
But so far from what I've seen, it's Abyssea 2.0 all over again. Was doing Escha Ru'Aun all NM runs, 1 single BST can solo kill all T2 in less than 10 sec with Revitalizer, which is.....kinda sad that this is the final "endgame" in FFXI D:
Now that AV2 is confirmed killable with 6, I'm guessing the NM coming next update will have higher difficulty than current AV2.
Only time will tell!