Square Releases Final Fantasy XIV Preview Solely to Make Me Miserable

Things Final Fantasy XIV has that Final Fantasy XIII didn’t:

? Towns
? People
? The ability to do anything other fight
? The ability to move in three dimensions, exploring an entire plane of existence, as opposed to a straight line

And yet, it is an MMORPG, meaning that if I want to play it, I’ll have to pay a monthly fee besides buying the damn game, I’ll have to play with other people which means finding other players who aren’t douchegiraffes. Fuck. Fuck. FFUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK.

What the fuck? Square Enix obviously knows gamers want these things, or they wouldn’t have included them in the game they stand to make more money on. So why would they refuse to use any of it in FFXIII? Is this some elaborate plan to make fanboys like me hate all the FF games that aren’t the MMORPGs? Because right now, it seems to be working.