Regarding the "changing landscapes" - SE delivered on this good in WotG, when we finally rescued enough pixies in the past to allow them to continue in to the present.
I remember that first time I saw a pixie in Valkurm Dunes when I was leveling DRK. It was awesome.
____________________________FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck. Once again a top bard on the server: Dardaubla 90 on 1/6/2014
FFXIV: Katarh Mest on Lamia - Member of The Swarm and the League of Extraordinary Crafters
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.