Relic in FFXIV, has about the same difficulty as FFXI. I think most of you would agree that time sink =/= difficulty. You had like 18-30 people just farming for you in FFXI, where as in FXIV you ALL would be working on the quest at the same time making similar progress. There are 2 RNG areas at the start, but the Ifrit extreme fight could take some getting used to the first time. After you get used to the quest however, with gil and patience at certain points in the quest, you can get a relic every two days. Yoshi P stated that the relic's would have quests allowing you to upgrade them when the cap raises. So I suppose you can say that people with relic now have stage 1? Time will tell.
ok its equal in difficulty to FFXI relic but you said you can get a relic in14 in about 2 days when FFXI took months if not a year? how is 2 days equal to months/years difficultly?
also i see post on this board with lots of people saying they have MULTIPLE relics.... that wants the case when FFXI was only 2 years old (heck even now its still hardly the case) so again how does this sound similar in difficulty to FFXI?