Wow if that's true i still know more about way Vanadiel than Eroza.
XIV is a rotting husk compared to XI in terms of lore and story so it's not surprising. We had quests and dialogs that constantly alluded to other lands and areas we eventually got to visit. In XIV..well, there's some hints but it seems phoned n in comparison.
FFXIV is also 10 years old as opposed to 14 being 2.. of course FFXI has more lore.... too bad i never got to see the Far East though.. that woulda been great