necrosis wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 22:37: FFXI runs without Steam and it is fully intentional. Steam is nothing more than a downloader for that game... and not even a full one. After downloading the game with Steam (in less than a hour) you need another 6-8 hours of updates (through the FFXI updater).
You're totally right, I forgot to make an exception for MMOs because I have Aion, APB, and Global Agenda through Steam and I just used the launcher most of the time I think. But I still think what I wrote is true of most games on Steam.