Honestly the next 50 quest arent going to take long if you sit down and enjoy them. Fyi the next expansion SB will require you to beat HW before you can access it when it comes out in 2 months."I want to play final Fantasy 7, but I ONLY want to fight sephiroth." Do the main story, side quests can be fun, but it won't allow you to reach HW areas. I don't know why you would think you could access the areas before progressing through the main story. It's not a matter of research, or lack of.
I don't understand why people defend the crappy story progression system. I have done the entire thing. I don't know what is going on in the story. Too much filler. In my opinion, the story stops new people from playing. I have actually had many friends not want to continue playing when they found out that they had to do 200 plus story quests to get where I am. FFXIV Gil Benjiman Rich the true end game is glamours. Get rid of story progression or expect the community to slowly die off.Most of the people complaining are the one's who play wow. They want it to be like wow. You buy the new xpacs and skip a chunk of the game. They want there hands held
If you don't like having to go through the story, then maybe this game isn't for you? Once you hit the Heavensward areas, it'll be more of the same. Same with Stormblood when it comes out. A lengthy MSQ to get through before you get to 'end game.' Here's the thing: "end game" isn't like WoW's. The entire focus of the game is squarely on the driving story. Hell, countless dungeons are locked behind it. Every time they patch, they add a new dungeon to the MSQ and it's part of the new expert roulette. So, suck it up and do the story quests or go find some thing else that better fits your gaming/MMO needs.