I'll keep it short.
You intended to make FFXIV a whole new game in its own right. New story, new world, new battle mechanics, new FF. Yet staring us right in the face is a constant reminder of the origins of FFXIV. The races of Eorzea are near direct copies of those found in Vana'diel. You did this to help transition your player base into a new client. You felt it was the 'safe' thing to do.
Well that's just dandy but you left one VERY important aspect out. The Roegadyn deserve their tails back. I don't care if you say they aren't Galkas. They are. If you are going to recycle the likeness of a race for profit and gain then you dang well better face up to responsibilities that en-tails. You must be true to their nature and the fact of the matter is Roegadyn do not feel primal anymore. Lack the aura of boding yet calm power that the Galkan race instilled in both friends and foes. As it stands we are just plus sized Hyurs and it feels very very wrong.
All we ask is this. Give us back our tails. You can further corrode the lore and majesty of the race by inflicting additional genders but at least give us something iconic and comforting as a severance. Post your thoughts fellow Roes. I've spoken with as many as I can find and there is a staggering amount of negative opinion towards the loss of tails from FFXI players. I feel this is the general consensus of the majority of Roegadyn players and thus your paying customers.
I don't know about you but I hate the lack of distinctiveness between the races. As it is we got Hyurs, Short Hyurs, Tall Hyurs, Hyurs that cosplay as nekos, and bulking Hyurs.
We wouldn't want to step on any tails in terms of forcing the look on Roegadyn who prefer the old design so this works out for everyone!
As a means of getting a somewhat accurate tracking please 'Like' this original post if want Roegadyns to have the choice of reclaiming their tail or if you are indifferent and are not directly against the notion. If not please post your thoughts anyways. It is good to get your thoughts out there!