Windows 10 (release of directx 12) will be a free upgrade, but feel free to live in the past cheap FFXIV Gil . and as i said to other's . a realm reborn was built on directx9 and heavensward was already in development long before directx 12 was even anounced and the windows 10 upgrade. also i am on 8.1. they had plans already in motion whilst final fantasy 14 1.0 was still going then yoshi pulled the plug on 1.0 and revamped it as arr and giving that 1.0 was dx9 they stuck with that because arr has most of 1.0 in it buy FFXIV Gil. we could get directx12 in a future patch or xpac. also devs need time to learn and adapt to directx12 before implenting it.
Do you know how hard is to implement Dx 11 on an MMO securing stability of gameplay? Even Dx 9 makes this one of the best looking mmo's. I am grateful they pushed it to Dx 11. Besides, no game yet will have Dx 12 implemented. It's a new technology with a TBA release date that takes time for developers to work on and money, while the previous one has been around for years.