Can't say I put much stock in, "It could be worse, so quit complaining!" rebuttals. Meanwhile, XI has long since shifted from being more economy dependent to the Ex game. Such is a contributing factor to why crafting is, at large, in such a meager state beyond the usual consumables and some cursed pieces here and there. Things like FFXIAH also serve as a stabilizer in its own way, as while you'll have some temporary fluctuations here and there, those who are willing to spring the coin to make extra gil have a harder time of it. Removing that restriction is just going to complicate the practice even further. And for the most part, it'll stick to the various relic-tier currencies because trying to move anything else is way too volatile.
Nonetheless, most arguments I see against merges tend to be rooted in selfish motives. They don't want competition. They don't want congestion. They don't care about the plight of other players because they've got their own clique or happily multibox/bot. Technically, mergers wouldn't have to happen if SE upped their cross-server/instancing game, but they ultimately hide behind the mantra of impossibility when it's more likely they just don't want to invest, in part because they do generate that extra revenue here and there.
I'd be less critical if SE decided to halve the sub fee, if not more, but all they're doing at this point is milking the addicted, pandering to nostalgia, and taking advantage of those who don't realize things could be better. For all the ******** some seem to do about XIV's content delivery, XI pretty much expects the same fee for way less.
I just think it's silly to complain about a fee for a server transfer in a game where you're already paying subscription for minimal content updates. You're getting what you pay for.
Not sure that came out right or I am interpreting that wrong. You get what you pay for? you just said minimal content. You are getting less than you pay for when for the same money you got lats of content before.
Anyway I am surprised they have not dropped the fees some. I think they would have allot less people quitting. People start to balance the fees vs content vs time on the game. lower the price to where it does not matter much and people will just not even think of fees.
Seems a good portion of the people are just logging on to say hi a couple times a week now. There does seem to be a little bit of a pick up in people coming back to the game and lower price may help.
Server merges to me just means so many people would have to give up their name in the game. Probably another selfish reason too. I really doubt any merge will happen anymore like I said earlier on. I think servers will go off line as they die and they will allow those people to transfer for free.
Like I said earlier too I wish they end the game before all this starts happening. I still want to see the game end with a bang. I just do not want SE to go ok we have several hundred users lets just pull the switch. I think it would leave so many going all those years of playing and that it.
Lets say they said Jan 31 2018 Japanese midnight the servers go dark. I bet hundreds would relog on just for that maybe in the thousands. Make the month free. I was talking to 4 friends last night that I played with said the would log on the last day just to be there for it. The longer they wait the less people would care though and the more the game gets forgot about. Edited, Feb 14th 2017 11:22am by Nashred