That's actually not a bad concept for a show. It just seems weird that they're using a real game instead of making one up.
Nah, because they probably got a deal going on, because it's great promotion and publicity for the game, if the show ends up being popular. It paints the game in a good light (father and son bonding together, what better thing can you use to promote an MMO?). It gets the brand name out there to people who might not have heard of it, or maybe don't realize the game is as good as it is (I wouldn't be surprised if people still associate FFXIV with 1.0 rather than ARR), etc etc.
This is actually an awesome thing, and I hope the show does well.
It's also good for gaming itself, it helps remove some of the stipulation about older people gaming, and it shows that gaming can be done in a family setting, where parents and their children alike can enjoy games together.
We need more of that kind of thing, to offset the BS that people like Sarkeesian are spouting off that is hurting gamers' images everywhere. Edited, Apr 3rd 2017 1:02pm by Lyrailis