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#52 Aug 29 2009 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Likewise, i really doubt that having a celebrity pretend to play ffxiv will do anything for its playerbase. Anyone above... what 17? does not give a crap if a celebrity plays a game. Do you really want the people who are easily swayed by marketing campaigns to go to ffxiv? I sure don't.


It doesn't matter if it's a celebrity but speaking for myself, the way I found to FFXI was pure luck. There were no advertisment for FFXI in germany, nothing not even in game magazines were articels about it. The online reason I got to it was the package at a shop. I saw it and bought it without even watching what is was, it's FF and for PC, holy jesus, that was enough for me. Not suprisingly I was shocked after I've installed it and noticed that it's an online game.

Some more advertisemnt then in the past will get people to take a look. If they stay is an other story.
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#53 Aug 31 2009 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Trusting SE is a big mistake. They will pull the plug on this 7 years down the line when it's two-third's done just like they are with XI. And SE has made their share of crap games.


It is not at all a big mistake. I said they have never made a crap original game. I mean games like FFX, not FFX-2. Or Kingdom Hearts, or any of those titles. None of these games are crap, some of them are better than others, but just because you don't like them doesn't mean they suck. That's like calling RHCP a bad band, if millions of people worship them they clearly aren't bad. Ill keep trusting SE, thanks for the heads up though.

And your comment on FFXI is just plain wrong. Sorry they aren't going to whip up another massive expansion for its dwindling population, but they have stated MULTIPLE times they will continue to support it so long as people play. They have been heavily supporting it for 8 years now, i don't know what you're whining about. They're a company looking to make a profit, they see their old MMO dying and their profit looking slimmer, so they make a new game, which would satisfy 90% of the people who played FFXI and didn't waste their life on it.

I think someone's bitter.


**** right I'm bitter. I wish FFXI loyalists would get the quality of service that EQI players have gotten. And I do feel the game is 2/3 finished.

And I think SE has made some pretty **** poor games. All companies/developers have laid an egg or two.
#54 Aug 31 2009 at 6:50 AM Rating: Decent
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It is not at all a big mistake. I said they have never made a crap original game. I mean games like FFX, not FFX-2.


In terms of gameplay FFX-2 was one of the best Final Fantasy games in the entire series. Sure the story was teen angst ridden melodramatic crap that would only interest a a high school girl, but the combat system was nothing short of incredible.

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#55 Aug 31 2009 at 8:28 AM Rating: Good
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It doesn't matter if it's a celebrity but speaking for myself, the way I found to FFXI was pure luck. There were no advertisment for FFXI in germany, nothing not even in game magazines were articels about it. The online reason I got to it was the package at a shop. I saw it and bought it without even watching what is was, it's FF and for PC, holy jesus, that was enough for me. Not suprisingly I was shocked after I've installed it and noticed that it's an online game.

Some more advertisemnt then in the past will get people to take a look. If they stay is an other story.


The medium and player base has changed. Putting an ad in your typical video game magazine attracts just those types of people i said before. Putting out information about your game in that game magazine attacts people who will like you game for the mechanics of it.

Like i said, what has brought me and my friends back to wow at times has not been the ad in the nuklearpower banner. It was the interview i read on a website where bliz has said "hey, we are changing this because of".

So yeah, people can keep blaming ads and ad campaigns for whatever reason they want. The fact remains that it is a copout reason.

If you are a final fantasy fan, you will know about ffxi or ffxiv. You wanna know why? Because ffxii and ffxv exist / will exist, which tells you that there is something you may have missed somewhere.

If you are an mmo player, you will know about ffxi and ffxiv because you tend to read information about these types of games (be it on forums or gaming websites). Or you talk to your fellow mmo players who may mention these things (as well as other mmo's).

So yeah, those people who respond to ads might take a look. But what is there to look at if you do not release information? What is there to look at if your devs do not talk to your playerbase?

The ad, and player reactions and reviews are the only thing to look at. Now, do you want someone to join the game and party with you who was impressed by a flashy ad or heard that "this game will be the wow killzors!".
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