SE does not want to jump through legal hoops because Microsoft wants to be ********* and force MMO users to all have to pay for gold to play MMOs on 360. IF SE put it out for 360 knowing people have to pay an extra $50 a year to play it on 360, down the line there will be people who sue SE because they are retards who have 360s but can't read the fine print and at some point cancel their gold membership and realize they can't play FFXIV anymore. SImple solution don't put it out for 360 until Microsoft allows MMOs to connect to the developer's/publisher's Servers with silver like MS did with FFXI.
IF you are connecting to game servers owned by the developer/publisher then you should not have to pay for gold membership period. Most if not all of the big name multiplatform titles FPS and such have their own servers for the PC and PS3 players.
i know... thats why i am NOT for having ffxiv on the 360 (even though I own one, but i'm still going to play XIV on PC)... because making people pay for both gold and for monthly fee on game is rediculous. i was merely defending the point of paying for gold membership. without anything having to do with ffxiv, it was a completely separate point, because people were complaining about it.
yes i do realize that many of these titles do have servers for this stuff... great but also realize that many things that run on servers on 360's are run as hosted games on ps3 because the company doesn't want to pay for servers. some companies CAN afford to have their own servers i'm not debating that but not all companies can, and that is where my point lies.
also, yes having servers for PC and PS3 some companies do... i get it... but also having 360 servers would add a lot of servers they would have to get to a large degree... say a company had 100 servers... right now 50 are for pc, 50 are for ps3, but they need to do 360 as well. alright well they have options... buy 50 new ones for 360, or reduce pc, ps3, down to 33 and give 360 33 as well. you are looking at lots of money here, or dividing and stretching servers further, which could result in performance/connectivity issues.
and at the big name companies having their own servers... well yeah but maybe a lot of people like the smaller companies too. They can make some pretty **** good games and i don't want them to get drowned out just because they can't afford to buy and run servers. i would think and hope most other players have the same thoughts.
@ the silver point... I do like that idea... it does make sense. I understand... problem is just that most people, at least people that i know, including me are not going to not have a gold membership, so they can still play their other games... and when you are paying for gold already it is harder to accept an additional fee for 1 game, part of you is still saying in ur head "i'm already paying for online gaming... i shouldn't have to pay again, its all on the 360"
again i understand you could just have silver and pay monthly for ff. but again... would you really want to go w/out gold membership regardless of the fact you wouldnt have to?