*checks everquest servers*
You mean people still play Everquest?
I doubt FFXI will completely die off.
its not the point of FFXI LITERALLY dying off, whether peopel still play or not its the point that even if they keep teh servers up there wont be any new updates/expansions and the game will go from ever changing to never changing, how many peopel will stick around without new content? I mean when teh last time EQ1 got an expansion or update? and how far inbetween is each expansion/update asd opposed to back when EQ was "the next ne wthing"
Finally you cant compare EQ to FFXI because EQ is a pc game, FFXI although can be played on PC has a pretty huge Console fanbase too, consoles get obslete, I can still play EQ on the newest most current Pc out there, can I say the same for the next new console or the one sthat come after? how many peopel are gonna keep playing their PS2s (i wont even say 3s thanks to sony's BC removal) or xbox 360s to play FFXI by the times PS4 or 5 or XBox !080 is out? I mean how many of us still play our NEW=s, SNES or sega genesis or even N64's PS1 or Dreamcasts? Point is in teh end ofif FFXI does die it will be because of the consoles that is played on going obselete and not because of the lack or interest/players playing it