I am expecting the preorders to be through the roof. But we all know what happens to most new games after the first 90 days. 60%~75% of the launch players quit by the 90 day mark. Do you think FFXIV will have what it takes to keep most of its launch user base? If I recall FFXI hovered around 500K players most of its life. But I am expecting FFXIV preorders to be in the millions.
I think if it wasn't for SE being so stubborn to evolve that FFXI would still have much of its player base today. Pretty much most of the NA players on my server quit there are just a handful of NA players left. I think if SE gives the players what they want in FFXIV the game will be around for a long time. If they go about things with their old ways then FFXIV will have a short life. What are your thoughts?