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Are the FFXI level cap raises a ploy?!Follow

#1 Jun 22 2010 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
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It seems like it's going to unbalance and change things so much FFXI is going to die.. forcing all of the players to seek out a new MMO.

*cough* FFXIV *cough*

#2 Jun 22 2010 at 12:55 AM Rating: Good
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Though somewhat related to FFXIV still probably has a better home for it in the FFXI forum.

Anyway, I'm not sure why they are doing what they are doing but I doubt they want to drive people away from FFXI.
#3 Jun 22 2010 at 12:56 AM Rating: Good
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That's just stupid.

I know a ton of people that can't wait to start leveling up to the new cap.
There are aways going to be people that want to play FFXI trying to get to that next level.

Most of the people I know plan on playing both games.
I'm sure they will be playing XIV more but after they have played to the point where they start to get bored they will head back to XI to catch up on what's going on.
#4 Jun 22 2010 at 4:40 AM Rating: Good
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I quit FFXI because of the stress involved in running an endgame LS. I've toyed with the idea of coming back on and off. Once the level cap update was announced, it pretty much solidified my character's permanent slumber, and put and end to any possibilities of ever returning.

So at this point, it's FFXIV or bust for me.

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#5 Jun 22 2010 at 5:02 AM Rating: Default
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That's you. He is talking about current players not people that may or may not come back.

Like I said before many people will be staying around and playing FFXI for many years to come because they want to see what happens with the story or they want to see that next level and they want to see what that new armor,sword or weapon skill looks like at higher levels.

lol I really don't see how anyone could look at the new level cap as away for SE to make people head over to FFXIV a game that isn't even finished yet and may not be out for a few more months. They have to much time and money put into the new expansions.

Does this sound like a good idea to you?

SE: Hey I know let's spend a ton of work hours and a ton of money on expansions and at the same time let's add some new level caps lol that will really upset them players perhapes that will be the way to get them all to head over to the newer better looking game.
#6 Jun 22 2010 at 6:30 AM Rating: Good
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I think it's more a coincidence the level cap arrived as the Alpha ended. They WANT people to play both games.
#7 Jun 22 2010 at 7:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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The final increase of 90->99 is set for the December update, which is around about when we should expect XIV to be hitting the shelves, if all goes to plan. Rather than break XI, this is far more likely to keep the a great many people playing it, so as far as ploys go, it's not a very bright one.

If anything it will reduce the load on XIV at the start of its life, as many people will stick with XI for even longer than they might otherwise do. This might actually be their intent. As long as a customer is paying to play either XI or XIV, then money is coming in, and slowing the exodus from XI -> XIV will keep XI alive longer which could benefit new customers unable to run XIV, and also possible keep XIV alive longer by staggering the arrival of XI migrants over a longer period of time.

Who knows. Either way, I'll be juggling both indefinitely, or until I get bored of one or the other :P So I guess they'll be making even more money off of me... Ah, the true ploy comes to light!
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#8 Jun 22 2010 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
ShockTopMagic wrote:
It seems like it's going to unbalance and change things so much FFXI is going to die.. forcing all of the players to seek out a new MMO.

*cough* FFXIV *cough*

Dude, that piece of sky so almost hit you right in the head.
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