Since the reviewers gave the game horrible scores, all the SE zealots are saying things like.
"Reviews dont count for a new MMO"....."Who even cares about reviews"
If they were giving the game good scores no one would be saying that.
The FFXIV fanbois will defend this game to the end. They will be merged down to 1 server, and still they will be declaring, "The game is good, everything is going to be fixed in 2 months! If you don't like it you are an idiot that needs to go play WoW!".
They have to because for the most rabid fanbois, admitting the game is a failure is admitting they were wrong. They were wrong to spend hundreds of dollars on their PC to play this game. They were wrong when they claimed, "It is only beta, it will be fixed by release!". They are wrong now when they say, "It is going to be fixed by December, SE knows what they are doing!".
Remember, these are the people that spent $75 on the CE, got their game at midnight, and took days off work to play the game at launch. They would look pretty foolish if they did all that for a game that is a complete failure.
As soon as they stop defending the game they are admitting they were wrong for the past 6 months while they were building up their loyalty and fanboi-ism. Most of these people are simply unable to admit that they are wrong, the game sucks, and it is a complete and utter failure.
ETA: This is the first time I have EVER seen a group of fanbois claim that MMO reviews in general are pointless. I have seen many fanbois argue against a specific review of their favorite game, but never seen them dismiss all reviews in general.
Of course I have never before followed a game that was universdall slammed by every single reviewer in the industry, so I guess the only way to defend the game against every single reviewer in the industry is to simply dismiss all reviews. Edited, Oct 19th 2010 5:05pm by Enscheff