wow people got really mad over this.
yes I know that the free trial got extended so I guess I shouldn't have asked if you're paying for it...
but I mean like, are you still logging in regularly and do you feel like it's a fun use of your time and are you happy with your purchase? and do you think you'll really keep paying when the free trial extension is over?
im guessing a lot of people forced themselves to play this for a bit being final fantasy fanboys but that can only take you so far, if it's not fun you won't be able to force yourself to log on and grind and im at that stage now.
I'm surprised. THAT was an entirely different question from your OP or from the title and a completely valid one at that. I will be playing past my pay date and I'm not what you would consider an SE "fanboy" (why does my iPod insist I mean tanboy?) I came into this game thinking it would be a sh*tty WoW clone and was pleasantly surprised by how FFXI-2 it is.
The reason you see so many negative threads is that for many this game was supposed to be the big one, they thought this game, at launch, was going to be bigger than WoW and save them from their boredom and woes. They put down money on a new computer and then even AFTER playing the open beta which was a strong indication of how the actual game was going to be, they put down 80 dollars on the CE. Then we get @#%^s (iPod insists I mean washouts, same deal I guess), like "NoOneHereAlive" who think because they were an absolute idiot and bought a game they knew they wouldn't like, that they owe the world something by trolling the forums flinging sh*t everywhere.
The people defending the game aren't fanboys, they are MMO vets and realists who see potential and understand what a release is like. The "negative nancies" you see above are the fanboys who feel so strongly jilted by their new love that they must talk sh*t until they drag it to the grave.
The game is doing fine so far Poubelle, expect to see a decent drop in players following the end of freetrial, I'm not going to make up a percentage, followed by some server mergers. It won't be too drastic (an Internet poll on ZAM that started at 80% stay before the <10 post accounts came rushing in doesn't really mean much). I hope this answers your question. Edited, Oct 25th 2010 9:04am by Wloire