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#1 Nov 06 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default
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Considering the game is still new, and a lot of people are complaining about the game itself... how was FFXI when it was first realeased, was it this bad?
#2 Nov 06 2010 at 3:55 PM Rating: Good
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It wasn't released in the US until LONG after it was released in japan. And yea, I've heard it was pretty bad at first.
#3 Nov 06 2010 at 3:57 PM Rating: Good
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Probably worse (not an excuse though)
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#4 Nov 06 2010 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
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If FFXI was worse, i'd say that was a perfect excuse, just look at how that blossomed. I'm sure the Japanese players (of FFXI)complained in the early months of its release.
Considering this was a worldwide release there are obviously going to be alot more mouths at the ready to complain and a lot more fingers to quit the title all together, I don't blame them really, who wants to pay monthly for something they're unsatisfied with?
In the next year to come, when SE irons out some of the (major) creases, we'll probably see more of those "complainers" return and have an all around better experience as the population grows.
#5 Nov 06 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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Kukukichu wrote:
If FFXI was worse, i'd say that was a perfect excuse, just look at how that blossomed. I'm sure the Japanese players (of FFXI)complained in the early months of its release.
Considering this was a worldwide release there are obviously going to be alot more mouths at the ready to complain and a lot more fingers to quit the title all together, I don't blame them really, who wants to pay monthly for something they're unsatisfied with?
In the next year to come, when SE irons out some of the (major) creases, we'll probably see more of those "complainers" return and have an all around better experience as the population grows.


The difference though is FFXI was released in a vastly different era. MMORPGs were a very niche genre in 2001 and FFXI really didn't have a whole lot of competition. In stark contrast, FFXIV launched into a saturated market and is attempting to compete with some very well polished and established MMORPGs (one of which is ironically FFXI - I have many friends that have already returned from their relatively short adventure into FFXIV).

And do you really think that people will magically return to FFXIV in droves? Looking at fellow triple A MMORPGs such as Warhammer and Age of Conan (both of which are actually very solid games now after all the bug fixes/polishing) and the answer is a clear and resounding "No". With so many other MMORPGs out there, people simply are not going to come back.

In this day and age there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for SE to have released the game in its current state. It's so irritating because it's a mistake that's been repeated over and over again for the past 5+ years for almost every major MMORPG release. First impressions are huge and whoever is pushing these games out before they are ready are really doing a disservice to their fans as well as its developers who have spent multiple years creating the game.

Edited, Nov 6th 2010 6:24pm by Numnaydar
#6 Nov 06 2010 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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XI was pretty bare-bones, but it also came out at a time when
1) Japan had very limited options for MMOs.
2) Most MMOs were pretty bare-bones.

Things are different now that there are tons of FREE games that come out in bare-bones shape or better. And if you're willing to pay, there are plenty of games that have content that has been developed over years. There's no real reason to pay to play content-less games.
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#7 Nov 06 2010 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Numnaydar wrote:
Kukukichu wrote:
If FFXI was worse, i'd say that was a perfect excuse, just look at how that blossomed. I'm sure the Japanese players (of FFXI)complained in the early months of its release.
Considering this was a worldwide release there are obviously going to be alot more mouths at the ready to complain and a lot more fingers to quit the title all together, I don't blame them really, who wants to pay monthly for something they're unsatisfied with?
In the next year to come, when SE irons out some of the (major) creases, we'll probably see more of those "complainers" return and have an all around better experience as the population grows.


The difference though is FFXI was released in a vastly different era. MMORPGs were a very niche genre in 2001 and FFXI really didn't have a whole lot of competition. In stark contrast, FFXIV launched into a saturated market and is attempting to compete with some very well polished and established MMORPGs (one of which is ironically FFXI - I have many friends that have already returned from their relatively short adventure into FFXIV).

And do you really think that people will magically return to FFXIV in droves? Looking at fellow triple A MMORPGs such as Warhammer and Age of Conan (both of which are actually very solid games now after all the bug fixes/polishing) and the answer is a clear and resounding "No". With so many other MMORPGs out there, people simply are not going to come back.

In this day and age there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for SE to have released the game in its current state. It's so irritating because it's a mistake that's been repeated over and over again for the past 5+ years for almost every major MMORPG release. First impressions are huge and whoever is pushing these games out before they are ready are really doing a disservice to their fans as well as its developers who have spent multiple years creating the game.

Edited, Nov 6th 2010 6:24pm by Numnaydar


Fair enough!
#8 Nov 06 2010 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I dunno...I haven't logged in for like a week. SE has totally let me down...I'm playing a different game now.

So sad. 16 days till my time runs out...even if I wanted to play, the pay system is terrible...SE dropped the ball in many ways with IV.

I'm sure gonna miss playing FF :(

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