LeilaniWildfire, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I know lots of people surf around forums before they make a decision on what game to buy...
There are always posts saying "FFXI is dead" etc. and in my opinnion it gives slightly wrong image of the game and as you know... these negative posts are the ones that people always go read... because lets face it, everyone loves a bit of drama!
The reason I posted this poll was so these people could see that the majority of people hardly think that the game is dead and it is worth the £8 that it costs for example in Amazon at the moment.
I am currently taking time away from XIV while updates fix the problem, plus I have given up playing on the PC so I might go to PS3. (till I fully upgrage my PC or something).
XIV is not dead, the fact people are still playing it and perhaps still whinging about it says it all.
It is the exact same thing when people say XI is dead, correction WhiteGate is dead ;)
If they were dead, the servers would of been shut down. XI + XIV might not be bringing in the profits but as long as all the costs are covered and a bit of profit for margins I am sure both will continue. I remember when they said:
Announcing XIV will kill XI
Releasing XIV will kill XI
Level limit change will kill XI
Last thing was Abyss "has" killed XI
Yet no, no, no and nope. XI is still well and truefull alive, people left but then people have come back, people have breaks again they come back. XI/XIV will last longer then those few people who say it is dead etc etc.
SE released an update for XI which have fixed a lot of the few things that Abyss had caused (Fov, Exp outside of Abyss) and they have announced that they plan on upgrading older armors.
So the lesson really is, Nothing is dead untill it has officially kicked the bucket.