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#152 Feb 18 2011 at 12:28 AM Rating: Default
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I am definately seeing improvements, and if things continue in their current direction I expect I won't have to look for a new game. If I did though, you can be sure its not going to be WoW, Rift, or SWTOR. I'd rather go back to Asheron's Call than play that garbage. I'm thinking they should have things in order, and us have a vastly better game by June/July. Hopefully by that time I'll be able to play it on my PS3 (which btw was a huge factor for me, being able to MMORPG on a console). Now if I am not happy with or if they haven't "fixed" the game by August, I really will find a new game....... what that is I've no clue. I know this though!! Dark Souls is calling my name!:b
I also want double eyepatches, to increase my pirate bravado.
#153 Feb 18 2011 at 12:39 AM Rating: Excellent
Yeah, the ps3 was a big selling point for me, too! My stepdaughter started a character on my SE account, but she'll be starting over with a new character (so we can play together) when the ps3 launch happens. She's chomping at the bit to play now, but I keep telling her the wait will be worthwhile.
Thayos Redblade
#154 Feb 18 2011 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
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I know a lot of people want to believe that the game will survive the epically failed launch. I myself am one of those, having looked forward to it since the demo some five years ago; however, reality is starting to sink in for even the most hardcore defenders of the game.

We are sitting at the six-month mark of the game. Yes, there have been some much needed improvements, but the truth is that all of these things are unquestionably items we were promised/rightfully expected as part of our starter game purchase. The result is that the number of returning players seems to be far below the number that are only doing leves, already quit, or are planning to leave soon without some content updating.

Sure, there's been promises to bolster the game in every aspect, but it's just too slow for many people. I understand that development takes time, but all of these things coming in the next few months should have been developed and implemented from day one. That is still the major, overarching problem that people have and had with the game.

If the newer dev team doesn't start pumping out a serious amount of additional content, and scrap some of the half-baked ideas, the game will die. Players will be continuing to lose interest, and SE will sink further and further into the red, and there just won't be a reason to continue for anyone concerned. I'm guessing the breaking point for them will be within three months, which is likely when they'll determine whether or not to push out a PS3 release as well.

Even at best case scenario, XIV will become a niche game with around 100k subs at peak i'd wager. Too many people were left with a bad taste in their mouth, and in the fickle MMO market (and with RIFT, SWTOR and GW2 around the corner), there isn't a reason to stick around for long.

Jerri Blank (Strangers with Candy):
"I may still be doing all the wrong things, but now i'm doing them the right way!"
#155 Feb 18 2011 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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1.15b was never announced to be "the content patch".
That's what I pointed out - and was promptly rated to the abyss for - before.
Faboys just love to cling to their own reality.
Well, if it makes them happy - why not.
I, myself, prefer a more reality-heavy approach.
The game will improve. No doubt.
But it will take more time than the majority of people are willing to accept.

It's 5 months after launch. And still fanboys will tell you that the "miracle patch"
is just around the corner >.>/

Ha... ha... hahahahahahahahahaha!!!! ^.^/ \^.^
This is soooooo amusing!
#156 Feb 23 2011 at 9:32 PM Rating: Good
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I see it this way. Right now FFXIV is in the beta mode it should have stayed in, with just a bit more overhead for running the servers and whatnot. It will never completely die of testers, because there are too many diehard fans, like myself, that want this game to succeed. When they do get things in shape, if they are smart, they will release the PS3 version like it's a new launch of the game, complete with advertising. If the game is good enough, people will come. I think they can do it.

Money is the one thing I wonder about. Like Water World, will end end up being worth it? I really hope so. Between FFXIV and FFXIII, it seems like the cost and time of making the quality of games people want almost isn't worth the bottom line. Yes we have the technology to make the incredible CGI, but it's still very, very time consuming. It's not like picking up a camera and splicing a movie together.

As for Rift... Cataclysm drove me away from WoW, and then Rift practically fell into my lap. It's not a clone, but it is very similiar. For me it got right everything that Cata got wrong. There was someone earlier in the thread that said FFXIV was pushed out to beat Cataclysm. If that's true, thats just sad, because they didn't need to. I think WoW did the same thing and pushed to get Cata out by Christmas. The xpac flipped the game mechanics pretty much upsde down and was very lacking in content. Wow community is fairly split right now with WoW bleeding out subs on a daily basis.

In any case, theres no reason I can't play both FFXIV and Rift, and that's exactly what I will be doing. :)
#157 Feb 23 2011 at 10:14 PM Rating: Default
327 posts
Vedis wrote:
The game isnt dead, its obvious it isnt

but we have alot of trolls in these forums who like to come in here and stir it up by claiming it is, people who have no post count, or primarily spend all their time in other forums.

*cough* WoWtards *cough*. I swear the next co-worker/friend of mine who is like, Hey Midou*, FFXIV is dead you should join us in WoW for some epic raiding, Im going to strangle them, if nothing for the fact that they stopped playing after the first two weeks mostly because "It wasn't WoW-like enough for them", so they have no right to judge.

TL:DR, People who don't play the game anymore shouldnt comment on the state of the game.

*Name changed Seriously it would be pretty sad if people called me by my OL name IRL
FFXI: [Asura] "Midou" (PLD) || FFXIV: [Bodhum] "Midou Lii" (???) || EVEOnline: "Thion Li"

#158 Feb 23 2011 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
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All this talk of death and dying...
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