First of this is not a negative thread about FFXIV!(Ironic huh?)
This is a thread to discuss why W&R are doing great, while F is doing horribly & what can F learn from W&R to save itself :)
Cataclysm broke record sales by selling 3.1 million copy's in 24hrs, while Rift has already 1million pre-orders Sold!
Now to be fair, Cataclysm dint had a headstart program, but FFXIV and Rift did, and Rift has sold more pre-orders than FFXIV has sold units 6 months after release, both new game's, meanwhile cataclysm is an expansion pack, and it does has a huge player base, so is only normal that it sold so well(Besides is a fun game :P) but more importantly both Rift and FFXIV are next-generation MMO, and while one is already starting on the right track, the other is battling for its life, only 6 months after it released.
Of course both game's have different game philosophy's but they both are meant to aim at the casual crowd, and while one is doing exactly that, the other is not aiming at neither the hardcore or the casual friendly.
So should SE get in with the new and out with the old ? or should they keep on their path, of being different just for the sake of being different, or is there any hope that they can emulate some features in said game's all the meanwhile giving them a SE or FF touch to make them work for it's game ?
Edited, Feb 25th 2011 11:25am by Osarion Lock Thread: Rift discussions belong in the Rift forum.