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#52 Mar 18 2011 at 4:54 PM Rating: Default
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My heart breaks for the people of Japan. And I hope the staff's friends, families, and pets are all safe.
I can't really complain right now, I feel so bad for all of them.
My brother works in one of the 11 Nuclear Reactors here in Illinois (USA), and he says the situation is really, really bad. Like in worst-nightmare, life-changing bad. Even if you live in an unaffected area, life will be different from now on. Think bird flu is bad.. try having nuclear fallout in your back yard for the next 250,000 years. But they are a wonderful, special people, and will come back better than ever! (FFXIV will get better too) maybe even master Solar Energy and invent special robots for putting out fires (seriously, I'm not trying to be mean about the robots, it's a good idea and they can do it).
I will just do some other stuff I was putting off all winter (because of gaming hehe), and wait it out.
Lets all have some patience. At least WE have electricity. /scold

/<SkyKitty> prays for the people of Japan and holds them in her heart.
#53 Mar 18 2011 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
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Yep.. Japan should go Solar.
One set of appropriately sized Solar panels on one 2-3 story house can generate enough electricity not only to power the entire house, but have excess power. Which.. in return can either saved to use elsewhere (or later) or be "sent" back into a pooled-power storage/distribution facility that sells it on to big industries. The money could go to the people of Japan for operation costs etc, or for whatever they want to do with it.
All, pretty much pollution and risk free. And no more electric bills! LOL

They can master it! Go Japan!! /HUG
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1/1 Ochimusa Kote...wow <.<


I went 1/22. This was shortly after they changed it to ra/ex from Mee Deggi, so there was a lot of competition too, I only claimed it 25% of the time. Months later my girlfriend goes 1/2 on it...


1/337 on mee deggi
1/229 on quu domi

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Life is not fair >.> Just wish I could have gotten the pimp hat while I was still ingame :P

I personally can wait for servers to come up. They can take all the time they need :) Playing Aion privately now and enjoying that while I wait.

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 11:44am by Elionara



I'm not trying to be a **** or anything, but whenever people in my shell came up with ludicrous stats like 1/337 for a drop... does anyone really believe them... lawl...

I had some guy with only 1 level 75 job tell me he went like 1/115 on peacock charm BC. (or something like this, and I also clarified with him that it was his seals only that he was talking about, and not the collective efforts of others he was with) When I did the math for just how many seals he would have needed in order to validate this claim, It was something like 4500 beastman seals... lies... Also same guy also claimed to have some silly drop rate on some item from kindred seals which would have required him to get like 2000 of them... which I never came close to in the 6-7 years that I played.

most claims like this are false >.>

but this one isn't! ;p

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also, really did go 1/1 on Mee Deggi... the rest of my drop rates for everything else in game were 'average'
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Riniaru wrote:
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Now would be a good time to move the servers out of the blackout zone? Just a thought.


1.) It's four days from now; holy sh*t. Your Rank 50s will be there sitting at the level cap when you get back.
2.) I'm sorry SE is saving power in order to help out earthquake victims; you are right in that they could probably tap in to a hospital's grid somewhere for more server stability.
3.) It's four days from now!


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you are right in that they could probably tap in to a hospital's grid somewhere for more server stability.

Wtf does moving west have to do with tapping into a hospital's grid? And BTW 2 of your points are the same incase you didn't realize.

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 11:36am by Riniaru



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#56 Mar 18 2011 at 6:27 PM Rating: Good
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SkyKitty wrote:
Yep.. Japan should go Solar.
One set of appropriately sized Solar panels on one 2-3 story house can generate enough electricity not only to power the entire house, but have excess power. Which.. in return can either saved to use elsewhere (or later) or be "sent" back into a pooled-power storage/distribution facility that sells it on to big industries. The money could go to the people of Japan for operation costs etc, or for whatever they want to do with it.
All, pretty much pollution and risk free. And no more electric bills! LOL

They can master it! Go Japan!! /HUG


Not really, solar energy is still not efficient enough, it's so expensive that for the average household it takes around 25 years just to recover the initial investment through energy bill savings. That and the weather in Japan being less than optimal for solar power.
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#57 Mar 18 2011 at 6:36 PM Rating: Good
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SkyKitty wrote:
My heart breaks for the people of Japan. And I hope the staff's friends, families, and pets are all safe.
I can't really complain right now, I feel so bad for all of them.
My brother works in one of the 11 Nuclear Reactors here in Illinois (USA), and he says the situation is really, really bad. Like in worst-nightmare, life-changing bad. Even if you live in an unaffected area, life will be different from now on. Think bird flu is bad.. try having nuclear fallout in your back yard for the next 250,000 years. But they are a wonderful, special people, and will come back better than ever! (FFXIV will get better too) maybe even master Solar Energy and invent special robots for putting out fires (seriously, I'm not trying to be mean about the robots, it's a good idea and they can do it).
I will just do some other stuff I was putting off all winter (because of gaming hehe), and wait it out.
Lets all have some patience. At least WE have electricity. /scold

/<SkyKitty> prays for the people of Japan and holds them in her heart.



Thank you SKyKitty, you have begun to slowly restore my faith in man-kind. I cannot believe how selfish people are. SE wasn't directly damaged during the earthquake so why not move the servers to another part of the country so they can plug them in AND GET YOU BACK TO YOUR SELFISH GAMING! People never cease to amaze me at how cold hearted and apathetic they can be. I know for some of you being online to FFXI, or XIV is as close to being hooked to an IV pumping heroin into your veins. But these people are dealing with way more important things that your 6 rank 50 jobs on a very incomplete game. Yes, go out and take a walk, or see a movie and stop sitting on your final fantasy log in attempting to log on hoping this is all a bad dream.
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#58 Mar 18 2011 at 6:56 PM Rating: Default
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I take it most of ZAM is so casual, they didn't notice the drastic SP adjustments that made hitting R50 quicker and easier than tying one's shoelaces.

Nope. Velcro straps.

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 6:14pm by Almalexia


Its only till rank 25 then just "decent" beyond.
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I take it most of ZAM is so casual, they didn't notice the drastic SP adjustments that made hitting R50 quicker and easier than tying one's shoelaces.

Nope. Velcro straps.

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 6:14pm by Almalexia


Its only till rank 25 then just "decent" beyond.

at rank 25+ Levinshower is your friend.
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#60 Mar 18 2011 at 8:36 PM Rating: Good
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Back on topic about the servers moving...it can be done but it would have to have been planned ahead of time. SE may have to address their DR plan. What if the next disaster was smaller in scale and just impacted the area where the SE datacenter was?

I am a little puzzled about their DR(disaster recovery) plan or lack there off. Especially since this is Japan, where earthquake, typhoon, and tsunami happens. You’d think they’d have the backup datacenter on the opposite coast of the primary datacenter. That is how we have it setup at where I work. We have a primary datacenter in the central US, a 2ndary datacenter 500 miles / 805 km away, and a DR data center on the east coast. We run mock disaster recovery twice a year. If for any reason the primary and backup goes down the system will be failed over to the DR site with a 1 hour down time. I know what we have is a little extreme but any company the size of SE would at least have two sites.

Having said all that I think a few weeks down and longer is nothing in the scope of what just happened in Japan. This is after all just a game.
#61 Mar 18 2011 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I take it most of ZAM is so casual, they didn't notice the drastic SP adjustments that made hitting R50 quicker and easier than tying one's shoelaces.

Nope. Velcro straps.

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 6:14pm by Almalexia


Its only till rank 25 then just "decent" beyond.

at rank 25+ Levinshower is your friend.


Which? The exploit that was fixed? Or is it still around?
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I'm not talking about using exploits, you can still get a good 15 or so mins of leve time in before the Elementals spawn unless you're really unlucky, and if you're with 7 other people that's 2 full runs.

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And if you're gonna go report, you better have something more solid than "posts on ZAM and has 6 rank 50, so they're obviously a botter"

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Back on topic about the servers moving...it can be done but it would have to have been planned ahead of time. SE may have to address their DR plan. What if the next disaster was smaller in scale and just impacted the area where the SE datacenter was?

They've had a whole week to think things through, and people are actually buying that whole "giant multinational games company wants to do the humanitarian thing by taking down servers for failing games" excuse.

What happened in Japan was a tragedy but unless you're gonna volunteer to dig human remains out or rubble, the best thing you can do it donate money and then try to some sense of normality. I know people that have lost entire families, but what can you do? The time for mourning will come.

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#63 Mar 18 2011 at 9:06 PM Rating: Default
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They don't need to move the servers.


Personally, I'd move the entire business to a more stable region. But since we're only talking the servers, I see no reason why they can't move them to the new studio in Canada: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6304405.html?tag=result%3Btitle%3B2
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Riniaru wrote:
What happened in Japan was a tragedy but unless you're gonna volunteer to dig human remains out or rubble, the best thing you can do it donate money and then try to some sense of normality. I know people that have lost entire families, but what can you do? The time for mourning will come.

Edited, Mar 18th 2011 10:56pm by Riniaru


If you have no plan or your plan failed after the disaster it is to late. The plan for all that should have been there prior to the disaster. You think you can just plop a server up anywhere? It takes way way more then powering up a few servers. **** the contract for the new site along would take weeks if not longer. You found a new datacenter. Now what? Call the communication up for a few dedicated gig of network connections? This is what the telecom company will say "Sorry we have Japan to rebuild. We'll be able to get your LAN drop in ...oh about 6 months."

I do this for a living. Trust me it is very complicated to bring up a new data center. The network infrastructure has to be rebuilt,adequate cooling, power, monitoring tools,etc... In SE's case it just maybe better to be down a few weeks than try and move everything in a chaotic state. ( But I also can see SE using this as an excuse. To work on stuff while people look at the disaster )

Either way I still just see this as a game being down. No big lost.

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It's going to be longer than 3 days. What exactly is going to change in that time to allow SE to justify cranking up the servers? I'm just being realistic.
#66 Mar 19 2011 at 12:05 AM Rating: Excellent
Good question.

Japan: Blackout Plans for Friday 18th March
http://theglobalherald.com/japan-blackout-plans-for-friday-18th-march/13782/
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Owing to emergency situations and shut downs at the ********* Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan, rolling blackouts will continue until 24th March 2011. The blackouts for Friday 18th March 2011 are as follows:
Block 1: 6:20 – 10:00
Block 2: 9:20 – 13:00
Block 3: 12:20 – 16:00
Block 1: 13:50 – 17:30
Block 4: 15:20 – 19:00
Block 2: 16:50 – 20:30
Block 5: 18:20 – 22:00


Edited, Mar 19th 2011 2:06am by SmashingtonWho
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The producer has noted that some workers were affected by this. Its safe to assume, that can include people who maintain the servers. Thus if they move the servers, that would suggest firing the workers and getting new ones. And that is just terrible. I think a lot of you think a server is just a computer you turn it on and bam! you can play FF14, but there needs to be people to maintain these servers. But you can't just move your servers somewhere else, and hire a new team (thus firing the one that just went through one of the greatest natural disasters).
#68 Mar 19 2011 at 2:40 AM Rating: Decent
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The producer has noted that some workers were affected by this. Its safe to assume, that can include people who maintain the servers. Thus if they move the servers, that would suggest firing the workers and getting new ones. And that is just terrible. I think a lot of you think a server is just a computer you turn it on and bam! you can play FF14, but there needs to be people to maintain these servers. But you can't just move your servers somewhere else, and hire a new team (thus firing the one that just went through one of the greatest natural disasters).


I don't think that anyone is implying that SE move the servers, terminate ppl, and pretend nothing is happening.

I do believe, however, that they are saying what appears has been said before, and that is that the servers need diversification of locations.

The disaster is just that, a disaster and a horrific tragedy. Moving the servers today is not going to change the speed at which FF comes back online, nor is it going to solve the problems at home for SE. SE has a lot more issues than that of just power, and that is their national pride and the safety and well being of their employees, not to mention that a rolling blackout can damage the equipment.

In addition, I have heard (or read, to be more specific) that some of the game is spread out over multiples of servers which makes a simple up and move even that more complicated, and if this is the case, why it is not as easy to just pack up and move.[not that moving servers or data-centers is easy, ****, moving my desktop is a 4 hour ordeal Smiley: cool ]

Now, with that said, starting up a faction of servers located elsewhere, [i.e. NA and EU] to assist with lag time and to ensure stability may be necc. for the game into the future. 113ms lag for us here in the US is pretty much slow in today's world, and I have a very fast internet connection.

This, IMO, is the debate on moving servers, not the tragedy itself, at least I hope that no one is that conceited.

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#69 Mar 19 2011 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
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FYI. The official post said Mar 22, 2011 JST <Japan Standard Time>. Means we should be getting an update sometime Monday evening here in the good ole USofA. Would be pleasently suprised if they were up and running then.
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It's going to be longer than 3 days. What exactly is going to change in that time to allow SE to justify cranking up the servers? I'm just being realistic.


Their contract with TEPCO to provide them with electricity 24/7 will be signed, I assume.
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Well Monster Hunter 3 tri has servers in Europe and I assume in US too (?)
It's great for a game that relies on quick response times from team mates especially since chances are that people online at the same time are probably living in the same or close to the same time-zone as you are.

This isn't an issue with XIV however since currently battles don't require quick reflexes or timing based team-work. But maybe in the future?
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I personally hope that game doesn't come back online until April. We would have a nice big patch when it comes back and the people complaining that they're leaving because the game has been offline for too long, won't be playing anymore.
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Good question.

Japan: Blackout Plans for Friday 18th March
http://theglobalherald.com/japan-blackout-plans-for-friday-18th-march/13782/
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Owing to emergency situations and shut downs at the ********* Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan, rolling blackouts will continue until 24th March 2011. The blackouts for Friday 18th March 2011 are as follows:
Block 1: 6:20 – 10:00
Block 2: 9:20 – 13:00
Block 3: 12:20 – 16:00
Block 1: 13:50 – 17:30
Block 4: 15:20 – 19:00
Block 2: 16:50 – 20:30
Block 5: 18:20 – 22:00


Edited, Mar 19th 2011 2:06am by SmashingtonWho


You're missing my point. They don't know, The Global Herald doesn't know, TEPCO doesn't know. I'm sure they are working feverishly to stabilize the nuclear facilities, but we know that at least one of them is permanently shut down. And even once they get others stabilized, how long will it be before they are repaired, brought up to new standards, and returned to operation?

You can't just flip a nuclear fission reaction on and off. They are still trying to "turn it off" and its been a week. In other words, the affected nuclear facilities are out of the picture for a long time in terms of producing power. I realize the affected plants did not account for the majority of Japans power needs - and that the other sources likely have some reserve capacity - but they are going to be tight on power for a long time. More likely they are working on tapping the grid into some of the other sources of power, but that doesn't mean that they will be able to supply it steady with no blackouts, or brownouts, from now on. After all there was a reason those nuclear reactors exist. They didn't just build them for entertainment.

I still think that we might see FFXI before we see FFXIV - and I still think it could be months before we see FFXIV. The only think that makes me think it might be sooner is that Yoshi is still indicating that FFXIV will be up as soon as possible. I suspect the tone might change though.

Again, this is just my personal speculation and I'm probably wrong.

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They will want to get feedback on the stuff they're working on - and the best way to do that is to let the people actually see the changes for themselves. Keeping XIV down longer than XI would have much worse consequences, since they really do need their 'testers' to tell them what's wrong or could be done better.
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SE should have known better! I mean who DOESN'T consider a 9.0 earthquake followed by a week of smaller quakes capped off with another 6.o quake, with a mass murdering Tsunami and multiple nuclear reactor failures/containment losses, when housing their servers!

Really, I am saddened by the fact that anyone is going to seriously argue SE should have prepared for the apocalypse when picking a server location and/or localizing them?

It's been a week. Seriously, if you can't find the empathy to consider the millions directly affected by this tragedy, then just think of all the anima and aspect you'll have built up. Use your selfishness to calm your outrage at SE's inability to prepare for Ragnarok.
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SE should have known better! I mean who DOESN'T consider a 9.0 earthquake followed by a week of smaller quakes capped off with another 6.o quake, with a mass murdering Tsunami and multiple nuclear reactor failures/containment losses, when housing their servers!

Really, I am saddened by the fact that anyone is going to seriously argue SE should have prepared for the apocalypse when picking a server location and/or localizing them?

It's been a week. Seriously, if you can't find the empathy to consider the millions directly affected by this tragedy, then just think of all the anima and aspect you'll have built up. Use your selfishness to calm your outrage at SE's inability to prepare for Ragnarok.


The only thing that gets me is it doesn't matter where the servers are, there could be any kind of disaster anywhere at any moment, so I really don't see the point in server moves.
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#77 Mar 19 2011 at 12:47 PM Rating: Excellent
If Earth were blown into 3 pieces by a gargantuan meteor - bear with me in this sci-fi hypothetical situation - people on each half would be arguing whether SE should have put the servers on the moon, or launched them into orbit as a contingency plan.
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#78 Mar 19 2011 at 2:07 PM Rating: Good
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If Earth were blown into 3 pieces by a gargantuan meteor - bear with me in this sci-fi hypothetical situation - people on each half would be arguing whether SE should have put the servers on the moon, or launched them into orbit as a contingency plan.
The hardest thing to come to grips with in that scenario is the three halves. Smiley: clown
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#79 Mar 19 2011 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
Awwww s**t! You got me there!

I mean... I was just seeing if people are paying attention! ... yeah... that's it!

Then again, this IS a sci-fi hypothetical situation. Assume, if you will, that in my made up alternate reality, that half means third, and vice versa.

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If Earth were blown into 3 pieces by a gargantuan meteor - bear with me in this sci-fi hypothetical situation - people on each half would be arguing whether SE should have put the servers on the moon, or launched them into orbit as a contingency plan.
The hardest thing to come to grips with in that scenario is the three halves. Smiley: clown


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#83 Mar 20 2011 at 5:19 AM Rating: Good
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If Earth were blown into 3 pieces by a gargantuan meteor - bear with me in this sci-fi hypothetical situation - people on each half would be arguing whether SE should have put the servers on the moon, or launched them into orbit as a contingency plan.


If Earth gets blown into 3 pieces, lets hope The FFXIV servers and players managed to get on one piece, the trolls and noobs on another piece, and Vik, corny, ostia, and the rest of the sub-default zam crew on the other.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sakN2hSVxA

The way they're trying to explain the disaster to the general public is a bit disturbing...
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The way they're trying to explain the disaster to the general public is a bit disturbing...


Or.. it's meant for the kids. >_>
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sakN2hSVxA

The way they're trying to explain the disaster to the general public is a bit disturbing...


I'm pretty sure that's for young kids. Sadly, they do a better job of explaining the situation than American media.
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I personally hope that game doesn't come back online until April. We would have a nice big patch when it comes back and the people complaining that they're leaving because the game has been offline for too long, won't be playing anymore.


The fact that the servers are offline has no impact on patch productivity. The people that maintain the servers while online are not the same people developing patches/content/fixes. I would rather not have those people leave the game due to the servers being down for X amount of time. While the game is getting much better with every patch, it also needs people to continue to play. My heart goes out to those people suffering in Japan, but speaking strictly from SEs financial standpoint I'm sure they want to get their servers up asap as well, as long as it does not hinder any needs towards the current crisis in Japan. Basically what I'm saying is, I don't see how it is a good thing for anyone to feel a loss of people playing ffxiv.


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#88 Mar 20 2011 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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My heart goes out to those people suffering in Japan, but speaking strictly from SEs financial standpoint I'm sure they want to get their servers up asap as well, as long as it does not hinder any needs towards the current crisis in Japan.


Hear hear. From what little (good) information that is available, it seems they are making progress over there. I'm looking forward to seeing an update tomorrow. I would be ecstatic if the servers came back up before I have to hit the road.
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I'm sure a lot of people would like to get back to work in general. During stressful times, keeping yourself occupied is one of the more helpful things to do. It brings a sense of normalcy to the situation when you can get back to your former daily routine, as well as preventing further economic backlash.
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I am wondering at this point what will happen to Japan. The power plant is for all purposes trashed. Even the reactors that might have been restarted have been trashed by the seawater injections. One only hopes that they will be able to find a source of electricity somewhere
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Lubriderm the Fussy wrote:
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If Earth were blown into 3 pieces by a gargantuan meteor - bear with me in this sci-fi hypothetical situation - people on each half would be arguing whether SE should have put the servers on the moon, or launched them into orbit as a contingency plan.
The hardest thing to come to grips with in that scenario is the three halves. Smiley: clown

Hey, if the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy can be "a 'trilogy' of five books"(six if you count And Another Thing), who's to say you can't have an Earth in 3 halves. Anything's possible when you come from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.

Earth is, After all, Mostly Harmless.
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#92 Mar 21 2011 at 5:45 AM Rating: Decent
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My heart goes out to those people suffering in Japan, but speaking strictly from SEs financial standpoint I'm sure they want to get their servers up asap as well, as long as it does not hinder any needs towards the current crisis in Japan.


I assume you're talking about FFXI here because, as we all know, FFXIV is generating precisely 0 revenue from anything outside of box sales.

I'm glad someone with some kind of background in the field came on and said something, because watching people who have no idea of the processes involved saying it would be super quick and easy was getting kind of annoying (although it doesn't seem to have stopped them).
#93 Mar 21 2011 at 5:48 AM Rating: Good
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I'm completely baffled at the audacity and selfishness of some of you. Thousands of people are dieing/have died and you are upset about not being able to play a FREE GAME?

ANY resources they can utilize should be put towards improving the situation. What happened in Japan has worse consequences than you not being able to play a video game.


The thing that Japan needs is stability and the economy back to normal.
This includes Square Enix turning their servers on and going back up on the stock market or w/e.

I don't think it is selfish at all to feel that you want something you do everyday to get back to what it was... It is not just the "western" people who want the servers back online, I am sure there are plenty of Japanese people (the ones that are lucky to be online) as well who would like to get a break from watching the news 24/7.

And if I recall, I didn't walk to the gameshop and walk out with FFXIV in my hand without paying for it...
FFXIV hasn't really provided anything yet that would make me pay for it on a monthly basis, so I don't think the whole "you can play for free" aspect should be brought into the conversation.

I feel sympathy for the country and the people who have lost everything because of the earthquake and the tsunami but the life must go on and when it comes to money and the economy of the whole country, it needs to go on AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

People in UK know how much distrubtion JUST ONE DAY of snowfall (as pathetic it sounds) does for the economy when people can't get to work. What you think a whole week would do to a country?
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#94 Mar 22 2011 at 6:15 AM Rating: Default
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So all they needed to do to keep servers online was figure out that air conditioning and lighting drained almost the same amount of evergy as their servers, and this is 6 years after the government encouraged businesses to save energy by doing such things?
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#95 Mar 22 2011 at 6:42 AM Rating: Good
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So all they needed to do to keep servers online was figure out that air conditioning and lighting drained almost the same amount of evergy as their servers, and this is 6 years after the government encouraged businesses to save energy by doing such things?


You got your wish, they're bringing the servers back up and you're now complaining because SE didn't shut off their A/C years ago. *sigh*
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#96 Mar 22 2011 at 7:08 AM Rating: Good
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http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/news/detail?newsId=7926574eb5c7c8c20d6976461401a3e6091969af


I wonder if that means they've been working on the March update no.2 still? Better not to assume too much, but it seems they cut electricity from everywhere except the pc's that the devs use.
#97 Mar 22 2011 at 9:44 PM Rating: Good
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Not playing the game for over a week has somehow made me NOT miss it... hopefully they patch some stuff in ASAP. wtb "evil" armor.
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#98 Mar 23 2011 at 3:17 PM Rating: Good
From the TEPCO press release:
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/11032306-e.html
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Implementation plan of rolling blackouts from Friday, March 25 to
Wednesday, March 30.

Currently, blackouts are scheduled to continue through March 30.

As the reduced power conditions in Japan continue, SE may revise their plans.
#99 Mar 23 2011 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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If Earth were blown into 3 pieces by a gargantuan meteor - bear with me in this sci-fi hypothetical situation - people on each half would be arguing whether SE should have put the servers on the moon, or launched them into orbit as a contingency plan.


You're thinking too small. There's a reason we're trying to land men on mars... duh to put solar powered server farms!
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#100 Mar 23 2011 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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LateReg wrote:
Not playing the game for over a week has somehow made me NOT miss it... hopefully they patch some stuff in ASAP. wtb "evil" armor.

Not seeing LateReg for a week has somehow made me NOT miss it :D
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#101 Mar 23 2011 at 8:08 PM Rating: Good
PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
mattkujata wrote:
If Earth were blown into 3 pieces by a gargantuan meteor - bear with me in this sci-fi hypothetical situation - people on each half would be arguing whether SE should have put the servers on the moon, or launched them into orbit as a contingency plan.


You're thinking too small. There's a reason we're trying to land men on mars... duh to put solar powered server farms!


That's great!! Just hope you don't end up on the third half.
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