I think I know how FFXIV will fail. I hope it doesn't.
Never has SE listened to it's customer base so much as when 14 flopped on launch. They sure as **** are listening now and implement many of the idea's floating around the official forums.
When they make updates, people whine about getting it, when others requested it. SE has to flip-flop back and forth to find a balance between those groups of people.
At the end of the day, on re-launch; if 14 truly fails. I think it will because the took too much dam advice from a group of people that are essentially trolling the company; combined with a group that truly wishes to see the game succeed.
People do troll, you know they do. Prime example is a bunch of retards claiming R50 MRD is overpowered when they don't have a job 30+ >.>