Many MMOs have lived and died, but only FFXIV has died and been resurrected.
Not true. The old Star Wars Galaxies was completely redesigned with a second launch, too (and failed for a second time).
Warhammer online, LotRO and SWtoR went FtP after losing too many players.
And to be fair: we still have to see how long the resurrection of FFXIV lasts.
Until I can confirm that the new world is full of lore, hidden secrets, and fun, I am not so sure. Despite the fabulous trailer.
EVE online also switched graphic engines midway. It's all been done before, with varying degrees of success (or none at all).
But, to end with something positive: the work they put into it definitely warrants a second look. At least I will re-subscribe
for a month at at time to be able to judge by myself. And to try out the boob slider. And to drive some nerds into suicide
by spamming jump in a reindeer outfit. Because that's what I play computer games for. Edited, Nov 15th 2012 7:22am by Rinsui