Care to explain?
I'm seeing the top Square Enix bigwigs having their salaries cut in half, and the President and CEO resigning.
I just don't know if Square Enix can afford to gamble with XIV if the situation is that dire.
Edited, Mar 26th 2013 10:44am by Killua125
Another cost efficient approach would be to scrap all language versions except for the Japanese one. ^.^/
Your vehement insistance that the "free to try and play a little but fork out major cash as soon as you want
to enjoy features that would be included in a subscription model
" (FtP) approach would bring in more money
in the long run is just a baseless assumption. In FtP games, some players pay triple, while others leech and pay
nothing. Since I would like to enjoy all the features a game has to offer, and since I would not like to be a second
class citizen of the game world, I would have to pay triple. Since I do not want to pay triple, I would not play a FtP
game. And I think my opinion is shared by a significant number of players. Success with an FtP model is just as
much a gamble as with a subscription model.
Say, did you ever think about how nonsensical it would be for a company to listen to the wishes of players
who want to play for free? I mean, from an economic standpoint that's completely idiotic, isn't it?