@Kwenzeler:: The turnaround from the reputation and aftertaste 1.0 left behind. I was expecting FFXIV to do well, you(maybe) were expecting FFXIV to do well, and SE was expecting/hoping for it do well, and well, it did so well that the servers couldn't handle the stress and buckled to say the least. Even to the point where they had to lock servers in the first few hours just to balance out the waves of players piling in. Many of us were expecting a good turnaround, but not to the extent where the consistent amount of players to be playing at 1 time during any Open Beta would actually break a record. FFXIV broke that record, and no one expected it, and as such, SE wasn't quite prepared for it. Not bashing them at all either.
Edited, Aug 19th 2013 1:43am by Demonadrastos
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