So with the game's release imminently upon us, much of the game's success or failure will depend on what the "talking pages" are saying. Granted actual game experience will be the ultimate measure of ARR, but at the end of the day if the magazines are touting XIV's triumphant return it will go a long way to bringing back old friends and those who never gave it a shot in the first place... and with WoW recently losing over a million subscribers, I suspect at least a small portion of them may very well be looking for something new to sink their blade into
With that said, I'm starting to see some video game outlets starting to advise their readers to give XIV a second chance. I came across this article which was just posted yesterday.
It's very good to see that the game is getting respect from the media (albeit I believe there may be a piece or two of misinformation in this article lol)... and what's even more promising is that the game actually looks damn good, this will go a long way to draw in the skeptics!
For as much flak as SE takes, and trust me, I'm the first to admit I've been critical of them recently... I must say I'm exceedingly impressed with their ability to take a disaster and turn it into something with true potential.
Edited, May 28th 2013 12:43pm by Parathyroid