For being closed beta, that's a pretty good number
It's pretty average. Guild Wars 2 hit a million as well. The only numbers that matter for an MMO is subscription numbers 3 months after release.
FF XIV ARR is going to do well... It may never reach 2 million subs, but you can tell just by playing the game it's better than most any MMO out there right now, personal preferences aside.
ARR has been made with some serious quality... from graphical presentation all the way to breadth of gameplay optionality.
I personally believe there is no question this game is going to succeed, despite what the more let us say, pessimistic, members or this forum have to say.
Please do tell me one MMO out there right now that is not better than ARR... Personal preferences aside
Are you kidding me?
Edit: Wait, you're Ostia... You are obviously not kidding. You're the guy who was touting the failure of this relaunch before it happened... now that it's here the game "sucks," and when it's kicking *** in 3 months you'll find something new to complain about.
COINCIDENTLY, I was able to find you logged in for about 14 consecutive hours on the Beta Sunday...
Man you must really be a ********* to keep playing the WORST MMO on the market right now.
Give me a break... Edited, Jul 1st 2013 2:59pm by Parathyroid
Pretty sure that was meant as joke... how can you set personal preference aside and then give an opinion on which games you think it's better than? It's nothing but
Personal preference not
set aside, I think it's an excellent mmo and will do well. There are very few mmo's I've played that have had nearly the scope of ARR at launch, and we're not even into open beta yet (where the other 2/3 of the content will be released). And to me
, I think it's got one of the most engaging and well fleshed out stories of any mmo I've ever played. I was drawn in immediately, and completely sold on it by the time I got my airship. And yes, I know some people
think it's just a repeat of 1.0... but it's new to me, and I couldn't be happier with it. Edited, Jul 1st 2013 3:06pm by BartelX
For instance, I may have a personal preference for some crappy text-based game on my TI-83 calculator, yet realize it's not even on the top 1000 games list...
An extreme example of course, a better one might be saying some WoW clone on my iPhone is the best MMO on the market... while it may be good, and I may love it, applying reasonable standards would lead to no other conclusion than the fact that it is NOT the best MMO, although it may be my personal favorite at the time being.
It was meant to relay, setting aside personal favorites, in lieu of objective measurement.
Also, consider your source... do you REALLLLLY think it was a joke? Edited, Jul 1st 2013 3:43pm by Parathyroid Edited, Jul 1st 2013 3:47pm by Parathyroid