Final Fantasy XIV was a complete failure when it launched 3 years ago but it appears its successor, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, has not managed to do any better.
On what planet? It has received great reviews and its popularity is proven by the fact that its servers are swamped.
Great reviews, cannot argue with that. And in regards to content and game play, fully deserved. However, those not able to play the actual game aren't even able to submit a negative review if they wanted too :D
And why should it be penalized for it ? Only Guild wars 2 had a smooh launch , and by smooth i still mean error and multiple server crashes . The frickin' barometer , WoW was suffering as much at launch . Despite having a delayed eu launch to help the us one .
Good reviews and swamped servers does not always mean people will stay, just ask Bioware.
every mmo launch has crashed servers. This isn't a unique situation. Don't read into it that much.
Think that's the point: given that the current FF14 exists because of the lazy mess that first version was, Square should have been better prepared for this re-launch. They weren't.
But that point is , no one usually can be . It isnt as if it's a run of the mill success , we are talking numbers unseen at launch since WoW , wich also faltered , despite their preps .
Except that this isn't the usual MMO launch: its is a do over. They should already have severs prepared if not prepped for what is basically the same game.
There never has been a solid, smooth, no problems MMO launch. Not sure what they are expecting.
yea really what rock he been under.
This is par for the course with MMO launches. Weird that the author doesn't even acknowledge this. His point of server problems (ie that SE could see this coming) is true but I doubt this will bring the game down. The game is a blast to play and I would highly recommend it to those who love Final Fantasy and those who love (or are looking to try) MMO's.
And therein lies the problem. Why is it on par for an MMO game to have terrible launches? Contrary to popular belief, there are some that launch with minor issues. Yet the AAA games with much bigger budgets can't manage to pull it off? I thoroughly enjoyed the PS3 beta and I'll be grabbing the game myself after the issues have been resolved. But I can't stop laughing at the droves of people defending a game that originally launched and failed, 3 years ago!
You are not the 1st to bemoan the issue of why MMO's can't get it right when it comes to their launches. Some of us I guess choose to take a softer stance on a game that is made for longevity rather than the here and now. That being said you have the right as do we all to hold them accountable. I guess some of us take it in stride more than others (it seems you may have some leftover resentment from 1.0- very understable ..lol). I personally am not that worried over the server issues. I was there for 1.0 and man this game is night and day from that. Hopefully they can be fixed sooner rather than later and the game can be judged on its merits and not its launch issues.
Forget all the bashing...people need to stop getting mad cause you cant get in lol there are thousands....again THOUSANDS of players WORLD WIDE trying to log in at one point. SE prepared for a certain amount, but they did not think the numbers would be so high. So get over your B****in..
really want to try this one out but the monthly fee i was a bit worried about...
I live in the US, play on a Japan Server and have always been able to get since the phase 4 beta. The games is awesome especially the Battleleves.
Game is a blast and those that can't login and really wanna play just make a character on a jap server problem solved.
The simple fix to another problem, is adding inactivity kicks. How the hell someone forgets that is beyond me.
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