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Final Fantasy XIV Breaks Final Fantasy XI's Record

Final Fantasy XIV Online, when it was launched, received widespread negative criticism regarding the game's quality and Square Enix was under heavy fire. The original release received feedback such as the game is unfinished if not totally unplayable, received many awards like "The Most Disappointing Game of the Year" and "Worst Sequel". This led to official apologies by Square Enix admitting that the game was of poor quality and offered free trial extensions and also asked for patience. Square Enix's CEO, Yoichi Wada, also admitted that Final Fantasy XIV has greatly damaged the "Final Fantasy" brand as a result of the game's shortcomings.

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DA_SHREDDER966d ago

I hope it ends up being free to play in the future, cause I already had my free trial, and I wanna play more, but I aint paying 15 bucks a month, maybe 5 bucks a month, but no more.

Magicite966d ago

not gona happen, SE needs money badly, FF11 is still sub based.

King-u-mad966d ago

F2P is a plague in the mmo community. P2P keeps games stable and provides future content budget. Along side guaranteed service... F2P provides none of that. Plus you will end up spending more than $15/mo on a F2P title...

Jubez187966d ago

"more than $15/mo on a F2P title..." (See: League of Legends)

Anyways yea, this game is never going F2P. No matter how many MMO's surpass it, hardcores/FF fans will stay and they'll still make a profit. When FF11 came out and I was in middle school I was like damn 15 a mo is too much. I'm older and have a job now, and that 15 that I'm paying probably woulda went on my girlfriend or some other useless BS.

DA_SHREDDER965d ago

yeah but i rather pick and choose what I want, not dictated by someone else's desires. F2P brings more variety. Been gaming for almost 30 years, dont tell me what i want

King-u-mad958d ago (Edited 958d ago )

@Jubez187

""more than $15/mo on a F2P title..." (See: League of Legends) "
Correct there are F2P titles that you will not likely spend more that $15/mo on. I was speaking abroad, based off the majority of F2P titles.

@DA_SHREDDER

"yeah but i rather pick and choose what I want, not dictated by someone else's desires."

Pick whatever you want, lol, no one here told you not to. No one can make your decision for you.

"F2P brings more variety."

Incorrect. Majority of F2P titles are "Cookie Cutters".

"Been gaming for almost 30 years, dont tell me what i want"

Glad you are jutting your 30 y/o epeen around like that lol... You just showed your lack of intelligence by stating that you have been gaming for 3 decades without taking notice to the non variety of F2P MMO's and MMO's in general...

Also, no one told you "what" you "want"...

I stated Facts.

"P2P keeps games stable and provides future content budget."

"guaranteed service..."

"F2P provides none of that."

"Plus you will end up spending more than $15/mo on a F2P title..."

Majority Rule here guys... Don't single titles out.

"F2P is a plague in the mmo community."

Majority of F2P MMO's are cash grab cookie cutters. Thus promoting nothing but company greed... People like you OBVIOUSLY don't care... Thus making companies go "Hey people are stupid enough to play this LMFAO, we are (or, going to be) rich!".

Name a F2P MMO I havent played... go for it lol... I try every mmo seeing if they will actually do something new or different.

I've been gaming for 20 years... Tell me why I know more than you about this Mr 3 decades?

Sprud965d ago

It won't happen. SE made this game with their own money so there's no pressure to make a quick buck by going F2P to pay investors back. All other MMOs I know of after WoW have been backed by investors.

beepbopadoobop966d ago

I really want to play this game but I know I have so little spare time to play it that I cant justify paying monthly for it :(

I hope it continues to do well so if I ever do get the chance to play it, by then it will be an even more awesome experience!

Drithe966d ago

This game takes TONS of time to play. Gold is not easy to get. Don't let them tell you other wise.

SirBradders966d ago

Yea it takes tons of time which MMO doesn't? As for gold the main scenario quests give you rakes of gold and with housing about to go live crafters are gonna get richer.

nope111966d ago

Such a great quality MMO, well worth the sub imo.

Deathdeliverer966d ago

I played FF11 for years. 14 ARR is excellent. Main Quest line compete, working on lvl 90 Dragoon gear and have 3 more jobs almost Max lvl.

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