The lights are on
Final Fantasy XIV has had a long, tortured road, and things aren't getting better yet. Now in its second incarnation, the title is facing hefty server problems.
Last weekend, the doors were opened for early access (granted to pre-orders). Reports from users around the world indicate that server status was spotty at best, leaving many frustrated.
The problems seem to have continued, though Square Enix is touting this as an "overwhelmingly positive response." The decision to put a hold on digital sales is likely intended to keep the problem from getting worse rather than a standalone fix. The company will still need to bolster the servers to handle the existing populations. Even if you can't play, you can check out an extended trailer here.
[Source: Square Enix Facebook]
Our TakeI'm starting to believe that a smooth MMO launch is actually bad news. The silver lining of crushed servers is that people really want to play the game (even if they are incensed about not being able to do so).
At this point, any publisher that doesn't factor a make-right into the budget to compensate for a terrible launch is kidding itself. A temporary hold on digital sales will give Square Enix time to even out server populations (and let early adopters know how their time will be compensated).
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Our Take: "I'm starting to believe that a smooth MMO launch is actually bad news."
I believe the same thing.
This is one of the first games in a while that made me want to play it the second I got up.
All I want to know is if the game-play is cheesy or
Looks interesting and I've been thinking about getting it, of course I'll have to wait though.
*shakes head in sadness*
I wasn't a fan of MMOs before but I freakin' love this game. It's like digital Crack. Just unlocked my Paladin yesterday. Now to wait for my buddies to catch up since they weren't in early access.
So is it ready or not!!!!!(LOL)
The game is great, and while it sucks that server overpopulation is keeping me from playing (as well as college, lol), I'm happy that this means a lot of people want to play the game. The server problems probably won't last long though, and mostly everyone who wants to play will be able to.
This game is much better after re-release, minus the server issues. I'm glad it's getting this much buzz.
Server issues aside, I have been hearing a lot of positivity about this relaunch. Not a big MMO fan, but a huge FF fan. Maybe I'll dive into this or FFXI someday.
This is my second attempt at a mmo. I tried defiance and wow just thought it was horrible. I played about 5 hours of ff last night and im loving it so far. Took me a little while to get used to the controls and map but other then that had a blast.
As much as I want to play I'm glad it's a problem, more people playing means a successful game and, hopefully, a game that will be supported for a long time. Agree with the author. The kinks will get worked out. What I've played of the game so far has been fun, when I can play.