Would be funny if it was just a big hype machine to announce the return of Tanaka, Nobuo does a little jig, everyone says "hai" 50 times, the Squenix logo flashes and the presentation is over.
I think Byrth is almost 100% right about what to expect. I kind of stopped playing when I realized the game could never really ever be "fixed". All you have to do is look how people are doing content. The same strategy works for almost everything because they've buffed players SO much.
As someone who hasn't touched FFXI since FFXIV came out, this announcement seems ominous, but hell games like DAoC and Everquest still exist.
inb4 friend of a friend etc
I dunno what language that is, but I totally see "free to play."
My friend said that the account was Mexican, so Spanish?
I'd once heard a rumor that XI was to go free to play when XIV ARR took off but it didn't happen, likely because they didn't anticipate the costs involved in running it? Or maybe XI wasn't ready for that change.
XI is slowly dying and it would seem new expansions are not enough to draw people in. However if they game did go F2P that might change things entirely and I could see numbers picking up - old people who quit who thought it wasn't worth playing, people from it's 13 year history coming back for nostalgia, those who can't afford monthly, and kids. It would be the ultimate Welcome Home to Vana'diel.
Maybe they were planning this all along. They just needed to have the game ready for this, which was likely why they made all the QoL changes and introduced Trusts and warping etc.
But a pure F2P isn't profitable at all, so I'm thinking cash shop, or maybe you still have to purchase expansions. Going f2p would suggest little substantial new content tho
Fuck ellipsis in an alphabet.
So your friend got an email from some Spanish gaming site alerting him to the announcement, and they're speculating that the two mostly like outcomes of the event are a free to play model, or the closing down of FFXIV. Is there a Spanish 4chan?Originally Posted by Google
Looks like Spanish to me. Google translate is
"SE has announced a press conference on the future of Final Fantasy 11 for Thursday March 19
We will have an event on plans for Final Fantasy 11 onwards with online retransmission of internet, you can read on the official note on youtube channel where you may continue
evidently still is not known to be communicated, but the two most likely options are the adaptation of a model free to play with no fees or closing the service for final fantasy 14 online, the newest MMORPG from developer
Final Fantasy 11 was the first leap into online role SE, which debuted successfully in PC and PS2, and later on Xbox 360. For more than a decade has been active and under the subscription model to share"
Tbh this doesn't sound or look like an SE official email to me
"Yes it's worth it"
Draylo would be happy if FFXI went F2P. GO DRAYLO GO!
One question: If you die in FFXI you die in real life ?
I think they are just going to lower price.... not f2p - just a lower price. Maybe free mules or some sh1t. I also agree with what Byrth's observations.. there was no 'excitement' on the post about the announcement..
Did SE ever officially support Spanish? That notice would make sense, especially since they only do Japanese and English now.
if half of you knew how bug, exploit, and glitch ridden this game is and has been since aldouin you'd agree with me
Hopefully if they shut things down we get a final major event to wrap things up. XI was SE online and the game getting an unceremonious end would be unfitting the game that made ARR possible.
But then again this is SE. Hearing "lul 3 months, servers will be going down, in time for Heavensward!!, please look forward to it." wouldn't surprise me one bit. I'm hoping for a F2P conversion then a final decision some time in the future.