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  1. #1441
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    Quote Originally Posted by calinz View Post
    My thoughts exactly. I miss Vana'diel but not enough to start over on a new character.

    I am quite curious how they intend to monetize this new XI though. If the original XI remains a subscription-based MMO, yet the Reboot contains the exact same storyline and is free2play, why would people who have not experienced XI subscribe to the original?? And consequently, why run 2 MMOs with the same basic premise? My theory is they hope to convert most of their remaining JP population over to the mobile game and finally justify shutting down old FFXI, coz "lol non-JP players".
    that wont work because they said that char data cant be transported over. FFxi mobile is basicly a new game / remake. It will use the same story but they prolly will alter/enrich it with additional stuff. I doubt the game will be even closely the same gameplay wise as FF11. on release the story up to and with chains of promathia will be implemented (according to last years anouncement. The rest will follow as addon. They said its also possible that a total new expansion could be released even if Ff11 didnt have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by calinz View Post
    I am quite curious how they intend to monetize this new XI though. If the original XI remains a subscription-based MMO, yet the Reboot contains the exact same storyline and is free2play, why would people who have not experienced XI subscribe to the original?? And consequently, why run 2 MMOs with the same basic premise? My theory is they hope to convert most of their remaining JP population over to the mobile game and finally justify shutting down old FFXI, coz "lol non-JP players".
    Last I'd seen, the reboot was going to start over with the base + Zilart like the NA PC launch, with later jobs/expansions/etc getting released down the road. So, in theory, someone might really like what they see on mobile and seek out the PC version so they can power through stuff.

    More likely, the mobile version has a potential customer base anywhere from hundreds of thousands to tens of millions, few of which could or would consider playing the original.

    Meanwhile, the PC version just gets to keep existing until the subscriber base falls to the point it's not profitable.

    Main thing, to me, is that because of this, they'll have some version of the game that's Unreal Engine based, and could (theoretically) be more readily ported and modified. Maybe they could more readily trim it down to an offline/coop type experience that more would see as a "legit" Final Fantasy entry, for example.

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    Reason i hate this is a lot of us were hoping and even suggesting on OF that they make PC a FTP with cash shop once updates ended, and instead they're doing the same thing but on mobile. Not only will that kill off the legit version of the game faster for those of us not wanting to start over and on a damn P2W mobile, but a cash shop could've been done on PC for those who were loyal to the game. Now it won't ever be because....nexxon doesn't want that

    SE are truly turning out to be whores with the way they're handling this

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    Yeah I don't see how any of it will benefit the PC version sadly. Seems it will be phased out slowly but I'll stay optimistic and hope they keep both versions going and maybe people from mobile will wanna try the PC version. I think they should lower the monthly fee though at that point.

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    I suspect one of the reasons they haven't merged servers post-console is that they don't want to have to answer the question about lowering the monthly fee due to the use of less resources.

    I also suspect it's totally possible to share character data via an API that nexon could use, but that would require them to create (or expose) the API and then get nexon to use it, both of which have time/money costs associated.

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    And I guess exposing more about the game than necessary? May be a security concern for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enoch View Post
    I suspect one of the reasons they haven't merged servers post-console is that they don't want to have to answer the question about lowering the monthly fee due to the use of less resources.

    I also suspect it's totally possible to share character data via an API that nexon could use, but that would require them to create (or expose) the API and then get nexon to use it, both of which have time/money costs associated.
    they're already lying about the monthly fee continuing so that servers stay up longer. Servers are dirt cheap, F2P would inject life into the game as casuals would come back, and even if it did run in the red slightly, it'd be nice if something like 14 supported 11 instead of the other around for once

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    If we take a good look back at the Project Vanadiel announcements it would have been pretty clear that the only thing that actually benefitted the PC version from the announcements was Rhapsodies. Everything else was mobile only. The only thing they didn't specifically say (back then) was porting playable data over, but we now know that's not going to happen for sure, and quite reasonably so because it's so much easier and better (both in a general business sense and profits wise) to start from scratch given how radically different its going to be.. plus it's being developed by an entity that is both external and foreign.. So data protection laws would apply.

    Like if you think about it, nobody expected to be able to carry over a save from FFX to FFX HD (and you technically could) but it kinda defeats the purpose of having a remake to play through again. It's also a messy endeavour considering how old FFXIs data is and how much more info each character has. ARR did data transfer but it also restricted the new game from doing quite a lot of things because of it (like ditching the class>job thing for those that already existed)

    So like someone else said above, the PC version gets pushed to the back but gets to exist so long as it remains profitable.
    In the Long run.. Perhaps the PC version might benefit (if it is still around) from renewed interest by virtue of the mobile version penetrating new markets and people are interested to see what the original game which the mobile is modelled on really looks like.