Final Fantasy XIV server mergers will happen

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Posted 11:20am on Mon 20 February 2012
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Final Fantasy XIV server mergers will happen
Despite poor fan feedback, Final Fantasy XIV will merge its servers in anticipation of Version 2.0.

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Posted 11:20am on Mon 20 February 2012
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Despite poor fan feedback, Final Fantasy XIV will merge its servers in anticipation of Version 2.0.

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So if they end up with just 10 shards as indicated is that enough of an MMO population to keep the game running financially?
Posted 12:40pm on Mon 20 February 2012
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So if they end up with just 10 shards as indicated is that enough of an MMO population to keep the game running financially?

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The suggestion is that they already have 10 shards worth of users across 18 servers so it's doubtful they'll be hit financially by eradicating eight of those.
Posted 12:52pm on Mon 20 February 2012
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I'm looking forward to mergers actually. right now the shard I'm on is a ghostland, and I have had no replies from my repeated calling for groups for the odd group quests that ARE in the game. been back in there for about three weeks now, thus far only been able to strike up one single conversation. and the few people I do see in the wild have been the type to run up to you and harvest out the node from right under you, and run off without a word. Ah well, at least no one's being asses on the shout channel.
Posted 3:43pm on Mon 20 February 2012
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I should have been clearer with my thoughts (lack of sleep sorry) - what I meant is if one shard holds 1500-2000 players at peak, and there are 10 shards, that's roughly 60k-100k subscribers, is that enough to keep FFXIV running?

It just strikes me that the whole FFXIV project must be like a black hole sucking in lots of Yen with no returns at present.
Posted 9:16am on Tue 21 February 2012
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I should have been clearer with my thoughts (lack of sleep sorry) - what I meant is if one shard holds 1500-2000 players at peak, and there are 10 shards, that's roughly 60k-100k subscribers, is that enough to keep FFXIV running?

It just strikes me that the whole FFXIV project must be like a black hole sucking in lots of Yen with no returns at present.

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60k-100k isn't that bad compared to some, though probably not what the company wants. It might be losing money now, but if they scrap it completely it'd lose any chance of earning any of it back in the future, as well as any chance of redeeming themselves in the eyes of the market/investors.

Besides Square-Enix have promised to work on the game until it's polished and worthy of the FF name - it wouldn't be honorable to stop development now, so for their sake I hope they don't scrap the game. Don't know about you, but I sure as hell don't wanna see an office full of Japanese devs gutting themselves.

Anyways it might not ever reach WoW figures, but at the very least they'll get a short rush of players when the PS3 version and the promised 2.0 patch arrives. FF players can be very loyal, it'll be okay...
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