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#1 Apr 22 2008 at 1:04 PM Rating: Default
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FFXI must be dying because there's so many people playing WoW and looking forward to Warhammer and Age of Conan and gilsellers and stuff and RMT and camp times and deleveling and to be honest I don't have any idea what you guys complain about nowadays.

But hell, this is a new thread!

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#2 Apr 22 2008 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
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FFXI's been dead for 2 years now.
Burnt to a crisp in an oven.
Placed in an urn.
And spread all over the plains of Azeroth.
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#3 Apr 22 2008 at 2:42 PM Rating: Good
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WOW gives me terrible nightmares of my sister......

When I was younger she would beat me up......

Then I became a single dad and was forced to live with my leechy evil sister.....I played FFXI cause it kept the tears away.....the shame of living with ones sister was abated by the life of FFXI!!!!!

She would be in the next room cussing out some 12 year old boy that ganked her in PvP.......anyways.....I will never play WOW cause I ain't that cool!!
#4 Apr 22 2008 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
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I was seeking on my BRD the other night for TEN MINUTES. THAT'S TEN MINUTES MORE THAN USUAL.

FFXI isn't dying, it's dead man.
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#5 Apr 22 2008 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
I play both now. Each one has better this then that, it's enough to keep me occupied. Just **** FFXI endgame, it's for the birds.
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#6 Apr 22 2008 at 3:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't think FFXI is dying. I would say it's past it's prime.

I mean look, it's been out for about what? 5 years? Nowadays, when I sea. I find only about 20 people tops within my level ranges.

A majory of the players are 50+ and nearly 80% of them are camped out in Whitegate.
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#7 Apr 22 2008 at 6:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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I also think that FFXI focuses too much on the end game and discourages those that aren't hardcore players to get those nifty items.
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#8 Apr 22 2008 at 6:27 PM Rating: Good
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I also think that FFXI focuses too much on the end game and discourages those that aren't hardcore players to get those nifty items.

I Agree on this.
There should be more contents for low level players and casual players.

I'm a hardcore gamer, and I hate the endgame in FFXI.
I just want to do my think and have fun, not have to worry about joining an end game, just to get better gear, and spend all night till early hours of the morning because there is no Dynimus ls in my time zone that I can comit to, that and I work shift work, so a routeen and cometment of this lvl is not possible for me.

To be honest, I would like to see SE do a mini version of Dynimus that can be like a BCNM fight with the same kind of drop rate and difuclty found in a dynimus run, but best suted for a party of 6.

And FFXI is not dead, I'm still getting invites as soon as I login, and some days none at all, but hey there is campign battle.
Which is a nice for the casual players.
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#10 Apr 22 2008 at 10:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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They wouldn't just "pull the plug" lmao.

Servers will merge, less GMs will be needed, the "Development" team will become smaller and start to resemble a "Touch-up" team.

Square Enix will still be raking-in enough money (from the cult-following that continues to play) to perpetuate the game.
*cough*everquest*cough*

Maybe they'll make endgame small-group oriented.
Something along the lines of difficulty-based-on-entries.

18 people entering dynamis = such and such difficulty
12 people entering dynamis = such and such difficulty
etc
etc

Edited, Apr 23rd 2008 2:05am by IcookPizza
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#11 Apr 23 2008 at 12:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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Oh and if you think FFXI is dying.

Obviously, not awhole lot of people here played Star Wars Galaxies.
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#12 Apr 23 2008 at 12:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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I still see plenty of new people in the low level areas when passing through, so I wouldn't say it's dying, but it's certainly boiling down to the "Core" fangroups.

Fine by me, I'm having a great time.

#13 Apr 23 2008 at 3:28 AM Rating: Good
I'm mostly enjoying myself, I get to play with friends and I've met some nice people. I couldn't care less if it's dying or not, I'm enjoying it for as long as I can.
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#14 Apr 23 2008 at 7:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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Dandruffshampoo the Eccentric wrote:
I'm mostly enjoying myself, I get to play with friends and I've met some nice people. I couldn't care less if it's dying or not, I'm enjoying it for as long as I can.

I couldn't agree more with you there....does the expression "Ride it 'til the wheels fall off" ring a bell?
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#15 Apr 23 2008 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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i got bored of wow after a year and came back to ffxi. once i'd gotten to 75 i'd pretty much explored everywhere and done a lot of the quests, endgame was far to repetitive and I didnt want to go back to the start and repeat it all over again. I like the questing aspect but not when i've done them in a previous incarnation, whereas on ff, after a year of that I had several jobs in the low 40s and a vast amount of content I hadnt even broached. plus I much prefer the party mechanics of ff. in wow I'd barely been in any coherent parties before 60. the only problem with ff now, is I like the 1-40 game but on remora now there's a lot less lower level players than there used to be and/or in my timezone and its kind of hard to get a party during the week. Im tempted to migrate to that overpopulated server just so I can get a party lol.
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#16 Apr 23 2008 at 2:51 PM Rating: Good
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#17 Apr 24 2008 at 4:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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#18 Apr 24 2008 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Smiley: lol

Man I should have posted this in FFXI main. That would have been pretty funny.
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ALL I hAVE TO SAY IS "AION" WILL BLOW FFXI OUT THE WATER ......
#20 Jul 16 2008 at 5:56 PM Rating: Good
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I got 4 level 75 jobs and I don't even waste my time on the end game. I got a job, and some sort of real life to deal with.
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#21 Jul 18 2008 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
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SE claims to have more accounts now then they did 5 years ago. Of course, now it's easier for people to switch servers, so that may have something to do with it.

On my server, its still 2k-3k people online constantly, the same as it was years ago.
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#22 Jul 19 2008 at 2:23 AM Rating: Good
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The topic was a joke, by the way.
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#23 Jul 22 2008 at 5:07 PM Rating: Good
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The topic was a joke, by the way.
Way to fall in with the crowd.
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#24 Jul 23 2008 at 3:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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#25 Jul 25 2008 at 2:53 PM Rating: Good
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I don't think it's dying, but one has to remember that ever since STF was
introduced, your typical server population isnt 3k or over, but rather 1.5k avg.
STF has successfully banned over 4000 accounts each month since their intro.
So now, as we see RMT virtually disappear off most servers, so will the major
population that was involved with RMT...Surprising isn't it, to find out or assume that there were so many people in Illegal activities within the game.

A place that one might not notice any "FFXI dying" would be the Odin Server.
that server has an avg. of 3.4k+ at any given time.Any area you go to is packed with people and parties. Cities and towns are packed with folk, Auction Houses
are fully stocked, economy is a little better...

In summary,it's all about the amount of people in one server that makes the difference.If a server is full (3k or more),it's a livelier server, easier to get into parties, get help for quests and missions, do successful Campaigns...

But yeah, some days it sure feels FFXI is dying....when you do a friend search
and you cant find a single soul...even when you zone into some areas, do a quick search and all you get is a "0".

I serioulsy think SE should convince people to merge into servers and get rid of some servers and populate them...but that's just my 2 cents

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#26 Jul 26 2008 at 12:20 PM Rating: Excellent
I foresee a server conglomeration in the future. In the meanwhile, I think everyone needs to level a tank so parties will be easier to complete.
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#27 Jul 26 2008 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I visited Whitegate tonight after a 3 month absence, and it as a **** ghost town man. I speak the truth!
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#28 Jul 27 2008 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I still think FFXI is dying. Sad.
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#29 Jul 29 2008 at 3:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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WoW isn't dying. Smiley: grin

LichKingLichKingLicKingLichKing. Never been so excited about a game. Well, Force Unleashed. Diablo III. Fable II... Ok, anyway. My point was I'm looking forward to it. Ooh, FFXIII!
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#30 Aug 09 2008 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
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We'll know when FF starts to seriously go into decline when they start merging servers.
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#31 Aug 10 2008 at 12:26 AM Rating: Good
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I agree. When the servers merge that will be the nails in the coffin, I spent alot of time into FFXI, I love this Game but it's time is about up. To me the lAst couple years FFXI jes didn't seem the same to me and thats why im "taking a break" or what ever. Im curious to see if they'll make another MMO like what people are saying. If that MMO comes out it will pretty much add some more nails
#32 Nov 05 2008 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
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FFXI has been dead and done with since people LONG LONG LOOOOONG ago found out that the GM's say they do alot, but they dont do jack squat...SE says they ban so many accounts a day, yet when have you actually noticed more than a handful of "notorious gilsellers" gone *cough cough Apathy cough*...then there is also the issue of easily a good 25% of the population of all servers have been gettin their accounts hacked and stripped (even while they are online, no less), and when the victims report the crime, SE, in a roundabout way, says that they're up a creek without a paddle and that they cant (aka REFUSE) to do anything because that would mean they would actually have to do some work.

Not only that, but have they even fixed known issues with the old jobs before moving onto the new ones?! (Three letters says it all....P...U...P...need I say more?)

A couple alternatives=

World of Warcraft - All those millions of people switching over and staying put sure cant be wrong.

Guildwars - Who needs camping an NM or paying a monthly fee to play a game you already shelled out a crapload of money for anyways? No monthly fees...no having to compete for a week on end with gilsellers who are cheating to claim nms...hell...if you leave a town, the entire world is yours to explore and claim thanks to their system!

Outspark.com games - Free downloads, big **** worlds, friendly people, GM's who will actually DO SOMETHING, especially if someone breaks 8 rules in the user agreement...instead of just sitting on their @$$, smoking a doobie, drinkin a 5th of whatever hooch that SE is drinking when they come out with all kinds of new turds for the FFXI community to swallow and make them think that it's filet mignon.

No matter how much you polish up a turd, or how much seasoning you put on a cooked up turd, or however much fancy dressings you put on or around a **** to disguise it, it's still going to be the same thing that it is...a turd. Quit swallowing the **** people. They take your money, and use the money to give you...that's right...more turds, and until there is a class action lawsuit against them for not living up to their end of the user agreements that they put in place...all they are going to give every last one of you is a steaming, festering, fly infested pile of turds, one after the other, and you'll sit there, love it, and defend it because you have a level 75 job with all your precious gear that you worked a year for that is sure to be gone about an hour from now when some Japanese, Chinese, ****ese douchebag hacks you while you're camping whatever NM you're at, rips your stuff off, and leaves you naked and pennyless.

Go and flame me if you want, but you know **** well that I'm right. You can defend the **** machine that is SE all you want...but all you are gonna get by doing so is another **** dropping in front of you that you're gonna sniff and say that it smells like a rose, when it's STILL a turd.

m^_~m Purfect.
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ahmmmm necropost and from some1 who quit game 2 years ago......
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FFXI has been dead and done with since people LONG LONG LOOOOONG ago found out that the GM's say they do alot, but they dont do jack squat...SE says they ban so many accounts a day, yet when have you actually noticed more than a handful of "notorious gilsellers" gone *cough cough Apathy cough*...then there is also the issue of easily a good 25% of the population of all servers have been gettin their accounts hacked and stripped (even while they are online, no less), and when the victims report the crime, SE, in a roundabout way, says that they're up a creek without a paddle and that they cant (aka REFUSE) to do anything because that would mean they would actually have to do some work.

Not only that, but have they even fixed known issues with the old jobs before moving onto the new ones?! (Three letters says it all....P...U...P...need I say more?)

A couple alternatives=

World of Warcraft - All those millions of people switching over and staying put sure cant be wrong.

Guildwars - Who needs camping an NM or paying a monthly fee to play a game you already shelled out a crapload of money for anyways? No monthly fees...no having to compete for a week on end with gilsellers who are cheating to claim nms...hell...if you leave a town, the entire world is yours to explore and claim thanks to their system!

Outspark.com games - Free downloads, big **** worlds, friendly people, GM's who will actually DO SOMETHING, especially if someone breaks 8 rules in the user agreement...instead of just sitting on their @$$, smoking a doobie, drinkin a 5th of whatever hooch that SE is drinking when they come out with all kinds of new turds for the FFXI community to swallow and make them think that it's filet mignon.

No matter how much you polish up a turd, or how much seasoning you put on a cooked up turd, or however much fancy dressings you put on or around a **** to disguise it, it's still going to be the same thing that it is...a turd. Quit swallowing the **** people. They take your money, and use the money to give you...that's right...more turds, and until there is a class action lawsuit against them for not living up to their end of the user agreements that they put in place...all they are going to give every last one of you is a steaming, festering, fly infested pile of turds, one after the other, and you'll sit there, love it, and defend it because you have a level 75 job with all your precious gear that you worked a year for that is sure to be gone about an hour from now when some Japanese, Chinese, ****ese douchebag hacks you while you're camping whatever NM you're at, rips your stuff off, and leaves you naked and pennyless.

Go and flame me if you want, but you know **** well that I'm right. You can defend the **** machine that is SE all you want...but all you are gonna get by doing so is another **** dropping in front of you that you're gonna sniff and say that it smells like a rose, when it's STILL a turd.

m^_~m Purfect.


very good points.
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#38 Apr 13 2009 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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The payment methods are also responsible for not getting enough members.

I read in so many forums that a person wants to play the game, but has no credit card, thus they lose a potential member.

I find it rather unusual that SE cannot find a way for worldwide bank transfers in this day and age.
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WoW is as unwarrantedly pretentious and closetgay as heavy metal. its like the Halo of MMOs


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@muchearlierpostican'tbebotheredtoreadthenameof, Aion will probably have more of an affect on WoW than on FFXI, because Aion resembles WoW much more than FFXI.
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You're just jealous.
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