I'd love for them to drop the fees on XI! But at this point, I'm guessing most FFXI players who are going to start playing XIV have already done so, and I'm also guessing the data isn't showing more than a trickle of new players into XI. With no growth and no reason to incentivize people to play/try both games, there's not really a financial reason for SE to lower XI's subscription rate.
I know what you are saying plus those that are there will always pretty much play because it is all they know.
I would though, If it were fewer dollars I would stay even if I did not play much.. I think with retainers were at like 18.00 for FFXIV and 12.00 for FFXI or something. If it were 4.00 I would stay subscribed and play it when there was nothing else to do..
I think with PS2 and xbox drop the game is going into a slow death. Some might get a computer some might not. Some will leave on the PC because their friends are on the xbox or ps2. With little being added people will log on less and less.
I am guessing there will be server merges followed by mass people changing servers. My server right now is mainly Japanese players. It seems Asura is mainly NA from what I hear..
I have talked to a few in the game lately and allot think the same thing I think.
End it all together.
Have a final day maybe with a week of free access before the final day. This way people can log on for the final day so you can see old friends, chat a little or what ever and have a final day with events, parades, fireworks and a countdown till servers go dark.
Of coarse there are those who want it to go on forever and even some of them agree they just really need closure.
I do not know what too do Thayos. I had played FFXI for so long and so did Tesee before we met in game. We played together for a long time then met in RL and after a few years moved in together and played FFXI. We then played FFXIV when beta started. We play SE MMO's: it what we do but neither game will have enough to keep us busy. In the winter it is pretty much what we do and in summer we play less. As a couple it it what we do, we do not watch much tv. Once we finish most of the content FFXI wont have enough to keep us busy because especially in winter we play allot. FFXIV does not have enough o hold us either..
I really wished we liked FFXIV more. It does allot right that is for sure and you see that playing FFXI because every day you see what FFXI could be if they decided to update the game because it is just more fun too play.
We wish in FFXIV it was easier to switch servers. We would sell our house and move to the server our old LS from FFXI plays on. It is so hard to move the money, we had offers for our house several times now. Plus the house is what Tesee really likes about FFXIV and changing servers she wont have a house because it is another thing they wont fix and do it right. If we could take our money and buy a house on another server we would move in a instant. I think FFXIV would be more fun with our old friends. Edited, Feb 9th 2016 2:55pm by Nashred