the fact is that newer-generation gamers don't want to spend that much time in a single game.
You I get so sick of hearing this from MMO fans it is nothing but a excuse.
You know I think there is enough to support at least one game like that.
First off there must not have been when FFXI launched either because numbers wise it did not do well.. It was because of its longevity that it made SE the most money not the amount of players. There might be less of those people but they play a gamer longer than most who just jump from game to game.
Also everyone considers gamer's nowadays to be kids.. Kids make up not even half the gamer's now a days and the average age of a gamer in probably mid 30's.
Also if there are not enough people how come so many are asking for it then.
Why can't a game just do well, why does every game now have to sell millions to be successful.
I think I would rather have a game with less player base that makes record money than a game that has a record amount of players but is short lived and makes less money?
Personally I think FFXIV is going to be short lived.
Also I think a new FFXI if they ever did could be a little softer around the edge and still do well.. No reason the game could not be slightly easier and a little easier on new players. Was so hard for new players to pick up is why to me it feels like it was winding down years ago. there was no new blood.
Again FFXIV is the complete opposite and thats probably what hurts FFXIV because people wanted something a little easier than FFXI but still closer to FFXI and it is not even close. I think SE wanted to shut down FFXI and have people migrate to FFXIV but it didn't really happen. I think it did initially until people found out how different the game really is. I think then some went back to FFXI and some just left mmo's altogether. There for sure is some still playing obviously and some of those will eventually leave to. Some will stay and enjoy the game. Lets put it this way those game jumpers or those who like it easy are not SE fans for the most part. Those that played FFXI most were and when they leave SE provided no safety net for them.
I just think allot of those left ffxi for FFXIV wanted a easier game that required less time but got something too different. I think the developers also refuse to change and give the SE fans what they really want.
There is allot I like about FFXIV it just the game play is not one of them..
I think rotations for DPS is just boring and stupid. You go on the internet to find the best rotation and do it over and over and over just like the next dps who plays the same job.. There is very little reaction or planing for battles in the game it is just mainly memorization. everything about a dps in this game is about putting out max dps and that is it. Edited, Feb 11th 2016 1:14pm by Nashred