I thought this was a great idea untill I read it will be released in japan only FFXIV Gils but they want NA to help submit screen shots for it. Server merge and free to Play for ffxiv members. I would probably be much faster to come back if it were F2p for 14 members. Thats what i hate of SE, they cant even offer a discount to motivate old players to come back. Merge big yes!!! Free to play....no thanks.....(mules mules...
Need to label some servers na or jp. Unless its jp prime time on Odin anyway there's only about 550 people online. 90ish of them bazaaring in upper jeuno alone. Would be nice to see 1500+ online in na hours. Another server merge would be awesome imo. Oorrrr how about they keep 360 support and drop ps2 and port it to ps3 and put out the game as a digital download on each ones market place and they might bring back buy cheap FFXIV Gil alot more of their members cause lets face it we all know ps2 support is whats kills this game.
Only way I'd come back is no monthly fee. They already did drop PS2 support. And they aren't gonna port it to PS3 when they've already announced that they're not doing anymore new content once the current expansion is finished later this year. Also, a lot of people don't seem to realize that them "dropping support" for PS2 and 360 doesn't mean you can't play it on those systems anymore. It just means if you have some sort of problem when playing on those systems, they aren't going to help you with it. Also game is over 10 years old and build on ps2 devkits. They cant simply port it but have to redo the code which basically cost same as a new game. I would support a name change, long-term graphics upgrade project, and same game. Maybe just Final Fantasy Online and merging XI and XIV. It would be a multi-year project, but it could be configured while the other two games continue to receive their regular updates.
I would love to just drop in but I cant even get past the playonline screen... better start updating now so you can login by then. Love it makes being in the military a little easier being able to bring a little piece of home with me.