First off, if I buy the $40 wedding in-game item for the wife as a Xmas gift, think that will go over well? 50/50 right? Either way huge missed opportunity for Square Enix here, the top package should be 30k or something to make it a bit more realistic, but ah well.
Now did I miss the official announcement, or did they just sneak in that 2.5m players at the end there? Wasn’t the last official news from them that they had 2m subs? Really itching to get back into this after the holidays, as we were having a great time with it until RL happened and caused our break.
LOL. I await the cash shop and real money options for Gold Saucer and other things.
I enjoy FFXIV but I am not surprised to see Square slowly start introducing cash shop and real money exclusive options in the game. WoW showed how easy it was to part a fool from his money twice. This was inevitable.
On the wedding: I think they missed an opportunity indeed. They could have done a completely customized wedding option for thousands.
Plenty of time for that yet.
Subs or accounts
For the 2m announcement, they used the word “accounts”, but they defined accounts as anyone with an active subscription, so really its “subs” by the metrics we generally talk about.
No such clarification here since its a video, but I’d be surprised if it isn’t the same standard for the metric.
Any idea on the breakdown of US v Euro v Asian accounts? Mild curiosity.
I don’t remember ever seeing anything like that for the game, but Japan has 3 data centers (30ish servers), NA has 2, and EU has 1, which perhaps gives a very rough breakdown.
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