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  tommygunzII

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8/30/13 10:27:36 AM#21

I have always been able to play when I wanted to even during peak hours, it just takes persistence. Spamming a button to log in for 15 to 30 min is nothing for someone that camped NM's in FFXI for many hours at a time. I can only recall one time not getting in for over an hour. I do empathize for those that don't have that kind of time and wish they could play immediately, but it doesn't bother me as much.

I have been #179 in queue so my guess is that it holds 200 people.

Aside from the congestion this game is great. The more I play the more I like it, and that is rare.

 

  Ppiper

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8/30/13 10:29:01 AM#22
Originally posted by alexl22
So what part of the game did you review again? The login screen? I get  these are issues, issues I've had myself, and that this is a review in progress, but there is another article on this site basically stating the same things, how many time do you have to read about it.

that struck me, as well. Granted, it is in progress but it was over the top. I got past the issues as many have, but was expecting a little more game review other than login issues.

  Ravenmane

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8/30/13 10:37:00 AM#23
The volume of log-in issues is different for each user.  I had a flawless Beta 3, flawless Beta 4, a little bit of a headache EA (mainly due to an error in my launcher, not connectivity), and my usual daily wait since launch has been about 30 minutes average and no problems after that.  So for me I can overlook the launch issues because ARR is amazing.

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  k11keeper

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8/30/13 10:44:20 AM#24

So where was the review of the actual game? All you talked about was the horrible state of the login system. I'm as irritated about it as everyone but the biggest reason I'm irritated is because this is a great game and it keeps me from playing it as often as I'd like.

So are you gonna actually review the game or just rant about the login system like all the other trolls across the forums?

  SgtPepperUK

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Joined: 8/03/13
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8/30/13 10:52:37 AM#25
Originally posted by BillMurphy
Just a note, the Rating you are for FFXIV is a carry over from 1.0. It will change by the end of Rob's review.

I appreciate a new score wil be given but in the interim shouldn't the old one be removed?

 

Anyway, as to those server issues my theory is SE got a flurry of pre-orders in the week between open beta and early access. They said themselves they had low expectations so maybe the store side of the operation never saw a reason to cap sales, even if they did see them fly up.

 

Most large companies tend to have communication issues between different departments, I suspect later that week some one from the store division went "Look how many copies we've sold guys" at which point various people from network engineers to Yoshida himself suddenly hit the Oh Shit button, which lead to the urgent order of additional server equipment.

 

Anyway, that's my theory, bottom line is the game has actually been a victim of its own success. Despite some issues in OB, a lot of people, either from sites such as this or word of mouth, have heard about the solid and fun gameplay and decided to grab a copy.

Think about it, nobody wants to die, there's rules to this game son, I'm justified.

  nerovipus32

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8/30/13 10:53:47 AM#26
Another example of why i don't pay subscriptions for mmo's anymore. Many f2p games have launched and have not had the same problems that a p2p game is currently having. I thought p2p meant it's a superior product? seems to me there is little difference in quality between f2p and p2p.
  ChipOreo

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Joined: 7/26/12
Posts: 18

8/30/13 10:57:06 AM#27

I think this article is spot on. While, I'm enjoying the game, I gave up on NA servers and decided on a JP server and I'm loving it but I'm going to have to agree with good old Illidan here, they really weren't prepared lol.

 

If I recall during the start of CB1, they had server problems aswell. I also agree, they shouldn't have done OB so close to release, the game is good, doing an earlier, little more extended OB would have been very beneficial to them, might even have even attracted those poor bootleg F2P people or F2P trolls for accuracy, cause when you play it you realize "dang. . .we really got something good here." 

 

Oh well, in all honesty, I don't think these  "oo this is the worst launch ever! I'm not playing this garbage" people are going to NOT NOT play this game so I say to them: "I'll see you filthy basement dwelling trolls in game." haha

 

 

 
 
  Ramonski7

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8/30/13 10:59:10 AM#28
Great game, terrible review (this is the second review from mmorpg.com about the launch issues!), horrible launch (we get it already)


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  NetSage

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8/30/13 10:59:56 AM#29
Well its seems we'll be getting a fair review and that's what I expect.
  Naowut

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8/30/13 11:06:55 AM#30

I've been playing 24/7 during the early access period and I never got an error and was always placed in a que that FYI never lasted longer than 5 minutes.

I know that just because I didnt have the problems many other players did have them.

But do you know that even though you didnt get any problems in other releases many other players did get them? 

 

For this reason I find it rediculous to spend a whole article on errors you got, plus the obvious fact that youre reviewing a game and not Square Enix or the hosting company.

Very bad review.

  GeezerGamer

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8/30/13 11:10:50 AM#31
Originally posted by Grakulen
5.1 is the old score. The new score won't go up until the RIP series is done. It has not been assigned a new score.

It's confusing to anyone who looks for the ratings. It's not accurate and there is a huge discrepency between the 2 scores. Honestly, it makes MMORPG's score look flawed......because it is. It's not the game that was rated.

I get that it's a relaunch of the old game, but that game doesn't exist anymore the rating is not based on anything that can be judged or evaluated presently.

It's the sad state of the genre. The next big title has as many threads discussing issues with it's business model than issues with the game itself.

  moosecatlol

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8/30/13 11:31:14 AM#32
Originally posted by Naowut

I've been playing 24/7 during the early access period and I never got an error and was always placed in a que that FYI never lasted longer than 5 minutes.

I know that just because I didnt have the problems many other players did have them.

But do you know that even though you didnt get any problems in other releases many other players did get them? 

 

For this reason I find it rediculous to spend a whole article on errors you got, plus the obvious fact that youre reviewing a game and not Square Enix or the hosting company.

Very bad review.

When a player purchases a game he expects it to work. The game failed to accommodate players, and thus received a bad review.

  Dreamo84

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8/30/13 11:40:21 AM#33
Originally posted by Naowut

I've been playing 24/7 during the early access period and I never got an error and was always placed in a que that FYI never lasted longer than 5 minutes.

I know that just because I didnt have the problems many other players did have them.

But do you know that even though you didnt get any problems in other releases many other players did get them? 

 

For this reason I find it rediculous to spend a whole article on errors you got, plus the obvious fact that youre reviewing a game and not Square Enix or the hosting company.

Very bad review.

If you followed the reviewers Twitter account, you would see that the majority of his experience with FFXIV:ARR was 1017 and trying to actually play. It's great that you didn't have any issues, but a lot of us have been having nothing but issues.

Also, the review isn't even finished. Let's wait and see how the rest of the review in progress. But I really hope for SE the game actually works by the time Grakulen finishes.

 

  ChipOreo

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8/30/13 11:42:39 AM#34

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/73680?p=1111872#post1111872

 

The reason why the servers suck are on the second paragraph: [mod edit] he basically said:

 

"Our first game sucked ass, we didn't expect these many people wanting to play! we're very pleased"

 

 
 
 
  spankybus

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8/30/13 12:01:07 PM#35
Originally posted by Grakulen
5.1 is the old score. The new score won't go up until the RIP series is done. It has not been assigned a new score.

In fairness, this is an entirely new game. The score should be stricken, since you cannot play 1.0 anymore anyways, or relegated to a different game entry. 1.0 and 2.0 should be listed as two, separate games...but they really aren't the same game.

 

It is misleading and does this site no credit.

 

As for the RIP....you barely even mentioned your gameplay experience. Sure, Lauch has been a hot mess...but didn't you guys already mention that in detail in another article? So you rehash it again? We already know they have problems, but clearly you got in to the game.

 

Other than a very brief mention of the screenshots...give us details...actually review...the game?? first 5 levels? what character did you roll, class? race? character creation? Nothing about your review thus far has anything to do with the actual game itself.

 

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  HurricanePip

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8/30/13 12:03:04 PM#36

I hate authors that makes excuses for software companies' day one issues.  Maybe the issues get resolved, maybe they don't.  Review the game as is and edit the review later if the issues get resolved.

 

For example, at least Polygon docked Sim City, although reviewing the pre-release game despite knowing that day issues could crop up was a poor decision.  Their 10/10 for D3 still remains one of the worst examples of internet game reviews that I've ever seen though.

 

Consumer need to expect more.  Poor game launches should be punished not only by the consumer though, but by honest and objective reviews.  Reviewers who cater to developers for access like X-Play did back in the day hurt the industry and consumer.

 

If you don't worry about it, it's not a problem.

  spankybus

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8/30/13 12:03:50 PM#37
Originally posted by Chips.Ahoy

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/73680?p=1111872#post1111872

 

The reason why the servers suck are on the second paragraph: [mod edit], he basically said:

 

"Our first game sucked ass, we didn't expect these many people wanting to play! we're very pleased"

 

 
 
 

Given what a disaster 1.0 was commercially, I think anyone of u would have been just as conservative if it was up to us. I am glad its in demand, they did a great job. 

 

To tell the truth...i am really surprised...surprised that they did as great a job with it as they did (given how bad 1.0 was) and that so many people are clamoring to play.

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  Samhael

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8/30/13 12:08:42 PM#38
Originally posted by kelarcanus
[mod edit]

Just because SE has apologized doesn't mean that the launch behavior/performance is excusable in the slightest. Beta 4 indicated some of the issues and SE failed to react strongly enough. And actually, I haven't played a MMO in the last 7 or 8 years that has had such a rough launch. If MMORPG.com had failed to warn readers of the challenges at this time (especially in a Review In Progress series), I would have found it reprehensible. I believe that this will not matter so much in 6 months but right now this is (and should be) a large factor in deciding whether to purchase or not.  As as cool as the game is, if you can't play, how can you enjoy that coolness?

  Raxeon

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8/30/13 12:35:55 PM#39
sam the launch sint really rough the servers are full but stable the only issues is not everyone can play thats all se will make up for it with free days so you wont lose out on any of your time
  Benbrada

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8/30/13 12:39:27 PM#40
Originally posted by pokolo
is this game seamless open world or it have loadings all over the place?

Unfortunately, zone loading screens and as of late have been somewhat slow, I assume due to data center issues.

I've had my frustrations with logging in, it seems better over the last few days. Once I'm in it seems rock steady for me in Midwest NA.

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