So today we received interesting news, which you can read right Here.
I was very excited to actually see an official post by the developers themselves. It’s interesting how so simple post creates so much joy on the forums.
My initial thoughts were positive, but after getting over the “excitement” part, I started wondering why are we getting this message so late? Of course this is just a business move, so that the players will stick a bit longer, giving Square-Enix time to win over some of the customers.
Now I’m really torn apart here, because I don’t know if I want to trust them again, even though they have shown good faith. Additionally, would have we gotten this special message if people didn’t threat to quit the game after the free month?
Here is a quote that bothers me the most:
Nothing is more important to us than seeing to the prompt implementation of the various changes and features players desire to improve playing conditions.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Director
Notice the part that I have highlighted. The community of FF11 has loudly stated long time ago their dissatisfaction concerning SE’s way of communicating. It seems that they only take it seriously, if people are really pissed about something together, causing their MMO business to slide down significantly.
My Last Words
I actually can’t comprehend this situation in my mind, because the player base has complained about the communication issues since FF11. Now that’s a long time.
From business perspective and assuming Square-Enix really follows forums, wouldn’t it be wise to communicate with the player base, especially seeing what kind of joy it creates?
Are we going to see Square-Enix communicating with us more often in the future?
Who knows, that’s why I will be on my toes at all times.