Square Enix Turn It All Around In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
If you have been keeping up with recent MMO events you’re probably all too aware of the doom, gloom and army of naysayers surrounding the latest Square Enix MMO, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The majority of the frustration stems from the original release back in 2010 when the original Final Fantasy XIV flopped so badly the developers issued an official apology and ceased services. Shortly after that Final Fantasy fans were treated to a new announcement, the revival of Final Fantasy XIV.
As an entitled bunch we all immediately declared it crap and a complete waste of time. After all, how much could they change exactly? To top that off the launch has not been the smoothest in history. Thousands of gamers expressed their despair when they were unable to login for the entirety of the first day, and throughout much of the next. Server capacity issues flooded Square Enix with more data than they could take.
However, it’s not your usual case of poor organization and lack of foresight. Square Enix undoubtedly prepared for a lot of people, but it’s not exactly the norm to prepare for record-breaking player numbers. That’s right, Square Enix has smashed the previous record held by World of Tanks for the most concurrent connections at 187,000.
So put down your pitch forks, release your hostages. You may be waiting to log in but just imagine the fun you’re going to have in a world filled with almost 200,000 dedicated Final Fantasy fans. I’ve got a confession to make. I didn’t think Square Enix had a chance at reviving Final Fantasy XIV but they’ve proven me wrong. Fair play!