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Now that free month has ended, so have the login queues

GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,587Member Uncommon
Or so I would have believed, but I just hit No. 11 in the queue on my server.
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  • TsuruTsuru Silverspring, MDPosts: 264Member Uncommon
    The queue issue was fixed back when they added an afk timer.
  • gessekai332gessekai332 New York City, NYPosts: 877Member Common
    same.

    Most memorable games: AoC(Tryanny PvP), RIFT, GW, GW2, Ragnarok Online, Aion, FFXI, FFXIV, Secret World, League of Legends (Silver II rank)

  • AlamarethAlamareth Cincinnati, OHPosts: 570Member
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Or so I would have believed, but I just hit No. 11 in the queue on my server.

    You clearly take these forums entirely too seriously.  :)

  • PreythanPreythan Columbus, OHPosts: 66Member

    I've hit a queue a few times ranging from 3rd in line to 115, but a minute or two later I'm playing.

    /shrug

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  • amber-ramber-r londonPosts: 323Member

    He is trying to say that nobody has stopped playing and the servers are packed because he had to queue.

    Problem is queues don't really mean anything, just as when they needed to increase server caps they can decrease server caps just as easily in preperation of the player loss and also many will be staying online to give the illusion of full servers while they goto bed or work, the afk kicker is easy to block.

    This was very popular on FFXI, many would never log to inflate player numbers.

     

    The problem honestly with what you're trying to accomplish with this thread is you're showing the exact opposite, your fear of failure.  If you were genuinly confident you wouldn't make a thread like this and indeed you wouldn't defend it so strongly either because you wouldn't need to.

  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,321Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by amber-r

    He is trying to say that nobody has stopped playing and the servers are packed because he had to queue.

    Problem is queues don't really mean anything, just as when they needed to increase server caps they can decrease server caps just as easily in preperation of the player loss and also many will be staying online to give the illusion of full servers while they goto bed or work, the afk kicker is easy to block.

    This was very popular on FFXI, many would never log to inflate player numbers.

     

    The problem honestly with what you're trying to accomplish with this thread is you're showing the exact opposite, your fear of failure.  If you were genuinly confident you wouldn't make a thread like this and indeed you wouldn't defend it so strongly either because you wouldn't need to.

    Wow, you read a lot more than I did into his one sentence 

    No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  • stevebombsquadstevebombsquad Orlando, FLPosts: 842Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by amber-r

    He is trying to say that nobody has stopped playing and the servers are packed because he had to queue.

    Problem is queues don't really mean anything, just as when they needed to increase server caps they can decrease server caps just as easily in preperation of the player loss and also many will be staying online to give the illusion of full servers while they goto bed or work, the afk kicker is easy to block.

    This was very popular on FFXI, many would never log to inflate player numbers.

     

    The problem honestly with what you're trying to accomplish with this thread is you're showing the exact opposite, your fear of failure.  If you were genuinly confident you wouldn't make a thread like this and indeed you wouldn't defend it so strongly either because you wouldn't need to.

    They added an AFK timer making your argument kind of moot......  

    James T. Kirk: All she's got isn't good enough! What else ya got?

  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterPosts: 1,574Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by apocoluster
    Originally posted by amber-r

    He is trying to say that nobody has stopped playing and the servers are packed because he had to queue.

    Problem is queues don't really mean anything, just as when they needed to increase server caps they can decrease server caps just as easily in preperation of the player loss and also many will be staying online to give the illusion of full servers while they goto bed or work, the afk kicker is easy to block.

    This was very popular on FFXI, many would never log to inflate player numbers.

     

    The problem honestly with what you're trying to accomplish with this thread is you're showing the exact opposite, your fear of failure.  If you were genuinly confident you wouldn't make a thread like this and indeed you wouldn't defend it so strongly either because you wouldn't need to.

    Wow, you read a lot more than I did into his one sentence 

    One has to otherwise you will not garner any intelligent debate from the OP.

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  • HyanmenHyanmen KolkkalaPosts: 5,354Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by amber-r

    Problem is queues don't really mean anything, just as when they needed to increase server caps they can decrease server caps just as easily in preperation of the player loss and also many will be staying online to give the illusion of full servers while they goto bed or work, the afk kicker is easy to block.

    This was very popular on FFXI, many would never log to inflate player numbers.

    lol this is so good

    first SE lowers the server caps because...uuuhhhhh... higher server cap is a huge strain on the servers, and also stuff. It consumes more electricity and the server room is much warmer than usual, making the technicians' work more difficult. All the more reason to lower the cap.

    second the players care about how full the servers seem and go out of their way to fake them being full. This is because FFXIV:ARR is not a video game meant for entertainment, it is the playerbase's own little baby that they must protect.

    with arguments like these I don't see what the ARR playerbase has to fear.

     

    "Housing is standard in most mmo's."
    - yolteotl79

  • HyanmenHyanmen KolkkalaPosts: 5,354Member Uncommon

    Congratulations, ARR. The real test has begun and the playerbase is as massive as ever.

     

    Now, it is time to move the start of the "real test" to "after X months", and afterwards "after X years". As this is what the haters do when they are proven to be completely and utterly wrong.

    "Housing is standard in most mmo's."
    - yolteotl79

  • donpopukidonpopuki Dearborn, MIPosts: 591Member
    I don't give a crap if SE is playing tricks to inflate their numbers. I don't care if the game flops in 6 months. What matters to me is that I'm having fun now.
  • donpopukidonpopuki Dearborn, MIPosts: 591Member
    What's up with the obsession people have about whether the game is doing fantastic or just mediocre? It's almost seems some won't play or enjoy a game unless the whole world is playing it. Do we need that external validation.
  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 770Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by amber-r
    He is trying to say that nobody has stopped playing and the servers are packed because he had to queue.Problem is queues don't really mean anything, just as when they needed to increase server caps they can decrease server caps just as easily in preperation of the player loss and also many will be staying online to give the illusion of full servers while they goto bed or work, the afk kicker is easy to block.This was very popular on FFXI, many would never log to inflate player numbers. The problem honestly with what you're trying to accomplish with this thread is you're showing the exact opposite, your fear of failure.  If you were genuinly confident you wouldn't make a thread like this and indeed you wouldn't defend it so strongly either because you wouldn't need to.


    WoW! this is GOLD! You really assume all that from one sentence? The arrogance of youth is just amazing at times. Perhaps, just throwing this out there, he was surprised that he had a queue because, much like others he expected a ghost town? There are many way's to take his statement. The OPINIONS and assumptions you make in your last paragraph are, in my opinion, baseless. But a good laugh nonetheless.

    FFXIV is just fine. Not sure what all the fuss is about. It has a very loyal fan base and decent numbers and I suspect nothing much will change as far as population over the following months.

    If you want a new idea, go read an old book.

  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon

    I'll give it one month till it goes F2P.

    :P

     

  • Pratt2112Pratt2112 Mt marion, NYPosts: 1,535Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by donpopuki
    What's up with the obsession people have about whether the game is doing fantastic or just mediocre? It's almost seems some won't play or enjoy a game unless the whole world is playing it. Do we need that external validation.

    Yes. Many people do, and demonstrate it quite publicly.

  • Pratt2112Pratt2112 Mt marion, NYPosts: 1,535Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hatefull


    WoW! this is GOLD! You really assume all that from one sentence? The arrogance of youth is just amazing at times. Perhaps, just throwing this out there, he was surprised that he had a queue because, much like others he expected a ghost town? There are many way's to take his statement. The OPINIONS and assumptions you make in your last paragraph are, in my opinion, baseless. But a good laugh nonetheless.

    FFXIV is just fine. Not sure what all the fuss is about. It has a very loyal fan base and decent numbers and I suspect nothing much will change as far as population over the following months.

    Outside of hyperbole, or someone with an unhealthy obsession with seeing things die, no one would reasonably expect to see a ghost town. To acknowledge or respond to the people making those kinds of remarks is just as bad as making them in the first place. It's giving the statements far more consideration than they deserve.

    Everyone should expect a drop-off in subscribers after the first month simply because people will try the game, not feel it's worth a sub, and choose not to continue it. That's just part of any MMO's lifecycle.

    The more reasonable arguments have been those saying to see how it's doing in 3 months, 6 months or 1 year.  Those are completely fair assessment points, for any MMO, not just this one. Even then, it won't necessarily be a ghost town. There will always be a population.

    The question is, will it continue to perform strongly and up to SE's wishes or requirements? That all depends on the choices Yoshi-P makes going forward and the rate at which they're able to provide new content against how quickly players are able to complete it. It's a completely valid observation to make, not even necessarily due to how ARR itself is made, but due to the flighty and fickle nature of MMO players themselves these days.

    Personally, a game's population is never more than a curiosity to me. It's never a gauge of a MMO's worthyness to me. I recently re-opened my Ryzom account. That game inarguably has a small population - but it's large and active enough for the game to continue, for me to participate and do things with, which is all I need to enjoy myself. Whether there's 700 people playing it, or 7,000,000, it doesn't matter. My path will likely never cross more than a few dozen anyway.

    People really should stop using a game's population as a gauge of its worth. If you find it fun, then play it.

     

     

  • RusqueRusque Las Vegas, NVPosts: 2,228Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hyanmen

    Congratulations, ARR. The real test has begun and the playerbase is as massive as ever.

     

    Now, it is time to move the start of the "real test" to "after X months", and afterwards "after X years". As this is what the haters do when they are proven to be completely and utterly wrong.

    Actually there's 3 traditional milestone marks for a new MMO.

    1 month - usually the free period

    3 months - the point at which even some of the slowest players have completed a substantial amount of the content

    6 months - the point at which people begin waiting and boredom has set in on large scale

     

    I haven't seen many games who have survived the 6 month mark that went on to flop later in the year. Usually, if you can make it past 6 months and still have a healthy, happy and thriving player base, you're very likely to finish the year strong and new content will help solidify that.

     

    Yes, it's often true that haters will just make up timelines, but the above is fairly standard (as in MMO community has been using it for almost a decade) and applies to all newly launched titles, not just FFARR.

  • HyanmenHyanmen KolkkalaPosts: 5,354Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rusque
    Originally posted by Hyanmen

    Congratulations, ARR. The real test has begun and the playerbase is as massive as ever.

     

    Now, it is time to move the start of the "real test" to "after X months", and afterwards "after X years". As this is what the haters do when they are proven to be completely and utterly wrong.

    Actually there's 3 traditional milestone marks for a new MMO.

    1 month - usually the free period

    3 months - the point at which even some of the slowest players have completed a substantial amount of the content

    6 months - the point at which people begin waiting and boredom has set in on large scale

    I haven't seen many games who have survived the 6 month mark that went on to flop later in the year. Usually, if you can make it past 6 months and still have a healthy, happy and thriving player base, you're very likely to finish the year strong and new content will help solidify that.

    Yes, it's often true that haters will just make up timelines, but the above is fairly standard (as in MMO community has been using it for almost a decade) and applies to all newly launched titles, not just FFARR.

    I can absolutely get behind that.

    "Housing is standard in most mmo's."
    - yolteotl79

  • HyanmenHyanmen KolkkalaPosts: 5,354Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TangentPoint

    The question is, will it continue to perform strongly and up to SE's wishes or requirements? That all depends on the choices Yoshi-P makes going forward and the rate at which they're able to provide new content against how quickly players are able to complete it.

    Personally, a game's population is never more than a curiosity to me. It's never a gauge of a MMO's worthyness to me. I recently re-opened my Ryzom account. That game inarguably has a small population - but it's large and active enough for the game to continue, for me to participate and do things with, which is all I need to enjoy myself. Whether there's 700 people playing it, or 7,000,000, it doesn't matter. My path will likely never cross more than a few dozen anyway.

    People really should stop using a game's population as a gauge of its worth. If you find it fun, then play it.

    The first and second paragraph are contradictionary. New content costs money, money is generated by having a large playerbase.

    You only need 5000 people to fill up a server, but you need tons more to develop content at a rate that is in line with how fast the majority of players complete it without resorting to using more grind in the design than the players can deal with.

    A game like Ryzom can survive with a small population - an AAA MMO can not.

    "Housing is standard in most mmo's."
    - yolteotl79

  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 770Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by TangentPoint
    Originally posted by Hatefull WoW! this is GOLD! You really assume all that from one sentence? The arrogance of youth is just amazing at times. Perhaps, just throwing this out there, he was surprised that he had a queue because, much like others he expected a ghost town? There are many way's to take his statement. The OPINIONS and assumptions you make in your last paragraph are, in my opinion, baseless. But a good laugh nonetheless. FFXIV is just fine. Not sure what all the fuss is about. It has a very loyal fan base and decent numbers and I suspect nothing much will change as far as population over the following months.
    Outside of hyperbole, or someone with an unhealthy obsession with seeing things die, no one would reasonably expect to see a ghost town. To acknowledge or respond to the people making those kinds of remarks is just as bad as making them in the first place. It's giving the statements far more consideration than they deserve.

    Everyone should expect a drop-off in subscribers after the first month simply because people will try the game, not feel it's worth a sub, and choose not to continue it. That's just part of any MMO's lifecycle.

    The more reasonable arguments have been those saying to see how it's doing in 3 months, 6 months or 1 year.  Those are completely fair assessment points, for any MMO, not just this one. Even then, it won't necessarily be a ghost town. There will always be a population.

    The question is, will it continue to perform strongly and up to SE's wishes or requirements? That all depends on the choices Yoshi-P makes going forward and the rate at which they're able to provide new content against how quickly players are able to complete it. It's a completely valid observation to make, not even necessarily due to how ARR itself is made, but due to the flighty and fickle nature of MMO players themselves these days.

    Personally, a game's population is never more than a curiosity to me. It's never a gauge of a MMO's worthyness to me. I recently re-opened my Ryzom account. That game inarguably has a small population - but it's large and active enough for the game to continue, for me to participate and do things with, which is all I need to enjoy myself. Whether there's 700 people playing it, or 7,000,000, it doesn't matter. My path will likely never cross more than a few dozen anyway.

    People really should stop using a game's population as a gauge of its worth. If you find it fun, then play it.

     

     



    Had you read the OP and then taken what I wrote, the 'ghost town' as an example of what OP might have been thinking when he made his statement, you would see that I was not making a stance, just making an example.

    As to your opinions, let me counter by saying some people play MMO's to simply have a limited social interaction with other people who play MMO's. To them population is the biggest reason to play. Again not my personal stance, but it is an opinion I have seen other express.

    My point being; for those people that IS the games worth, and your gauge does not necessarily work for all other MMO players. It works for you, fine happy for you however, don't try and push your gauge on me, as my outlook and desires for a game differ from yours.

    If you want a new idea, go read an old book.

  • BigdaddyxBigdaddyx California, WAPosts: 1,985Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hyanmen

    Congratulations, ARR. The real test has begun and the playerbase is as massive as ever.

     

    Now, it is time to move the start of the "real test" to "after X months", and afterwards "after X years". As this is what the haters do when they are proven to be completely and utterly wrong.

    I am going to bookmark this post for future lols.

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  • tommygunzIItommygunzII Roanoke, VAPosts: 321Member
    This game isn't going anywhere. It's as addictive as McDonald's fries with crack sprinkled on them.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,506Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tommygunzII
    This game isn't going anywhere. It's as addictive as McDonald's fries with crack sprinkled on them.

    Great example - as none could eat that for more than a couple of months, which is all the game has currently - fun for a short while, and then it nosedives once you hit 50 - this is my opinion, your milage may vary.

    FF14ARR is great at first (just like McD's fries) but very soon you start wanting more as your done with it.

    2.1 will be a huge determining factor if the game grows or shrinks fast.

  • OziiusOziius Baltimore, MDPosts: 1,388Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by donpopuki

    What's up with the obsession people have about whether the game is doing fantastic or just mediocre? It's almost seems some won't play or enjoy a game unless the whole world is playing it. Do we need that external validation.

     

    It's just good old typical self interest. People NEED the game they are playing to be the best. If they're not playing it cause they feel it sucks, yet the game is doing well, they feel they're must be something wrong with the players of that game. I mean... "How could THEY like it when I hate it so much?"

    People need to just play what makes them feel good in the pants and get over it.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,506Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by donpopuki
    What's up with the obsession people have about whether the game is doing fantastic or just mediocre? It's almost seems some won't play or enjoy a game unless the whole world is playing it. Do we need that external validation.

    Then problem is this:

    Many people mistake their personal beliefs as objective truth, and then apply those personal beliefs to others.

    Example - FF14ARR is the best game, anyone who doesn't see this is wrong or they are playing it wrong.

     

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