FF14: Attack of the Clones

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What is left of the Final Fantasy XIV player-base is expressing alarm at the number of gold-farmers now swarming the servers, already depopulated enough as it is.

Players can’t help but notice that a lot of the “players” seen around actually appear to be mass-generated alts or bots, likely for the purpose of generated in-game currency and items which can then be sold at a substantial profit offline:

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Names appear to range from lazy keyboard bashing to nonsense, and of course some distinctly Chinese sounding names are present.

Either Square Enix is not keen on the idea of wiping out hundreds or thousands of farmers due to the game’s already tiny population, or it simply could not care less about players facing the prospect of having all their kills stolen by Fgjj Fjff and company.

The game’s decline in player numbers appears to have stabilised at around 24,000 players for now:

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All this raises the question of just who will be left to buy all this farmed gold…

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