Final Fantasy XIV Server Shutdown Spectacular


The spectacular end times Final Fantasy XIV’s few remaining players have been treated to as the game comes to an end in preparation for the launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn have been attracting almost as much attention as its spectacular launch failure.


The FFXIV servers go dark on the 11th of November (their final save was on the 1st), whilst the relaunch and PS3 version, regarded even by sceptics as looking quite promising, is in the midst of its alpha.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 04/11/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Monsters overrun the towns? nifty...

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    Comment by cats2
    06:57 04/11/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Most of the images are just players on their mounts lined up..

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's because even united against all those mobs with 100+ people in a area fighting them it was just impossible to win.

    There are videos on the net around places of the spectacle of fighting them off. Those aren't easy mode enemies either, they are all hard mode stat boosted behemoths so 2-3 shots on some people = dead (one shots on others).

    It started with cactuars at the gates, ended with the last story hard mode boss just reigning down meteors everywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:46 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This version of FF14 > WoW

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 07/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only SE had more delusional people like you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 08/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    WoW is outdated, i'll rather play this, GW2 and Rift than Wow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 06/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    FFXI was the best community i have ever been played in , even if Gil farming is harder then real life money !! but that's what make us more treat each other with respect .
    it's way to Shutdown is just ... epic .

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 04/11/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Several of my friends have been playing there for months now and said the changes made to the game have made it a lot more enjoyable and playable. I reactivated my own character because I want to be able to watch the 'end of the world', the whole meteor thing is pretty cool, especially as it keeps getting closer all the time.
    As to whether I'll like the game as much as FFXI? Hard to say, the graphics are really amazing, but some of the game mechanics were a pain in the butt. We will just have to wait and see.

    OMG Kujata!

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    Comment by JessFK
    02:48 05/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol I was on Kujata then it was merged with Valefor. Name is Slaven in the game. I'm excited to see the changes made to FFXIV.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    XIV made me die a little inside, all they had to do was make FFXI-2 and it would have been a success. I may give them one last try after the relaunch but I fear the worst.

    Dorion, formerly of Ramuh Server.

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    Comment by SpideyPHL
    10:16 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, longtime XI player here too. XIV failed on launch, but would have been just as big a failure if they basically made a 10 year old game in HD. This is probably the biggest struggle on the forums, trying to counter FFXI nostalgia with the reality that games have evolved in 10 years, and no one but *some* FFXI players want FFXI-2. Just going after old players is never a good strategy.

    Comment by Anonymous

    UGh, you are part of the problem. Much of XI sucked ass.

    XIV needed SO MUCH to not be just XI-2.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 05/11/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Much of XI was fucking awesome.


    Or did you just have a hard time getting past Omega and sea access, therefore getting so frustrated that you quit?

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    Comment by Satonaka
    12:01 05/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just recently activated my account 2-3 months ago in early September.

    Roughly one month ago: I got an empyrean weapon (that's an endgame weapon for those unaware of the game lingo XD, and yes, before they did used to be weapons that took a while to get... but in the new FF, anyone with a good group, friendly/cool people to group with and a solid strategy to get said weapon(s), then you're set.

    As for you up there, mr. "XI sucked ass" you are probably the one that sucks ass.

    You're probably one of those players that cares shit about the story an goes during what appears to be an attempt an an emotional cutscene during a game, "Uhh, this is nice and all, but gimme my item already. I gotta go own some shit now."

    Or maybe you're one of those people that cant accept the fact that casual players also coexist within the same server you play on... so YES you are gonna have to deal with "people wihout all da leet geerz" to group up with from time to time, especially during random pick-up groups when your core group, that is if a person with your personality can even find a core group, is afk or offline at the time.

    Yes, just those two sentences are enough to determin the type of player you are sometimes; the kind that is too focused on becoming the frog king of his pond but who really knows shit about the ocean. It's people like YOU who make the game a pain in the ass to play when the group of 18 for a huge event sadly has to saddle themselves with a player like you. Please scratch off 14-2 from your list, we had plenty of you and your "endgame is for 1337 onry mentality" in XI, we don't need your kind in 14-2.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 05/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reason / Fanboy

    Choose one...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:24 05/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe you want to read what the guy wrote. He said "much of" it sucked ass. How are you going to dispute that the 1-2 years it took them to fill out a paid expansion with the story quests (WotG took longer) is acceptable?

    Or much of the endgame design which was not about challenge but whether you brought 30 people to bot claim something or not? How about defending the original pop item droprate from jailers in sea? Or Absolute Virtue which couldn't be beaten without exploits (all of which were patched out) until they finally increased the level cap and added new jobs? I can name a dozen more horrible design decisions from endgame alone.

    Yes, most/all of these were eventually fixed after months or years in their respective cases. That doesn't mean that there wasn't anything good in the game, but it wasn't all roses either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:53 04/11/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Ok..i'll admit it. Thats a pretty awesome way to end a server.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 04/11/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Wow if anything thats a way to shut down the servers to actually show the world dying well done

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    Comment by Canadane
    02:35 04/11/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The weather outside is pretty neat and the overworld music is creepy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Still better than "Dragon Ball Z Quest X"

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 05/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

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    Comment by MikuruX
    15:03 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A video of what it the music and such sounds like outside during the "End of Times" event in FFXIV:

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    Comment by warjoke
    11:52 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    back to guild wars 2. same pay2win system anyway, just less asshats.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:58 05/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow...there's clothing like 010_0.jpg in this game? Was not expecting it....

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    Comment by Nyaao~
    19:32 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I gave up on XIV long ago. Can't beat XI which was great and i still play from time to time. They should made a system to transfer over your player to the next world to XIV but noooooo it had to be a new world with new names and crap...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 05/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Very inspired way of ending an MMORPG.

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    Comment by King
    02:23 02/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dont understand why they cant bring in hironobu sakaguchi back to work on the final fantasy series again, all the ones after him isnt really that good.

    Morever, hes gone off and created the last story, which looks a heck lot more like final fantasy that what squareenix is churning out these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 06/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    monsters destroy everything before shutting down the servers? nice. a good fan service to those who stuck around

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope they make the battle more fast paced

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somehow, that reminds me of the "End of Beta" Event during the WoW Classic Beta back in 2004. Basically, every extremely strong enemies and/or world bosses spawned and killed everyone. xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That taru dragoon in the first SS is me XD I'm famous woohoo!! :)

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    Comment by kintama00
    02:00 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    wish I had PS3 =/

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:30 07/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Get a PC for mmos.

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    Comment by Artist Rising
    02:20 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    1. Ebay?

    2. PS3 - For Parts or Not Working?

    3. Fix it up!

    4. ????

    5. Profit!!!

    P.S. The sum of its parts should not be greater than the whole.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it'll cost more, after a year, when you try to repair it again

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    Comment by Artist Rising
    07:06 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    80% of the problem is usually overheating. Keep it under EXTRA COOL CONDITIONS like I did and problem solved!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Mayans were right?

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    Comment by Anyien
    02:23 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone else was wrong.

    The Mayan´s never said that the end would mean that the world would go under, it would just change it´s path.

    the leaders of the current Mayan´s have also said that it only mean the end of their current calendar, notihng more.

    It´s the western media and the doomsday groups that have said that the world would go under at that date.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    so true although so many people believe it's hard not to try to be overly dramatic and say "what's the point? were all going to die in 2012 anyway". what I love about every "doomsday" is that many people tend to freak out and do stupid things, now for me this is an opportunity because it means that when "doomsday" gets closer and closer I can ask them for their stuff, and they'll more than gladly give it away without a second thought. so I'm glad that the media and nut jobs keep coming up with "Doomsday" because I get a bunch of free stuff. but what I love the most is when "Doomsday" doesn't happen and they come asking for their stuff back.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Humanity deserves to actually die, if the doomsday turns out to be true that would be amazing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and yet the population is still increasing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You already got your wish. Everyday, somewhere, someone dies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's the "good end" of a post-ff10 final fantasy game

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Experienced the same events for a Ragnarok server shutdown almost a decade ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure not the same since they made sequences of well, the world dieing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    this event actually makes me wish i played this bad game in first place. good job.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats the game people were buying 6,000 dollar computers (snicker) to play during its beta right? The voice actress that lickes here kitty and all stories?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:46 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The endoser, IIRC, is Rie Tanaka while the kitty licker is Shoko-tan

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    youtube video please

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 04/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    3+years of crap because of idiots who had buyers remorse...we could of had the original game improved w/ an expansion by now, but noooo, we just had to have FFXIV:WoW edition...

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