Second rate MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has been hastily catching up to World of Warcraft as it has now accumulated over 10 million registered accounts, which hardcore fanboys and critics may heatedly argue to be due to either an increase in quality for Final Fantasy XIV or a decrease in quality for World of Warcraft…

Many are naturally surprised by this astonishing accomplishment considering how much of a disaster the game’s initial launch was, but Square Enix have refused to give up on it since then and have managed to nurture their prized possession into a game that hordes of players have now become addicted to in true MMORPG fashion – with many even having hopes that the game will eventually surpass the powerhouse that is World of Warcraft.

The 10 million unfortunately also includes a gargantuan number of trial accounts, most of which have likely been played on for an hour or two before never being logged into again, though the same could likely be said of any online title with such free versions on offer – how many paying subscribers there are is another matter.

Square Enix has credited the game’s success to their relentlessness in providing updates and content – as well as the game’s latest expansion “Stormblood”, of course.

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    Comment by Hell_Restaurant
    01:03 09/08/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    How is it close to WoW?

    WoW peaked at 12 million ACTIVE PAYED SUBSCRIBERS
    WoW hit 100 million accounts created back in 2014

    FFXIV doesn't disclose the number of active players
    FFXIV just hit 10 million accounts, one tenth of WoW's number in 2014.

    WoW had more active users at one point than FFXIV had accounts total.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, FFXIV is nowhere near as popular as RO or WoW

    I do enjoy playing FFXIV and seen alot of new people around.
    Also the newest expansion was great.
    I have to say SQENIX is doing good job.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah and RO hit those numbers years before WoW.
    Peak RO was something along of 16 million active players counted among official servers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:48 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    RO was also a shitty F2P gook grindfest, retardo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    09:48 and still, WOW will never be even close to RO's level of awesomeness. that's why you being so mad, right? :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is that relevant?

    We're talking numbers of players.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Square my's all YoshiP. Game wouldn't be what it currently is without him and that includes a sucess

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here comes the great Asian hype

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 10/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Second rate MMORPG"

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "registered account"
    Meaning people who made an account...
    This is not Active Subscriber, like what WoW disclose. So there's a big difference between the two still.
    Especially considering ANYBODY can make an account, for free.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    funny considering i got stormblood and resubbed last week only to resub to WoW before even hitting level 70
    had to force myself through all of HW, combat is just so fucking bad and everything revolves around cutscenes
    also all the content locked behind the fucking MSQ

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm guessing you're one of those who couldn't get a decent rotation out and is blaming the game for it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's too bad. i guess ffxiv is not for you then.
    my question is why even buy stromblood if hw was pain already?
    to me that seems like a waste of money and time.

    stabbing your leg repeatedly hoping the next stab won't hurt as much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 10/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh, you're kind of forced into buying both expansions now. You can't buy them separate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Combat in FFXIV is honestly pretty bad at lower levels for many jobs (and SB made that worse). It does get a lot better at 70, but I cannot really blame people for not bothering to get there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So it has as many accounts as WoW had active players at its peak. That's... something? Taking into account gold farmers, spam bots and trial accounts I guess it'll actually reach that level in another two or three years. C'mon FF14! You can do better than a 13 year old game any day now!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah mate, 10mill...
    but 90% are bots and gold farmers gg

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    Comment by Ikaru
    06:52 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gotta love the bias of Sankaku. Communities are what make or break these games, including the developers. Squeenix has shown decent attention span to its player-base. WoW just keeps making their game worse each update. To say nothing of their players' toxicity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to mention, wow's graphics are still on the 90th level, making it obvious, who is second rate here :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hint: its the game with the garbage combat engine, pvp and invisible walls+loading screens every 10 steps

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:12 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Loading screens every 10 steps? You better upgrade your pc dude. We are not using 486 anymore in this era.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:16 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sankaku's pretty salty. Probably couldn't even understand a 1-2-3 rotation or something.

    Comment by Anonymous

    These games show the sad state of "single player massive multiplayer games".

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 09/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That is not a sad state at all. Beeng able to enjoy the game without depending on others while still getting to play with others when you want is great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 10/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Please disband your party to accept this main quest", If I wanted to play alone, I would just buy single player RPG instead. If I want to have shitty instanced experience, I would play lobby game instead like PSO.

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