I personally am not a fan of pay to play mmos. The only mmo I've ever gotten into, was Guild Wars.
Which I still play today, it's free to play and it runs just fine.
Plus, I feel like SquareEnix has enough cash already to be asking users to pay for their service. I don't get why they'd even charge in the first place, when free mmos bring much bigger audiences.
I'll pass on this, even though I applied for the beta, I didn't get in it seems.
while yes free to play mmos can bring in bigger audeinces.That is also one of the reasons f2p mmos have a bad rep.Even if we only focus on the handful of f2p mmos that are worth playing(guild wars is not f2p it's buy to play and no it's not a matter of opinion).And yes many f2p mmos are garbage some because they are made pay to win(I'm looking at you Aeria Games and PWE for being the worst two publishers because of pay to win).Others bcause they are just poorly made games.But the few that are great mmos are plagued with sometimes very toxic communities.Granted every online game will have **bleep**holes in it's community.But f2p tend to have even more becuase even the jerks that are too cheap to pay or a game can play them.And the customer support staff for many f2p titles are terrible.
Working fine for me, updating right now. To bad its going to be sub based... I mean we already pay for +, and then on top 40 - 50 USD per game, why should we have to pay to play ... stupid really, considering the market right now.
except you don't need ps plus to play ff14.so that point is a invalid.And you get what you pay for.As someone that has played every f2p,b2p and p2p mmo that has ever been released.I can say most with a few exceptions of f2p mmos suck.
They have been experiencing multiple server problems:
But that's why theu do beta tests, right?