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Posted: Mar 16th 2011 9:11PM Locus said

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Mr Lebfewhatever, I know you love to post title pictures only tangentially related to the actual topic you're covering, but have you ever considered being considerate enough not to post spoiler-related plot screenshots?

Posted: Mar 16th 2011 9:17PM Syesta said

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@Locus
Poor, poor Nielfresne :(
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Posted: Mar 16th 2011 10:14PM Khalus said

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Meh, they've said at least a half dozen times now, "we'll be revealing the companies here soon" yet still nothing.

I tire of waiting for XIV to get better, and would rather see it not come back online. Shut it down for good, scrap it entirely, then a year or so later from now, release FFXI-2 with the Crystal Tools engine. A remake of XI, but without the hindrance of the PS2 holding it back from getting proper graphical updates and expansions with new continents of zones.

Posted: Mar 16th 2011 11:50PM Suhaira said

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@Khalus
They have rolling power outages in tokyo.. how do you expect them to work on the game? Releasing information on the game is the least of their worries. Locating missing family and friends is more important quite frankly.
Oh yea and a possible nuclear meltdown could impact the schedule too a little bit..
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 12:08AM Khalus said

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@Suhaira

Uhh yeah, I know whats going on, I have friends over there I talk with daily and I'm supporting them every way I can. Doesn't mean I can't comment on past info that just happens to be mentioned in this topic too.

SE and Tokyo were minimally effected and life must go on where it still can, regardless of the dire situation. The article even mentions they're still going to work, those that can. The power is only out for about 6-8hrs a day, mostly at night leaving plenty of time to work a full day.
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 2:40AM wfseg said

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@Khalus

Doesn't mean the employees at SE & Tokyo don't have relatives that weren't affected by it. How do you expect them to work when they don't even know if their love ones are alive or not? What if your mom was buried under all that rubble and your boss tells you to work on the game, can you do it?
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 2:53AM (Unverified) said

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Perhaps they should move the servers and devs to the new studio:
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6304405.html?tag=latestheadlines%3Btitle%3B5
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 3:34AM Addfwyn said

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@Khalus Yes, Tokyo was minimally affected, but everyone here in Tokyo is being encouraged to help save power, to minimize power outages and help save power for areas that need it.

Running video game servers is not essential, and there is a fairly significant amount of power involved. Shutting down servers for a VIDEO GAME when people in other areas dont have the power to even heat their house (and it is extremely cold these past couple days) seems like only the most basic gesture of human decency.
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 8:56AM krisbo9000 said

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I see no need to talk about VIDEO GAMES pejoratively in the face of tragedy. But this post did make me cringe - I'll take it for granted the next time Japan is hit by their biggest earthquake ever, followed by a nuclear crisis that punctual FFXI and FFXIV patches will take a back seat to, oh I don't know, looking for the corpses of your dead family?
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 2:09PM Abriael said

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LOL. Given the situation (electricity outtages, aftershocks, workers having trouble getting to work), it's actually surprising that there'll be only a couple weeks of delay.

It's rather disgusting to see how nonsensical haters are using this to try and further their bashing agenda.

By the way @Eliot. The news isn't that the patches will be delayed, as much as the fact that the development team are still hard at work on the games despite the situation.
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 4:43PM BoundingDeer said

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@Suhaira
It's pretty disgusting to me that people would care more about the state of final fantasy while thousands of people are experiencing their final reality where it's being managed.
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Posted: Mar 17th 2011 12:38PM Magnux said

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/sigh always have people complaining about something or another. Comments like that are not needed right now, please keep it to yourself, all you do is have others down vote you and call you a troll. If you feel so strongly against the game then don't play it, go play RIFT (WoW 0.5) everyone is raving about it, or DCUO or something.

I just appreciate instead of telling us they will get back to us due to the situation they actually put some info out there and still show they care about the customers (yes we pay them, well not for XIV) and that they want to retain said customers.

Hope that the staff that has family out in the affected area's are ok and that they are being helped.

Posted: Mar 17th 2011 7:22PM (Unverified) said

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We could only hope that this tragedy would affect the gaming world in a positive way, reminding the gamers that there are people running those games we like (and dislike). Sometimes we forget how Japan is tied to our gaming culture, and that losing anything there will put a needle across our hearts.

May the wisdom of Men survive what they can't deter, and rebuild what their might built.

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