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Posted: Mar 20th 2011 1:13PM AceUnbound said

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Well, there wasn't so much of a demand saying "Turn off your lights" but if you check out the forums or POL's twitter feed, they explain that the light company in the region asked for everyone to conserve as much energy as they could. So Square took a day to figure out if they should do it or not and the following day, servers were down which they explained with a well thought out statement. I really don't mind them being down, but now that they've been down for a while it made me realize how boring and annoying real life has become.

It's not that I'm some loser that can't do without my favorite video game. But the blandness of work -- school -- work -- school -- during the week is getting to me. I used to take an escape into Vanadiel to unwind and relax since I'm not able to see my RL friends everyday. I guess I've made some pretty awesome friends in FFXI. Relating to the topic, I bet the people in Japan would benefit from FFXI since it would help them escape their reality atm. I feel like perhaps, that's what video games in all forms have evolved into. Sitting down for 2hrs playing a game, even one as difficult as NInja Gaiden, gives us a moment where our brains go on vacation and we don't have to worry as much anymore.

Sorry to get all philosophical, I hope Japan gets back on its feet and the servers go up again soon. What I'm not looking forward to are the insensitive jokes that will be spewing out in Port Jeuno when everyone gets back online.....

Posted: Mar 21st 2011 2:39AM Transientmind said

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I've been a vocal critic of the game since betam, but I don't think it's inappropriate for even the 'hatas' to be expressing their sympathy and concern.

Mostly just to impart this.

For those who do still interact with Square, it might be worth bearing in mind: Just because these folks go back to work doesn't mean they're unaffected. In times of crisis and personal suffering, work is often a temporary refuge to cling to routine and distraction. I've done this myself, whilst in mourning. And there's been a lot of lives lost.

Even if you're logging a bug report or GM ticket, go easy. No matter what fails right now, just remember that whatever shiny toy isn't working for you, you'll be dealing with someone who may well have lost friends and family. Puts things in perspective.

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