Final Fantasy XIV won’t be going F2P any time soon

    
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Would you love to play Final Fantasy XIV if only it didn’t cost per month? According to a new interview with producer Naoki Yoshida, you’ll be waiting a while. “If WoW ever goes completely free-to-play, maybe we’ll consider it,” Yoshida jokingly told PlayStationLifestyle.net via a translator.

He was asked whether or not Elder Scrolls Online’s upcoming buy-to-play conversion has any bearing on FFXIV’s subscription model. “No, we do not feel that we are being influenced by that kind of model shift,” he said. “Especially with an MMORPG, it is a kind of a game as a service, where we are kind of almost in the service industry.”

Yoshida also mentions data that “shows over 80 percent of our players are satisfied with the subscription model and they feel very assured that it is constant.”

[Source: PlayStationLifestyle.net; thanks Scott!]
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Theoddentity
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Full Original comment i posted last time.
Please read all that i want to explain for the public.
Did anyone read fine print and piece that this could be considered as some form of extortion the form I believe is, Formal Exaction, a action of demanding and obtaining something from someone, especially a payment.
EX:a sum of money demanded for a payment or service.
FFXIV:Heavensward charges $15 for a one month subscription fee, note subscription fees are are considered service fees and counting the days your not logged into the game is considerably Square Enix demanding money from the player’s of heavensward.
Yes I know W.o.W charges $15 monthly fees as well however they use the money to try and improve their game a bit.
All subscription fees are subject to change in accordance with the FFXIV User Agreement.
Another fine print possibly not taken into thought is this, If you wish to continue playing after this period, you must subscribe to the game.
Sounds almost demanding.
Also their isn’t that many people who can pay the monthly fee to play because their in the lower economy (or have only enough money to buy their food, drinks, water, and pay their bills.) I am one of the many who is between this economic class and the other sort of a middle ground.
All I ask is you just open your mind to this and Square Enix if you read this I would like to say if you ever make it free online play give subscribers to the game perks like the mounts you give them or items like potions each potion as a hi-potion to a mega something that feels worth while. Make DLC Available on the PSN store for the PlayStation user’s and make DLC for the PC user’s, make the DLC give weapons, new mounts, more new bosses and possibly solo dungeons for those player’s who seeked the thrills of FFXIV Heavensward.
Before anyone says I’m nothing more than some biased person, I’m not really sticking to one side but I am wondering why I’m having to pay for something I already bought. I don’t base being an adult off of money I base it off someone’s maturity to the situation at hand how well you handle and evaluate something how you analysed everything before making a comment or out burst, for everyone must realize you can’t buy a honest soul or a life with money nor can you buy true emotions and trust with money.
But if you read this you choose what you want to do, don’t choose what I put here because it sounded good to you but if you wanted to take a long thought on this will you choose what you think is right or will you just follow what I typed up I care not what one thinks of me but it’s how you came to this analysis that matters.
Do remember though you choose for yourself no one chooses for you nor do you choose for them that is what made teams strong listening to the other’s opinion first and then telling your own that’s how most strategies are made surprisingly.
That’s all now you decide what’s right fare thee well adventurer’s

Theoddentity
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Original comment was deleted when I put the new one no pre-emptive counter arguments before reading.
you wish to continue playing after this period, you must subscribe to the game. This is the print for the online bundle pack on the last bit.
Square Enix I also do not truly care for credit on the ideas.
Also solo dungeons you can lure one enemy away from a group, potions usually go in 5 for subscribers to the game, DLC can give armour, weapons, items, ect. these are just small things of what could be put into the game.
Now read then review after.
Heavensward has a subscription fee to play the game for a month (30 days) for $15 now I’m in a simple middle ground money wise however there are some people in the world who can’t pay the subscription fee because they may not have a high paying job.
Subscription fees are a form of service fees, service fees fall into Formal Exaction, which is a form of Extortion, counting down days that player’s are not logged on Heavensward is almost demanding player’s to pay money for a game they bought to play I would pay a subscription fee if it actually gave a small perk to the player’s who subscribed to the game.
Square Enix you can keep the subscription in the game but make it a free online game not a pay to play.
Before anyone says I’m not a adult because I find $15 to much to pay monthly, then you argument is invalid money isn’t everything, money can buy many things yes but it can’t buy a honest soul or true emotions and people who you can actually trust, and money doesn’t mean your a adult it just means you have money, a adult is based off of how mature you are.
My question to you; will you do the things you know is rightright or succumb to a hollowed life style?
(meaning you cherish money more than anything.)
Now I hate being that guy who throws out things I pieced together with some time and reading fine print however, if no one does it then who will inform the public?
I believe the survey turned their nose from those who weren’t as satisfied with the subscription fee as other player’s.
Yes I do know W.o.W charges $15 monthly but, their trying to improve their game a bit to make it interesting.l for players once more.
Now I will inform you I’m not paid in any way to post this I perfer to be honest then to be a biased person, I will read replys as soon as I can.
Square Enix and anyone who reads this you have a free choice, you decide if you want to have a open mind to this or not your choice.
I don’t choose a side I hold my ground on my opinion. Most teams were formed by honesty and the same goals in mind giving a opinion on a strategy can help more then you realize.
But remember this you choose what you want to do, not what I put on here just because it sounded good to you.
Exaction ex: a sum of money demanded for a payment or service.
All subscription fees are subject to change in accordance with the FFXIV User Agreement.
This implies that at any time the subscription fees can go higher or lower.

Theoddentity
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you wish to continue playing after this period, you must subscribe to the game. This is the print for the online bundle pack on the last bit.
Square Enix I also do not truly care for credit on the ideas.
Also solo dungeons you can lure one enemy away from a group, potions usually go in 5 for subscribers to the game, DLC can give armour, weapons, items, ect. these are just small things of what could be put into the game.
Please read my previous comment to understand this one, and no pre-emptive counter arguments before reading always ends bad to be presumption instead of actually reading.

Theoddentity
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Theoddentity

Please read all that i want to explain for the public.
Did anyone read fine print and piece that this could be considered as some form of extortion the form I believe is, Formal Exaction, a action of demanding and obtaining something from someone, especially a payment.
EX:a sum of money demanded for a payment or service.
FFXIV:Heavensward charges $15 for a one month subscription fee, note subscription fees are are considered service fees and counting the days your not logged into the game is considerably Square Enix demanding money from the player’s of heavensward.
Yes I know W.o.W charges $15 monthly fees as well however they use the money to try and improve their game a bit.
All subscription fees are subject to change in accordance with the FFXIV User Agreement.
Another fine print possibly not taken into thought is this, If you wish to continue playing after this period, you must subscribe to the game.
Sounds almost demanding.
Also their isn’t that many people who can pay the monthly fee to play because their in the lower economy (or have only enough money to buy their food, drinks, water, and pay their bills.) I am one of the many who is between this economic class and the other sort of a middle ground.
All I ask is you just open your mind to this and Square Enix if you read this I would like to say if you ever make it free online play give subscribers to the game perks like the mounts you give them or items like potions each potion as a hi-potion to a mega something that feels worth while. Make DLC Available on the PSN store for the PlayStation user’s and make DLC for the PC user’s, make the DLC give weapons, new mounts, more new bosses and possibly solo dungeons for those player’s who seeked the thrills of FFXIV Heavensward.
Before anyone says I’m nothing more than some biased person, I’m not really sticking to one side but I am wondering why I’m having to pay for something I already bought. I don’t base being an adult off of money I base it off someone’s maturity to the situation at hand how well you handle and evaluate something how you analysed everything before making a comment or out burst, for everyone must realize you can’t buy a honest soul or a life with money nor can you buy true emotions and trust with money.
But if you read this you choose what you want to do, don’t choose what I put here because it sounded good to you but if you wanted to take a long thought on this will you choose what you think is right or will you just follow what I typed up I care not what one thinks of me but it’s how you came to this analysis that matters.
Do remember though you choose for yourself no one chooses for you nor do you choose for them that is what made teams strong listening to the other’s opinion first and then telling your own that’s how most strategies are made surprisingly.
That’s all now you decide what’s right fare thee well adventurer’s.

Malorey
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Malorey

For the sake of the community, I hope FFXIV will always have a sub!

lordhershel
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lordhershel

I’d be totally okay with buying a sub every month if it was possible to buy one off the Playstation store (I play on PS4). As it is, the only way I, personally, am capable of continuing to play this game past the trial period, is by getting a credit card – and that makes me very, very against keeping the game.
Squeenix needs to add in more ways to pay before I can even BEGIN to consider going full-tilt on this one.

mr_valentine22
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mr_valentine22

Or at least raise the trial account level cap to 30. Geez.

dylanh724
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dylanh724

Monthly? Maybe, but $60 AND monthly? Get lost.

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

SpookyDonkey24 eLdritchMD Greaterdivinity AdeptusEnginus That is a good point I didn’t think of that but even if all those people are still around for ARR they bought a game box at some point ^^

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eLdritchMD Greaterdivinity AdeptusEnginus Not sure if the number is significant or not, but those that bought the original FFXIV game got ARR free as well.