Final Fantasy XIV prepares for a 24-hour maintenance

    
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Off to the wild blue novel FATE grinding.
The first post-expansion patch for Final Fantasy XIV goes live on November 10th, but you’d better get in all of your gameplay before then. All game servers are going down for maintenance on November 9th at 4:00 a.m. EST, coming back online on November 10th. With the usual allowance for possible extended maintenance, naturally.

Why the 24-hour downtime? It’s unclear – that could mean new housing districts, extra information to be imported to the game’s databases, or just the nature of working with the post-expansion game. Whatever the case, you’ll need to finish up your pre-patch preparations before the end of Sunday. There are also some new screenshots and artwork for the patch just below to help tide you over.

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n3rdbomb3r
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n3rdbomb3r

“Why the 24-hour downtime? It’s unclear…”
sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who watches the live letter/reads the interviews :v

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Armsbend Nyres It made me feel better :)

Deftones Freak
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Deftones Freak

bakkahentai2600 And the FF XI collaberation event too.

Deftones Freak
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Deftones Freak

bakkahentai2600 Exactly. Fine by me. Fixes and a patch. I’m playing ESO right now till the 10th anyway. Orsinium is the bomb.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Skyewauker Nyres  I dont know – sure maybe.  Its always in the middle of the night for 3 hours and you can usually still log in at least with the games I play.

Ramellan
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Ramellan

*looks at the big debate below about compensation* O.O ……. Ummm, wow! Look at those pretty pictures! I wonder if I can get some as wallpapers for my iPhone. >.>

Nyres
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Nyres

kgptzac Skyewauker Armsbend Nyres I plan on doing other things on that day I just still think once you hit the 24 hour mark of downtime it falls under we should probably get the extra day thing.  Weekly matience doesn’t bother me and honestly I’ll live and it just kinda sucks its down for the day.

kgptzac
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Skyewauker Armsbend Nyres Actually the OP has the correct logic… more correct than the fanboy responses in this thread.  It’s a subscription game; 24 hours is pretty long; it would be a good gesture to extend the subs for all players for one day and SE doesn’t stand to lose much.  

Anyway, all subscription games should do this (and do this more generously).  It just blows my mind that MMO players takes the side of anti-consumer practices.

SenshiruK
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SenshiruK

Armsbend Skyewauker Nyres I think it is a stretch to imply Square doesn’t like there customers because they did’t compensate for a maintenance period.  

On the contrary, I believe they really do care about their customer base and if anything would send them direct feedback if this is something that really concerned me.  That said, I don’t know of any other MMO that compensate for a maintenance period, NOT that it would be a bad idea though I wouldn’t consider them “scummy” for what appears to be an industry norm and having minor impact to players.

Skyewauker
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Armsbend Skyewauker Nyres I guess I should ask for compensation every time blizzard does maintenance on Tuesdays right?