“A rising tide raises all ships,” or so the axiom goes, which is appropriate when one considers how healthy competition is between bigger MMORPGs. And while it’s made very clear that there’s no animosity-filled feud between Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft (and people should stop beating tribal war drums over it), it’s very obvious at this point that Square-Enix’s popular MMORPG has gotten Blizzard’s notice on a competitive product level.
A Twitch streamer by the name of Jedith shared part of a player survey sent by Blizzard that asks, among other questions, how likely respondents are going to be playing FFXIV’s upcoming Endwalker expansion. The question is part of an emailed survey that seeks to “understand players better.”
While Jedith initially stated that the survey question suggests Blizzard is “clearly shaking in [its] boots” — a statement he defends as recognizing that Blizzard feels a palpable threat of competition — he later goes on to share a more nuanced reaction, writing, “It’s important to keep in mind, being ignorantly devout to either side isn’t productive. Blizzard sent out this survey to learn about its customers and make better decisions. Competition is a good thing – for both WoW and FF.”
Blizzard sent out surveys today and are clearly shaking in their boots pic.twitter.com/Pme1F6YzWi
— Jedith 🗯 (@Jedithtv) June 18, 2021