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#4045406 Mar 08, 2011 at 05:22 AM · Edited over 6 years ago
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Admin edit: Link is a possible virus, deleted for safety sake.

Got this post from a webbie. Thought that i share it with all of you =P
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#4045606 Mar 08, 2011 at 06:29 AM
Feeding Frenzy
232 Posts
Well... I don't want to play it at all. So I'd say it IS that bad.
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#4046483 Mar 08, 2011 at 10:06 AM
Feeding Frenzy
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DO NOT CLICK ON LOR'S LINK!!!!!!! IT SPAMS VIRUS AND WORM HACKS ON YOUR PC!!!!!!!!

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#4049775 Mar 08, 2011 at 09:08 PM
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hmm, I didn't get any viruses or anything from it, but I also run 3 types of spyware and have NoScript and AdBlocker+ activated so perhaps that filtered it out. I removed the link just to be safe.



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#4050144 Mar 08, 2011 at 11:24 PM
Feeding Frenzy
157 Posts
I have very good anti-virus which caught everything as soon as it attacked my PC ( I know I should be running noscript but I haven't put it on this PC yet) but I got no less than 4 different attacks as soon as I clicked on that link.

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#4050315 Mar 09, 2011 at 12:25 AM
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Yowza, that's no good. I do like NoScript though, works wonders for online viruses.



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#4051425 Mar 09, 2011 at 06:35 AM
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Sorry about that =/ didn't caught any on mine so i posted it. I'll CNP on the details.
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#4051437 Mar 09, 2011 at 06:37 AM
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Final Fantasy XIV still clings to life, although – with its meagre player populations now a mere third or less of its peak – for how much longer is a matter of some quite unfriendly speculation.

Square Enix eventually responded to the humiliating PR disaster of its server population collapse by ceasing to make server populations public, however this did not stop the remaining players from conducting their own unofficial population estimates.

The main method used appears to be using specially designed tools to count the number of player characters showing any change each day, using the public player database.

This has given rise to fairly complete estimates for server populations in lieu of the official ones.

The most recent comprehensive piece of research is the following chart for the last day of January – showing from left to right, the server, the server population as a percentage of Cornelia (the benchmark server), the estimated active daily players, and the estimated number of alt or mule characters (57% of the total):

This suggests an estimated active daily unique player population of only 17,776.

The total active character figure of 31,150 can safely be ignored as the last official unique player count was 22,000, back in November (the same day saw Cornelia counted at 4019 using the unofficial method) – with players reporting virtually deserted servers, it is safe to say the collapse reflected in the numbers is real.

More recent statistics only exist for Cornelia – although some simple calculations allow an estimate of the current population to be arrived at; for the last week of January the average was 2086, and for the most recent week of March the figure is 1850.

This 12% decrease suggests the total active population has decreased somewhat to 15,500 or so – a mere third of the peak numbers reported.

This week also saw the release of a patch which made enemies bigger – sadly for Square Enix it seems not to have had the same effect on player numbers.

With player numbers now less than those of a minor browser game, it seems unlikely even the combined effects of making the game F2P and releasing an upgraded PS3 version will do anything but delay the inevitable for a game whose only accolade is being proclaimed the most disappointing game of 2010.

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#4051438 Mar 09, 2011 at 06:37 AM
Feeding Frenzy
232 Posts
What really sucks is that I've already ponied up the cash for a month of this fucking game... and it's just sitting there... in it's fucking stupid Crysta form.
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#4051770 Mar 09, 2011 at 08:10 AM
Officer
270 Posts
Buy a chocobo dildo!!! i know i did!
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#4051941 Mar 09, 2011 at 08:54 AM
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But i baught a Mog Vib!!
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#4052265 Mar 09, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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Only time will tell. I'll give up on the game when SE gives up on it. Until then, I'll remain hopeful. I've killed a few NMs in the past week, and that has actually been fun. It might not stay fun, but maybe it will until dungeons are released.
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#4056039 Mar 10, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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Yikes sounds like everyone is slowly giving up on the game. Well my new PC is almost built another week I hope and I got game otw from amazon. Hopefully a few of you may be wandering around lol. If not maybe I can get some ranks and when game gets better and peeps return I will be able to help out.I'm not giving up hope I'm sure it will evolve to be a great MMO.
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