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#1 Dec 07 2019 at 9:30 AM Rating: Good
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Granted it is a while since I visited these forums but I'm surprised they just seem to be collecting dust now.

Did something happen to XIV that caused everyone to leave en masse or did everyone just eventually grow apart from the game?
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#2 Dec 27 2019 at 10:09 AM Rating: Good
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I think it's a combination of FFXIV content on this site drying up and there being no direct links to the forums from any obvious avenue a new user would take. This has been stagnating for years.

To answer your question though, nothing happened to FFXIV. FFXIV is great. Shadowbringers won a bunch of awards and is quite possibly the best Final Fantasy game to be released in like ten years. Other FFXIV forums are quite active. Just not this one.

Edited, Dec 27th 2019 10:11am by Callinon
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#3 Dec 30 2019 at 10:04 PM Rating: Good
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XIV always had the benefit of being relatively playable without needing outside sources. However, unlike XI, SE was wise enough to start XIV with its own official forums from the start. As a result, you can figure they snag most traffic by default, where the earlier days here more often like a few hardcore players trying to crap on casuals with how they felt the game should be. Fortunately it never really panned out that way and I imagine after a point they got bored flexing.

Site management has been an issue of its own, between migrations and nukes of entire sections, part of me is surprised this place hasn't really plunged into the ether completely unless WoW or Everquest are still somehow big.
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#4 Jan 05 2020 at 10:42 PM Rating: Excellent
Still lurking! Just not posting.

Also still playing FFXIV. Don't play too often anymore -- been working a ton, and I've got some big things happening in my personal life -- but still log in and putter around a couple times per week. It's the perfect kind of game for that.
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#5 Jan 29 2020 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
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Still playing. Most of my outside game community interaction is on official forums, the ffxiv subreddit, Twitter and various Discord groups.

I do miss the discussion here and still check once and awhile.
#6 Feb 06 2020 at 7:18 PM Rating: Good
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Huh. surprised these forums are still even "alive" (server-wise).

I can't say I've ever heard anybody talk about anything having to do with ZAM at all, for any game really. Is it really that big, that many people? Usually if someone needs to look something up in WoW, it's always Wowhead (does ZAM own that too, I forget, I thought it was just thottbot that nobody seems to use anymore?).

As for XIV, still playing! Probably will still be playing now that I quit WoW (since it's the only WoW-type game I play and have any plans of playing) over their bottom-of-the-barrel storytelling, if you wanna call it storytelling.

You can tell that most of the good talent left the company (or was laid off during the mass layoffs awhile ago) as the story seems like it came from fanboi interns.
#7 Feb 07 2020 at 9:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lyrailis wrote:

I can't say I've ever heard anybody talk about anything having to do with ZAM at all, for any game really. Is it really that big, that many people? Usually if someone needs to look something up in WoW, it's always Wowhead (does ZAM own that too, I forget, I thought it was just thottbot that nobody seems to use anymore?).


You can tell that most of the good talent left the company (or was laid off during the mass layoffs awhile ago) as the story seems like it came from fanboi interns.


EQ still has its large following of people, the forums and the rest of sites was set to be left to die after the new owner (editior in chief) came in and basically created a new main page for gaming journalism similar to kotaku, before it eventually was sold off to Fanbyte. There was enough volunteers and a dev for the EQ site to keep the site and forums running for the EQ players that wanted it. The nukes and removals of entire sections were to due space and server issues (causing the site to lag and error out), unable to allocate new resources for the site.
#8 Mar 08 2020 at 4:43 PM Rating: Excellent
Nothing beat the good old days of ZAM. This site was far more popular during FFXI's heyday.

Edited, Mar 8th 2020 2:44pm by Thayos
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