Wednesday, November 01, 2006

[GM]Dave Marathon - Vol. 2

Apparently, SE felt that people just weren't addicted enough.

You always hear stories about people falling over dead while playing Everquest or Wow. That never really happened with FFXI.

Maybe it's the warning that comes up before you start to play.

Maybe it's because our players are smart enough to remember to breathe.

Still, as bad as people dying is, it really says something about your game.

Dev1>> How's your game coming along?
Dev2>> We had three people die yesterday.
Dev2>> They just forgot how to live.
Dev1>> Damn.
Dev1>> That's a good game.

The only game this rule would not apply for is Duke Nukem Forever. And that's because people are dying of old age.


Still, the FF series never really went through that.

Obviously, something had to be done.

On a related note, FFXII hit stores yesterday.


At 6:45 AM, Blogger Franck Knight said...

First post in a GM Dave Blog? Wee.

Death count of FFXI is low, but only because its one of the few games giving you enough time to do something else while you're waiting for party for a few hours :P

Too bad one of those things isn't learning out to play the game, or english.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Argentos of Windurst said...

I almost called in to work sick, but... I caved. I can't start skipping out on work to play FFXII, or I'll never be able to afford the finer things in life, like... food... and water...

At 9:09 AM, Blogger IceFire2050 said...

Final Fantasy XI doesn't kill it's players because SE needs them alive to buy sequels.

I mean... if they start killing all the FFXI players then who else in their right mind is going to actually pay that ammount of money for a PS3?

Smooth move SE. Bait us with a dozen RPGs then make an mmorpg to keep us busy for a few years while you finish the master plan. Then... just when you think it's safe, release another rpg just to chum the water again before moving in for the kill.

Release the FFXIII on a system worth more then your soul.

Sony and SE are working together so they can kill us slow enough to drain every penny we own

At 10:28 AM, Blogger WHM of Death said...

More Marathon [GM]Dave....i can't get enough of you

A woman does not live on XP alone

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Adventure Dood said...

well, FFXII does have a very simmilar battle system...
except the action is faster...
and there're no wait times for parties...
And you can manage an entire party in XII better than you can manage a single pet job in XI...

[GM]Dave! Tell the developers to make everything hella faster, hella easier and hella better looking! You have five minutes. GO!

At 1:59 PM, Blogger token black guy said...

damn even I was going to take a day or 2 off of work to play FF12 but the same thing occured to me. work=money money=life. FF=life. money=life FF=life GF=slowing down process of life. money=FF=life=GF= AUUGHHHHHHH!!!!

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Risky Safety said...

"[GM]Dave! Tell the developers to make everything hella faster, hella easier and hella better looking! You have five minutes. GO! "


At 8:25 AM, Blogger Remus said...

Duke Nukem Forever... still waiting on that one! ;)


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