FACT: No one but the companies themselves know how many active players, active subs, MAU's or total numbers there are.Sure people are talking about FF14, they have been for years, but until Square Enix, Blizzard or Activision come out and say it, any talk on player numbers is speculation based on information we can find, not what is real.Not saying WoW is still in front, but we just don't know. What I know is that I tried FF, and as good as it is and amazing as it looks, it's just not the same. Each to their own and if you like FF more than good for you, it is after all what games are here for, to find enjoyment in.
who's surprised? They've continually drained their development speed by laying off hundreds of employees, a fair few of the original developers are gone, activision constantly on the push for money-fying the game, the constant lack of awareness towards player's opinions in the fears that it might make the game a bit too much easier making them stop playing sooner, when its quite the polar opposite. Yeah jeez, I wonder why...
However, it was a good start expansion but Blizz if no longer uptade this game, its will be die soon. Everyone is tired of this policy. Re-color items//mounts // same quest chains. I hope they realize soon
I play both and the activity I get from FF in the last year has been noticeably more engaging. It's too bad Blizz doesn't show their sub count since it dropped in WoD, but we all know why. It's a sad state, I wish it wasn't so.
Just an FYI for everyone, these claims are utterly baseless. For all we know Destiny 2 has the highest player count of any MMO, the data's just not public.
ff14 have way too much text. And I like reading through stuff in wow.
Bit late to the party Taliesin and Evitel heard this tune before........like every other streamer/youtube run and play FF, and come crawling back when 9.1 comes out, you won't be missed.
Pretty sure there was a reddit post on the wow sub that pretty much shot this "shot in the dark down". As most everyone has said, unless true numbers are released, we will not know whos on top or not.
On platforms like youtube, twitch, twitter FF has multiple times lower followage than WoW so my guess is that FF isn't even close to WoW when it comes to western playerbase. I don't know if there is a huge number of people playing it in Japan but if there is there is no reason not to count Chinese WoW population
That website has Wildstar - an MMO that has been closed down for about 3-4 years - as having 13k active subscriptions. That should tell you all you need to know about the validity of that website.It also has Classic and Retail split ... how? They're the same subscription.
first off, the entire number count isn't done by the actual numbers, it's given a close guess via social media and API stats, no one knows the exact numbers.FF14 just announced a new expack, and has a huge free trial going on.WoW is at the end of a teir, when numbers are typically their lowest.by the site's number guesses, it's 2.19M retail, 1.71 Classic. to FF14's 2.49M. meaning that wow is still vastly ahead if you're counting classic.It's like barely ahead by a silly guess and it had to be at wow's lowest point and ff14's highest point to try and make this a thing people actually talk about.
FF14 is more like a singlelayer game and I played it "wrong" just skipping everything and not enjoying the world at all when I 1st tried it.Now on my second play I am taking my time, talking to every single thing and sniffing every flower and just taking my time and it is just lovely
Played both of those MMO, and honestly, if they put M+ in FF, I'll never go back to WoW.Community, Immersive story (Which don't ask you to buy other games or books to follow everything that happens), Soundtrack, Boss-Fight... Those are really well done in FF. It only lacks a challenging day-to-day activity like M+.And the next expansion will be the conclusion of the 10 years story ! So hyped
This was a bit of a let down episode just a copy of all the other content creators have been pushing for weeks. This drought has really shown which creators to stick with and which to dump.