On Final Fantasy XIV the sky is falling. Quite literally. The smaller moon Dalamud is plunging towards Eorzea at an alarming rate and apparently Bruce Willis is too busy to fly up with a team of rugged drillers and save the day.
Luckily this is also one of those rare times in which the end of the world has the potential to be a very good thing, paving the way to the release of the revamped Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, featuring a completely rebuilt world, UI, battle system and a lot of new features, in addition to a brand new PS3 version.
That said, the game has evolved and improved a lot during the past couple of years, and players that left the shores of Eorzea long ago may want to check out the old before experiencing the new, and to unlock those achievements that won’t be available anymore with A Realm Reborn.
Those players need to hurry, as tonight at 11.59 Pacific Time is the deadline to reactivate any account (or to create new ones) before Dalamud inevitably crashes into our faces. After the deadline no further billing operation will be carried out, and dead accounts will remain so until the re-release of the game.
From tomorrow on players will have a month and a few days to enjoy Eorzea as it is. On November the 1st time will stop, with the last database save. All previous character progression will be carried over to A Realm Reborn, while everything happening afterwards will be lost due to the impact on November the 11th when the servers will be closed and a new Letter from the Producer Live with Naoki Yoshida will be broadcast.
Personally, I’ve been back in the game for a while, enjoying the new features and the possibility to get more progression that will be carried over to A Realm Reborn. Moreover, who in his right mind would miss the chance to have a Meteor Party? Witnessing the end of a world isn’t something that happens often, even in MMORPGs.
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