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‘Don’t play too much Final Fantasy XIV,’ warns Square Enix

MMOs sure can be addicting. But Square Enix has gone out of its way to remind Final Fantasy XIV Online players to not forget about life outside of Eorzea. Every time you log into the game, a warning message pops up, reminding players to not forget about their family, friends, school, and work.


Above: Square Enix showing you that they care (in a kind of creepy, overbearing way) Image from PC Gamer

Sep 28, 2010


 

29 comments

  • janderkin - November 21, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    Yeah Square, you care about as much as Phillip Morris cares about lung cancer.
  • Dondada - September 30, 2010 6:47 a.m.

    Dont worry SE with the botched PS3 release I wont have the chance to neglect any of these.
  • ChrisCultista - September 29, 2010 2:45 p.m.

    Big Brother here, reminding you not to take too much meth. While extremely addictive and fun to use it can kill you.
  • AnonymouZ - September 29, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    as others mentioned, ff11 had this... so lul tyler. shoulda brought that up too. It is kinda creepy, but at least they try to remind those losers like me that there's something ELSE besides leveling up. (lulul, who are they kidding, there's NOTHING ELSE!!!)
  • Caio - September 29, 2010 12:09 p.m.

    Huh. That's kinda creepy, I don't like Squenix getting up in my business like that. WILL THEY STOP AT NOTHING?
  • Karenthian - September 29, 2010 10:17 a.m.

    In all honesty that's a bit egotistical... Sure MMO's can be addictive, but what makes FFX XIV so special? Now minecraft is addictive, but this? Meh -.-
  • tuomotaivainen - September 29, 2010 4:59 a.m.

    @Brutalicus I couldn't even play on the Beta cause they were forcing me to install the game on my main 64GB Solid State Hard Drive.... Which only has 2 main things installed... Windows 7, and WoW....
  • pr0tostar - September 29, 2010 2:54 a.m.

    I'll say it, I'll say it... Slow day a the office? Not hatin, just sayin.
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - September 29, 2010 2:34 a.m.

    every game should have that warning
  • TheCakeIsaPie - September 29, 2010 2:18 a.m.

    Oh yeah? I'll show them! I'll neglect all four of those things! What? My recaptcha has a diacritic mark over one of the vowels?
  • bassfu - September 29, 2010 1:55 a.m.

    Meh, WoW and Maplestory have been showing these messages for years.
  • Tacobob - September 29, 2010 1:54 a.m.

    TALK and ADVENTURE with other players!? In an electric video gaming world! What is this, the YEAR 2000? WOW!I LOVE living in the FUTURE!
  • AwesomeA1010 - September 29, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    XI had this, it's not a big deal
  • EaterOfPies - September 29, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    Well at the very least you can say that Square Enix has standards unlike other money-grubbing companies.
  • Robx - September 29, 2010 1:35 a.m.

    Lemme get this straight, you buy the game, then you pay more to keep playing it, yet you are not allowed to play it how you wish?
  • n00b - September 29, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    this entire game was made in china, IN CHINA I TELL YOU!!! for one Chinese games require a fatigue system which ff14 has. second they wanted to change the japanese names of common things into chinese kanji, changing chocobo into horsebird. ppl got mad so squareenix changed it back while making a lot of simple mistakes that any japanese person would have known. Plus the special edition cup was made in china and it has a warning about putting stuff like juice, soda, coffee or anything drinkable besides water. so in short this game was made in china. of course this is just the rambling of 2ch but seems more plausable than any explanation that squareenix had to offer
  • revrock - September 29, 2010 1 a.m.

    @ Tenfy Yup, I remember that warning from FF11 too. So you could add to your warning "BTW, we are too lazy to write a new warning so we'll just replace Vanadiel with Eorzea"
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 29, 2010 1 a.m.

    Still waiting for a PS3 version.
  • Brutalicus - September 29, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    Yep Tyler, that's pretty much most of the reason I only played beta for a couple weeks and decided against buying the game. It's a shame, it's a very fun game if you don't factor in the ridiculously slow interface.
  • kyle94 - September 29, 2010 12:43 a.m.

    Wow, you get to TALK and ADVENTURE with other players!?! THAT IS SO UNIQUE! ...wait...no...

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