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Square asks for your help with Final Fantasy XIV

Email sent to subscribers poles for suggestions, promises "new direction"

Square Enix has sent Final Fantasy XIV PC players an email making big promises for the turn-around of the widely criticised MMO, and asking their advice.

"The last few weeks of 2010 were tumultuous times for us all, what with the announcement of the development team restructuring and multiple version updates," admits Square's Naoki Yoshida in the email sent to players last week.

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"As part of the new direction promised, we here on the development and management teams have adopted four new keywords for FFXIV: fun, live, reboot, and rebuild. Forgive our translators if these buzzwords seem a bit cryptic or cliche, but I am using these English words as-is in the Japanese, and insisted they use the same words for a global resonance," he added.

A following poll apparently asks players what they expect of the new restructured team, multiple-choice answers including "an overhaul to fundamental gameplay aspects", "an accelerated version update schedule", or "increased communication with the players".

It also asks for suggestions on new content they want added first, and how they'd feel about changes that would "drastically alter the rules already set".

This comes after Square told us in this interview that, contrary to popular belief, the firm is not ignoring fans.

[ SOURCE: Gamasutra ]

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