Final Fantasy 14 director Yoshi-P slams developer abuse against developers

The last episode of Radio Mog Station aired on January 9, 2022, and had a very special guest star of the Final fantasy 14 production team. Naoki Yoshida, or Yoshi-P as he is affectionately called, arrested by the Final fantasy 14 news podcast to share ideas and advocate with players.

Despite the stellar return of mid-2021 which Final fantasy 14 Appreciated, there are a lot of players unhappy with the state of the game. For several reasons, including a substantial free trial and other games missing the mark with their audiences, Final fantasy 14 saw a huge spike in the number of players in the months leading up to the Endwalker expansion. Despite the positive reception from fans in general and critics alike, there is a very loud community that is still unhappy with aspects of the game such as the recent class changes, the delay in launching the expansion and the lingering issues with the game. server connection queues.

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In the months leading up to the launch of Endwalker, many new players have flocked Final fantasy 14 Courtesy of streamers popularizing the game with a wider audience and a free trial that includes the base game and the first expansion. They took the place of players who would otherwise be there in the lull between expansions. As the Square Enix team planned to implement new servers to handle the recent spike in gamers and the expected return of gamers, a global chip shortage proved to be a hindrance. The announcement that Endwalker would be delayed for 2 weeks so that the teams could finish testing the stability. Since the delay and the subsequent release, the number of players has grown even more and now, weeks after launch, players are still waiting for hours to log in and play during peak hours.


m> That’s why … well I mean there are new players joining this game and there are a lot of players coming from other games and of course that also means that these are players who are experimenting with Endwalker as their first expansion, so it’s given that there will be errors and mistakes here and there, but after 11 years of traveling with players so far, it makes me feel like that the language used has ended up a bit overboard. I mean, I can take it, although that doesn’t make it any less bad, but the staff will feel really depressed after hearing those words when they’ve done their best to try and create something where everyone can enjoy, and it can end until they don’t make fun stuff from there anymore. So I just have one request for all players – imagine talking face to face with a developer whose name or face you might not know and imagine how they would feel before you did. send your comments, and I’ll be happy if people can do it politely.

The frustration is very real and understandable. Having to work all day and eagerly waiting to play a favorite game only to end up with a multi-hour connection queue is a terrible feeling. This can be made worse if the player is a DPS class trying to clear their daily roulettes and have to wait even longer. So what to do when you have to wait? For some, complaining online and harassing developers is the loathsome answer.

m> This is why the staff members will gradually get injured and this is especially evident when the staff member has worked so hard on it, and that doesn’t help anyone, neither the staff members nor the players either. It will completely drain their motivation and worse, they will end up quitting because of it which is why I hope everyone can figure this out. Considering things have gotten really extreme lately, and the staff are going all out to make it work … I mean, of course, I don’t mean everything should be commended. Mistakes are of course mistakes and they should be pointed out, but I would appreciate it if anyone could think carefully about their thoughts and comments before sending them.

It is inferred that this sort of “reprimand” is directed against the Japanese player base, as many developers do not speak English and therefore would not read comments from this audience. And supposedly, gamers provided plenty of feedback to the developers ahead of the most recent class changes. But, as anyone familiar with game development and fan bases knows from a distance, when they don’t get what they want or feel they aren’t being listened to, gamers can be very loud and toxic. The internet can be a cesspool, especially when people who swim are naturally toxic and passionate about what they complain about.


m> … Really, it’s just one thing here. Of course, I’m grateful to players for telling us “we should do this, or this should be that” and so on, but verbal abuse is … (something we wish it could stop). Well, I would like to consider myself to have a good mental level in Japan, but not everyone has the same mental strength as me …

No developer is immune to this kind of treatment and unfortunately Yoshi-P is there. These are people who put their heart and soul into a game. For some, it has been their passion for over a decade now. And having to endure abuse on a daily basis because an authorized player disagrees with a change that may not have been under his control? It is inexcusable. That’s why it’s important to be just as vocal when you find something nice. Those kind words might be the bit of inspiration a person needed after a long and stressful day, and the world would be so much better off for it.

Final fantasy 14 is now available for PC, PS4 and PS5.

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