This is quite surprising. There was a drop-off after the 14 day trial period in September, as is to be expected, but to see such a resurgence is magnificant news. I'm glad to see Endwalker's doing as well as it is.
Much as I love Final Fantasy XIV
and its well-deserved success I can't ignore a lot of toxic positivity around the game, and the comments section of that video is no exception. Developers such as Yoshi-P and co. suffer greatly for their art, and the sycophancy downplays that suffering.
As for Blizzard wishing they had this problem, I'm sure the poor souls who have faced harassment there would like nothing more than someone else's video games selling out being the source of all their earthly woes. Unfortunately, they can't begin to have this kind of success because of the vile conditions they're subjected to, knowing the people at the top can safely walk away from it at any time. Bobby Kotick's severance package comes to over $265million
I apologise for getting so eaten up about this, but the feuds of MMOs still
going on leaves little room for nuance and time to appreciate the very serious sacrifices of the very real people who make these games.