@Archetype-Luna said in Unified Service for NGS between Global and JP:
@Edes It is not about becoming FFXIV. A unified service doesn't do that. However, FFXIV has a better service infrastructure that gives players of all regions the same level of communication with the developers. Someone, during one of the FFXIV fan fests, asked Yoshi P is a QoL improvement could be done and the response was yes; 4 months later, it was added to the game. During the last fan fest, they took on live questions via zoom and answered them. There is no middle man company like what we currently have in Global. It isn't becoming FFXIV if you are just improving the Quality of Service; the gameplay is not being copied.
@Ragnawind I wouldn't say that for certain. I've heard some rather wholesome stories of JP players politely switching to English when they realize that someone could only speak it. It is a very much in the air thing. Granted these stories were from Ship 2 so who knows.
Not sure how PSO2 JP got the idea to improve the character models to a multi race capability.
It could've been a thing the devs decided to do on their own given how decrepit the "racial advantage" model is these days.
(Not to mention the D&D community drama over racial stat variation because of "that certain type of constantly unpleased complainers.")
As far as I'm aware, FFXIV has a higher ratio of cosmetic offerings to dollar cost on their cash shop.
So if every player bought multiple items alongside their sub and expansion pack(s), it's indeed a better funded game than PSO2.
And because FFXIV players asked for gender lock removal of current races and released fan art to show what they wanted, there was already funding there for that to happen.
PSO2 has always been F2P, and as I said above, the Scratch model will be likely have a higher level of legislative intervention sometime in the future.
I honestly was expecting a higher cost for outfits in FFXIV, but if you compare that set purchase to the vast majority of the glamor system with F2P subscription, it not only remains consumer friendly, but is something that countries like the Netherlands would approve by comparison.
I hate to admit it, but PSO2 has fallen behind in the marketing side of things after running off the Loot Box Craze for so long.
(Nat that it'll sunset anytime soon thanks to NGS, but it simply won't make as much profit by comparison.)