It's not a bad comparison, there is a difference between WoW classic and FFXI.I acknowledged in my very first post on this subject that SE would never agree to this. It's unrealisticly optimistic, for sure. I was simply stating why I would never pay $13 a month for a 20 year old game, when you got defensive and ignorantly compared me to a mobile gamer. And yes, I'll admit I got defensive about that.
Also, you've put forward another bad WoW comparison, because WoW Classic players get TWO subscriptions for the price of one... Hey, maybe that's something Square Enix could do. XI+XIV sub rolled into one reasonable price? Naaahh, makes too much sense.
WoW classic is a finished game that will never get updates, it would feel like a scam charging a separated
subscription for it, and even here, the community was actually asking to make a separate sub because they didn't want to play with retail wow players.
FFXI is actually getting updates and expansions, so it makes sense they it would need development funding.
They also announced some big update for the 20th anniversary, which of course FFXI would have never got if it wasn't for the subscriptions.
Also I didn't attack you, my disclaimer was for that
I'm not talking of this case in particular,