Another winning year for Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 14 and the second in a row when it comes to having the best gaming community.
Final Fantasy 14 is immensely popular for its gamer base of the friendliest, supportive players, and this quality has given the game its second consecutive win in the “Best Game” category. Community” at the Golden Joystick Award 2022. While every gaming community has its own dark side, Final Fantasy 14’s players have consistently shown a level of respectability and truly stood out. when compared to players of other MMOs like World of Warcraft.
It’s clear that FF14 players love their game, including the development team behind it, and this burning positivity can sometimes attract outsiders as well. Each server has its own identity, but they’re all tied together by great players and content, forming the intricate web of Final Fantasy 14’s gaming community.
This strong social aspect of the game is the reason the Golden Joystick Award announced on Twitter that Final Fantasy 14 has won the award for the second year in a row. While Square Enix has gradually made the game accessible to people who enjoy playing FF14 on their own like a traditional Final Fantasy title, it hasn’t diminished the social connection between the games. players in Etheirys.
With Square Enix reporting a growing number of Final Fantasy 14 subscribers, the game just keeps getting bigger and better. Perhaps even more miraculously, the increase in the number of players did not make the community “toxic” or appear “young buffalo”. As Endwalker’s 6.3 update approaches, Final Fantasy 14 doesn’t slow down, but offers entirely new avenues for players to express themselves in the game.
In addition to the developers at Square Enix, the award was also celebrated vigorously on the official Reddit community for Final Fantasy 14, with many players joking that they would try to prove the Golden Joystick Award wrong.
After the second win in a row, we can’t help but wonder if Final Fantasy 14 can surpass the third win in 2023. With the post-Endwalker expansion rumored to release in early 2024, the increase in player numbers will continue and there may be times when toxic gamers arrive. Next victory will depend heavily on what Square Enix has available for the last few patches of Endwalker as well as the player community of Final Fantasy 14.
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