The director and producer of Final Fantasy 14 reiterates its zero-tolerance policy with respect to third-party tools, mods, and data mining.
Teams of Final Fantasy 14 gamers have begun completing their first Dragonsong’s Reprise (Ultimate) battles, prompting director and producer Naoki Yoshida to congratulate the winners. However, his congratulations come with a stark reminder that Final Fantasy 14 has a zero-tolerance policy towards third-party mods and data mining.
Usually, when a team of Final Fantasy 14 gamers achieve the record of being the first in the world to complete a new battle, Yoshida personally congratulates them on their victory. This time he was unable to congratulate them by name because there was irrefutable evidence that the teams used third-party plugins to help complete the battle – a violation of Final Fantasy 14’s Terms of Service. .
In the letter Yoshida shared with Final Fantasy 14 players, he outlines the third-party tools that have been discovered during investigations to impose penalties, and explains the reasons for the action. account lock. Many of these tools provide additional information about a tough battle to make clearing battles easier, which is unfair to other players who don’t use those tools. Yoshida asserts that all of the content in Final Fantasy 14 can be accomplished without these add-ons by simply practicing and plowing. In fact, he said the use of these mods brings more risks than rewards and requires players to refrain from doing so.
Yoshida also commented on mining data from the game’s servers and leaking them to the public. Final Fantasy 14 encrypted its files to prevent data mining, but errors still occurred. Yoshida stated that Final Fantasy 14 considers these leaks “totally unacceptable” because they “undermine the efforts of development and operations teams, and deprive players of their enjoyment.” He also said it was against the law to leak such information, which has led to individuals being sued in the past and asked fans not to share the data that was mined when it was leaked. outside.
While many Final Fantasy 14 players use mods, most gamers despise mods that affect the game beyond simple fashion mods. Final Fantasy 14’s development team is known for its dedication and compassion, so most gamers will abide by their wishes and not abet or participate in prohibited activities.
On the other hand, some gamers are frustrated with Final Fantasy 14’s zero-tolerance policy towards mods. They claim these mods are essential to completing difficult content like Dragonsong’s Reprise (Ultimate), or realize that the existing UI is lacking in features. Some have even posted screenshots proving themselves using such mods, although Yoshida has explicitly asked players not to do so. The majority of these complaints come from World of Warcraft gamers, as WoW regularly digs up significant amounts of data to expose and encourage the use of mods. However, Final Fantasy also says that it is committed to improving its own user interface in the future to add features requested by players, so they still discourage the use of third-party tools. father.
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