FINAL FANTASY XIV Players’ Poll the Fourth

The grand finale of FINAL FANTASY XIV will culminate with all Worlds going offline on November 11, 2012. We do, however, understand that some players may wish to continue playing the current version, even though player data accumulated during this time will not be saved or carried over to A Realm Reborn.

Please tell us your preferences in this fourth edition of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Players’ Poll.

* Please read Letter from the Producer, XXXV before answering the poll.

* This poll is scheduled to conclude at 7:59 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NB: The text of the poll is re-posted after the break.

The grand finale for the Seventh Umbral Era is scheduled to hit the current version of FINAL FANTASY XIV on November 11, 2012—an event that coincides with the servers being taken down. As well as serving story purposes, these measures are necessary for locking down save data and transferring your character data over to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.

The character data preserved during the final save maintenance for the current version (scheduled for November 1, 2012) is the data that will be transferred to the new version. (Logistically speaking, it will require more than a month to convert the data for our players’ several hundred thousand characters.)

This schedule is the basis for our 4th Players’ Poll. Before you answer, however, please read and be aware of the conditions below:

1. Any play data after November 1, 2012, will not be transferred to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
2. Certain story elements will contradict events from the Seventh Umbral Era finale.
3. There will be no further patches or bug fixes (although GM calls will be available).
4. Players with an active subscription as of September 30, 2012 can play for free.

Game data will be saved as you play, but will not be transferred to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. Any character data will be rolled back to the data saved on November 1, 2012.

With those conditions in mind:

Would you still want to continue playing the current version of FINAL FANTASY XIV after November 11, 2012, even if none of the character data accumulated beyond that date was carried over to your FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn account?

¤ Yes
¤ No