Final Fantasy XIV: XP Capped After 8 Hours – Is this right?

By Alan Ng - Aug 28, 2010

We have some worrying news for those of you planning to pick up Final Fantasy XIV on either the PC or PS3, as Square-Enix has confirmed that they will be capping XP growth after eight hours of continuous play, to keep the game fair for others.

As reported from Eurogamer, the controversial move has been set up in order to balance the game for those people who don’t have enough time to play as others do.

The system will follow as this: After eight hours of continuous play, players will stop receiving XP and Skill points at the speed they normally would. If a player continues to play for 15 hours in a single week, then XP growth and skill points will be shut off completely, until the next week starts.

It seems very harsh on the hardcore Final Fantasy players who want to level up their character so they have an advantage over others – what is the problem with that? It is up to the player on the amount of time they spend playing the game, so why should Square-Enix have an input in that?

What are your thoughts on this revelation? Are you happy that XP will be capped after eight hours? Don’t forget that the open beta is due to start for PC owners soon.

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