A couple separately playing Final Fantasy XIV's recently released expansion, Endwalker, as of late revealed their hilarious strategy to forestall ruining the new installment for each other. Endwalker's release landed earlier this month, and wraps-up the game's near-decade-long narrative arc spinning around magical creatures Hydaelyn and Zodiark. Although this isn't the finish of Square Enix's popular MMORPG, this conclusory expansion marks a nostalgic end for many, who have stayed by the game since its official launch (an albeit rough one) in 2013.
Although the new expansion officially released on December 7, a few players were passed on waiting to access Endwalker because of server blockage leading long sign in wait times and unintentional dequeueing. Game maker and director Naoki Yoshida openly apologized to players and explained the issues were caused by nearly every server (in each area) reaching sign in and FFXIV hardware limits. Subsequently, Yoshida gave players an apology gift - seven days of complimentary game time, also applicable to those taking part in the free 30-day trial. With these issues largely settled, players are finally allowed to enter the universe of Endwalker.
An apparently FFXIV-adoring couple is amidst doing exactly that, as confirmed by Reddit client starlightsun's new post. The post features a photo of their husband playing FFXIV: Endwalker. Be that as it may, their husband is actually doing substantially more than simply playing the MMORPG; rather, he is concealing the screen by concealing his whole set - including his own body - with a blanket to forestall the uncovering of any Endwalker spoilers. According to starlightsun, their husband is a long-lasting FFXIV player and they have a long time before they're at similar situations in the game, having remarked, "He has been playing for much longer than I have. I'm still in Stormblood so it'll be a short time before I catch up." Even thus, their husband's considerate set-up is a full-confirmation way to forestall spoilers, regardless of whether the original banner is at an alternate part of the game's story and progress.
Although server issues plagued the release of Endwalker, FFXIV's given fanbase likely didn't bat an eye. The game is known for having one of the most disastrous launches of any MMORPG when it released in 2013, yet has since vindicated itself with its intricate and vivid story, characters and world. FFXIV's Metacritic score once roamed underneath half and presently sits above 90% - a comeback rarely checked whether (at all) in the gaming business.
Given the present status of FFXIV as a critically acclaimed MMORPG - its launch history defeat by incredible advancement after some time - it is understandable why starlightsun wouldn't want to see or hear anything that might actually over-indulge Endwalker. With such an expansive story reaching a conclusion, there is too a lot to anticipate; and, in this manner, too much at stake to ruin.