[MUD-Dev] Apple WWDC?

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Wed May 22 17:54:40 New Zealand Standard Time 2002

On Tue, 21 May 2002, shren wrote:
> On Mon, 20 May 2002, Matt Mihaly wrote:
>> Square just released Final Fantasy XI in Japan for the PS2 (US
>> release is next year sometime), and blundered it in a laughably
>> incompetent release. WebMoney, who is handling the payment and
>> monetary services for the project wasn't able to handle the
>> traffic, and the Playonline servers began crashing at about 2 am
>> on the 17th (released on the 16th). Further, people who tried to
>> get support via either web or telephone were met with an
>> inability to reach anyone. Then, just to make sure that no one
>> was going to be happy, Webmoney went ahead and accidentally
>> charged quite a few registrants multiple times for a single
>> account.

> Do you know if they brought anybody (individuals or partners)
> on-board with design experience in multiplayer online games or
> networking?

Don't know if they brought anyone on board with design experience in
multiplayer online games, but I'd be shocked if they didn't. I'd be
even more shocked if they hadn't employed people with networking
experience. Square is a pretty big, generally pretty competent
(despite that horrid movie they made) company.


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