So are we implying that because the game had connection issues the first week that its doomed?
Ignoring the fact that the game itself is actually quite polished of course.
I get that a buggy and messy game that also has connection issues like FFXIV did can probably kiss any successful future goodbye...but for a game that had issues only because it was so popular, and for a short period of time (granted its still fresh in everyone mind) and compensated financially for it....I don't see any gloom and doom in their future,
Plus SE is one of the few companies that can get away with not being profitable for an extended period of time since they don't need outside investors to fund the game, same as blizzard...in fact both launches were pretty much the same...only blizzard too like a month to resolve it all.
I think this game will do just fine. Perhaps this week long ordeal stopped them from having a 1-5 million subscriber game...though I doubt that...but I could see that argument being made that this all prevent the game from being even more massive.
Also I recall forbes making a lot of stupid calls regarding gaming in the past. I mean they might be good at looking at the numbers, but I wouldn't take any gaming advice from a financial based company. Im fairly sure the only way they know if a game is good or not is based on a financial report and financial report alone....and im not sure they get stuff like "its a FF game so people are going to buy it" mentality.
Seems like asking IGN to analyze quarterly reports for commodity based companies and taking advice on future price predictions.