Square Enix has stripped the primary Final Fantasy 14 staff on the planet to defeat a just lately added endgame boss of its achievements, after they have been accused of dishonest.
Last week, Square Enix added new boss The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) to the massively multiplayer on-line recreation, with numerous raid groups all over the world getting down to be the primary to take it down.
On January 30, staff Unnamed shared footage of them defeating the extent 90 final raid, nonetheless they have been quickly accused of utilizing forbidden third-party instruments in the course of the problem.
Following their alleged victory, an unlisted YouTube video was shared on-line that confirmed a number of members of the staff utilizing quite a lot of mods, together with one which allowed the gamers to zoom the digital camera out to see the whole thing of the boss area.
Final Fantasy 14’s producer and director Naoki Yoshida acknowledged the allegations in a weblog publish the next day and mentioned the staff is “conducting an investigation on the matter. If the facts are confirmed, we have not, and will not overlook this kind of wrongdoing.”
Yoshida went on to say: “The terms of service for Final Fantasy 14 state that the use of third-party tools is strictly prohibited. This has always been the case and will continue to be so.”
“It is extremely disappointing for me personally to see this commotion surrounding third-party tools once again. As the individual who is entrusted with full supervision over Final Fantasy 14, it is my responsibility to enact countermeasures and police the use of these tools, as well as educate people to not use these types of third-party tools,” he added.
“This is especially unfortunate when I, as a gamer, am cheering on everyone who is learning this content by trial and error and putting in the effort to clear [the raid].”
“The ultimate raid series is the most difficult battle content within Final Fantasy 14. If the presumption is that this content will be tackled and cleared with the use of third-party tools, then any reason to develop high-difficulty battle content seems to be lost.”
Apologies for the delayed discover. We have all simply acquired in recreation punishment on this matter.
Finally, I’m really sorry for all the difficulty I prompted to the FFXIV improvement staff, the group and all of my mates.
I might be cautious in my actions any longer.
— たつや (@_TatsuyaSuzuki) January 31, 2023
One Unnamed member then took to Twitter to substantiate “we have all just received in-game punishment on this matter.”
“Finally, I’m truly sorry for all the trouble I caused to the Final Fantasy 14 development team, the community and all of my friends,” they added.
Another dialog confirmed that the staff had had their rewards for beating The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) confiscated and their titles as “world first” revoked.
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