New Final Fantasy 14 Raiden information centre goes reside – Metal Gear Rising memes ensue
Some new servers lately went reside on the European information centre for Final Fantasy 14. Usually, this wouldn’t be massively newsworthy, however with the reveal of the identify of one in every of these servers – Raiden – a wave of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance memes have emerged as gamers of the favored MMORPG rushed to create new characters referencing the legendary Platinum Games motion title.
Several examples of like minded gamers flocking to the brand new server have been captured and posted on the Final Fantasy 14 Reddit page, with characters akin to Senator Armstrong, NanoMachinezson,and JetStreamz Samuel assembly up in main participant hubs only some minutes after the server went reside.
For these not within the know, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is considerably of a meme powerhouse within the minds of avid gamers, and holds lofty standing within the wider web meme-osphere too! First reported by gaming statistics tracker PlayTracker, the motion title noticed a rise of over 1000% in concurrent gamers since April of final yr thanks largely to memes of the sport that went viral. As such, it has a everlasting place within the minds of among the extra on-line neighborhood of Final Fantasy 14 gamers.
Although it’s nearly 10 years previous, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is seeing numbers it hasn’t seen since launch.
📈 concurrent gamers up 1000%
🏆 peak in achievement exercise throughout all platforms
The trigger? Various meme templates that includes characters from the sport went viral. pic.twitter.com/Ey6FmYAXJp
— PlayTracker (@PlayTrackerNet) May 23, 2022
One such participant, HayleeLOL on Reddit, shared their expertise with the MMO and why they determined to hitch in on the enjoyable by way of DMs. “I was originally a World of Warcraft player, and after the news broke of the Blizzard scandal I didn’t feel it was ethical to be subscribed to WoW anymore. FFXIV felt like the most logical option as it was also the time people were on the exodus from WoW to XIV, and I’d tried it before and couldn’t get into it, so I felt I should give it another chance.”
Haylee has now been “sucked in” to the Square Enix MMORPG for near a yr. They even have a historical past with the Metal Gear sequence – having performed by means of Metal Gear 1 to 4 in addition to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to completion. As such, when the brand new Raiden server was first introduced, they have been among the many first to herald the Metal Gear jokes.
“There was a thread announcing that these new servers were to go live and there were plenty of Metal Gear jokes in the comments. That’s when I got the idea for creating the meme character.” This character – Senator Armstrong – turned out to be a preferred supply of inspiration.
“I did originally go for Senator Armstrong but the name was taken – you’ll see in the screenshot that my character was a Hyur (Human) and not as muscly as the other ones. I basically rushed through the character creation to get him made but was pipped to the post it seems! I used the apostrophe and just hoped for the best, basically, and ended up getting it.”
What are your ideas on this neighborhood meme rush?