Torgue got me thinking...
What if the players DO actually fail to defend their final outpost against the kaiju? It got me thinking about the End of an Era cinematic from FFXIV - which actually has an amazing story behind it if you weren't around for the first release of FFXIV (not ARR). Short version: the game was unplayable on launch and Squenix didn't try to sweep the failure under the rug, they kept the "reset" in lore. This cinematic is the last thing players saw before servers shut down on the original release, and subsequently the opening cinematic when ARR launched some time later.
Not that I anticipate any catastrophic failure on the game's part, but the scenario that players could be completely overwhelmed by the Tsihu is perfectly plausible and the game should support this outcome in some way, I feel. Not in the sense that you have no other option but to switch servers and start from scratch, there should be some underlying system that carries over some but not all progress in the event that the players lose the war. Also a title and a nice little cinematic to go with it, maybe.
What are your thoughts? How do you think the failure scenario should play out in terms of the gameplay experience moving forward for servers that lose the war?