I'm not bashing this game, but if i weren't already a final fantasy fan I would never try this game.
Seriously, it doesn't seem like they've learned much at all about marketing. Also, I know i'm beating a dead horse, but the whole "same race, new game" thing is pure bullshat. Races really make a game it's 'own' and no matter what ugly, complicated name you come up with, they'll still be the same races as FFXI.
Their lack of creativity in that regard is astonishing. Even a look at their armor reminds me of how they rehashed and recolored stuff in FFXI. I swear almost everyone was wearing a tunic in this game. Of course, this 'trailer' doesn't represent the game, I know.
However, what am i supposed to infer? SE has worked on this game for at least 4-5 years and yet they are only 50% complete. They don't even know what chocobos are going to do (ummmm ride it?) AND their super shiny new thing is 'playing cards are quests now!'. Yay?
Seriously, if i wasn't already an ff fan... this wouldn't interest me at all. Take aion for example: much better character models than FFXIV (ffxiv reminds me of sims3.. the graphics 'seem' better but sims2 kicks sims3's ***), super flying amazingness, awesome fighting styles, etc.
In aion's trailer they make you INTERESTED, EXCITED, and PUMPED. They are constantly promoting it and telling you about it. ****, there's an ad to the right of my screen now...
However, I don't like aion's story or atmoshpere. I found out that I didn't like the extreme customizations and didn't like the interface. BUT! The fact is that i WANTED to play it SOOOO BADLY. I was pumped and couldn't wait for the open beta. True, I ended up not liking it because ffxi popped my mmo cherry (nothing else compares so far...), but at least I was interested in aion lol.
This last point of mine is just an annoyance. How can a company ignore players cries for 7 years about male mithra and then make a BRAND NEW EXACTLY THE SAME game and STILL not add it?! I don't want to hear BS from any of you saying 'It takes so much time and effort and waah waaah waah'. Yah, a lot of GOOD things take time and effort. Just because something takes time doesn't mean it's not worth doing. Duh? I seriously can't wait to see what disgustingly rehashed story line they have set up for why these mithra twins and galka clones don't have gender counterparts...
Oh wait, I already know the storyline seeing as how I played FFXI. Also, this 'beta' crap is really annoying. Just announce the **** beta. I always thought SE was a dumb company before but, ****, these guys are stupid! Was anyone else suprised all we got from TGS was a trailer? Personally, I thought they were going to play the same trailer from E3 lol.
However, I would expect a trailer to showcase fighting and NEW stuff... not people sitting around talking like some dating sim.