Yeah, I understand. SE has perhaps attempted to improve things. I'm not saying that they haven't, I'm just saying stunts like this show that they have a LOT further to go. Its just one more slap in the face by SE. And a lot of people are tired of the lip service they keep giving us, but then getting no (or very minimal) change.
Even if they do get to romp around servers earlier, JP players won't have any more say than you do, because the Betas the public can access don't really work like that anymore.
Its not so much that I care about influencing the game. I'm actually NOT going to play in the beta because I like to get into games "fresh" without much prior knowledge.
Its not so much that I care about the beta, its the fact that SE is still doing the same old thing, over and over again. If they came out and said, "Yes, we're trying to make everything more equal BUT, for the first beta we're doing it in Japan because of X, Y and Z," I'd be ok with that.
The problem is that they keep saying one thing and then doing another. And we get no communication from them about this stuff. They need to either start doing what they say they're going to do, or, at the very very least give some reasoning behind why they aren't/can't do it. Edited, Dec 15th 2009 10:45pm by Caia
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