LOL. I AM that select market. I haven't been able to play any other MMO regularly since E3 of last year because I am so very looking forward to FFXIV.
And that is why your opinion is such. Lets say you were also interested in Aion as well, but lets say every week you got something from the Aion side. You aren't really sure which game you want to play...but since Aion stays more fresh in your mind, it is the game you choose. It really is marketing 101 and SE must have failed college level marketing.
Official site updates:
August, October, December
Now they have had interviews and fill ins, but once again, we are the hardcore people who follow just about everything that comes out. Now if you are the person who just noticed tid bits from here and there the game isn't as likely to stick out from the games that have regular, set time for updates.
BTW i'm not ungrateful about the info we do get, I just think it should be handled differently. Lets say casual user 1 checks the site in october right after update and then they come back dec 15th with no new updates...that looks really bad to them. 2 months and not ONE **** thing has changed. I agree for the most part the casuals will be marketed to later, thats why i've said my opinion is still open, just leaning in a particular direction. Edited, Jan 18th 2010 7:39pm by burtonsnow
yeah i agree on that too.
especially the EU site, they dont even have the date of the updates like EU and JP site.
if i was a player who's new to MMORPG and want to check out this game for updates from the site, i wouldnt bother to check again in another half of a year knowing the site wont be updated anyway, and then somehow i might eventually forgot about this game.
take a note on the FFXI fan gathering or something on Feb 28th and also the March 9th FFXIII release, we are sure SE could give us big news and updates on FFXIV.
and also think of it this way, it's like your favorite food, if you eat it everyday you wont find it as delicious, if you eat it occasionaly, you will always find it good
so if we have an update like once a month or so, that will be great, and give us sometime to speculate and discuss after each update.