I don't care if there is a bit of server maintenance or that guides and info won't be out or that there may be less people than on the 30th; I just want to get in as early as possible to see the game.
Is eight days an advantage? To the right people. There have been recent MMO releases in which players hit the level cap before the end of the head start (like the CE's 8 days). For most people, they just won't care, and like me, just want to get started playing a game they will love as soon as possible.
The ones who consider this to be an advantage are the pioneers of the game and also the ones who want to control endgame and the markets early on. To the pioneers, go for it. I'm sure I'll be reading one of your guides later on, and since I am not so much of a pioneer, your time and effort are appreciated. I'll take my time doing things because making friends is far more important to me as they really shape the experiences in the game.
Always remember that people will play for different reasons. Some will want to rush to endgame, some will want PvP, some will want to max out a craft or two, and some will just be happy to be in another Final Fantasy MMO...
Edited, Aug 9th 2010 6:56pm by WooShoo
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