Content to me, is things provided by SE and not myself. And by saying SE provided the means, this, in some sense, is true. But if we look at it deeper, it takes much more than just providing the means to be worthy of a monthly fee. Would you pay a monthly fee to play Pac-man? Of course not! And I stay with the comparison, because if the game stays like this at release, that's exactly what it will be. A neverending, pointless grind that sucks up your time and money and gives nothing in return. The gaming industry is getting more skimpy every year because we allow them by accepting things like this. I can remember a time when you bought a game, you got a complete game. Now they hold things back at release so they can 'issue' them later as an expansion pack, or the most recent scam 'downloadable content' What happened to the content being in there at release. When they release a game, they release the other half of it for a fee. To me, that is unacceptable. Not sure where you stand.
Edited, Sep 10th 2010 4:56pm by DragonBourne
If it is like Open Beta and has no new cities or other content of course I will be ****** off. If the UI isn't fixed I am not going to be happy either. That goes without saying. It is more than a bit of a stretch to compare the game even in open beta to pac man though.
I dunno but in my experience all games are essentially "pointless" - they are there to entertain me. Any mmo - in the end - all the time you put into it serves no point once you delete your character. So I don't get what you are expecting.
If you want a real reward for your efforts I suggest you write a book or something.
All MMOs in the end are "neverending, pointless grind[s] that suck up your time and money and give nothing in return" - that is what they are designed to be. I play them because I don't want to "finish" the game. That is the attraction for me. If you want to finish a game - I suggest you play a different genre.
As for downloadable content etc. I don't see the issue. If you don't want to buy it don't. These companies exist to make money - so I for one am not very shocked that they are finding new ways to get value from their products. I like expansions and I don't mind paying for them because the money for development needs to come from somewhere and they don't usually end up being so expensive that it matters to me.
I guess the issue is I am not sure what exactly you are looking for. I'm sorry if I've misunderstood your points, but I truly just don't understand.
It might be because I play differently - like I haven't even had time to do levequests this week because I've been grinding up my crafting profession when I did play and haven't played much.
So while other people are complaining about the 48 hr limit, for example - I haven't even been able to max out my leves. [Personally my gripe is that you can't accumulate leves for the weekend or something - so if I don't have time to play all week I lose out on leves... would be better if you could accumulate them for a day of extended playtime]
I think that is what makes it difficult to understand some of the complaints people are having - and really - it is too bad that people aren't having fun. I hope things improve - I certainly see a lot of room for improvement.
If things don't, well I am happy enough with the way things are to stick it out for awhile. In the future, I may not be... but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Edited, Sep 10th 2010 2:08pm by Olorinus Edited, Sep 10th 2010 2:10pm by Olorinus