I have no complaints. I started at the beginning of closed beta and have seen the game evolve and change (for the better) drastically. Are there things I think could be improved? Of course. Most of those things they promised they were working on but did not promise they would necessarily be ready at release.
I'm loving the game. If I actually run out of content before they add more, I'll alter that statement. I don't see that happening.
From Open Beta to release, I've seen the following fixed/improved:
1. Synthesis lag/crashing
2. NPC selling/buying lag
3. Hardware mouse
4. Connection was staying yellow to red, now green all the time
5. Guildleve cool-down timer
6. Prior lack of level 1 local guildleves -- I saw plenty this morning
7. Abilities set don't disappear now when I change classes and change back
And you're right, this is pre-release. You're paying to beta test a console game. The real release is 2011.
If you consider this to be a beta, then this will be the best game EVER when what you're claiming to be the real release comes out. Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 1:13pm by LuthienOfSeraph
FFXIV: Luthien Tinuviel, Elezen Female, Balmug (And will re-roll on a new server in August)
FFXI: Luthian, Elvaan Female, Bismarck (originally Luthien on Seraph):
85RDM | 80WAR | 76DRG
I've always been of the opinion that Warrior was the Swiss Army Knife of Vana'diel.