The OP make ALOT of valid points. I fear that this game is going to be a big FLOP if they don't fix alot of issues immediately, otherwise -------
You do of course realize that things like this have been said for every MMO launch, ever
. Especially the "otherwise so-and-so" part. No MMO ever launches with full content, features and/or bug free
. It's like, MMO laws of physics or something. Yeah, as has already been pointed out, there are plenty of things we players (myself included) want that aren't in the game.
AH or a retainer search feature
etc etc etc.
But to think that SE just has no
plans to add these sort of things is almost unreasonable (let's look back at SE's history of being tight-lipped while we're on the subject). To say that you've already given up on XIV because of the lack of these things is your prerogative, of course. But anyone saying something like that really needs to consider that they put themselves
in an MMO launch. You just can't reasonably expect everything to be there. Maybe I've just been around for too many MMO launches and am jaded by them now. I prefer to think of it as I've learned to be a bit more patient because of them.
Personally, I think that the powers that be came down on the XIV dev team to push out the game earlier than they had planned for whatever reason floats your boat. I imagine their dev team has been working round the clock, and now that the game is out are taking a bit of a breather. Give it time, people. This is par for the course. Edited, Sep 25th 2010 2:29am by Osarion