the release date is irrelevant?
I didn't see much in your post about this specifically, but my point was that if they had taken the time in development to sort out the easy stuff, the things that are missing which seem elementary, they would not be in this situation. People would be much more willing to accept other content specific issues coming down the road if the focus was away from things this game should have included at launch. I guess technically it isn't launch yet, depending on your timezone, but I don't know what is in store for the main release. Needless to say, I'm not all that hopeful given what has happened from the beginning of alpha up to now.
There are issues - they will be fixed. Then there are a lot of QQing players who are just annoyed this game isnt WoW, Aion or whatever other MMO they like most. Many of the complaints just dont stack up - lag for example, what lag?
I hear this way too often. No one wants this game to be WoW. If they did, they wouldn't give a **** anyway because they would be playing WoW. What people want are certain elements that other games have incorporated used in XIV. Whenever I see a WoW argument there are two words that pop into my head... User Interface. I would like my game to run well in windowed mode, like WoW. I would like the ability to type a complete sentence into the chat window, without having to select the chat window and without being interrupted by in game actions, like WoW. I want to be able to create a clean, customizable interface with keybinds and macros, like WoW. It would be nice to be able to alt-tab to the desktop, like I can in WoW. NOTE: You can substitute hundreds of games for WoW, it just happens to get used due to popularity because most people will know what the **** you're talking about or have probably played at some point or another.
Check the server populations now and record it. Then check again in a week after release. Then again a month after that when the free play wears off. I bet you will be surprised. Edited, Sep 30th 2010 12:11am by FilthMcNasty