So I've been sitting around waiting for the PS3 relase, because that's what I'll be playing on. I've been reading lots of posts and have come up with the only 2 things I can think of to explain things as they stand today. (please note I'm not serious, this is supposed to be fun, and allow me to vent a bit)
1.) This game was released broken on purpose. In order to show how great their new philosophy of listening to players is, the game has the flaws built in from the start. Now, when there's an uproar from the community, the devs can just sit back and plug in the fixes they have already set up. This prompt response causes us to say "At least they're listenting".
2.) PS3 release was delayed on purpose. As we all know when an MMO comes out, very often little if nothing else finds its way into the CD tray. So, SE and Sony agreed that to help increase sales over the holidays, the only console MMO for the PS3 would have to wait until the start of the 2nd quarter next year.
Scary, but most likely not true. :)
Edited, Oct 10th 2010 9:38am by LebargeX