To put everyone into perspective about what is happening with this game, I submit the following. This is the only list of current issues, that Square announced nearly 2 weeks ago. And no new "known" issues have been released by square-enix.
"We would like to notify you of the current major issues as of Oct. 1, 2010.
- If an item name contains a "+ [number]" at end (e.g. "+1," "+2," etc.), players are not able to equip the specified item through a macro command.
Currently, equipping items through macro commands work in the following manner:
Example 1) If you only possess the item "Dagger," triggering the macro command "/equip main Dagger" will equip the item "Dagger" on your character.
Example 2) If you only possess the item "Dagger +1," triggering the macro command "/equip main Dagger" will equip the item "Dagger +1" on your character.
Example 3) If you possess the items "Dagger" and "Dagger +1," triggering the macro command "/equip main Dagger" will randomly choose and equip the item "Dagger" or "Dagger +1" on your character.
Example 4) If you possess the item "Dagger +1" (or possess the items "Dagger" and "Dagger +1"), triggering the macro command "/equip main "Dagger +1" will not equip either of the items.
*If you input "Dagger +1" without the quotation marks, the system will recognize it as a "Dagger."
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience."
No MMO or video game would have this little amount of known issues, within a few weeks of releasing, and likewise any game that does, is highly suspect, especially given the shameful reviews and the many posts I have read with issues in game. There is no way that there are so few issues with the game. Very little communication to consumers in a MMO market = lots of money lost and for many we speculate the bankruptcy of square-enix. I know they have other markets and games, but investors will probably seek other companies that are more attuned with a gaming community. Why would anyone continue to invest with a company that ignores customer complaints? We have a BBB here for a reason. Maybe they should read what that is all about.
Edited, Oct 12th 2010 11:39pm by Parsalyn