A conclusion of some extensive ZAM testing? Haha
Nope, a conclusion drawn from shared experience in-game and across several forums.
Either way, fact remains that you know better than to get used to how something works this early in the game's life. MMOs are all about balancing, and I have read enough of your posts now to know that you understand that fact very well. So, really, you know it's going to be a rollercoaster ride for a good while. Some changes will be good, some will be bad, and eventually something workable will be spit out the other end.
First couple months especially, a lot of stuff is going to get reworked. No sense fearing every single change, thinking it's going to ruin what you enjoyed most about something.
It doesn't seem so new. It feels and plays pretty much like an XI relaunch with fewer features, from a company that's been in the business for how long? a decade? Even if the game is 'new' the company and their approach are not.
Well, on a personal level, I actually disagree; I feel there is a **** of a lot of difference between 14 and 11. If you don't, that's ok too. But, you're taking your jaded, pessimistic attitude about FFXI and transferring it to FF14, which hardly seems fair. The game isn't even a month old yet for the early starters, and you're already expecting the worse.
And what I said earlier... that was not meant as a facetious comment; I really do think you should consider not playing Final Fantasy 14 at all. Get away from MMOs. If it's only things you don't like and you expect more stuff you hate and things that make you angry, why in the world would you continue to play? You make yourself upset, you make everyone else miserable with complaining, you PAY for it... you might reconsider.
People need to stop with the "it's free". You are not, I repeat, are not playing for free. $75 for the CE and $50 for the regular game does not equal free.
If this was directed towards my comment in my post, I would say that I mentioned it for a specific reason. Right now he's angry about playing a product he only purchased, but is not currently paying monthly fees to play. He should really consider canceling his account before it gets to the point where he's doing something silly like paying money every month to make himself miserable.
He seems to know that what's coming is going to anger him, so he might consider the fact that he will be paying more for it shortly.