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#1 Nov 12 2010 at 10:32 PM Rating: Good
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I will not dispute the fact that this game was launched too early. I know a lot of people are mad that they are paying for a "beta", rather than a RC (release candidate). I get that. My question to the people of Zam is this:
Would you rather play a game with lots of content, but too buggy to enjoy, or a game that has few to no bugs, with no content?

Please keep in mind, that MMO's evovlve, and content and or bugs would be fixed in time. We already know that the game should not have been released yet, so please don't post "Don't release an unfinished game" as a response. I'm just wondering what people feel would be a better decision.

#2 Nov 12 2010 at 10:46 PM Rating: Good
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Id rather have what we got so far with more content on the way. Also I cant wait to battle or event to the music on the OST ffxiv track 62.

Would be epic. :)
#3 Nov 12 2010 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Directly in the context of XIV, it's not a fair question because we can't say there's "no" content. Content is extremely limited right now, I will agree. But there's still plenty to do, and based on that I'd rather it be bug free than have loads of content that you can't experience because the servers crash on a regular basis.
#4 Nov 13 2010 at 1:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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depends on how buggy, one can see what the content is even with the bugs and you know the bugs will be fixed,
however you don't know what the content will be like until it's added.

so with a buggy game you have a better idea of what the game is supposed to be even if you can't play it very well.
of course if the bugs are deleting/corrupting characters/accounts i'd rather have the bugs fixed than have content.
#5 Nov 13 2010 at 2:51 AM Rating: Decent
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There was no such choice for FF XIV. Different people write code and create content. You cannot really put artists and designers to hunt bugs neither you can make programmers design quests and monsters. Of course there are content bugs but to fix those you need to make some content first.
#6 Nov 13 2010 at 3:10 AM Rating: Good
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As someone stated in another thread, and what I experienced first hand were the bugs in WoW.

I got stuck in the map, the boat from Southshore? (I haven't played in a very long time) would kick you off into the ocean; there were constant "credited" days for lost playtime, a couple broken quests...not to mention the constant ROLLBACKS!

...Yet the game was fun. There was plenty of quests to do and they were paced nicely; taking you to different locales and all that junk.

So yeah I would put up with certain bugs for a certain period of time if I had a bit more content available.

And like someone else said about FFXIV, the game is really "bug" free. I think most of the problems early on were due to server lag, and nothing major causing lost playtime happened to me. But for me there's a lot of the same content, just not enough variety or a certain pacing to keep me playing.

I think in the end it seems that if people are willing to play the game with a lot of content even though there was a chance I could get booted, or stuck or rolled-back then you've already got me hooked.

On the other hand if the game is bug free and little content, if I don't like what's there, then I ain't coming back even if it works flawlessly.
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