While I do like how SE has turned a corner and started talking to us, in almost meaningful and timely ways... I'm extremely scared with where they are going currently. Their new Facebook game, while an obviously simple cashgrab is joined with the almost weekly paid DLC for Front Mission Evolved. A game that, well dissapointed isn't the right word since it's technically a new franchise in an existing universe... but it isn't as good as I'd hoped. However, every week it seems they are offering new DLC. The first few were free, but now it's almost 5 bucks for 2 weapons systems... this week they stepped it up and added a new Multiplayer mode... I haven't been able to check the prices on the US steam, but in DLC alone right now (if I'd paid for it in my current local currency) it's caught up to the price I paid for the game.
So, like I said, I like where SE is going, forced or not, with XIV and the community. I am extremely worried where they are going as a company. Activision is NOT the company to follow as far as buisiness models go. Unfortunately other companies won't learn this until the community rebels against Activision as a whole, but the non-Activision companies will just be betting the farm on the model when that happens and I think we'll all be screwed...
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired