digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
It is good to see how much forgiveness for Square Enix there is on this board. For the last few months, SE has repeated their wish to regain trust, and they must have done this to some degree since so many posters have rallied to the defense of this delay.
I realize that content updates can be tricky to time, but for lack of any improvements since the game launch, SE has a lot riding on this update. I doubt that I am alone in saying that my continued subscription to FFXIV depends heavily on the content of this update and already SE has managed to put the wrong foot forward.
Here's hoping that the update does not merge with the late December update.
I believe the main reason is that everyone knows its the right thing to do. People support them when they do the right thing, and are upset when they do the wrong thing. That is as it should be.
The "right thing" would be releasing the content at the promised time. Anything else is the "less wrong thing". I agree with the assessment of better late than broken; but seriously, it isn't like this was an urgent update. SE has been talking about it for weeks and I would assume that much of the development staff has been working on this since the game launched. This kind of inadequate planning will only result in further enmity from the user base whereas the update should have only brought positive results.
So when you mark up an appointment 2 months from now...you definetely know you will be able to attend that appointment 2 months ahead?
Seriously...there are things that make you "delay" appointments and this just happened. It's not like its their fault, they just made an appointment, and now they are telling they are gonna be late a few hours...no big deal.
Things can happen and when they happen they are gonna delay other things...thats just how things work...
EDIT: AND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can any of the News poster update the Front Page News?
It's not like every FFXIV player is checking the **** forums or the Lodestone...and since we already have a new date for the update it's just gnona cause unnecessary rage to some players when they only read its delayed, but not to when. Edited, Nov 24th 2010 3:40pm by Shezard