6 months ago if you would have told me the servers would be this dead I would have laughed at you.If you would have told me the game was so bad that SE , one of the least customer friendly companies, would be giving out extra free months like its goin out of style I would have called you crazy.6months ago if you would have told me the game would do so poorly SE would put a new team in charge of the game (by December!)I would have called you crazy. 6 months ago if you would have told me FFXIV would be leading the votes in worst game of 2010 I would have called you crazy.
I wanted this game to do well. The game isnt doing well and no amount of white knighting is gonna change that. Also trolls can troll all they want but at this point trolling FFXIV is like trying to set ashes from an already burned down house back on fire, its pointless.
Agree with this. Whether you're a troll or a fanboy at this point, no one still frequenting these boards could've foreseen the state this game would be in only a few months out from launch.
What really peeves me too are the "white knights" of late. These people who have been gushing all over the christmas music/gear recently implemented and pointing to it as the savior of the game (the 'content' we've all been looking for).
Also I don't quite agree with the viewpoint re: those who only played up to the beta are out of line comparing their experience to what the game has to offer now. Have there been improvements? Of course. However, no where near to the point where I'd still consider this game for a release candidate. Will the next December update do it either? Nope. This game has a long way to go before it's at a 'releasable' state.
In the end, I think the question everyone has to ask themselves is: If I had one shot to invite my friends to play this game (or lose it forever) would I do it? Until a good majority can start answering this question favorably, FFXIV will continue it's downward spiral into oblivion.
Anyway, good luck to the new dev team. They've got a steep uphill battle if they're going to turn this ship around.