There has been a ton of discussion lately about how these need to be tweaked adjusted in order to make the game better. To survive. To keep those currently playing in the servers and bring back some of the ones that left. I think there has to be more than this.
Am I alone in thinking that SE has bigger plans than just tweaking these items? We haven't heard anything from the new development team as to what their plans are and all I see is everyone scrambling and asking for adjustments here and there for their immediate needs. I don't think they would have scrapped the PS3 launch if something big was in store for FFXIV in 2011...at least I hope.
I have a feeling there will be a lot more than adjustments in the coming future. I see major changes across the board...ones that we would not have expected...or thought we needed. I don't see SE making basic adjustments/tweaks in order bring back players. They will have to alienate a healthy portion current player base in order to drive some enthusiasm into the players who left, and those who read the poor reviews, and hope those who stayed behind will accept the changes.
And a final note on this...what part of the player base seems to be the most content with the current situation? DOH anyone? Sure there are issues with all the jobs...but overall, DOH seems to have thrived where DOW have stopped playing due to many reasons I will not list that we all already know about. So...that may also tell you where SE is going to devote most of their time with the changes they implement...DOW?
Just something to think about. But I'm thinking big...and pretty much the reason I am not leveling anything past 20ish. One could hope I guess.