I believe that if Square wants this game to ever take off Yoshi-P needs to steamroll these updates out as fast as possible and then release the PS3 version ASAP in an effort to maintain some sort of game. The longer he waits the less chance this game has to recover.
Darn you, I was just about to go to bed, and then I saw this comment!
I actually disagree. Yoshi-P & crew should take as much time as they need to make a polished version of the game for the PS3. Here's why:
-SE already rushed out a version once, and it failed miserably among the masses.
-The more time that passes since the PC launch, the more people will forget about all the bad press.
-As Yoshi-P whips out these updates and puts his mark on the game, the conversation about FFXIV will continue to shift to how much it's improving, both in game and in SE's leadership.
-Putting more space between the PC and PS3 launches will increase the likelihood of the game being re-reviewed, because editors won't feel the story is redundant.
Plus, Yoshi-P is already steamrolling out updates as fast as possible... he's doing the right thing. We're going to be seeing updates every two weeks for probably at least the next few months. That's freaking fast! Honestly, you can't ask for anything more than that. This guy is getting the job done.
And for those who say he hasn't done anything significant yet, Yoshi-P has already started to change the perception of the game and Square Enix -- and that dwarfs any other challenge for saving this game. In a matter of two months, SE has gone from an oblivious, directionless dinosaur to a tuned-in, well-oiled machine that listens to its players.
Yeah, FFXIV should have been more updated at the start... but it wasn't. If you really want to play this game, you need to get over that and move on, and focus on what's being done for the game -now-. What happened in September is irrelevant now. What matters is the game now, and the game in the future. The game now is almost where it should have been when monthly fees were supposed to start... and here we are, still playing for free, so what's the problem?
That's me playing a bit of devil's advocate, but I think you get the point. This game will soon be beyond where it should have been at launch, and we'll *still* be playing for free, and Yoshi-P's team will still be pushing out updates at a pace we've never seen before.
Will people still be complaining then, really?