Mistress Theonehio wrote:
To me, these quests are a way of trying to hold over the people playing now for another month so they can go back to working on their battle adjustments and ignoring the complete lack of things to do in a game that's now been out almost 6 months. The old saying "Patience is a virtue" is really getting worn thin by this game...
They aren't "ignoring it", they said time and time again that the if the game plays badly (battle system) it won't make content fun to do and just pile issues upon issues because the foundation will prevent fun from happening. It's easy to say "if I have content I don't care about the server delays and buggy battle system because I'll have stuff to do" when in reality they'll be the first ones to complain they can't thoroughly enjoy their content because the game isn't registering their actions.
See, this is where people don't get it though. The battle system works just fine! Sure it could use some improvements, such as improved hate mechanics, no more lag between actions, and some general pacing improvements, but that is NOT what breaks the game. It is still very enjoyable to group up and kill stuff, or do leves, or go solo. Again, it could certainly be better, but without anything to actually DO in-game, what's the point of a better combat system? To me, you're thinking of it backwards. I know what you are trying to say, that the game needs to have a solid core before adding content, but in truth, it DOES have a solid core. I've played almost every class to at least 20 now, and yes there are things I'd like to see changed in the battle system, but I would be much more inclined to play the game more if there was more to do.
Give me instances, dungeons, bcnms, chocobo raising, more NMs, raids, hamlet defenses, etc. If we have that in the game, a **** of a lot more people are going to be interested in playing. Then, once you have those in place, keep refining the battle system. Fix the UI. Bring your class balances in. But without stuff to do, why do I care about battle improvements? So I can continue to do nothing in game, but do it more streamlined?