Close to being playable and only going on 6 months after release =/
Just out of curiousity, for the people waving the 'expectations' flag... what exactly should someone come to expect from a seasoned game development and production company like Square Enix? A neatly packaged ball of *****? It's pretty comparable to what you've got at the moment with XIV.
If people are still playing they will obvious have high expectations after every update, it's human nature. People that can't take it anymore have left to play other things, mroe time that goes by the less chance theywill be willing to give the game another go when they do bring it up.
The problem this game obviously now has (aside from everything else) is that although they do want to fix it, they have a really small staff working on it. How long do you think one guy working 9-5 would take to make 15-16 quests?
They added NMs, everyone was excited, it was a handful and implemented badly.
They added Quests, everyone was excited, it was a handful of quests and implemented badly.
They add landmark bits of content and they end up being terribad, the money men are hovering on what they want to do. They want to fix it but they aren't allowed to have the amount of staff to do the things they are adding properly. From what I've read the amount and quality of these quests is laughable, this was not some small starter quests like in other MMOs(which you can forgive)' this was landmark updates 6 months late adding quests which everyone was waiting for and was touted. Big fail, what a shock.