How this post got rated up is beyond me. I paid $80 like a few hundred thousand other people. Not to mention that there are people who paid for 6-12 months of Crysta.
You paid for the game as it was at release (regardless what you think of it), that is what your money went on. Updates you pay for (which nobody is), you are getting freebies so you have zero right to complain about the work (or quality of) they are doing that you aren't paying for. Your function is free beta testers, not customers..get used to it.
If you were paying they would have a far far greater requirment to fulfill your expectations, since you are paying nothing you get what they give you. When was the last time you bought a single player, 1 time fee game and got free updates to it? That is the whole idea behind subscription based games, you pay the salaries of the guys to continually work on it.
Paying for the base game and that giving you entitlment to free upgrades is a non argument, you don't pay these guys salary you paid for the work upto the point of release.
How this post got rated up is beyond me.
Me and the vast majority of people who play feel like their owed something, yes. Pretty much everyone agrees that this game isn't even satisfactory.
Looking at your sig, you got more than your moneys worth from the game already. Edited, May 9th 2011 8:50am by preludes
I paid for an online MMO
, quite different than buying something like Assassin's Creed. Just like everyone else, I paid for it with the expectation that I would be
paying a monthly fee, and that we would be
receiving fairly regular updates a la any other MMO in the history of MMOs. Whether SE is legally obliged to provide either is not part of this argument. The game would've seen significantly lower sales if people were in the mindset that the game wouldn't be improved upon as all MMOs are. You can't compare an (mainly) offline game to an MMO.
You're also making the narrow-minded assumption that I didn't already pay for, say, 7 months of Crysta. A lot of people put down money for around 6 months, what do you say to them? Are they given your permission to complain?
Ratings don't "matter" to me. They do, however, show me that there are other people with the same narrow and abrasive stance as you.
"You're not allowed to complain."
Excuse me, who the @#%^ are you and why would someone agree with your sh*tty attitude?
Lastly, how is grinding a ton = "money's worth"?
You're defining your own opinions on what getting one's moneys worth is, and let me tell you... grinding is not the popular opinion when it comes to getting your moneys worth.
Yes, I realize that I've done it to myself; but, most people just see the ranks and make their own assumptions.
I really just use XIV as an instant messenger, and since I work from home, I don't really have much to do with my spare time, so I go kill raptors every day. I might get enjoyment out of communicating with people inside the game, but that's not owed to SE at all. I'm merely putting up with the raptors because I don't want to fall behind if the game ever does get good. I want to be wayyyy ahead of the curve, and if it means pressing a few macros for 8+ hours a day then whatever. I still have the weekends to do stuff with friends.
EDIT: woah, woah, woah... my function is as a free beta tester!? So, say this wasn't an MMO... I paid $80 (and possibly Crysta) to play a game that is not marketed as a beta or as "incomplete"? If the game wasn't marketed as that, then how can you think anyone possibly agreed to being a beta tester? So, you basically backed up my point that no one has gotten their money's worth if they've been misled like that. Edited, May 9th 2011 9:40am by LateReg