Wanting to see things be set right after being double jipped by SE in some cases (once for the game, twice for those who bought new rigs to play XIV) is not exactly buyer's remorse.
I've seen this sentiment expressed before yet I fail to understand what the gripe is behind it... Yes you bought a nice fancy computer to run XIV... but after you decided to stop playing the game it's not like SE broke into your home and stole said computer. It's not like you can't play other games on it. YOU STILL HAVE THE COMPUTER. How exactly are you jipped? If you feel like you're out some cash, just sell the @#%^ing rig... I understand the sentiment about being out the cost of the game but you can't logically ***** about spending money on something that you still use on a daily basis... Edited, Feb 23rd 2012 9:02pm by ChaChaJaJa
One of my friends who expresses Rui's sentiments scrimped and saved to update his and his fiance's rig. *They are both in college* They were looking forward to FFXIV being a flagship title they would play for quite a while like they did with FFXI.
Now a college kid's budget, is not great, so I can only imagine what things they gave up to store away cash to update/build new rigs. And for people like them, this game was a let down...big let down. So needless sacrifice could have been avoided if SE would have delivered on a product.
They didn't do much, just game and hang out with friends. Gaming was a form of cheap entertainment for them. They also played MTG, but ****, any of us know that in order to play competitvely with friends and to compete in tournaments, that cost money.
My friends don't have that kind of money, so their entertainment is gaming...and their old rigs running FFXI was just fine...
I mean also, many people who play games now (talking about the aging demographic) we have responsibilities such as kids, homes, rent, cars, food...etc...mostly kids...Kids cost money...a **** load of it. Maybe a parent didn't want to spend extra money on a new rig? But hey, the parent probabaly thought, well this is supposed to be SE's new flag ship title...the game will carry me for a while...might as well. So the family buys a new rig or upgrades w/e needs upgrading to play this game...only to be let down...
Now I'm not saying that is everyone's exp. I'm just trying to give you a different perspective on the situation...why people feel jipped and let down. It's just maybe an extra expense they didn't want and or need at the moment.