Actually, They have said over and over that it WILL take about a month to transfer data over to 2.0... No matter what it will take a month... They need to make sure everything is done correctly to give smooth transition.
No, its going to take them a month. It could be done much much sooner. You could argue SE simply doesn't have the resources to do it. But that wouldn't hold much water. They've had plenty of resources to get 2.0 going, plenty of resources to keep 1.0 going and plenty of resources to keep FFXI going. Not to mention develop other games. If this was a small 10 guys in a basement company, sure I could see it. SE is not 10 guys in a basement.
It does suck, I understand. I would like to play too.
Actually, you don't understand. Though, its hardly your fault. You see, I bailed on FFXIV about halfway through beta when I realized that SE wasn't going to do anything to change a number of aspects about the game that I disliked. Not only me, but the community as a whole. We all disliked them -- or at least the vast majority did. I suppose there are those out there that liked the UI.
I'm not offended on a personal level by this. In truth it doesn't effect me at all. I re-subbed for WoW when MoP hit. No, I'm offended because this is the same old SE doing the same old routine. "We can't do it because of X." PS2 limitations (which were somehow solved later), PS3 limitations (remember when they said they'd release FFXIV on the PC and PS3 at the same time? Oops.), and finally PC limitations: We can't make the UI better because then your computer couldn't run our game. Uh wha? Every other MMORPG does it just fine.
But I think it will be nice for them not to have to worry about upkeep on 1.0 servers, monitoring 1.0 servers, and splitting half their resources on 1.0 servers WHILE trying to finalize 2.0 because they try to keep 1.0 servers up the entire time... This way on november 1st (or 11th), they can begin transferring and devote all XIV employees and resources to making sure 2.0 has successful launch and make sure they have everything done for 2.0. It is sooo close to release though I just wish they could throw us a bone and give us a freekin date... It would be nice if it is first half of January (since ill still be in winter break :P)
Hey, if you and others are wiling to wait, more power to you. I'm glad someone out there thinks this game is worth all the headaches. I gave up on SE after FFXIV (and to a lesser extent FFXIII). I actually game here tonight to see if there was a release date for a game that I was sorta kinda maybe considering looking into. Time makes memories fade. I thought, "Hey, maybe SE has finally changed. Maybe they'll start treating customers like customers."
On the plus side, I relearned an old truism: People don't change. Or in this case, companies run by people don't change.
Edit: tags. Edited, Oct 22nd 2012 2:33am by Caia
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