I have to ask. When you said you were paying attention "halfheartedly," did that really mean you weren't at all? *Pulls out yellow card of B.S.* Or did you hear one
person tell you something and you just generalized the entire community opinions?
The fans will be happy? *That's a big duh, they're fans.* What the new director is aiming for is something that reaches beyond that. Final Fantasy fans alone won't be enough.
We fixed everything? Yea, this line is ultimately what earned you a yellow card. Even the Shiniest of White Knights would never make such a claim. Especially since none of the specifics are ever really mentioned. You know SE and their, "please look forward to this!" I wonder if you EVER visited the main forums. The White Knights of the Round gather there.
I don't know what 1.0 you're referring to, but from what I heard, the game was ***, and if it were launched, it'd still be ***. I don't know about this fixing everything you speak of. What I did hear was, talks of the miracle patch (that came a year later). I mean you even said it yourself.
If you think simply fixing what was wrong with 1.0 is going to fix the franchise, you're kidding yourself. Way too many people were not only upset at 1.0, but VERY upset at SE for releasing such a game AND for telling everyone that it would be great. This only got worse after everyone in beta said, "Hey, if you release this game, its going to bomb. And bomb badly."
Edited, Feb 27th 2013 2:02am by Caia
There is a distinct difference in the handling of 1.0 and 2.0. While your dislike of the first release is understandable, comparing the two of them the way you are is somewhat dishonest.
Having doubts is a normal thing. Then again, so is jealousy. If we never kept that that in check... hmmm.... I digress..
I wonder what would happen, if I were cheated on, but kept up that mistrust, even when I met a new companion. When till this moment, they never gave me a reason to mistrust them. I'm sure that relationship is going to last through the test of time.
Do I trust them to make a game that I agree with 100%? Nope. I trust however, that they're smart enough not to waste all this time, energy, brand image and money, to just fail again. If there is one thing I can count on, is that they don't want to lose. If they win, I win. I'm not arrogant enough to think my approval matters more than their financial losses, even if I'm a fan.
If S.E. started making the same mistakes they did during, and leading up to the launch of 1.0, a large amount of doubt should be expected. However, that isn't the case. If there is something specific you have concern with, please share with the class. Vague statements, and predictions of failure and financial destruction is epic, but lets stick to reality. Edited, Feb 27th 2013 10:30pm by GDLYL