Preventing an old player from experiencing what the new players can, due to a failed game isn't discrimination? Who's superior? New people get their own servers.
Even with the race restriction no one would be stopping you from creating a new character. What can a new player experience that you wouldn't be able to or have experienced? In this case the 1.0 servers are superior. At least you had the chance to play the game, broken or not. Console players were denied that chance. New servers is SE's way of letting console players know, sorry for the wait. While the other side got one year of free access, names in the credits, and helped shape the game into something better.
Privileges can be given earned or unearned
I always thought privileges were unearned benefits. I recall going to work, and paying for 90 days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUhXMGO7Cfw
I wonder how many people would have continued playing knowing their progress would be wiped? I suppose that's why it was announced very early that progress carried over. The idea behind ARR has nothing to do with any of your strange parental analogies, it's what the game should have been. It's also knowing that you screwed up, and you must now take ownership and fix it. Placing arbitrary restrictions hinders that. Allowing old players to switch races doesn't hurt new players.
. In the old days, people were born into nobility or wealth. So they did not personally earn that privilege. In a present day company, they might have company bbqs or other perks provided you did a good job to show appreciation.
SE is not forcing a character wipe.
My analogies make perfect sense. And no ARR is not what the game should have been. The original version should have released full featured, bug free, lag free, etc. ARR is a new version directed by a new director and has drastically changed into a different game from the original in almost every way besides the title. Early previews say the ARR version is better but it's still different.
There are new customizations like hair/color/body size etc that were't available at 1.0 launch. Preventing them from changing does what? I'm asking you. What purpose does that serve? Is that not a penalty for having an old character? There is no purpose for that, other than making new players feel like they have something over old players. There is a HUGE difference in you being responsible for creating your character in a finished product, and a company re-releasing a complete game, and allowing you more complete options at later time, after creating a failed product. ARR isn't an expansion, try to stay on point. This game doesn't lock you into a role like other MMOs that encourage multiple characters to experience different jobs. Even though people clamor for new races, I doubt very much that he'll comply.
You agree that people shouldn't lose their hard work/progress. Yet for some reason, you placed a restriction on them. As if, because they have progress, they should lose at something else. The inability to transfer servers is a restriction that actually serves a purpose. New players should get fresh servers. The old players had their fresh servers.
Customizing a race you chose previously is very different from selecting a whole other race and starting from scratch. It's like equipping new armor. Equipping new armor doesn't change your lore, family, or what not. The original version might have released dismally compared to triple A mmos. But it did release as what someone there deemed a finished product. You are right, ARR is no expansion. It is basically a brand new game
. But even if it was an expansion which introduced new races. Are you telling me that should be able to change races each and every time a new race is implemented at different points in time?
The game will shift to whatever demand calls for. So if enough people clamor for new races, it will be done at some point.
What restriction would make them lose something? You cannot be punished/penalized/have taken away for something you didn't have before. I agree with your quote about me saying people shouldn't lose their hard work/progress. You capped your current progress on whatever race you chose. Had you capped it on one of the new races, I would see your point. You would still be free to either start fresh with a new race or continue with your current race and keep your progress. A restriction would mean you had no choice.
Anyways I am not the director and my points are hypothetical. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.