Ok, seriously let's just end the trial debate. They aren't doing it, end of story. Do I think it would be a good idea to have trial after launch? Probably, and they even said in the interview that they would be doing that some time down the line. I don't think it needs to be instant. There's open beta for people to try out, and if they miss that, they can either read reviews and base their decision off that, just take a gamble and see if they like it, or wait until they do offer a free trial.
If you want to know why so many people on this forum dislike you Killua, it's because you complain about everything. I don't even necessarily disagree with you that a free trial would be good (eventually), but the manner in which you say it comes off so negative and presumptious, like you know more than the game company does about what's good for them. Most people are immediately going to jump on your case about pretty much anything you post because of this mentality. Also, yes I still have you blocked, but it doesn't block when you are quoted by someone else unfortunately, but thanks for completely derailing a thread that was supposed to be informative. Kudos.
Discussing the subject matter isn't derailing, and I don't find that I write posts in an unfair way.
It's up to the reader if they want to take my posts and interpret them in a certain way. I just posted my opinion that they should offer a free trial. That's my opinion as a longtime customer of video games, and I would have that same opinion about any other game which releases without a demo. I'm way more skeptical about those games.
Of course, I'm sure the decision to delay the trial is related to sales, and I'm not trying to act like I know better than Square Enix (but they're not perfect and they do make mistakes).
I think that we can't really have this discussion without considering the existence of 1.0. A lot of people who miss the beta will just need
that trial, need that assurance that the game has really gotten way better, before they give the game their money.
I can enforce it, anything about free trials from this point on gets nuked
I made this post before I saw yours, but I really don't know why you would 'nuke' on topic posts. The free trial subject is a part of the interview posted... Edited, Jun 18th 2013 11:04am by Killua125