The point is that this was delayed another month and many people are logging in less and less. It's not healthy for the community.
Totally agree with this, as well as the 3-month expectation.
Just saying that if launch delays, server problems or other issues (unforeseen content issues) caused the patch to not really be ready until late December, then they shouldn't release the patch until it's ready.
Gamers have much less patience nowadays (same goes for everyone, really), but customers get even more angered by being given unfinished or broken products. That's the whole reason why Version 1 was scrapped and ARR was created.
Between being late and releasing unfinished content, I hope SE chooses to be late every time.
You know...I completely agree and am trying to tread this line as carefully as I can.
My posts may give the impression that I am some entitled person demanding more content that I can quickly blow on through (and then go back to demanding more content) but that isn't what I am going for.
What I'm really concerned about is people leaving. I have loads of stories about people I've talked to (not in my FC) over the past week who have told me they're growing bored and only log in to chat. I'd like to share them all but don't want to bore you. I'll share one, though, because it's story time with Hitome and it's an example of a person who is on the opposite side of the game as me.
I haven't seen my friend who lives in DC in over a week. He has all crafts at level 50 and I finally persuaded him to get one of his DoW/DoM jobs to 50. He got it there, we ran him through his relic, he obtained it, and then hasn't been seen since. He is the kind of guy who has no interest in endgame content: content to log in just to sit in town and craft.
I won't knock it because everyone enjoys one aspect of this game more than others I'm sure. But then what will he do next? Sure, maybe RL got busy but he was online almost everyday up to last week chatting with his FC and me at the very least if not crafting up a storm. He sure as hell was pretty determined to get all those crafts to 50 within 3ish months of release. He was quite proud of it, actually, as he showed me all his relic crafting equipment and when he went to craft (and sign) the ring I wear.
See I'm on the opposite end. I love leveling so much when it comes to DoM/DoW but if I have to grind any more FATEs or DL gear just so that the job can sit at 50 and the gear can collect dust while I'm constantly asked to go BLM, I'll cry.
I understand that SE wants to play it safe and make sure their first content patch is a huge success so that people keep resubbing. I just don't want to lose my friends and FC mates over something that could have been prevented by a simple tweak to the current gating mechanic.
Edited, Nov 12th 2013 1:26pm by HitomeOfBismarck
Good things come to those who wait. :)
I've been patiently building my "base". I have a 45WHM (so i can access DoH/DoL leves lol), 26 THM (for swifties), 50 CRP, and every other DoH/DoL 40-45. No, I'm not beating my head against myth caps, or w/e that's all about. I could really care less right now. But eventually, I'll have everything ready to go. I guess I'm playing the "long" game :)