Considering the large volume of feedback they have gotten, and considering they are yet again stated they will re-visit the combat system (For the 5th thousand time ) They will either need to make phase 4 shorter, or delay the launch by a few weeks, which will probably be the case (I am not being negative btw, just an observation.)
Level sync in phase 3, sounds like a very good decision, considering phase 4 is open beta, you do not want to leave those new starters out who are going to take phase 4 as their free chance to see the game, in the dust.
Wouldn't it be the worst PR move ever to announce a definitive release date and then back off at the last second, especially considering this is a remake of the initial disaster? If the game is even close to being ready for release I hope they do it on the day announced rather than take the backlash of reneging on the 8.27 date.
What is the current global cool down? I'm not sure if you can answer that question or not.
Reading that interview on the zam front page of the order of the blue garter player made me realize I've been playing mmo's at a complete novice level for years... that guy takes a cerebral approach to the game which I never even considered before, it was a great interview and definitely an approach to the game worth emulating. (I bring this up because the interview discussed global cool down times, and lower times requiring more talent potentially. ) Edited, May 25th 2013 9:22pm by je355804
Not really, if it where a delay of let's say 1 month, then sure it would seem like a disaster, but as many people have pointed out in countless threads, this is their only chance to get it right, and if it means delaying the game 1 week or a month, is worth it.
Let's just for arguments sake say, that there is a lot of feedback in phase 3 about combat, considering that on phase 3 we will be testing Uldah, limsa & gradina, and their quest related content, coupled with FATE'S and the ones yoshi mentioned where being added as of phase 2 onward, that is a lot of data and game that needs to be tested, considering it took them an entire month to go from phase 2 to 3, and that was only gradina, well you can see why i made the statement about a possible delay. Again this is not fact proven, is just my opinion, based on what i have seen. For all i know, phase 3 combat can be perfect as of now.