Phase 4 is confirmed to only be 1 week, and all of the progress you've made on that character is saved for launch. In ways, Phase 4 -is- early access.
They seem pretty confident that the game is ready to go. While I am worried about PvP testing, we do have that week to check it out, and if it's bugged as all hell I'm confident they'll push back the release date to fix it.
They can push back the release of PvP to fix it. Pushing back the entire game for what is so far a very minor feature wouldn't make much sense.
It's not a minor feature.
It's not even in the game yet, and we're going into open beta. So you're right, it's not a minor feature, it's LESS than a minor feature. It's literally a non existent feature.
The fact that it may be important to you doesn't mean it's an important feature over all, it means it's an important feature to you. Take a step back, take the emotional reaction out of it, and use your brain. No one said you can't care about it, but what I said, which is accurate, is that it's a minor feature at this point.
Read the comments here and elsewhere. Most people really like the game even though we have no idea if the PvP will be any good at all. Even though it hasn't had one second of testing or even internal gameplay footage demonstrated so far. If PvP were considered a core feature of the game, it would have been in the game by now. That's not to say it won't eventually be awesome, but come on, if you can't admit what's completely obvious then you have a problem.
For a great many people, it's the difference between "I'm going to cancel my subscription for a few months until they add something interesting," and "I'm going to kick your *** in the arena for the next few months until they add something interesting."
So because maybe 5-10% of the player base will absolutely not play it for a month or two if they aren't able to get it working perfectly right away, it makes sense to push back the entire release so the other 90-95% of the player base can't play either? You don't see the slight flaw in that reasoning? Edited, Jul 15th 2013 12:55am by KarlHungis
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