People have every right as consumers to take issue with these problems. SE set themselves up for these problems and there is a large and vocal community of people that seem to feel the need to rush to SE's side and rage and crush all those who say anything bad about their company. First they said that these problems would be fixed after P4, now they are saying they will be fixed by official release. It's starting to remind me of all of those fanboys that said the same exact things about 1.0's launch. I gave them the benefit of the doubt after P4 and even yesterday wasn't that bad but today is terrible. I cannot see how they are going to fix this problem in two days with no downtime in between.
First, 1.0 had a ton more issues than this. This is pretty much very early growing pains, not much unlike WoW experienced. SE knew the game was going to re-launch well, just not this well. Now it's overwhelmed their resources, cropped some nasty bugs, and in general thrown a monkey wrench into the works. And you better believe the dev team is all-hands on deck and going mad trying to find the cause and the resolution ASAP. But, as has been said, they don't wield real magic. Programming, testing, setup of servers, it all takes time, and if that means that they launch in less-than-ideal state, well it's too late to stop that now. My copy of FFXIV is right now in the Gamestop. It's street date is Tuesday, so they won't give it to me early, but that means they launch Tuesday, like it or not.
And then I see all of the rampant downvoting and #$%^ talking against anyone that says anything about not being able to log in or that it sucks to not be able to log in. It's not even a karma issue. It's an issue about being an adult. Adults SHOULD be able to disagree and discuss something without the need to downvote every single post someone has made because they don't like what they say. I spent 8ish months on this forum and only ever downvoted one person: Poubelle. I honestly don't even think people really know what the button is for, they treat it as if it is simply a "I don't agree/like what that person said, DISLIKE" button. If you are going to downvote someone grow a pair and state why.
Adults also realize that this. is. a. game. A game. A video game. And now people are threatening lawsuits. Do you even comprehend how insane that is? OVER. A. VIDEO. GAME. This would be like suing Michael Bay over the Transformers because the money "didn't meet with your expectations". It's utterly, basely retarded. And downvoting? It's so that, eventually, the people who are spamming 3, 4, 5 topics, and tons of post eventually get autofiltered, as per how Alla's karma system works. Their posts are not worth anyone's time, contribute nothing to a valuable discussion, and instead just act as trollbait and visual garbage on the forum.
And you want to know why I rated you down? Because you're joining in the deafening cacophony of whining.
Olorinus the Ludicrous wrote:
The idea of old school is way more interesting than the reality