Thursday, April 9, 2009

I am really getting the impression Square-Enix stopped caring a long time ago...

Wow.

Let me count the ways, and there are probably dozens more, but just the ones I've become aware of since the update.

1) There are people already finished with the Crystalline Prophecy content.

If we're going to pay $9.95 for this mini-expansion stuff, then the bare minimum we should be expected is, not only in storyline, but also in other stuff, about a third of what one would expect in a full major expansion.

And we get this: An expansion that people can feasibly finish in one night (if they probably bot the mega-camped beastmen stupidities I've been discussing...)? With no real extra content other than the storyline? What is this???

Oh, that...

2) The first two ACP quests basically require you to camp regular beastmen to the point that we've now turned standard beastmen into near bot-fests, with absolutely shitty droprates.

I mean: I lucked out at Jugner and only needed 2 orcs there.

But 11 Quadav in mega-camped Pashhow?

6 Yagudo in Meriphataud was OK, but the second half -- the Goblin half...

14 in Batallia, 20 in Rolanberry, and TWENTY-FIVE in Sauromogue???

What the living fuck is all of this?? I spent an hour in Rolanberry because of all the competition, and at least 40 minutes (largely without it) in Sauromogue...

And THEN you have to find the isolated areas of each of these three zones (running around half of Vana'diel to do it) to do the NM's involved...

And then you have to hope the next NM fight in Qufim works...

For the dear love of God...

3) Leviathan has been absolutely sucky since the update, needing to go down twice already because of problems with the server.

And I don't need to go into a lot of the other complaints (read them across the TTTO)... Nice Augment system, morons...

It's becoming obvious to me that Square-Enix stopped caring, in any real capacity, about making this game. It's becoming obvious that SE is trying to grab every penny it can.

1 comment:

Volkai said...

"And we get this: An expansion that people can feasibly finish in one night..."

Some people feasibly have no lives. Just need enough of them to work together to finish basically anything that does not either require waiting for JP midnight or for the next big update to progress to the end.



And with this, I have gone back in your blog by an entire year. It has taken me much of the past six hours to do so. That is truly something.

You, sir, are a prolific blogger. I most certainly hope that you can find something more positive to blog about in the future. Something that fills you with hope, rather than anger or despair.