How many years have they been releasing monthly hype letters? And the weird brit guy doing his little shows talking about how great the game is? I watched and read maybe 3 of each of those, then they announced the game was being put back into pre-beta/alpha/whatever they called it. Which right then told me these people will happily tell you whatever will get you to buy the game. The only redeeming thing going on here is that they announce stuff is being removed..........however us non-beta testers have no way of knowing how big of an impact that may have on the game.
Again as with every other MMO out there, people will buy it and say "Well the endgame is where the game begins, just like X, Y, Z." Then you'll get there and see that what was left out might have been most important at the end.
I just don't see why companies just make a solid little environment where everything is there for the fundamentals of a game.....then project when they expect the rest of the features in. That way I can say....well I really wanted a flying mount, so ...6 months from launch. While the people who want to jump in first thing can get in.
All we get anymore is severely broken games on release that have a tab/command/button indicating they expected the feature to work......yet most of the "cool" features setting them apart don't work.
This stupid process of literally promising the world and delivering a continent is why the following list doesn't get my money period. And why others have to offer a trial period, aside from Blizz as their stuff you can pretty much expect it to just work 90% of the time.
-Anything with McQuaid's name attached, I really hope Vanguard ended his MMO career to show that blatant lieing is not the way to go.
- SOE...Everquest expansions became crazy..a new one every half year. If you took a break for any period of time you'd be so far behind it was daunting.
And EQ2 (to me) not being anything remotely like EQ...and broken to boot.
Also had a hand in Vanguard....
Planetside (which I liked but they just ....dropped it basically).
SWG (some liked it, some didn't)....I personally got tired of them changing my profession so every time I logged in I was noticeably weaker and got tired of finding something I liked....didn't even make it past the first month. Lots of potential with the world construction and what not, but they just couldn't leave things alone long enough to enjoy yourself. Then come to find out no one could become a Jedi for like half a year after release...Star Wars without Jedi or spaceships.
This comment was edited on Jul 11, 20:21.