Smh this fandom really do attach themselves to this game to much.
You are the 2nd person to claim I'm moving the goal post based on wild theories made by what other people said...based on what? Quote me where I originally layed out the goal.
And again They bring up FFXIV when I never said anything about it. Man you people sure do have an inferiority complex when it comes to this game.
And fine, if you want to lay that out for ARR. Even with the cherry picking your doing, That's still WAY more then what's offered here and when we take into consideration what you omit like side story quest for jobs, 17 or so dungeons, Trials, a 5 series Raid with actual mechanics, multiple large zones filled with fleshed out towns, cities, villages, outpost all containing quest filled with background lore, it completely blows this game out of the water(Also ARR story seemed much longer to me then that, I remember clocking somewhere around 50-60 hours for MSQ only). The story here is like a handful of quest and is about 2-5 hours long bloated by BP gateing. Like something out of a mobile game, one empty region with the same mobs, next to no side quest, no dungeons, 3 tiny combat sectors, a pultry amount of bosses, Pultry endgame , towers with the same linear vector VR design and contains the same mobs you fight everywhere else. 1 main hub the size of an outpost in ffxiv, NGS is the equivalent of FFXIV ARR ending at the waking sands and telling you to just go kill the same mobs in ONE tiny region. if you are going to play this game that XIV content launch is in the same vain as NGS you are only fooling yourself, I just dont know what to tell you at this point. that's all I'm saying about that, but remember I never brought it up, you did.
EDIT: How did I even miss the fact that you just randomly compared FFXIV to WOW when we are talking about PSO2. This is just getting sad, clearly you Arr just reaching hard for a crutch at this point
It's funny how hard you people try to reach, literally someone told me WOW was lacking in content similar to NGS, now someone else tells me it was very big in content department.
The thing is I try to take you people seriously but when you make Olympic lvl mental gymnastics ike this it's hard to do so.
Speaking of WoW that would be another more content rich game then this. NGS is the equivalent of WoW ending at the Barrens.
Yes WoW did have a bit more in the endgame department, and even so FFXIVARR still has WAY more to offer content wise then NGS and did not take me 8-10 hours to get to "endgame" not to.mention how empty the game itself with nothing else besides fighting the same HP sponge then you fight those same HP spunge at Endgame again but this time BLOATED higher.but yeah nice reaching But no. That's not "how Japanese operate"
That's how a minimal Viable products like PSO2 and SEGA who cut corners alot Operate when making games, see Yakuza and Valkyria Chronicles and its constant reuse of assets. SEGA as a whole really love to cut corners and never invest much capital into their games development wise.
For every one defender that says Phantasy Star Online is suppose to be casual layed back, another states its suppose to be a mindless Hardcore Grind. If we want to make up excuses fine but at least sit down and decide what the excuse will be and be consistent with it.
It doesnt take crazy high standards to tell this content pool is lacking, this feels like a conceptual alpha of a game planned to be released in like 2 years, even for a free to play game. Free to play doesn't free a game from scrutiny, it's still a product not a charity.
PSO doesnt exist Its own personal bubble. The gaming market moves and I'm not basing it of games from it's own series from decades ago that are completely outdated.
If you like the game cool. But the content pool and depth just ain't there yet