@Toy-Soldier-Ken said in Sega and the Devs Don't Care About NA:
@LockeKosta I'll stick with what I said. Just because everything isn't going how we hoped or whatever, doesn't mean they don't care about us at all. Gaming is a business, and has been that way. So I never said you were wrong or right. I just said this was an opinion. All I know is I am having fun playing this game with my IRL and gaming friends.
A lot of people argued that there was no need for a beta and they should just go to full release. That has proven to be false. They needed the BETA. I think most of these drawn out posts come down to those not being able to play right now, vs those that can. Regardless of the history and present scenarios.
You're good. I was being sincere with what I said. I didn't think you were dogging my opinion or anything. I just wanted to point out that I provided more than the average REEEEEEE opinion people often give when they're irritated or disappointed. But I do agree it's just my outlook and I hope no one took it as fact.
@John-Paul-RAGE said in Sega and the Devs Don't Care About NA:
I agree with many points but won't take the time to reference what I do and don't agree with.
The greatest evidence that JP isn't really willing to work with us is the maintenance window and not allowing the community team to inform us of anything tangible.
While in this "build up" phase of creating a larger player base, having the game suddenly not available to connect to during prime gaming hours is not a good model.
Not communicating timelines is also not a good practice when trying to attract more people to the game. SEGA has 100% distance themselves from the play base and put the burden on another entity while also trying their hands.
I enjoy this game, have been waiting for a long time and want it to succeed, but if you lack the ability to put yourself in a new player's shoes, you can't really comment on how well this release is going so far. (General statement to people who pretend everything is fantastic and are just grateful to be able to play)
SEGA wants the commitment of our money, but we really need to see some better commitment practices from SEGA in return.
I agree and that's pretty much where I'm at too, which is a shame because I do want to support the game more but I don't want to reward or encourage the behavior either. We vote with our wallets, and I spent $70 to say, "Yes, I want an NA PSO 2." But I can't keep voting to say, "You're doing right by us" with the various red flags I'm seeing. To be fair, there's plenty of time to turn it around, I'm still playing a ridiculous amount, but I need to see some sincere course correction.
@AndrlCh said in Sega and the Devs Don't Care About NA:
"Spring" for game releases is April, May, and June, so technically we haven't even entered it yet.
Spring in business terms, which is what is intended when you see those sorts of dates, does include the last half of March. Of course, the beginning of a season is generally accepted as out of the question when using such a broad term, but just so you are aware, it does in fact include the last half of March.
@Caeles-Messorem said in Sega and the Devs Don't Care About NA:
Haven't similar issues occurred with previous iterations of PSO coming from East to West before? I feel like it's the same circumstance, just a different game. While I love that the game is playable on console now, I can't necessarily say I'm excited at yet another potential instance of:
- weeks/ months/ years behind JP content
- large windows between content/ fix patches
- low involvement of the devs with the NA community
Whether Open Beta or Soft Launch, it's still pretty easy to see something of a rough path ahead. Keep in mind, I'm saying this from the perspective of someone (similar to many of you, I'm sure) that has played EP. 1 & 2, BB, PSU/ PSU: AotI and PSO2 JP (from launch).
I just think more communication between JP/ NA and Devs/Players would do a world of good right now.
Whether it's been done before or not does not excuse the mistakes being made. If anything, it makes them worse and accepting anti-consumer practices due to frequency only leads to a worsening situation. One minute you're up in arms about horse armor DLC, the next minute you're happy it's "just cosmetic". I'm speaking broadly here to make a point.