@GM-Phantasma said in Happy for PC release, But where is the content?:
However, big updates can be overwhelming to the point that other players (who are new to the game) will miss to learn certain features because of this. Yes, I know that many players actually played JP and they already know how the game works. However, there is still players who aren't very familiar with PSO2.
But that does not really make any sense, does it?
Every single day, new people join PSO2 in JP and manage just fine, and as you seem well versed in JP-PSO2 EP-6, surely you know that there are some features and mechanics to help new players in EP-6 that we do not have.
I am not talking of veterans, but many people who got bored of waiting for PSO2NA PC and have joined us in JP and are having a blast.
Players would not have been any more confused in EP6 as a newcomer to PSO2 than they would be in our current patch level in PSO2NA.
Yes, EP6 has more features, but it also has more newbie friendly features and many events and options to help people catch up and prepare.
People talk as if there had been no newbies whatsoever to PSO2JP since ep3.
As i see it, the real reason why we have this schedule of "updates" is because if you had released the game on par and on the very same patch as PSO2 JP this would mean that much like with PSU, we would be constantly and considerably lagging behind due to the need to localize all new content which would mean that right after release and for a considerable period of time, there would be a drought.
And even more so considering that COVID-19 has slowed things down when it comes to the development/delivery of new content for PSO2JP.
Furthermore, people already complain of a lack of content today, with just a handful of weeks and knowing there is tons of content to look forward to so they would have been even more upset if they had nothing to look forward to.
This current method also gives new players who are not experienced with PSO2 the impression that Microsoft and Sega are constantly making and delivering new content, unaware that this has existed in PSO2JP for years thus giving the illusion of a healthy and growing MMORPG.
It makes perfect sense from a business standpoint but also to allow the team to localize any future new content, to be slightly behind PSO2JP within reason, so the current model is perfectly fine.
I support it!
But let us not pretend the only reason is some weird kind of consideration for new players who are apparently less capable of adaptation than the thousands that have joined PSO2JP during all these years.