If it was just a bad launch that needed a little patience before everything's fine and we'll all have forgotten two weeks from now, I'd be in full agreement and encouraging patience for 2-3 days to get things right.
But for some of us this is going to have depressing lasting effects. I hated that this entire experience since January has treated me as a non-US PC player as third class. And I hated that four of the cosmetics I still want the most out of every PSO2 item I have ever seen were limited to a region-locked platform-locked closed beta. But if we'd gotten a new ship, I could have at least avoided the misery of seeing other people with them.
And to top if off, some of my group want to go to Ship 3 just for the almost nonexistent chance of being able to afford unspecified expired AC scratch items that'll probably come back one day, for hundreds of millions of meseta that they will be overcharged for by players who got them just for logging in, who can abuse their ridiculous power position of not being the ugly stepchild. So to avoid either upsetting real people I know or splitting our group up, I'm likely to have to consign myself to that misery even if they do add Ship 4 late.
Why. Why did it have to be this way. Why did equal ARKS have to be treated so differently. Why did they and the more favoured ARKS keep insisting that no PC beta was necessary, screw us out of participation rewards for that beta, land us with a prolonged wait to play and then a botched launch that a beta would have caught, and probably ultimately not even properly compensate us for that botched launch we waited so patiently for.
Real compensation would be a global distribution of the beta items we should have got in the beta that it is now painfully clear we should have had. Does anybody believe it'll happen? I wish I did, but I'm running out of faith already. But it would reduce my suffering as a have-not who'll have to see the freely-distributed trade-locked shiny things I'll never get to enjoy, not just for two weeks while the launch is ironed out, but for however long the game lasts.
I love Phantasy Star. I played it before Online was made. This is... indescribably upsetting.