@NoelleHedgehog said in Removing Height Restrictions:
The height restriction is utter madness, of all the things to change why in the world would you change that? Remove it and let us play PSO2 the way it's as intended.
To the devs: Right now, what you need is community support more than anything, especially after the botched windows launch thanks to the Microsoft store. Your server needs to have a thriving community and right now instead of pulling NA players from JP to NA you are actually doing the opposite and pushing NA players to JP instead with changes like this.
Now the height restriction is not the only issue that is bringing me to this decision but its a big one and its what this topic is about so I'm making it the focus of my post. But as it stands the height restriction is a very big and serious topic among this community and for good reason, and right now I think you all seriously need to take this opportunity to really judge how the devs plan to handle this because their decision on it will likely reveal what their true intentions are for the remaining lifespan of the NA server. If they don't revert this change then understand it's only going to get worse from here on out, it means they have no intention to adhering to feedback and the game will continue to receive changes to add to a worse experience then what the JP server has to offer.
The PSO2 community is a very passionate community and rightfully so, I think the NA devs right now need to be very.. very cautious about how they handle this and I think what they need to understand is that if the NA server doesn't make its community happy the JP server is willing to do so in their place, and that should be a thought that makes them very worried.
Agreed with you there.
The developers don't understand the implication of such minor decisions as in the long run it roller coaster into decisions which can make the product unplayable for most due to the development teams inability to understand what the pso community wants, thus resulting in another dead game. Which let's face it, right now there is a declining population due to how disastrous of a launch it's been. If the company doesn't attempt to cater to the community that is sticking through this and listening to feedback then it'll become another Wildstar incident where the game becomes a ghost town for years until the servers are eventually shutdown.
The state of the product is in right now and development teams decisions from this point on will be the things which either spells out the downfall of the product or it's success. MMOs are about community and worlds, you cannot force things upon your playerbase which they simply despise otherwise you'll just end up turning your community into a hostile environment where no-one seeks to talks with one another outside of Guilds thus making the new players experience 0 life in the world, instead it's just all static routine drones where you go to point A and B and so on.
Feedback from this point must be listened too and if a vast amount of people want something, like Removing the Height Restriction. Then it should be heeded in my book, otherwise you'll just cause players to leave as they feel like their feedback isn't being listened too. Like you just threatened to do in that very post i'm quoting.
I like the Phantasy Star Series as a whole as I've got alot of nostalgia attached to this product. But if this games community drops like a stone and there isn't anyone on anymore. Then i'll have no reason to log on anymore. I don't play MMOs to be alone, i get enough of that offline where everyone of my friends have died due to age and life events. I play MMOs for Communities and Worlds so that I can enjoy myself and be entertained while also being alongside others who are experiencing the same world as me.
But we'll see what happens in the following weeks. Hopefully the development team listens to our feedback but I've been hurt by many companies way to many times to believe such a thing will happen anymore. Either way, that's enough outta me. Back to my silent observing