Yeah, I gotta be real. Completely blindsided. In fact, now that I've put more thought into it, this is less going from FFXIV 1.0 to A Realm Reborn, as it is going from FFXI to FFXIV. It really is a whole new game, but with big connectivity between them. Hella weird, never seen anything quite like it.
Yes updated graphics but all the grind again... Not looking forward to hitting 95 with my main on all classes again. Oh well.
I donno, I find that to be half the fun. Then again, I'm often an altoholic in MMOs, so maybe I'm a bad example.
Overall, I can't deny it's fairly exciting. I'm still not 100% down with Sega's monetization model on NA, and how they've been handling the NA community; and while I won't just kind of start ignoring those issues going forward, I'm a little more confident in investing time, money, and energy into PSO2 than I was a few days ago.
...I also hope they change the default MC look for NG though. He looks...really derpy, especially when standing next to the much better looking PSO2 Ash.