Before anyone perhaps reads to far yet. This is a personal thought journey I've been on for a while now, since NGS was announced, and wanted to sort of make an "open letter" of my thoughts/feelings and see what the rest of us has to say.
Quick reference for ease of response - https://pso2.com/news/announcements/pso2ngsannouncement
I've been thinking about this for a while now. And I THINK I'm at a point where I will play PSO2 NA until IT specifically closes its doors somewhere/sometime in the future. And very possibly never play NGS. To be clear I'm not trying to even hint at self importance or make any sort of hinted allusions that if my whatevers aren't met I shant play! This is more me mulling over the realities of the world, my time in life, etc. Based on the announced/current inter-relational status of PSO2 NA and PSO2 NGS.
Most of it has to do with the fact that no character growth/progress will xfer over. And I understand the reasons for that. NGS would be the only real chance for the whole real world to start over as fresh and as fair as can. All thats currently stated to go over is mostly stuff I don't care a lot about. I.e. Phasion. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy and love my 10 Gallon White cowboy hat and dual hip pistols I managed to eek out from AC Scratch. And Mags. I mean cool but to me that isn't a big loss to redo in a new iteration. And Armor/Units not showing at all?! Man, I'd wager a good 10-20% of my joy alone comes from the visual of my Unit Flex. However meager it may be compared to the "real pros."
I guess what it boils down to for me at this point is. Stop now and go back into the same endless stasis a lot of us where in that never played JP. And start/play NGS when it comes out. Else play a "dying game" of sorts until its end. At which point for some of the above life reasons I would hope I had the self preservation to not enter into another "life sink." Not that it is/would be a bad one. But I wouldn't want to play it any other way if I did. There is that mention of being able to play both games at once. But to what point? Even and especially if that almighty important character growth doesn't transfer OR update?!
My expectation at this time is I might get most of my All Classes to 75+ before the end of the year. And as NGS draws closer reassess and see what I'm losing and not losing and see if I wanna feel like a recommit to NGS the same way.
Thank you for however much you've read. I do expect, understand, and will roll with the troll posts as they all but certainly will occur. I'm mainly looking to see what others are thinking, how they feel, and may pre-heal a wound that has not yet happened for me. ;0 ;~)
Thank you everyone.