I agree with this thread. NGS is a complete joke, huge delays when it was supposed to launch, huge lag and server issues when it actualy launched, then the lack of content with some stupid lackluster of a roadmap that should have been implemented in launch.
Also removal of Shop access for free players, now you are extremely limited in terms of making meseta, and things in the shop, whether cosmetics or good gear have astronomical prices because of the greedy whales.
There are other things in my opinion that break the game, such as the broken PSE burst mechanics which are extremely annoyingly RNG, the rare drop that drop completely rare, and getting gear drop with good FIXA is complete RNG, no proper incentive way to actualy gain good gear.
The NGS update to the base PSO2 fashion should have been free, as others said players worked hard to get that fashion, like slowly upgrading them to suit the NGS graphics.
This game has been released on an unfinished state, not that it is buggy or anything, It's the fact that it is pretty much beta in terms of lack of content, the game should have been taken more 3 to 4 months in development so it could be released with proper content; Actual good AC scratches, with bouncer and braver classes available at the start, and multiple regions available and not just Aeilo, and really content that would make the player actualy entertained to play, so It's purpose is not only just to run those dailies or weeklies and then log-off because there is nothing to do.
Other than that, this thread really just convinced me not to play this game untill the game will have more content, I wanted to finish perfecting my gear upgrades, but nah It's a waste of energy.