excellent account of the latest development in the PSS1 saga. In the light of the many issues that have arisen during and since the transition of DCUO from SOE's stewardship to our putative PSS1 overlords, the conversion of EQ2, which was due around about now, has been postponed.
In the comments thread Seffrid, who's been highly active on the forums on this issue, has about the best summation of the situation that I've seen. I reproduce his comment and my reply here:
August 26, 2012 @ 2:47 am
As I commented on the EQ2 board, and
Brasse was kind enough to acknowledge the validity of the point, there’s
very little benefit in PSS1 going to an event in America in order to
address the concerns of the affected players who by definition under
this deal live in Europe!
I’ve no doubt that the EQ2 transition has been delayed because SOE
have concerns over some of the problems they encountered in the DCUO
transition, not because there are unresolved concerns that the players
have. I haven’t seen any commitment not to make the transition until the
players’ concerns have been fully resolved and I doubt they ever will
Players want choice. They want the new players who PSS1 recruit to
have to sign up with them while existing players have the choice whether
to do so or to stay with SOE until they can see that PSS1 are an equal
company to SOE to hold an account with. If the companies truly believe
they can in time bring those players on side then it must be better to
keep them with SOE in the meantime rather than lose them to the
company’s games now and for all time, which is how it’s looking for a
lot of long-term players at the moment.
Recruiting a lot of new F2P players taking a non-committal look at
the game is naturally a good thing, but so too is hanging onto a lot of
established players who have for the most part subscribed to the games
over many years thereby demonstrating a long-term commitment to them.
That’s what SOE don’t seem to be able to get a grasp of at the moment.
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