Look at all the features that they've been promising since 2.0 that still aren't here because they claim to lack the dev resources. So yes. They need a bigger staff. hen toodles. Bounce. Everyone else is still enjoying it. I mean.. I guess casuals are happy with the pace cause your RP sessions in limsa never get old. But to the raiding scene there is a huge content lull. Not really. I know more people who are bored with the low output of dungeons(2 every 3 months is extremely sad and FFXIV Gil gets old very fast) than i know that are okay with the current rates.
Plus they wasted too many resources on lords of vermillion and feast. If they used those resources to work on core mechanics of the game or add maybe a mid tier raid I think the game would be in a better state. Fact is 2.x had a better patch cycle with more content because they felt like they had something to prove. 3.x patches are missing the mark completely.
I disagree, 3.2 was a great patch and return to form really. If you look back on the 2.X series there was not much that is different than the stuff in the 3.X series. 2.4 for example, shiva, 3 dungeons, final coil. 3.2 sephi, 2 dungeons, two version of midas and feast. Stating facts is different than expressing opinions dude. Which is exactly what your doing: expressing your opinion. was one of THE best patches. Why? Buy FFXIV Gil New job. Will we see that again? No. Why? Lack of devs. Oh.
If they released a new job then the game would get overloaded with classes. When 5.X comes along and so many resorces are being pumped into classes that are never played. Because the meta will be established and the best classes will emerge and the weaker classes will be collecting dust. Theres no hardcore/casual? What? EVERY mmo has hard/midcore and casuals. The people who wait till they out gear raids are mid core, people that dont even attempt are typically casual playera.