i appreciate the feedback... with the delay your talking about that puts phase3 starting on the 1st still correct? or are we looking at farther back now? i am a patience person but this game is looking way to amazing and i just need to get my damn hands on it...
They haven't ever "officially" given dates as to when each phase starts. Surprisingly, the last two phases were quite timely, even to the point of being complete a bit ahead of schedule (at least my schedule lol). It could be around by the beginning of next month but I wouldn't bank on an exact date.
I just hope that they are using this extra time to test and make improvements and tweaks to the game instead of twiddling their thumbs. I have been kind of wary as to their Beta practices, giving the most amount of content the least amount of player testing. Hopefully they know what their doing and will give the rest of the game proper testing before commercial release.
Maybe I'm just bitter after salivating over this game for three years and being unable to play 1.0. I suppose I'm looking for a cure for the itch that FFXI just can't scratch anymore. I'm in the same boat as you with changing over to WoW. Being so far behind with no connections really sucks XD.