It was a whirlwind. People were frustrated, some people were leaving the project, some people were depressed about what had happened, they’d put two or three years of their lives into this and it’d come to this. And then [A Realm Reborn director Naoki] Yoshida-san comes in and gives us all a new hope, he gives us this vision, takes the reigns and turn things around. […] And it wasn’t just him bringing it up, it was him telling us that we could do it, and us believing in that, and following him, and really bringing it back.
Speaking of that success, it has led to no shortage of patches for the game, and patch 4.4 in mid-September is already being finalized with its UI improvements. Search for your favorite minions and mounts! Get an icon for the newest minions and mounts you’ve added to your collection! Favorite your emotes and see your most recent ones in history! They’re little quality-of-life features, but they do improve your quality of life.