Exactly the case, I hate giving estimates because of this. I do it because I want to inform you as mucha s possible but every time I do it ends up being wrong so (well actually some in the past were correct but still).... Hopefully we can make it in November but I wouldn't risk giving an ETA for now, only when I'm sure it's almost done and everything is tested green.Galeas has said several times that hero trials in October was an estimate. I do understand why they are hesitant to give us even estimates since people take it as "confirmed release date".
I believe the changes should've been ready ON patch day, we should not have had to wait for the replacements for over a month after the patch. The company gave old players every reason to come back but no reason to stay once they were here.
Can you even fathom how many people would have had an easier time farming their items and getting a feeling of progression if they had stuff like shugo gold and hero trials from the start? Especially on a server like Nergal where they started from 0 but still have to compete with old server players and their compensation gear.
It just feels like every step was a misstep when it could have been so much more.
One thing, are you guys actually aware that players on almost every server are using a script to auto-buy things from the broker? I believe it's for sale on some website, perhaps you should look into it because it's one of the most anti new player things in the game at the moment.