XI had commercials, not many, but they were there. XIV also had commercials, but mostly of cutscene footage. They didn't last long.
It would behoove SE to actually try to advertise in the west. Maybe not in the sense WoW paid celebrities to pretend to play or Rift's "We're not in Azeroth anymore!" campaign, but certainly more than some music and some cutscenes. Not everyone is going to know or care about 1.0. Not everyone trolls gaming sites, knowing what releases when or even how it's been reviewed. The hardcore element of MMOs may hate the casual base, but they're required. And it's hard to argue that the more money SE gets from the game, the more they can do with it. Of course, I'm forever worried about money XIV makes going back into XIV first, as XI suffered because it didn't.
Violence good. **** bad. Yay America.