Hahahahahahaha. Are they telling me it took 3 years to add 2 new avatars that can only use Astral Flow? The models where there 4 years ago, so I guess all that work was to make the 2 abilities.
A question: Is this (Odin & Alexander) what they've been working on and putting off time after time for a full year?
It seems strange because Odin & Alexander are being implemented in a very limited form (probably for story purposes since they are awake, not sleeping). It doesn't seem to jive with some of the interviews from 2009 that referenced the avatars unless there is a separate set in development that they are keeping quiet (like Caitsith, Atomos).
The way it sounds makes me think that they initially had other avatars in mind and were working with them (when they had suggested that they'd be avatars that don't focus on using abilities like the current avatars do), but then that didn't work in one way or another and then had to scrap them.
I'm wondering if they're still working on it. Or it could be someone's endless brainstorming project, an endless work in progress. Still, SMN needs some real
avatars to make up for waiting 5 years, not "Okay, Zantetsuken! Now screw you guys, I'm going home. Hi ho, Sleipnir!".
It would be nice if they released a real expansion with real new lands (geographic lands, not parallel dimensions filled with giant crabs), and implement some new avatars through there (Magus Sisters, Asura, Kujata would be the most interesting, though Remora would be a humorous choice).
Somewhere out there, there is a road with 2 signs on it. One says "No Trespassing". The sign right next to it says "FREE KITTENS".