CCP has waited until the numbers are low enough - they did not rush it.
With less than 1% of players being limited to using DirectX 9
DX9 was good and stable and served the game well. I’m sad to see it go, but I do understand why they are doing it. And CCP seems to be doing it for the right reasons, in the right way, and at the right time - at least to the best of their abilities.
There are still a few that will be negatively impacted, and I hope they find solutions. CCP has encouraged them to reach out to CCP customer support - which means CCP cares to some degree about their customers and how changes will impact them.
I’m fine with the change. But I have one question I would like to ask CCP - will there will be a new way that can be used when debugging graphics issues? (In the past DX9 filled this role very well as a temporary alternative to DX11. So I’m curious, but am guessing there won’t be a similar solution.)
Also Zoiie, you should see the forum FAQ. Llink is at the top of all forum pages in the drop-down menu. (from FAQ: Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.)