Im not a new player !!! I was in Alpha, then beta, then release, went away some, got back in middle of 2011 went away when payment came. But then again I can't show of my chocobo to prove im a FFXIV vet. And honestly if u feel like u need to prove something, ur just a big douche, its fun times ingame that counts not that you payed money, we all support SE by simply playing the game !!!!!! And we need new players for this ;)
And if some LS's seriously demands Legacy I will laugh my ass off. And btw I have nice big LS anyways, with nice ppl in it :D Error13001 Linkshell FTW!!!
Here's the kicker: People like you and me have probably given more to SE than a typical Legacy player has.
Think about it. I spent $90 on a pre-ordered CE. If you weren't in the States, you paid at least that much if not much more (they were like $120-130 in Australia?).
That's more than what 3 Legacy players on Buddy Passes combined would have had to have spent.
But, I don't get a fancy bird with an "SE Loves Me More" bumper sticker (that's alright I don't really want one). What's more, I think I have a level head about welcoming new players because the game is definitely dead without them.
And yet, I'm faced with being called an undeserving n00b for not getting the Legacy "gold star" even though I've probably contributed more to keeping FF14 alive monetarily than half the Legacy players out there. And I know I'm not the only one in this boat. So it's not only the new players that the game needs to survive that are getting trashed by this, but also the players who've actually put down more money than those discount subscribers ever did through their initial purchase.
That said, there's nothing wrong with discount subscribers having a good time. I just don't think anyone deserves to be put down over when and how much they've paid for the game. I'm just pointing this out because the idea that Legacy players have all contributed more than anyone else is demonstrably false, and it's ultimately meaningless if you just want to chase people out of the game (which is starving for players) with it.
The bottom line is, everything has to come together for FFXIV to work. The game has to be great, but the players have to be welcoming too, because without new blood, it's all over. To those of you who have it, have fun with your Legacy status, but don't expect me to suck you off because of it. Edited, Sep 7th 2012 5:38am by Xoie