I was trying to be funny and playfully disrespectful at the same time. I'm only being a little bit of a dic to you, Id say 22.4%AHole, 68%real/nice, 9.6% unknown... That being said...
I am wondering why you are so hard on the game. Perhaps I should read more of your specific posts and opinions about the game? Any you have in mind?
A say "troll" because EVERYTHING I have read from you, as of now, you have not one single good thing to say about the direction of the new game. You have 8,747 posts as of your last one, above mine, so its clear you are respected within the forums of Zam.com, or have a clear opinion about things, so I'm not challenging you as a person, although you could take it that way. I am challenging your opinion and stance on the game. As I said, it seems like you hate this game. Nothing you say is good, and I would even go as far to say, you want this game to fail.
Again, "King of Troll" is referring to your hatred for the game not your ability to comment. Return to the real questions shall we? I asked you a few things above and here that I am curious to know.
Fair enough; I'm certainly capable of misinterpreting someone's intentions. I wouldn't go so far as to say having a high post count makes one respected, by the way... far from it. If anything it shows that I have no trouble dealing with conflict.
Most of your questions or assumptions about me can be answered/disproven within the 10 most recent threads on the forum. I talk a lot about why I'm not optimistic about the game, what they should consider doing differently, and I even talk about my background and career. I also explicitly state at least twice that I'm critical of the game because I want it to succeed.
Everyone kissed FFXIV's ass during the beta and SE took that as the green light to release a subpar product. Meanwhile, people are already pessimistic about the game (as seen in this recently posted link
). If attention isn't drawn to the mediocrity of the game's design flaws, then they will still fail, and SE won't see it coming. What they need is not feedback from a few die-hard fans who are eager for the game, but the perception of the average gamer, who considers roughly a dozen or more other MMORPGs in the U.S. market as viable alternatives. What stands out about FFXIV? At this point, nothing but graphics, and that's far too subjective and unimportant trait to ride on.
Awful design to mediocre design is not going to make this game successful. I hope SE is holding out on the awesome stuff. But assuming so is what people did during the alpha/beta.
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.