b/c joining an HNMls and waiting in line to lot a BB item while you come to events on other jobs is such a MNK achievement, right? you work for it by making the gil. it's just as valid as attending endless KS99 runs or joining a king-camping group.
secret: i didn't "feel bad about it" when i bought my last 2 black belt items.
why spend hours farming when you can just buy some gil from IGE.
it sounds like you want to argue about this, but let me tell you in advance that i can't take part in the argument. frankly, i think the idea that paying for BB items with gil that you earned is "Bad" is stupid. it's silly. i see someone express that, and i can't even fathom where the stupidity is coming from... like, what are they getting wrong about the world that results in such a baseless, pointless, crotchety opinion? i can't even imagine what you're getting wrong such that it results in that absurd inference.
in other words, for every second i consider your point of view on this topic, i can't respect you. therefore, i can't argue. so, if you want to try to make people feel guilty for doing something that patently has nothing to do w/ ethics or morality, go for it, but you're just making a fool of yourself.
and if you don't see a difference between buying gil and farming... see, i can't have an argument about this:). how could you not see the difference? this is one of those "how do you know how to turn on a computer, but still hold that opinion?" moments. it's like arguing with someone who's recently suffered severe brain damage. see what i'm saying?
p.s. i'm not kidding about "tell me how to make 250k a day fishing". i'm just now starting up fishing again, and i think i've done my part giving away information for free. i'm not on your server so i can't compete with you. give to me your secrets. Edited, Jan 22nd 2009 2:14am by milich