I'm a customer. What happens to other customers is subject to happen to me as well, if I got banned for no reason at all I would flip a sh*t. Hundred of people who played for years got banned for nothing, and your counter-argument is that I didnt get banned so I shouldn't give a sh*t? It could of been me. How do you not question SE when they ban their loyal customers for nothing? I dont understand. Your attempt at humor and satire is not funny either, since your losing credibility because instead of actually answering the matter you just make a sarcastic remark that says nothing. What if it was you? I bet your opinion of SE would flip instantly if you lost years of real work because SE decided to be ignorant one day.
What's the chance? Same as dying in a car accident, roughly. Doesn't sound like that horrible rate to me, actually I wouldn't worry about it at all, especially since I can avoid doing things that may get me flagged for 'irregular activities' in the first place like gardening with 30 mules.
Other people die in a car accidents, should I give a ****? Mmm, I'll say nope. What makes this 'customer relationship' that much more special that you suddenly care about random people more than in real life? It could have been you that died in one of those car accidents too!
Of course my opinion would change if SE banned me- however it hasn't happened to me (nor you) and the chance of it happening is so small that there's no reason to even worry about such thing happening. Of course forums make it look like such a big issue, but it's quite small in the end. 2000 get banned, 398 000 keep playing.
I have before. But that again proves the GM system is next to useless. They cant even handle obvious fishing bots? What the **** is it that they CAN do? The problem remains because the GMs = SE. The GMs and STF didnt do anything, that means SE didnt do anything either, so the company fails. It took them so long to ban even the most obvious bots and RMT.
See what happened after SE started banning 'obvious bots and RMT' without proof? Yeah.. try to decide what you want already. Either SE finds enough proof of each case that there'll surely be no wrong bannings, or they start banning the 'obvious cases' and few casualties are sure to follow.
People used to seek for hours at a time, seek, without even being able to play the game. Fact. This wasn't a problem? It took them years to even do anything to attempt to remedy that problem. So how is that "pretty fast". They ignored it until it got to the point where people who were lvl 40 had noone to play with at all. The leveling system was so flawed. Looking back at all the time I wasted LFP I could of spent doing something else. But I was hooked, socially, game-wise and economically, like I said before. Other people experience the same thing, they are too invested to just stop playing.
Yeah the core of the system was flawed, not much they can do about it. Should have figured these things out before the game came out in the first place.
Ok. Thats not what I said at all. I did not say AV singlehandledly ruined the game, so don't contort my words. AV is another example of SE not caring about its players. Again a sarcastic remark that fails to answer the problem I put infront of your face.
How did that mob's status affect you? I personally couldn't care less about AV, but you seem to have more experience with it than I do? Yeah, it's obvious example of "SE doesn't care Q_Q" but I'm not interested about that... only about the things SE did wrong to you
Ok. Aside from the past couple of months, when has anything that it used in-game been sold for real life money
Hmm, I have 4 examples to give. Rise of the zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urhgan and Wings of the Goddess.
Also, welcome to DLC. Every gaming company does this, but only SE is evil for doing so (when the money spent/reward gained ratio is actually better than in most DLC content out there)?
How can you defend a companies actions of mass-banning so much of their playerbase for no reason? Theres no compassion between SE and their consumers. If they are willing to do this stuff while they are MARKETING FF14, what do you expect in ff14? That gardening ban could of been you. Just because you didnt get banned you can defend SE? Mocking me for feeling bad for "strangers over the internet", which essentially they are, but I am a real person in real life, and if I know im subject to be banned for no reason due to SE's ignorance, why the **** would I pump money into their product?
You're looking at my posts at a wrong perspective. I'm not defending SE as much as I'm trying to understand the mindset of you people who SE hasn't done anything personally but still feel they don't want to play FFXIV because of things that happened to people on the internet. What SE did was wrong, but it doesn't concern me in any way whatsoever so I'm a bit confused as to why I should hate SE for it.
I might get banned in FFXIV, but if the chance stays at 1% or less then uhh... no problemo. Not a big risk enough to not make me pay for the game, really. Plus I doubt it'll happen in XIV personally, heh.