Anyone who doubts that a MASSIVE number of players want male Mithra needs to take a research and statistics class. As someone who's taken a few, I don't have any doubt that the poll indicates that tens of thousands of players would choose to play as male Mithra. Really though, I wouldn't need to see a poll in the first place, because I've actually been paying attention these last several years.
Maybe you saw "massive" and thought "majority"? Look, no race, likely not even Hume, would have a majority in a poll. 30% of FFXI players are Tarutaru... that means 70% don't. So does that mean 70% don't care or are ok with Tarutaru being taken out of the game? I'm sure you could get at least 10% that really wouldn't care if they never saw another creepy munchkin again, or even don't want to. The fact is that it pleases a lot more people than there are bothered by it.
Any time that's the case and the development isn't too taxing, you put it in the game.
The thing a lot of @#%^ing idiots can't seem to put together is that it's ALWAYS going to be a minority in terms of new races. Unless you actually have a race that's so popular that more than half the player base chooses it, in which case you don't exactly have a lot of diversity.
And there is such thing as a large minority. In the business world, 5% is large. What's 5% of a million dollars? Answer: a lot more than it costs to (lol) "maintain" a new model.
you will miss out on a really good looking (and because its SE) very addictive game just because of your avatar?
As I've pointed out before, being made by SE in no way guarantees that it will be very addictive or even good. SE has failed an MMO before. Their recent titles have been lackluster. Their response to player feedback in XI has been relatively pitiful.
And true enough, that last part indicates that maybe they don't give a @#%^ about a large minority of players willing to pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars if they simply make a male Miqo'te. Not only existing FFXI playerbase that wants this, and people who are following the production of FFXIV, but the untapped players who are susceptible to being pulled by word of mouth and rave reviews to their share of the market. Yeah, @#%^ them.
I could totally see SE doing that based on their track record, yes. But it's still in no way a defensible
position. I guess if you're arguing for
SE's track record and want
them to keep ******** customers, then keep arguing against male Miqo'te. Edited, Aug 8th 2009 1:14pm by Kachi Edited, Aug 8th 2009 1:19pm by Kachi
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.