I really love the idea of FFXIV so far, and the character models are beautiful and refreshing.
I'm extremely disappointed in all the ******** and moaning coming from the people who want manthras, in particular. You're being arrogant and selfish. You just have to accept the fact that SE wants to stick to their lore, and fanboys have to accept the fact that this is NOT their project, it's SE's. I don't understand why you can't be happy with what's already in front of you. This game is beautiful, and you should appreciate what we have so far.
Refreshing? Really? Did you mean to say "rehashing?"
Well, it seems that you're already assuming that SE has decided not to include male Miqo'te, but if you were paying attention, you'd realize that I'm not assuming anything. All I've said is that it will be phenomenally stupid of them not to do it for a number of reasons.
What gets me rude ("******** and moaning") is not SE (they only have the power to disappoint or impress me), but the people who make absurd efforts to defend the idea of not putting male Miqo'te in the game, or for that matter any other widely-recognized good idea that they just don't personally care about.
I'm not going to explain the five other things that are wrong with what you've said because they've already been explained ad nauseum, but suffice it to say that I think you're being an idiot. The only question is how temporary the condition will prove to be.
Edit: By the way, it would be great if we could keep the talk about male Miqo'te in the "Male Miqo'te" thread. I don't like derailing threads, and this is the second time I've seen someone from the "NO MANTHRA PLZ" camp bring the discussion to another thread. I mean, if you're going to ***** and moan -about- ******** and moaning, at least keep it in the original "******** and moaning" thread so that we can limit the ******** and moaning to as few ******** and moaning threads as possible. On the other hand, talk about moaning ******* is welcome anywhere, as far as I'm concerned. Edited, Aug 10th 2009 2:09am 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.