Actually...it IS as simple as he makes it here.
Do you really even think you WON'T play FFXIV as much as you played FFXI, just because the Developers say "It will be casual friendly, you can achieve things, even with little times"
The problem with people getting addicted is NEVER...REPEAT...NEVER the Game they play
Please, somebody out there, make the stupidity end. I beg of you.
I played FFXI 3 years straight(sometimes 10h+ a day) until I realised I need to stop! Of course it took time to achieve things, but who forced you to achieve those things
as fast as possible?
The Game didn't force you to wake up or stay up for that shining item you always wanted it is your own personal way of playing that tells you "You need that shiny item, or else you won't be worth sh*t"!!!
So is it okay for some people to display this sort of behavior? Because no matter who you are, for you to get these things done, some people will have to do this. What use is a game, if everyone is actually intelligent enough not to fall victim to this, and no one is there to do the events. It's still not the developers fault? If no one is doing them? Holy **** dude... How can you be so incredibly stupid?
This kind of behaviour has nothing to do with the game you play
You've got to be kidding me... I... I don't know how to properly insult you to the degree you need to be insulted to at this point. You are 100% wrong.
it is a personal disorder of your brain and probably a low self esteem that tells you, you will be a better human if you got that item
before most else of your Linkshell.
Every human being alive has this disorder. It's called "aspirations". Where you draw the line very between individuals.
I don't blame anyone for being that way, I have been(and still be a bit) like that. But I learned to control myself more. Non the less I will be 80% certain I will be playing FFXI more than I should to not get my social life in danger. But **** at least I am aware of that.
And you say WE have the personal disorders...?
Now just one simple example for those who say FFXIV will be less addicting than FFXI, because you can achieve things in less time.
I'm not even going to address what you said about the missions. Missions aren't the problem, you can progress through them at your own pace, they never were the problem. It's end game, and end game systems.
2. Now you got Sea Access after 3 months and can now focus on getting your Limbus Coins and Homam/Nashira Sets etc. To get all Limbus Items plus Full Homam/Nashira you took another 3-4 months.
How the **** did you get full Homam or Narshira in less than 6 months, without being the worlds most gigantic loot *****, or buying them?
Ok, now lets sum it up, you played FFXI 7 months(5h+ a day) to achieve that.
Now let's say FFXIv will have the exact SAME achievements.
1. You play FFXIV for 2 weeks(5h+ a day) to get Sea Access and do Limbus and Jailers
2. Now you can play another 3 weeks to get Full Homam/Nashira and all Limbus Items.
Lets sum it up...5 weeks of playing(5h+ a day) to achieve the same things you achieved in FFXI.
In 6 months or so? Okay, gotcha.
Now comes the clue!!!!!!!!
WHY...for GOD'S SAKE...WHY SHOULD YOU PLAY LESS JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN ACHIEVE THINGS FASTER?
Because you achieved your goal, feel accomplished, and can feel not so addicted. And for many people, it will allow them to be able to put the game down when the time comes in a day, and enjoy other things in life, also allowing them to enjoy their time on the game better, with less frustration.
Everyone who played FFXI like it was their real life, will play FFXIV just the same way.
Bullsh*t. Go to ****, right now. Seriously. No one has ever made me as angry on these boards, with a more completely dumb *** retarded @#%^ing statement as you just did. You win the award as the stupidest person I've seen on any forum including 4chan with this remark.
Well you don't need as long to reach your goals, as you did in FFXI, but this will only lead to achieving those goals even faster and focusing on new goals after you reached them. This will not prevent you of playing 5h+ a day it will only let you achieve more in 5h+ a day than you achieved in FFXI...
If you are some one who has no grasp or concept on life. Yes, but many of us played FFXI because we HAD to to achieve ONE THING at a time. And even at THAT many people tried to learn moderation the best they could. Allowing people to complete goals in a reasonable amount of time, for the majority of people with a brain, will allow them to not have to sit at a PC for 5+ hours at a time, and allow them to progress in those 2 hour spurts.
[quote]How stupid do you have to be not to realise that the time a game takes to achieve things, doesn't alter your way of playing.[/quote]
This is Epic. Please tell me you're just the worlds greatest troll.
[quote]If you want to play that long to achieve something[/quote]
You don't freaking get it do you? People DIDN'T want to play that long, or there wouldn't BE this thread. They were FORCED to, to ACHIEVE things.
[quote]you will play just as long in FFXIV to achieve more in the same time! PERIOD![/quote]
PERIOD! FACT! OMG! ABSOLUTELY! YOU ARE SO RIGHT ON THIS!
I'm glad you know exactly how everyone's personal behavior is PERIOD. Especially coming from a game that forces you into long periods of playtime at one sitting where you literally have no choice
but to either stay there, or leave, and probably get kicked out of the group or lose your points. The thing and systems that pretty much everyone (including those who are hardcore into end game like myself) hate with a passion.
I wish you would get banned though, honestly. There needs to be a rule against being so amazingly stupid.
[quote]Who the @#%^ cared in FFXI if you needed 3 months or 2 years to get Sea Acess.
The only one that cares is the player itself![/quote]
I'm going to stop addressing these and just quote them up for the lulz.
[quote]No one tells you you need to finish 3-5 Missions a day, one Mission a week can be just as rewarding if you LET yourself be happy with that![/quote]
This isn't the problem, and never was.
[quote]PS: I for once know, I won't play FFXIV as much as I played FFXI, but non the less I will play more than I should/need, that I am certain of! It's just the way I play MMOs
Words escape me.
[quote]I am a very competitive person, I want to see/experience things, before most of the others do, because it makes me feel "special".[/quote]
Ohh my friend, you have gone WAY past stupid, a long long time ago.
In summary... I don't even know how to sum this up. This is just epic, it is beyond epic. I don't know what Alla has become lately. There are plenty of logical and intelligent people posting on the FFXIV forum, and there are plenty of people that get on my nerves or I disagree with, as is life. But there is this influx of people who are just morbidly dumb, and they are ruining the feel of this site. It's very saddening. Edited, Aug 13th 2009 8:00am by EndlessJourney