People are just going to have to accept the fact that SE doesn't want those genders to be playable/exist. 'People want it' isn't always a good reason, design-wise. People often want stupid things and things that clash with an intended design. Is it stupid in this case? Not really, it's understandable that some people might want those genders. But would it be gauged 'unnecessary' at this point in development? I would think so.
In my experience, people aren't not going to play if those genders aren't in the game, and the meager handful that do end up not playing won't make a difference, financially. It is about appeasing the core audience first, and making sure everything is working fine, and then listening to these smaller demands.
The thing is, there are people who AREN'T going to play if they don't see any new races, among other things to set XIV apart from XI. And if you're going to make new races anyway, why pass over the obvious, and the already demanded?
It's not about I WANT FEMALE GALKA, because you're right-- not a lot of people want to actually play the strong, amazonian woman. But almost everyone wants new races, and the number of players who want to see them in the world is far greater than the number who actually want to play them. I promise, promise, promise you-- subscriptions will suffer without new playable character options, and they will suffer enough that it would be a prudent move to add new ones. And this is just toooooooooooooooooo easy of a boon to justify ignoring, unless SE is really just that concerned with preserving some artistic vision at the expense of overall fan enjoyment.
And now I want ice cream.
Ben & Jerry's has a new gingersnap icecream that's pretty good. Still miss my oatmeal cookie chunk though :c
There's a difference between constructive criticism and being a ****. Saying, "here are some reason why you should be able to be male/female [whatever] ...etc..." is constructive. Whereas, "it's asinine they didn't do this" is not. In fact, there nothing comes out of that second statement.
Just another person that doesn't understand the subtleties of civilized discussion.
The argument "people want it" is pretty weak. Can't always get what you want. So far, SE is pretty good at making compelling storylines. Maybe people should just leave them to their business.
Well I'll be sure to send an apology to SE. I thought I was making a simple observation and a relatively civil one at that considering that I was talking about a company's decision and not an individual's inherent traits, but I guess the word asinine has no place in a civil universe, and there's no situation where it's called for. We should strike it from the dictionary, along with all other words that speak less than favorably of something.
But as for you, you have invited my ************ Prepare to be **********
Are you ******* retarded?
The argument "people want it" is pretty much the only argument relevant to a business. It's inextricable from the concept of supply and DEMAND. If people DON'T want it, they won't give you money for it, and your business won't last.
Seriously, this "what the customers want doesn't matter much" argument needs to stop. It's truly the mark of a desperate fanboy. If you want to argue my position from some other vantage, by all means, I will be happy to point out the flaw in your thinking as I see it. But if you're going to use that tripe, then **** civility and **** you.
I understand that people want to make the characters they want, but it seems silly to basically demand that SE add these genders.
You aren't allowed to make a goblin character. What if people really wanted that? Every game has limitations to character creation.
I don't think anyone is really demanding these genders because most people accept that making demands on a forum is pretty futile, but people will vote with their dollars, and I for one want people to vote "yes" to FFXIV because more money for SE means that they can make a better game, even for the people that don't care about these genders. Just having the extra subscription money will make the game better for everyone. Now don't get me wrong-- there's an extent to which adding new races stops being a positive investment return, but FFXIV isn't anywhere near that point yet. Add some dragon people and some demon people and on those alone you'll see substantial returns. It's a bad thing to cut corners on. It's the face of the game and a hugely pervasive element throughout.
There are people who really want a goblin character, and I hope they get one. But they probably won't, and most are willing to accept it because Goblins are enemies (and every game needs cool, nonplayable enemies), and also because technically speaking, it's hard to remodel armor for Goblin bodies.
If they announced male mithras and female galka tons of people would stop what they were doing pick up a spatula walk outside and find the nearest sh*t and flip it.
I ******* love this guy.
Also, my red arrow is on hiatus (I'm honestly not even sure the thing works anymore), so know that at the very least your karma is Kachi-free.