So basicly you want to see "In FFXI this, in FFXI that" instead of "In WoW this, In WoW that". That is exactly the same as if ppl were constantly referring to WoW. I'd rather see people seeing FFXIV as new game, not as WoW nor FFXI.
Well yes, because this is a Square Enix game, carrying the Final Fantasy title. The FFXI community has been long awaiting it for a long time and looking forward to it and keeping informed much more than other MMORPG communities as a "whole", that's just a fact. Not only that but there are a lot of similarities between FFXI and FFXIV. No, it's not going to be FFXI 2.0 but it's definitely going to be the next stage in the "Final Fantasy Online" universe, so common logic and common sense would deem it more proper to use "Final Fantasy Online" terminologies, especially with a lot of shared similarities.
Also what comes to terms used in game, i dont think there is any "proper" terms, there are just different terms.
I think you miss understood me here before you went on your little whine fest rant. Basically what I meant by proper terms is exactly what I said. Proper terms. If something is called a "leveling party" in FFXIV, then instead of confusing people and saying "exp pt?" you should say the "proper" term which the developers themselves named it, in this case "Leveling party?". Much like when people are proper in FFXI and use the auto-translate function or correct spelling to be proper and thorough with our Japanese friends and comrades.
FFXI player would say that FFXI has those "proper" terms, WoW players would say that WoW has "proper" terms. I would say i dont give a sh*t, what does it matter what terms are used, people will learn to know the meaning of those terms anyways. Would be best to come up with new terms for FFXIV and cut that all bullsh*t and pointless fighting about which terms are better. I will most likely use terms from both WoW and FFXI, sometimes maybe just to see if people get annoyed by using "wrong" terms, as i dont really want to play with people who QQ about pointless things like terms.
Funny, but it seems you're the one QQing. Whiners whining about whiners is no better than the whiners themselves either. I just think if "simplistic" terms are to be used I don't want to see the WoW crowd take over and suddenly all the FFXI terms are deemed "Taboo" and no one knows what you're talking about. In the "Final Fantasy Online" community it would be more proper if "Final Fantasy Online" terms were adopted over another MMORPG by another developer that shares no similarities to previous generations as FFXI does. But that's just my opinion, I can't go out and change the world and what they do.
Also I dont understand this attitude that FFXI players are somehow superior to WoW players
You answer your very own question several sentences down.
you can see that attitude in many many posts. I think that people who think like that are worse themselves. I've seen mature and not so mature people in both WoW and FFXI. I think FFXI had better community ingame than wow had
And there's your answer. Yes, there's good and bad people in both games, but generally it's known that FFXI has a more "Serious Business" and mature approach to things. Not saying that plenty of WoW players aren't seriously hardcore, but in general the FFXI community had to go through more blood sweat and tears and had to rely on each other more, so the community developed a bit more maturely than WoW did as a "Whole". But like I said, there are plenty of exceptions to this rule in both games, that's where the mentality comes from though, you even knew this yourself sub consciously.
but i've really started to hate FFXI players more than WoW players on this kind of forums, thats mainly because so many FFXI players seem to think that they are somehow superior to WoW/any other mmorpg players.
And now you're just going in circles, as well as proving WHY a lot of FFXI people act the way they do. Yes, FFXI folks do tend to have a "superiority complex" but when you act all bothered by it things just get worse. I actually look forward to this in FFXIV, because it will filter out the immature WoW people, and the mature WoW/other MMORPG people who know how to ignore it and just go along with the flow will be more-so welcomed into the community and hopefully, just hopefully, we'll have a fairly mature MMORPG.
Can't wait to see some global chat fights about terms etc :D
Again proving further why the FFXI community is "elitist" and "superior" acting at times, things like this don't roll in FFXI and it is highly shunned upon. I don't see this kind of thing actually happening. Most of the FFXI community will just ignore it, get ****** off, and more or less do what a lot of the Japanese did in FFXI where they just quarantined themselves and would only do things with their own kind. I HOPE this isn't the case in FFXIV though. Edited, Mar 27th 2010 1:10am by EndlessJourney Edited, Mar 27th 2010 1:17am by EndlessJourney