If that's the type of restriction that grinds his gears, then of course he's more than welcome not to pay. But that's just it, it's the TYPE of restriction that's game-specific. Not the concept of restriction as a whole. People are bad-mouthing FFXIV as if it restricts players when other MMOs do not. That's downright false. This just so happens to be the type of restriction that is unappealing to these players and they ignore the fact that other MMOs have different restrictions that are equally unappealing to different players. It's a "ME ME ME" problem and a "YOU YOU YOU" accusation. It makes more sense (to me) to argue "Well, this isn't the game for me." than "This game is terrible!"
I agree completely. All
games have limitations on what you can do. The only problem I have is that this limits players for no really defend-able reason (Opinion). They say a majority of players are casual, then why need to limit hardcores, casuals will have plenty of people to play with. If they have a majority of hardcores, why punish the majority?
It just makes no sense to me why they have it. The reasons always seem to end up being:
If you don't like it then don't play, I have no problem with it
If it does not effect you either way then why do you care if it is removed
More than likely no one will see it
Then why is it there??
Me: How? Farming is level independent and if you need something that you can farm at your level them expect 20 RMT farming it
Keeps player level gaps small
Me: Sure as long as you are not on the PS3, and if it does that then in one case it harms the minority (hardcore) while not benefiting the casual, but in the other case it harms the majority (hardcore) while catering to a minority.
There are probably more but I can't remember haha.
Carl - "Shhhh, do you hear that? That is the sound of forgiveness."
"That is the sound of people drowning Carl."
Carl - "That is what forgiveness sounds like, screaming and then silence."