Where exactly do you see the general and single-sided attack on the liberty and worth of western media/customers the whole outrage is based
This borderline makes me not take you serious. Who said anything about liberty? Or was I implying, like many others, and the article itself
, that we (western) have always shaped up to be an after thought to SE?
It doesn't matter if the tweet was four lines, two hundred, or one word; if you say something as such (and enough with the red-herring "bad translation junk") its going to come back to (as it should). It was a lack of professionalism and highlighted the symptom - along with 8 year long myriad list of examples from the previous MMO - that they do not listen to their western player base at times our until an all out tantrum erupts.
As aforementioned, they screwed up in their explanation of things, accented by the low-brow text, and if anything I hope this burns them into taking things A: more serious and B: with more diligence towards telling/explaining things to the western consumer base/ media outlets that feeds us our information.
He screwed up, thats the bottom line. Saying he is human and thus imperfect is like dropping an epiphany bomb on me that in order to live, I need to breath air.
If you're a professional, and even more so a mouth-piece for a company, you are expected to live by a higher standard. Like I have said several times, I hope this "tweet heard ‘round Eorze" wakes them up in the PR department and the listening department.