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#1 Sep 17 2010 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Still trying to decide which server I'm gonna roll on, I have different groups of friends going to different places. I look forward to meeting NEW friends, but I think I have a problem: I think I'm racist.

No, I don't care about where you are from, your skin color, or religion/culture. But I prefer to play with my "own kind". That being, former FFXI players. I know FFXIV is a different game, I wouldn't play it if I wasn't confident in SE's commitment in giving us new experiences. I've played several MMO's over time, and I've even come to like each of them for their own uniqueness. But I know all I will do is compare the new game, to the old game. Reminisce of the good times. I'm sure I'll outgrow that frame of mind after some time, but I think I'd feel more comfortable with some FFXI veterans to explore the new game with.

I guess I just fear playing with people, with limited or no experience with FFXI or SE for the fact they may not like or accept the game in the long run, and up and bail. There's a certain kind of patience required to deal with SE's shenanigans, and for better or worse, I'd like to jib with people who've "been there, done that". I'm sure over time, an old crotchety ******* like myself, will learn to accept, and get along with everyone else. And don't hate me, cause I don't harbor any ill will towards you.

I'm just a MMO bigot. But, I'm trying REAL hard to change my ways.




Seriously, JK! I look forward to starting off in this new world with ALL of you come 22nd! :)
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#2 Sep 17 2010 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Aww man, i was hoping to rip you a new one ... then i had to go and read your post. That's what i get for reading other peoples posts i guess.

In all seriousness, i really kind of feel the same way. I do have the urge to play with other Final Fantasy fans, but i'm still open to play with newbies. I always felt some sort of self gratification helping people find their way in the new FF land. Yeah, that might make me selfish ... i apologize.

So we have racist and selfish.. what's next?
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#3 Sep 17 2010 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Even then you could end up with the kind of XI player ya don't like so much, I know I've run into some already. Regardless of where they're coming from mmo-wise there's bound to be people I mesh well with and others that don't. Limiting yourself to socializing and partying with only 1 kind of player may work out, but it doesn't ensure that it will. I guess "be careful what you wish for" would fit there...
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#4 Sep 17 2010 at 10:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wouldn't the term be something like, "game-ist?".

Or in ffxi terms, LFP - ffxi onry?
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#5 Sep 17 2010 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Evilhobbit wrote:
Wouldn't the term be something like, "game-ist?".

Or in ffxi terms, LFP - ffxi onry?

That made me do a real lol. :P

Edit: one to many l's. ><

Edited, Sep 18th 2010 12:48am by Teneleven
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#6 Sep 17 2010 at 11:59 PM Rating: Good
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I don't care who I play with, as long as they aren't douchebags.

That means, I don't care about your gear, or clique, or accomplishments, or anything like that: just get the job done.
#7 Sep 18 2010 at 4:57 AM Rating: Good
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I know I'm a racist. I have a tendency to help out fellow Roegadyns faster then annoying little Lalafell ankle biters, but I don't think the OP is racist. He's more of an elitist for not willing to put with newbs.
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#8 Sep 18 2010 at 5:10 AM Rating: Default
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Yeah well I honestly would prefer to not play with XI players, but I know that's an inevitability. It just annoys me to no end when I see people type things like "pt". And just look at the XI forums... a cesspool.
#9 Sep 18 2010 at 9:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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XI'ers are the reason the word "Elitists" was invented. OP is pretty much saying he only wants to play with XI players because they will obviously be better than the other players... I call BS. XIV is very much different from XI, and I say the people who think that they have an advantage because they played XI are going to be the players that won't adjust and end up quitting....

I really don't like the way XI'ers are trying to keep other people (especially WoW players) away from this game. It's a new game, new community, you want to keep your FFXI community stay in FFXI.
#10 Sep 18 2010 at 11:00 AM Rating: Good
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It just annoys me to no end when I see people type things like "pt".


Seriously? Whats wrong with using "pt" instead of the word "party" may I ask?

I'm annoyed at how people say roll. This isn't a board game. I hate when people call linkshells guilds. They are linkshells. Guilds are in the game as something completely different. Which is more annoying? Someone just trying to get across a proper ingame name of something with a shorter reference, or someone saying something completely irrelevant to the game?

(Prepares for karma bomb)


Edited, Sep 18th 2010 5:05pm by Tarutinkler
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#11 Sep 18 2010 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
racism is specifically bigotry based on race, what you're doing isn't bigotry, it's just bias. We shouldn't use terms as a catch-all or they lose their meaning! These are important words to keep their meaning.
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#12 Sep 18 2010 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
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LordDVS wrote:

Seriously, JK! I look forward to starting off in this new world with ALL of you come 22nd! :)


I guess the fact I was kidding, was lost in translation. I really don't have any bias against anyone in MMO's really, except for maybe beggars. Anyone who's know me, in any MMO, I'm usually the one looking to help new people out. I think learning the game is probably one of the greatest experiences you can have. Far as I'm concerned, we'll all be going in here green behind the ears, so no one really has any advantage over anyone else

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XI'ers are the reason the word "Elitists" was invented. OP is pretty much saying he only wants to play with XI players because they will obviously be better than the other players... I call BS. XIV is very much different from XI, and I say the people who think that they have an advantage because they played XI are going to be the players that won't adjust and end up quitting....

I really don't like the way XI'ers are trying to keep other people (especially WoW players) away from this game. It's a new game, new community, you want to keep your FFXI community stay in FFXI


I resent that remark. ANY MMO has it's fair share of "Elitists". Once any group reaches The Top, there is always someone who feels they set the standard, and everyone else should follow. I don't think I've seen anyone say they've had an advantage in FFXIV because they've played FFXI. You're right, they are 2 different games, and no one denies that. And I for one, don't want to keep WoW players (or any from any game) away from FFXIV. I've been always trying to convert people to FFXI for the past 6 years. And I'm trying to do the same for FFXIV. Most of my friends, play WoW still. I still have a subscription myself, but don't play it very often. That's why I called this post "Racist?". There are people who say ignorant things about others, simply because they play another game?

Inida wrote:
Yeah well I honestly would prefer to not play with XI players, but I know that's an inevitability. It just annoys me to no end when I see people type things like "pt". And just look at the XI forums... a cesspool.


Cross-game lingo is inevitable. It's like how I never understood why people refer to game characters as "Toons". What is this, Roger Rabbit? :)
I use the term "DD" vs "DPS" because it's what I'm used to. But I do try to keep up with the majority, and use whatever phrase or word makes them happy. It's little things like this that keeps us seperated, and is counter-productive. We should be united, and try to enjoy this new experience together, and not pick at what makes us different.

Again, I'll see you all in 4 days. Hope I didn't scare any of you off. I'm really a nice guy! (I do bite however)
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#13 Sep 18 2010 at 2:09 PM Rating: Good
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I don't care who I play with, as long as they aren't douchebags.


Exactly. Either parties can be fun. I like experienced people since it's easy to rip through content. However on the same token teaching someone the game and explaining things to them is super fun. I love knowing that i made the different in someones game and perhaps made the difference between them playing for another 2 years or them quiting that day.
#14 Sep 18 2010 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd pick a XIer over a Wower any day!
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#15 Sep 18 2010 at 7:23 PM Rating: Default
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Everybody's a little bit racist
Today!
Everybody's a little bit racist
OK!
Ethnic jokes might be uncouth
But you laugh because
They're based on the truth.
Don't take them as
Personal attacks.
Everyone enjoys them -
So relax!

:-D

Seriously? Defaulted because I posted lyrics to "Everybody's a Little Bit Racist" from Avenue Q? Get some culture people!

Edited, Sep 19th 2010 8:19am by Gadhelyn
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#16 Sep 18 2010 at 7:26 PM Rating: Default
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Whats the difference between a pizza and someone who played FFX11?

A pizza can feed a family of 4.



Wait, this isnt that type of thread? My bad...
#17 Sep 19 2010 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
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LyleVertigo wrote:
I'd pick a XIer over a Wower any day!


If I'm both does that make me a mutt?
#18 Sep 19 2010 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I am really looking forward to playing with a variety of people.

The only people I dont want to play with are the trolls that live on these forums and have absolutely nothing positive to say. I am all for expression of opinion but when you are just too much of an idiot to be able to work out how to play the game and therefore assume the game is broke - I just dont want to play with you. (you know who you are).

Anyone else I am open to. I am an ex FFXI, ex WoW, ex Aion, ex AOC player just looking for some fun.... as long as others want to have fun - i dont care which game you are from!
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#19Kkes, Posted: Sep 19 2010 at 6:31 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lol ( outs gas and matches away ) uh..
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