Those of you avoiding Besaid specifically because it's been designated as the unofficial RP server, get your panties out of that twist. Seriously. Not al RPers are creepy virgins with acne, sleeping in mama's basement. That stupid stereotype is getting extremely annoying. No one will force you to RP if you don't want to and you can report people who are specifically targeting you for abuse.
The whole reason why they designated it as the unofficial RP server is so that everyone with a common interest in the game can play together. It's far more fun to RP with a large group, and if most RPers end up on Besaid, then they can play together. It's not to turn the entire server into RPers. There are plenty of linkshells that are casual, which anyone here would see if they wandered over into the Besaid server forum. In fact, here's the linkshell list.
Here's a question for any non-RPer. How do you feel about the negative stereotypes the gaming community has in the general populace? For instance the stereotype that anyone who plays FPS are going to be violent sociopaths?