This is to all the people who have had enough and have decided to quit. I know I am gonna get flamed/defaulted for this but I don't care I don't use the rating system anyway so I could care less if its taken away it needs to be said.
We get that you're unhappy and we know there are problems, but does there have to be a new thread every ten minutes. It is boring seeing the same recycled speech over and over again. Just quit and be done with it there's no need for every single person to announce to the world they are quitting especially in a brand new thread every time. I am not here to convince you things will get better and that you should stick around for the hope they will fix it. But there are people who are actually enjoying the game and who would like to use these boards for information/discussion for this game. Every other thread on the front page is a Declaration of the Quit. The rest are complaints about something or another.
So in short if you want to quit then do it we don't need to know. Everyone knows about the problems the game has and we understand you are frustrated. I just want my forum back.
If the front page of the forums is that overrun with people voicing their concerns over the state of the game, then that's an indication that the game is in a bad state, not an indication that the boards are broken, or that the posters are out of line.
You should ask SE to fix their product. Then, we'll stop posting about how broken it is, and how upset we are that we had to pay for it.
You ever been in a raid going well and one person ******* then says they are tired and 6 other people agree and log out too? Yeah that. People love to latch onto what other people are doing if it makes them feel like they are not alone regardless of the problem. This is no different. It is simple to talk a large group of people into things if you can get just some of them voicing out in the right places. I would bet a good half the people really crying all of a sudden actually enjoyed the game until it was placed in their heads that they didn't.
You want examples? Ok, America.... a few people convinced an entire country to give up their bank to privately owned companies and now you actually see people defending it. A topic that would have gotten you thrown out of a room a few years prior. Really you can apply this almost anywhere in the government.
Another you say? I'm gonna hit low here and I don't mean to offend or support/not support any part of the system. Religion. I know at least 20 people who don't actually believe in crap but you see them at church 2-3 times a week trying to fit in with what they think is overwhelmingly popular. To not do it would make them feel outcast so they go.
I could keep going on and on with hundreds of examples of sheeple but needless to say this is no different. If gamespot had to tell you the game had problems and the 4.0 score that the half witted reviewer gave it actually swayed you against it... well, you're a sheeple. Sorry. It is human nature but you got pwnt with that aspect of it hardcore. Big words > you Reading comprehension > you
His post was actually terrible. Read it and think about each thing he says. You'll see what I mean. Half his complaints are about the FFXI components of the game and just generally being too slow to understand it. Then he just comes out of left field with some big words that aren't needed to mask that he actually says nothing. It sounds great if you just skim it. Means... literally nothing.
The ones that have been going since the start... Yes there are some pretty big problems but they have been said. Get over it. SE isn't going to fix it in a week or 2. You couldn't fix it in a week given the same team. It isn't possible to fix some things that fast.
You cannot physically get a team of that size to pool together, come up with fixes, design how they would be implemented, Look for flaws and new problems that are apparent with the change, smoke out code, and bug test it in a short amount of time. Cause some of these problems would take the most organized of teams a few months to totally iron out.