The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
The admins appear to have decided that letting a forum for a fan site be dominated by people who are not fans of a game was counter productive.
I think you are misunderstanding a players dissatisfaction for the game as them not being a fan...most of the people that came here probably were fans, or wanted to be fans, but just couldn't see any aspects of the game that would permit such a position.
Big picture thinking, please. If someone isn't playing the game, they've got no business ******** up fansites with their whining, criticism and mockery. If someone is
playing the game but dislike it so much that they need to make frequent, duplicate whine threads on a fansite, maybe they shouldn't be playing the game.
The point I think some of us appreciate is that you folks who feel the need to vent all this frustration haven't been bringing anything new to the table since launch. It's old. Old news is old. Continuing to whine about it here won't help
anything. If you want SE to see your persistent disapproval, post in the Feedback forums. Those are the forums SE are apparently reading, not the general forums here.
On the flipside of the coin, continuing to whine about it here makes these forums a very negative place for those of us who are just as aware of XIV's shortcomings as you are but are enjoying the game despite them. See how that works? One course of action creates no benefit (because the whining is in the wrong place) and does
create a consequence. The other course of action...a thread specifically for the kvetching...creates no consequence (you can still ***** if you need to) but does
create a benefit (the general forums are more hospitable to those of us who would like to discuss the game instead of just complain about it.)
Freedom of speech ain't free, sport. It comes with responsibility, and abusing it in a way that dominates a place like this at the expense of the people these sites are supposed to be meant for just ain't cool.