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I genuinely would like to know what you consider to be these poor design decisions.
The threads I posted there actually describe pretty minor issues compared with some of the glaring problems that others have indicated.
Most people that play MMOs and videogames in general, he'll most human beings, are completely incapable of changing their way of doing things without complainig and whining. It's a fact of life that most, yes most, no exaggeration, human being's, especially us westerners are lazy, spoiled and set in our ways.
I can understand being a Square Enix supporter. I was one myself. I can definitely identify with being an MMO enthusiast and a Final Fantasy fan; I'm both of those things as well.
However, to take your enthusiasm for the game and its company to the point of castigating not only me, but all of western civilization and even the entire human race is beyond extreme. It is fanatical and I honestly don't know how to reply when you respond to people's issues in a video game with 'THE GAME IS BAD BECAUSE THE HUMAN RACE SUCKS!'
most of the complaints I've seen amount to "this game isn't how I would like it to be please change it to my specifications". It doesent matter if one hundred thousand people say the same thing it doesent make them right.
Last I checked, Square Enix was in business to make money, no?
It matters if those 100,000 people are paying you their money for a service or a product and they represent a large part of your revenue. It matters if those people are saying 'hey we WANT to like this product! We want to do business with you and give you our money but we feel some things need changing'.
I'm not saying change the entire game every time someone has a problem - but at least communicate with the people who are supporting you and contributing to your success; Don't ignore them. Don't assume some moral high ground of design choices. Don't act like you're doing your customers a favor. They will just vote with their dollar and choose another product. Edited, Oct 26th 2010 12:35am by Timorith