Ever watched a dog chase their tail? Sometimes you feel sorry for them, sometimes it just makes you laugh a bit, but now, what if this same dog was chasing their tail in the middle of a busy road, and everyone else was affected by this, and you just wished the dog would stop being so ignorant, and would just move out of your way so you could get things going!
You just wanted to scream out your window "Silly dog, "your ***" is the reason you will never catch your tail"
Now compare "Player A", who from now on will be refreed to by thier ingame name: Reely Stoopid, with dog chasing their tail.
Dog Chasing Tail:
"Ooh what's that, I want it"
"You will never escape me"
"Hey stop running from me"
"Why is the world spinning"
"I don't feel so good"
"I am going to go puke and then take a nap, but I will get you next time"
"I need new shiny weapon to rank up my class some more"
"This Battlecraft ward is crowded with people selling crap that does not belong here, this is crazy"
"Hey...there is my retainer, I wonder if any of my Rat pelts or Gridanian walnuts +2 sold"
"Zomg...2 Rat pelts sold, I made 500 gilz...I knew putting my retainer here would pay off"
"Now, where is weapon x, this is getting annoying, been searching for an hour"
"This game sucks, I am going to go log and go to the forums now and tell everyone how dumb SE is, and that we just need a **** AH"
Anyone else see the similarity?
You know, Reely Stoopid not only affects others directly, but also indirectly as well, here is how:
As you can see from my sig, I have pretty much every craft leveled and am self sufficient. I make all my own gear, weapons, tools, etc...
I also like to make gil off what I craft and help out other players by selling it cheap at the same time.
A week ago I was going to level PLG, so I made myself some Bone Hora (Level 6 PLG Knuckles) and I noticed that I had almost a full stack of Blacklip Oysters. I decide that I will make 8-9 of them and sell them in the Battlecraft ward for cheap.
I port to Battlecraft ward, an after 10 minutes the 500 retainers load up. I try to summon my retainer and start crafting. I get this message when I try to summon "Ward is full, no more retainers can be summoned here" something along those lines.
So now I decide just to go back some Chocobotail Saws, and sell them in the Tradescraft ward, which isn't horribly over crowded.
Ever since, I have not even attempted to craft any armor or weapons to sell. I can craft them, but even if I can get into one of those wards, what is to say people will be able to sift through the crap and find my retainer. For now I will stick to crafting weapons and armor for myself, friends and LS mates as needed, and I will continue to sell my saws, plumed axes, and other tradescraft and fieldcraft tools in those wards, seeing I can go there and rent stand, and log on the next day to see everything sold.
So Mr. Reely Stoopid, please stop being silly and chasing your tail, so the rest of us can continue forward!
Edited, Nov 4th 2010 5:46pm by Proroc