What would you call such a place? Ignorance is "not knowing", thus a bubble of 'not knowing' or seeing none of the factual negativity = a bubble of ignorance. Does not mean I called anyone ignorant. And I stand by my point that is is the only 'solution' they can have any control over. Setting aside a forum section where only positive sentiment is allowed, because it is the minority and thus makes more sense to have a special section for, than the majority which would be interested in a forum section called GENERAL discussion.
Seems to me like you got caught flat footed and now it's time for a little backpeddling. You just refuse to acknowledge the point, don't you? This is a fan
site. Not every fan
of something is going to like every aspect of that thing. And so there will be discussions and debates and misunderstandings and sometimes things will get heated and that's par for the course for pretty much every ZAM game forum. But when the cause of the disagreement isn't "No, you're wrong, that IS an exploit..." (*snicker*)
and instead it becomes, "No, you're a moron, this game is terrible" then the person making blanket statements about the entire game being terrible is obviously not a fan
of the game, and their presence stirring up **** on a fan
site is questionable. And when too many people like that start driving away the fans
, something needs to change.
This isn't a General Final Fantasy forum. It's not a Square Enix forum. It's not a "Place to Hang Out and Stir Up **** Until SE Makes a Game I Like" forum. It's a Final Fantasy XIV forum, and when people who play FFXIV and enjoy some or all of it decide they don't want to be here anymore because of the way they're treated by people who don't like the game, something needs to change. Period. That's me telling you "the truth" and you can accept it or reject it as you see fit but I can tell you right now that what you can't
do is present a cogent argument to the contrary.
It's been explained. It's been re-explained. It's been explained by different people. It's been explained directly. It's been explained with analogies. It's been explained from every possible angle. If you're still not understanding, I would surmise it's because you feel like you're being told to STFU and your emotional
response to that is to fight whether you've got a leg to stand on or not (hint: you don't). At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what you think, or whether or not you're willing/able to understand what is being said here because it seems to me that the admins have a pretty clear sense of direction in terms of what is going to happen here until things settle down, and you'll either work with them or you won't, and your choice in that regard will determine what (if any) consequences you'll create for yourself along the way.
Besides you focused on one post, how does that give people carte-blanche to then red arrow every time they see my name? I would love for admins to ask people that rate down most of my posts to have to back it up with a valid reason from the rules. I would say over 80% of the time they wouldn't be able to come up with anything besides "I don't like him".
Umm...you forget who you're talking to here? Back when I had premium here, I had my journal karma bombed, ffs. You remember my build blog for my PC? Yup...every post rated down. I've answered simple questions with simple answers that didn't contain or require any speculation or subjective consideration and been rated down because someone was ****** off at me for poking holes in their brilliant idea to control the economy two weeks prior. It happens. The idea is that if your contribution is truly non-offensive, accurate, and is either helpful or, at worst, doesn't cause any harm, then someone else will come along and correct it. And if they don't, that's your hint to either adjust your approach or (in my case) carry on and be prepared to accept the consequences.
That is not the point of the rate down button. Although I'm personally not bothered because I automatically take a rate down as a "I don't like you but can't argue with your point". Still it's BS that it's happening in this very thread and goes unpunished. Maybe if i was defending the admins and the game, I would be safe. There's my point again.
Now you're just playing the victim. The critics and karma terrorists who despise the game had a couple of weeks of carte blanche to **** up the boards to their liking and now it's time to move on. The only people being targeted are the ones **** bent on keeping this place negative until the game changes to their liking. SE should be the target of their angst, but instead they choose to take it out on the players. Whether or not you choose to accept that is not my concern.