I have 50(ish) posts on this site and i'm pretty sure that not one of them is troll bait. Being outspoken about your stance on a subject, regardless if minority or majority, does not mean you are right. It also does not mean that you are trolling if your opinions or outlook goes against the grain so to say.
I've looked forward to this game since it was announced as "Project Rapture", and thoroughly enjoyed 5+ years of FFXI back in the day. Almost immediately after playing during the CE week, I was utterly disappointed. I've posted what this game lacks/needs in previous threads if your wondering why.
The only problem I see can only be related to Religion. Here me out here.....
Christian: God Loves you, pray to him and have faith, blah blah blah amen....
Me: God doesn't exist to love me
Christian: He does, believe in him and good things will happen.. and heaven and stuff
Me: Prove it to me then..
Christian: Well there is no proof... but you will see when he returns!! he will save our souls from damnation
Me: Your standing next to the boogie man buddy
Christian: What? theres no such thing! lol
Me: You just gotta believe and have faith in him, kneel and pray to him.. and he won't eat your children!!
The moral of the story is arguing fact with fiction is quite ridiculous, yet some people can become so brainwashed in their beliefs that they will believe anything, and defend it until their deaths.
Oh, and as for me trolling because of my reason number 3.. come on man, since you took it upon yourself to berate me in your response thread, I will be the bigger man and refrain from verbally abusing you. I don't incite fights on the interwebs because SE burned me for $80. When I said I could only get satisfaction from watching the game crash and burn, that's what I meant. -for instance:
Seeing SE stock prices plummet - satisfies me
Seeing 1k people per server on average - satisfies me
Seeing SE CEO's publicly denouncing the current state of the game - satisfies me
Seeing SE financial reports showing losses across the board - satisfies me
See I'm a firm believer of the old saying "You sleep in the bed that you make". When a criminal rapes a young girl and leaves her for dead... would you be satisfied if the judge let him go because he promised to be a better citizen in the future...? In my eyes, SE pulled a fast one on me.. and I hope they get what they deserve for releasing a poor excuse for a "Next Gen MMO". And I'm not comparing Raping a girl to putting out a garbage game.. I'm using the analogy for the principal... crime = time....
Pikko you point out the fact that the front page poll results are showing that more people are happy with the game now and will pay to play. I hope you don't find this next comment berating, but uh.. most of the people that won't be paying have quit this game and these forums and have moved on to play better games.. or await another release. The server population is hard numbers that represent FACT. And the fact is, more people are quitting this game then playing, and right now it is F2P. That tells me alot.
With all that said, why am I still here? Why do I even show up?.. Well a piece of me still wants FFXIV to be that game of my dreams!! I know I feel silly even admitting that on a FFXIV Fansite.. but I check in to see the updates, and see how SE is keeping up to their word... I mean hey search function for Retainers was given a 1-2 week timeframe right? You remember that? that post that was... uh... a month ago.... Well I read the posts and form opinions.. sometimes I even give my two cents in a reply. I do not care about the Karma system or what color my log in name is though, sure I have rated a few people down due to a complete lack of common sense.. but I have never "carpet bombed" any post. Admins can verify that statement I would think.
In closing, (since I feel like I just wrote a school paper)Debate is a great thing in this world.. when two people can form different opinions using the same or similar facts, it's a beautiful thing. Sometimes it can get ugly, hey every rose has it's thorns right???? Admins do need to uphold both sides of there new laws though.. I mean on the first page alone, I was flamed and berated at least 3 times.. but I'm not going to send an admin a PM like a little p***y. I'm only bringing it up because most of the supporters probably were to blind to realize it happened. I've been on Zam boards since XI, and I do respect the admins here, ****.. I learned a lot in XI from a few, but that doesn't mean that I will agree with everything each one says/believes to be true.