I'll reiterate that ultimately, this if a forum for discussing Final Fantasy XIV, and good game or bad, that's what people will do. So I have to agree with RattyBatty.
People still talk plenty about FF6, FF7, etc... They're not playing the games, they just want to talk about them. That people are still talking about XIV regardless of whether or not they're playing it should be THE LEAST SURPRISING THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED.
The reason they're saying bad things is because the game is bad. If this were another MMO, maybe not, but for any FF game, the community INCLUDES people who don't like the game. When the game is bad, the community will be vocally displeased.
But if I won't get flamed too hard for being educated, I'll explain how relationships are not always as simple as cause-> effect. In human relationships, we talk about evocative situations... where certain traits in a person will evoke certain responses in others. For example, a common philosophy in child development is that the child's upbringing and relationship with their parents is caused by the parents. But others note the importance of genetics and point out that sometimes the child's temperament can elicit reactions from the parents. In evocative relationships, both agents act against one another, typically escalating problems.
To some extent, this is the case with XIV. The game is bad, so people are vocally negative about it, which makes the game worse for those that do enjoy it.
Let us talk plainly Kachi and put our differences aside and our PhD's in behavioural and mental psychology.
The truth is, people know right from wrong, however, when *allowed* to do the wrong thing, they do it with the utmost malice possible. Alot of people for the most part are abusing the freedom of speech and being irrationally vocal about things that may never change with the fundamentals and foundations of this game.
In all realility, they may never be happy with the game, even in 6+ months, then what? Keep bashing the game and trying to stir up a riot OR cut your losses and move onto another game?
The main issue I see is that majority of PC orientated MMORPG players have come acustom to whining until they get what they want and if they don't get it, they tend to attack other people who are enjoying themselves in a bid to bring them down to thier level, you know the old saying, if I can't have fun, neither can you? That applies here.
There is no I am right and you are wrong argument here or anywhere for that matter, it is simply opinions vs opinions and at the end of the day, your going to ethier enjoy the game or you won't, but the people who don't sure as **** don't need be here sh*tting in our corn flakes. It's pretty simple. Edited, Nov 17th 2010 6:44am by Taemek