Sorry I was not talking for just myself but pointing out what I keep reading in the forums. But I do see that you are upset that I have not planned if im going to keep playing or not.
No, what you actually did was made a really poor assumption that opposition to refunds is some how based on opposition to those who don't care for the game, or a co dependent desire to have them play the game. The only two reasons I can think of to ask the question you asked is if you are either considerably below average intelligence, or you're trolling. Neither one really rates a kind response, so you didn't get a kind response.
However, if you sincerely believe that you are/were speaking on behalf of others then simply consider my post to be a response to those mythical others, and not to you
I cannot express any more sincerely than I already have that really, truly, from the bottom of my heart, I do not care whether you do or do not play. I will presume to speak for the vast majority of FFXIV players, and indeed the majority of humans on the planet earth, that we would not notice either way, nor care.
Furthermore, let me emphasize that I actually don't like FFXIV as it currently exists, which is why I didn't purchase it, and why I tried to warn any one who would listen that they also should not purchase it. However, now that it has been purchased, and many people do not like it, they must simply live with the consequences of that decision. Either they want to play, in which case they should not receive a refund, or they do not want to play, in which case they should not receive a refund.
Those who hate the game are free to do as most adults do when they purchase some thing they hate, and simply not ever buy it again, nor other products from that company.
Personally, I have a surprising amount of faith that FFXIV will soon be a worthwhile purchase to make. Not the religious faith of belief in the unseen, but inductive faith based on years of experience, that S-E is capable of making a great MMO, and that companies who forsake the bottom line in the short term, in the name of a long term goal, have proven in the only way a corporation can ever prove, that they are focused on delivering over the long haul. Edited, Nov 18th 2010 5:03pm by KarlHungis