Haven't you heard? Apparently talking/shouting in regular chat is "rude". lol
Edit: Oh, unless you're offering to teleport people for 20k.:p
Edited, Nov 26th 2010 6:40pm by Zorvan
No, what's rude is shouting demands that other people do things for you. Fix all my stuff for barely any gil at the location that I'm at. Instead of shouting "(Cotton Tights) (Repair) (Can I have it?) Chocobo" you should phrase it as "(Cotton Tights) (Repair) (Can you do it?)" and then not be a lazy American and get off your **** and go to the place where the person who can repair it is, if you want that service. Often they're with their friends or with their linkshell group and they'd just say where they are and I'd go there. Don't forget to bow.
You can shout all you want with offers, and nobody (Japanese or English) cares. TBH, I've found Americans to be much less tolerant of "spam" than the Japanese. There was a guy on Besaid who went totally berserk on somebody shouting a bit too much with teleport offers.
If you want help from Japanese players, you can't be lazy.. That's probably the #1 rule right there.. Don't have them come to you, go to them. And don't cheapskate them on the repairs either. Yes, they'll probably do it for 1 gil to save face in front of their LS mates, but know how much the repair mats of your gear costs and price your repairs appropriately.
Am I the only one that was offended by this entire post? I'm American and many of my LS mates are American and none of these generalizations you've stated fit any of us.
That being said, our LS generally goes by the vouching system. We've had a recent issue with some people being 'invited off the street' and the results were bad. They were rude, demanding, and unwilling to help other LS members while requiring the assistance they wanted for free. The members often picked fights, used racist terms, and were the cause for many reports from LS members to sack holders. As a result, we had to break the LS and reform to get rid of all of them.
In order to prevent this from happening again we now work on a vouching system. Everyone is welcome, but a member has to be willing to vouch for them, which means the member has to have spent time with them, talked with them, and gotten to know them a bit. We have an LS website and a set of rules all members and officers are required to follow; which we inform every new member of.
OP, what I suggest is getting to know the people in your server if you're not willing to server hop now. Offer leves out by shout a few times and see if anyone bites. If you craft, craft around your guild and start some conversations with those crafting around you. When you buy/sell something try starting a conversation with them and make some connections. The more you talk to people the more friends you'll make, I bet within 10-15 minutes of talking with them you can ask, "How's the community in your LS? I've been trying to find one. Think I can join?" As long as you're nice and polite, most likely (no matter what country they're from) they'll be nice and polite. Edited, Nov 27th 2010 11:53am by Joscerelle
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