Did I say this was a bad thing? If so please show me where. I think SE made the right move and I'm hoping it makes a difference. What I was referring to is several people who have commented that they hope or are glad people got fired, and what you didn't see was a completely tasteless post I nuked where someone created a fake news story about Tanaka hanging himself complete with pictures. This kind of sh*t is unnecessary.
No, but by the same token, if you starting doing really sh*tty posts for Alla, or just not listening to the forums chatter and posting appropriate content, I'm sure they'd fire you.
Yes, some trolls will always go too far, but again, SE is a big studio. They might fire some underlings as a token to the shareholders, but all the big names will get shifted to some new project that they can horribly ***** up.
And as to the conversation of... well conversation:
FFXI's major difference was its focus on communication. Let me show you what I mean here. I will post the rest of this thought as if I were in FFXIV.
So the major
(looks over at TV)
So the major problem here is
(shifts in chair)
(stretches back from awkward typing posture)
So the major problem here is that
(stops for a second to remember where he was going with this)
So the major problem is that it takes 10x
(backspaces a ton, due to errors)
(thinks about getting something to eat)
So the major problem is that it takes 10x longer to talk unless that's all you do.
SEE HOW THE ABOVE IS ANNOYING TO READ?!? That's communication in FFXIV. I would love an auto attack for those times I'm just mindlessly pummeling stuff. Make it an option I don't care. But then leave my @#%^ing chat bar alone. Let me talk to my friends, and make new ones. Same goes for crafting. Let me chat while I'm crafting without having to say: Wait about 5 minutes guys, I gotta craft something.
It's annoying being in a SOCIAL game and NOT BEING ABLE TO TALK! Edited, Dec 10th 2010 1:51pm by Pawkeshup