Grats, you just killed crafting for no reason.
Why didn't you just list "- Get rid of the crafting classes" at the same time as well?
You just made crafters useless for repairing- now you want to make Armorer even more useless?
"- All wars in the world should end, and everyone should have enough food to eat."
Oh, so you're the type of @#%^tard they listened to in order to sort out the crafting problem.
Here's the thing: EVERYONE in WoW levels a craft. EVERYONE. I never ran across someone who didn't. I'm sure there are some that don't, but everyone I ever spoke to crafted something. And why? It was simple to level, effective for creating items for oneself, and a way to make lots of money from getting items you normally get while grinding.
So you whined about changing durability. Well sorry, Senior @#%^tard, but I don't feel like leveling every single class just so I can repair sh*t myself, nor do I feel like shouting until you or one of your @#%^tard brethren decide to reply to me. I want my gear repaired so I can go back out there and get back to fighting stuff.
And you whined about farmers making money for junk drops. Well, Senior @#%^tard, with what money am I supposed to by your newly made Sword of Awesome Headchopping +1 with? Oh yea, I have to wait till someone buys my Slightly Less Awesome Sword of Bruising -1 first. Because, see, I don't have the gil right now. Oh, but what if there were some magical way to make more... Say.. farming items. Well, no AH means that I can drop my retainer loaded with Truly Neat Logs +3... right next to 50 other people with bazaars of the same.
Now, if I could just gather as much money as I needed in a few hours to buy the item, you'd sell faster, then make more, level faster, and by the time I need my Uber Awesome Sword of Absolute Ruination +7, you will be leveled to make it and I will have the money to buy it.
More money made = more money to go around = more of you @#%^tards being happy.
Let's deal with the rest of the whining now.
(In regard to removing retainers as bazaars)
Why make an unnecessary change that doesn't hurt anyone, even if it doesn't help either?
Because right now they are a disorganized mess. Instituting a WoW-designed AH will allow you put up as many items as you want to risk money on, so there's not really a point to the bazaar system at all.
So when choices are to have a good AH (FFXI) or less good AH (WoW), they should pick the worse option?
Worse how? Because it's WoW. Are you one of that sort that says "WOW IS TERRIBLE ITS FOR LITTLE KIDS CUZ OF THE CARTOONY GRAPHICS AND ITS SO EASY"?
First of all, WoW got the AH RIGHT. The AH favours the crafter. It's the same model used in REAL online auction houses, if compressed. You choose how long to feature your product, the minimal bid, and a buy-out price. It causes you to risk losing a certain amount of gil based on how long you want too put it up for. It allows the buyer to price shop a bit, but if you are a smart crafter, you can easily find a niche product. Due to the lack of a long history (like FFXI) buyers only have recent data to go by. A wise crafter can ride that sort of market and create a great deal of profit.
I should know. I could easily go from 20 silver to nearly 200 gold via farming and crafting. It's simple, easy, and the best way to make cash, better than farming drops. Not everyone does it because not everyone likes to play the AH like I do. But normally, crafters always love the AH as much as their craft.
"Why have the RMT ruin our economy when we can do it ourselves!"
I dunno, because they are STILL going to do it anyway? The reason I put this in along with the rest is because of an old saying: "A fool and his money are soon parted." WoW has been moving closer and closer to having a cash shop. Currently they are just selling in-game items. Soon enough they will sell gold.
Let me tell you a story.
In the 50's, 60's and 70's, gambling in many cities on sports was illegal. Eventually, the states looked at the illegal activities, and saw that people were trying to get rich via these illegal activities, but more often than not, the only people getting rich were the criminals. Not long after this revelation, most states began making lotteries based off of sports betting, off-track betting, et cetera. And the states reaped a great profit, and the gamblers no longer feared that their bookie would show up and break their legs.
Moral of the story: Just because it's illegal doesn't mean it can't be made to work.
Gilsellers and buyers will always exist. If SE were to price it appropriately, and state that gil bought via their service would not wind you up being banned, people would opt for it rather than the illegal method even if it were cheaper. And the smarter people would realize that my other changes would make it virtually pointless to buy gil as you could make plenty by just selling the drops you get farming and by AHing goods, and all for just the monthly rate you already pay.
- A direct feedback forum would be created and moderated for each region - It would be tied directly with your user account - You could post as any character, BUT anyone could see all your characters, preventing level 1 trolling - abuse of the forums would result in a ban from them.
No, your existence on this forum is pointless.
And so is this entire thread.
Having a direct line to the developers where their representatives could reply would be far more effective. Make three feedback boards: Japanese version, North American Version, UK Version. With these boards, we, the players, could see in one place what any of the three regions is finding as a problem. And we could see the developers responding much faster (as most would be using the Japanese boards). There is a great need for that in this game now. Developers must get back in touch with the gamers at a level they never have before if they have a hope in **** of keeping this game alive until next year at this time. Every month that is free is red ink its bleeding. And with their stock falling in a freefall, another business failure is the last thing they need.
If SE does not fix FFXIV, then expect more sh*t like this: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/12/06/january-cover-revealed.aspx
You want more RPGs? Then shut your ******* mouths, stop saying that more complex and hidden crap makes a game better, and start letting them westernize their games. Edited, Dec 12th 2010 10:03am by Pawkeshup