Alright, this is directed solely at you OP:
I enjoy the game, but I can't fathom how some people can say without irony that it's the best game ever made and that it shouldn't be changed.
But nobody is saying that. I challenge you to link to one post where that's what is being said.
Here's a specific nugget, but I don't want to out the poster (though they'll no doubt see it, I'm sure)...
What's really sad, is that this game is still in development, is basically a beta, was released way too soon, was misdirected by the old team, and is still more fun than any other mmo on the market...
Seriously, if SE's flops are better than the biggest and most popular mmo's on day 1, then wtf.
(And the part of that post you conveniently left out...)
Of course, it's a subjective matter... If you don't like it, go find something you do like. We gamers sink loads of time into our hobby, and there's no point to it beyond the fun you have, so if you're not having it, you need to find another game or a new hobby. Preferably one that doesn't involve trolling the forums.
If that doesn't convince you, then fine.
I see you quoted me as your citation that "fleas" exist on this forum... But you left out the many posts I've made with ample criticism towards this game.
I still stand by what I said though. This game might be a long long way from perfect, and it sure has it's fair share of issues that need working out... But I still think it's better than any other mmo out there atm. I have tried a couple, and looked into all of the big ones, and I genuinely don't like the premise, execution, or design of them. FFXI was the only MMO I liked, but I had my run with it and lost interest after the ToAU era was wrapping up, so I left. Some friends got me to try WoW a bit later on, and I thought it was terrible. Yes, that opinion isn't the most widely held, as WoW has many more players than FFXI did, but that's the thing with opinions... They're subjective, and everybody is entitled to their own.
FFXIV has got a great foundation, and is going in a great direction, which is key, since most MMO teams right now have the intention of making their games worse, not better... At least to my preferences... This game is lacking enormous amounts of content, needs drastic adjustments to the leve system, could use tweaking in the battle department, requires enthralling strings of quests and missions, needs a stronger focus on party play; especially when it comes to difficult and challenging content, etc. etc. I see a good direction though, and looking down the road I think the game is well on it's way to being where it should. And I still have fun playing it even without all that, where as in other mmo's, with loads of content, I found myself doing nothing but complaining about how bad the game was. Content is useless if you don't like the game itself. That's why I posted what I did in the above quote. Because I do like this game, and content for it is an inevitability. Having some patience for a team that is busting their *** to deliver what their players want is not the same thing as "white knighting".
And given that the idea of which games are good is a completely subjective matter, I don't see you having a leg to stand on when it comes to calling me wrong there... You're welcome to have a differing opinion though.
And your whole stance on this strikes me as very condescending... What kind of a feeble minded douche labels people with different tastes then himself "fleas"? Like seriously guy, I'm all for the game having a broader audience and such, but you seem like one player I'd be happy to see go. I'd also appreciate if you didn't take a few of my words out of context to illustrate some delusional concept of yours about flea people. It makes you look worse than if you just said, "Well, I can't cite anything relevant to what I'm preaching on about, but here's some random thing I just made up."
For the record, I don't think of this game as a cause, religion, banner, etc... I see plenty of faults with it... And I have no qualms with people who don't like it, don't play it, and even those who trash on it for kicks. Fine with me, I'll play it when I feel like it because I enjoy it. What others do with their time and as their hobby is no business of mine. I'm even fine with long winded trolls spewing garbage on the games forums... Whatever floats their shallow little boats. But I do take offense to being taken out of context to make people buy your garbage. So please leave me out of it the next time you climb up on your troll affiliated soapbox and go off on your small minded tangents trying to make people who don't agree with you sound inferior. Anyone who would coin a blanket term such as "fleas" for people that they disagree with, is clearly in no position to be talking down to anyone.
And just to add a little mockery to further illustrate my point...
You're not a douche if you:
- Don't troll forums on the internet.
- Can respect the differing opinions of other people.
- Don't coin belittling blanket terms like "fleas" for the people you disagree with.
- Are never seen standing on a moldy soapbox preaching asinine bull****.
At any rate... Yes, blind fanboys do exist, as do douchebags like yourself. But the people working at SE have minds of their own, and I think they are capable of taking feedback with a grain of salt. FFXI would have never been the game it was if they just blindly took orders from every random troll that reared his head on zam. I'll stick with their games as long as I find them more enjoyable then the alternatives, and if another game comes along that I prefer, I'll jump ship. I don't donate my money to SE because I think they're some godsend to gamers, I do it because I enjoy their MMO's. If that changes, I'll spend my money elsewhere. I'm not what you call a flea though, I'm a niche gamer, at least through the current trend in mainstream games.