I follow the Lodestone religiously as tragically it's the most interesting way to find out about the lore of Eorzea.
Full disclosure: English is not my primary language, but I like to think that I understand it pretty well considering that all the books I read are in English and I work in a company where English is the most common language.
Lately though my understanding skills have met their match in the form of Lodestone. (dun dun DUNN!)
It started slowly at first but when they published the Players' Poll 2 it hit me that I have no clue what these questions are and thus I haven't been able to answer them.
I followed several threads on Zam and other XIV forums where people are trying to break down questions about physical levels and instances. Surprisingly I couldn't find people or at least a consensus between players on what these questions mean.
Thus sadly I haven't answered the poll yet even though I really want to.
It's not only the poll either.
In the latest "Ask the Devs" the devs are asked:
Does this mean that the optimal rank is used for determining the repair rank for non-synthesized items? (id est, items without a synthesis rank)?
That is precisely what this means.
I'm really sorry but... WHAT!??!
"Letters from the Producer" have the same theme of confusion in their wording.
I used to think that "Current Tasks" are a list of features present in the next update but after the last week's big disappointment this clearly isn't the case.
Does anyone else wonder what the point of showing this excel sheet is? Maybe it's just a vague progress report of things being worked on?
Like apparently many other players I thought that they are giving us a content update this month. Actually based on the Lodestone post from the producer I thought that update would be online from the beginning of this month. I looked up that post again and again and I honestly don't think I "jumped into conclusions" based on what's written there.
"In line with the above results, we will be bringing quests and miniquests to Eorzea sometime after the beginning of February."
Technically Xmas is still after the beginning of February but considering what they are trying to communicate it seems like an incredibly mysterious way of announcing that feature.
I'm sorry if this post is full of grammatical errors. I'm sure some of you will find that ironic considering the topic I'm writing about =)