Many of you probably don't care, but I just wanted to say I will no longer be posting on or reading these forums (which I have been doing since I started playing XI). The fact of the matter is that the majority of the discussion held here has very little to do with the actual game anymore (if it ever did), but instead focuses on incessant, redundant, complaints and prophecies of doom and gloom. We all know what state this game is in. I, for one, don't need to be reminded of it every thread-- I'd rather focus on more positive aspects of the game, including things like CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, instead of things along the lines of "so how long do you guys think this game will take to fail?". I'm also tired of seeing people post very fair and valid thoughts about the positive aspects of this game, and seeing them mobbed for it.
No, I'm not burying my head in the sand and choosing to ignore the flaws of this game, I've just reached my negativity threshold.
Unlike many of you, I hope this game does eventually succeed-- I'm judging this based on responses I saw in the "would you be mad if this game failed" thread. I think SE has already learned a pretty serious lesson from this whole ordeal, and I would be absolutely floored if they repeated the same mistake in the future.
But since I'm saying farewell, allow me to also say thanks. Thanks to those of you who posted constructive thoughts and ideas. Thanks to those of you who provided knowledge about the game to help others. Thanks to those of you who recognize that in the end this is still a video game, and kept things light by making some funny threads and posts. And last but no least, my sincerest thanks to those of you who helped me along over the years, by directly answering my questions or, in one thread, even helping me choose my character name. I really, truly, did appreciate it.
Perhaps I'll see some of you on the official forums, where hopefully the griefing will be at a much more tolerable level.
Edited, Mar 7th 2011 4:43pm by Onionthiefx