Hmm. I've been following this thread for most of today off-and-on with a great deal of amusement. Not that someone is leaving these forums, as I view that as a loss, but the reasoning behind it. And the responses. Most especially the responses.
So let me preface this with the fact that I don't like reading posts that contain nothing but rampant flaming. Nor, do I enjoy reading posts that voice blind and unfailing loyalty. Moreover, though I have my own ideas on all the FFXIV subjects of the day, I usually manage to restrain myself.
That said, OP where do you get off quitting ZAM based on the fact that you don't like the negativity being posted, when you yourself post a....well, not a ragequit thread, but an emoquit thread?
You seem to be working under the assumption that the New and Shiny Lodestone Forums will filter out all the Troll Posts, and that everything will be sunshine and lollipops. But exactly what
has SE done recently (and by recently, I mean since open beta) to deserve that assumption?
Are you honestly of the opinion that, with Yoshi-P's announcement that the new Lodestone forums will be watched by FFXIV people, that it's going to be any less
of ********** proclaiming loud and wide how full of fail this game, and every subsequent patch has been? (And I base my judgements on the fact that aside from a select few (And you know who you are) every patch has been widely recieved as "underwhelming" at best)
Are you hoping that the poor sorry souls whose job it will be to police said forums will just ban anyone who (rightfully) has anything negative to say about the game?
Well, let's think about this:
Option A: They will ban the naysayers. And, as someone above me posted, enjoy the other 5 posters.
Option B: As long as there are no outright personal attacks, they will monitor only. At which point, this emoquit thread was probably a waste of time, as we will no doubt see you back here ******** about the "trolls on the lodestone forums" because you won't be able to get away with it there.
But fear not. You are in good company. You are not the first person to emorage and quit ZAM only to be posting a week (day? hour?) later.
Oh. And one more thing.
It's time for another thread/forum/badly-made website of mine to die in a fire.
Fixed that for you.