Guys (n gals),
Can we tone it down a bit please... We've had a few instances lately where there's likely been a troll yet we jump to conclusions and ensure a troll. Some of these new folks ARE genuine, they want to be a part of our bandaged community. In the event the game does get fixed, if we're jumping to conclusions WE will be the downfall of this game. I'd honestly prefer if SE was the sole responsible holder to the blame, and we haven't been ensuring that's the only fault.
In XI community was key, it was forced upon us to ensure progression (no so much lately with the changes)... For XIV we've become soured (rightfully so) but we've also been the fastest to ensure we won't have people to play with.
I'm guilty of taking shots at new ZAM members, sometimes it's just too hard not to. However, I'm asking that we don't go out of our way to do so. These forums will continue to exist no matter our actions just because of the scope of games covered. But WE soley hold the key to our communities success per game.
I hereby promise to read my reply's to newbs (my definition 10 posts or less) at least 3 times before submitting. I may still be snide or condensending, but I vow to make the effort to ensure I'm not being so just for the sake of lols. I ask you to do the same, sometimes it's way to easy.... The hard route is reeling ourselves in, and be helpful no matter the post. If it's a troll, said actions may eliminate them before they get thier ball rolling... it likely won't, but we'd have done our part in fostering a community which is something this game is sorely lacking.