A simple breakdown for all of the people in here with poor comprehension...
when by troll logic a white knight is someone who defends everything or praises everything...isn't that the exact opposite of what a whiteknight is?
Trolling is completely independent of white knighting. Follow along please...
XIV is not where it should be in terms of development. This is a fact and whether or not you are a fan has no bearing. The developers admit this, they apologize for it and they ask for the players understanding as they work toward restoring it. The head honcho at SE said himself "we deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that Final Fantasy fans have come to expect from the franchise, and for this we offer our sincerest of apologies."
When you have the president of the company coming out and admitting that the product is bad and not up to standard, anyone coming out trying to defend it or praise it is a white knight. You don't need to defend the product when the president won't even do that. It's like trying to lie for someone to get them out of trouble when you know they did something wrong and deserve the consequences of their actions. In this case, they are deserving of criticism for releasing a bad product.
Troll: S-E doesn't have a 2.0 website. There's no info about 2.0. We're three months from 2.0 beta. Where's the info/webpage? Wow, it's the same info from 2 weeks ago. This site sucks. Where's our trailers and more pictures? Final Fantasy XIV will fail. *Looks at timeline and sees that FFXIV's 1.23 update comes out between mid-June and late-July* "1.23 was supposed to come out in Early-June."
Trolling has nothing to do with being negative. There are many people who call me a troll on this forum for having a negative viewpoint or whatever, and I won't deny that I troll from time to time, but if my response is on topic(or at least the topic before someone derailed by calling me negative) then it's not trolling.
I'll give you a few examples that I use time to time for some cheap chuckles...
*logs in to FFXI*
Sees engaging discussion about the benefits of having various subjobs leveled for paladin and how they are used in tanking...
/shout Guys, my 2 hour is borked. I'm on paladin and I used it, but it didn't make me invisible
A few people respond saying that the 2 hour is invincible, not invisible. A bunch more respond saying that the person who commented is stupid, inbred, mentally challenged ect. A few more will continue on with a discussion about how enmity is broken, PLD sucks as a tank and it all usually ends up in a ******* contest between some PLD and a WAR over who can hold hate.
This is trolling. An otherwise sensible discussion about the intricacies of the job and how to best utilize it is completely derailed by a simple comment. A comment that the troll, myself in this case, knew **** well wasn't correct. That is the point.
Again for good measure... you can troll your friends too
*logs in to FFXI*
/linkshell Man, no one ever talks in abyssea parties. It's like no one spoke English. They must have been Australian or something.
20 people chime in about how Australians speak the queen's English ect ect.
/linkshell Guys, Australia is no where near England. You all need to study your geology.
*logs off* Edited, Jul 8th 2012 7:15am by FilthMcNasty