I understand where its coming from and why people use it but come on, in what aspect do you consider the FFXIV PC a "toon?"
Everyone recognizes that these words are interchangeable by now, yet for some people it's still an issue. I don't get it. It's a 'toon' because 'toon' is short for cartoon and videogames generally look like animated cartoons. If someone who had never heard of FFXIV before looked at the trailer for this game, they'd probably assume it was anime.
I have several cousins in my family ranging from elementary school to just started high school age. When they saw me playing XIV years ago, they literally asked what cartoon I was watching before I explained to them that it was a video game. They don't really make the distinction between the two(video games and cartoons) other than the fact that one is interactive.
You can't honestly tell me that you wouldn't look at a baby behemoth and say it's not cartoonish. These aren't flames, but I think you're already well aware why the term is used
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.