Last night, I was in Valkrum Dunes, just kinda chillin out and setting macros, killing random mobs because they looked at me funny and just being random. I see a group of adventurers killing an NM, and it sparked my immediate interest. Let me go ahead and put a little note in here. I have done zero VW, and don't know or understand the premise behind it, but as with anything else I have not done, I am interested, and when I see a group of people fighting an NM that is basically kicking thier asses, I am always more than willing to help. So, I offer the services of my 99BLM.
See you jumped headlong into something you'd never even heard of. When is that ever a good idea? Once you heard the words "Void watch" why didn't you immediately try to find out what that was? On top of that, what you jumped into is basically the new sky or sea... it's endgame type stuff. Yeah, they shouldn't treat people the way they treated you, but I'm sure you can see it'd be frustrating to have someone volunteer for sky without having sky access. They were wrong to be so rude, but you kinda set yourself up for disaster.
It has also raised other curious points. For example, why do parties not talk anymore?
In my experience, parties are just as chatty now as they ever were. Some are gabfests, some are silent, and some are in-between.
Why are Linkshells silent, even if the list has a dozen or more people? Why do people charge 10k for a teleport now? Why is it when I ask if someone needs help, whether it be pointedly toward one or a group, or a linkshell, or a friend, help is declined, and nobody else offers? Why is my 33 MNK only a 33 MNK because I have more or less solo levelled from level 1? What happened to EXP parties that don't involve me going to Abyssea or a cave where it is utter chaos and disorginization?
These are just a few things I have started to wonder. Then I started to really think about it. This game is not what it used to be. Where LS leaders held the members accountable for progression. Where if you asked for help, it was cool, and there was always someone to help. If you asked for help every night, but never offered help, you still got help, but you were made to feel like a ******** for never offering, and eventually removed from your LS because you were a sponge, and good for little else.
Because after all these years SE has broken, crushed, and mutilated our spirits. Many players of all types have been driven off for one reason or another. Those of us who are left are cynical and jaded to varying degrees.