First, I did not ask for your thoughts or opinions. This thread is about the OP asking for anyone else's thoughts or opinions, and I qualify. Thank you for deraling yet another thread.
Secondly, my thoughts are you are a gigantic douche, not just a bit of one.
No I don't care that you did or not was just pointing out you being a douche for no reason. Instead of telling the OP things are possible you just need to find other people, and develop different strategies, you basically called him an ungrateful git, who is out of touch with how this community actually plays the game. Which is something that this community (ZAM specifically) has a historical record of not doing. Well those who do find themselves banned eventually.
Also I am a douche, but guess what, I don't expect people to like me or even listen to me, I offer my constructive (and sometimes deconstructive) opinions, some enjoy what I have to say some don't. But you are right, I am a giant internet douche. Love me or hate me, DGAF.
Correct, and if their play style is uniquely idiotic, others have the right to call a spade a spade. That isn't being a jerk, an elitist, or other moniker you want to use to denigrate common sense.
You aren't doing anyone any favors by stating the obvious "durr they have the right to play how they want". The consequence of playing you how want, if that's not what others want, is that you end up right where the OP is - ranting about where her own behavior got her.
Selective quoting always has a great way of helping to shape ones argument does it not. I said everyone has the right to play, but that doesn't mean people have to play with you, that is the non douchebag way of saying you will have to conform to some degree to progress. Or you can go straight @#%^ about it, and call the guy a piece of sh*t who is out of reality, and mentally inept. OP is ranting because the people who they thought were friends discarded her because she doesn't want to level a job they deem useful. Sure she can level a new job, learn a new job, gear a new job to suck on the teet of the great pixel gods. Or she can find new friends, try new tactics, decide that she doesn't actually care for pixels.
You say she is incompetent, and demeaning towards others ability to play the game. That it was her attitude that was the cause of the problem. I say that the OP needs to understand that not everything is useful in every situation, you might need more than one job, and that many job combinations are capable of clearing content, assuming the people behind the job are competent.
As for this being the end result, it is only such if one does not accept that their play style might not attract popular attention. I played a melee RDM for the better part of 8 years, conforming to the status quo in events, until I said @#%^ it. But I managed to complete storyline, gear progressions with small groups, solo, and even melee RDM in big groups at times. So no, it isn't a one way street, and I feel sorry for you as a gamer if you feel it is.
And when OP asks for anyone's opinions or thoughts on why others don't find her playstyle to be useful or any other part of his rant, I, as one of those others, have the right to comment that the only possible explanation in 2013, 11 years after this game has been out, and pretty far along in the MMO lifecycle, is that the thread is the result of a troll, sock, or even blatant detachment from the game. When it smells like a square peg, looks like a square peg, all but explicitly says it's a square peg, don't get angry when people respond to a request for opinions or thoughts with: "Hey, seems like you're a square peg!"
Is it so shocking to you that new people still grab this game? That people not based in a decade worth of epeen pissing contests and dick high fives do exist. Just because the game is a decade old doesn't mean the knowledge base is available, let alone one that chronicles the entirety of FFXI, FOTM community drama fests. The older a game gets the less actual Meta knowledge exists, when new people come, there isn't the young bumbling I help you, you help me community. Its a "I am sick of grinding the same type of sh*t I did 8 years ago, lets make the best so it takes less time"
It is highly ignorant of you to expect a newer player to understand the overarching community. From what I have gathered OP found a job they liked, and now have hit a wall where the community says, your job sucks. But instead of helping the OP to understand situation difference, you (yes personally you) have basically told this player that they have to play how you want, or they may as well GTFO because they are useless to anyone involved in the game.
Of course you do, but then again thats why you have no friends. At least I have 2 or 3.
(By the way, you would'nt know a derail if it bit you in the ass.) Edited, Jun 27th 2013 12:52am by rdmcandie Edited, Jun 27th 2013 12:56am by rdmcandie