[quote=kyara10]Like I said, I don't think it's you. Missile tends to white knight every cause he can on these boards and you just happened to be in the way. You did quite well defending your own point of view and being that the premise of the thread is speculation on what 2.0 will bring, I agree to waiting and seeing what happens.
I was just pointing out that the last time we took the 'wait and see' approach it was between beta test and launch and it didn't work out too well.
Tends to white knight? If anyone cares to believe this, can he or she please peddle up posts in where it's obvious that I "white knight" the game? I do play FFXIV, but so far FFXIV has not been the game I was hoping fot two years ago. I cannot wait to see how 2.0 turns out.
That is how far my White Knighting will go.
But let's talk about the person whose main goal is to talk people out of playing FFXIV.
*mimics obvious defence to that* .."Ohhhh... thank you for thinking that I have this kind of influence on people *slowclap*
"... No, you dumbass, I am not saying that you HAVE that kind of influence. I am saying that you are making one hell of an attempt.
post five sentences about SE or FFXIV in a row without being negative or sarcastic towards either one of them. Every single change SE makes or announces to make or every single solution or wish expressed by someone on this forum will be met by a Filth who will shoot the entire thing down. BY DEFINITION. It's his Pavlov reaction! Optimism will be
countered by pessimism.
And he has been like that for more than a year
. And all this while he has not
even been playing the game anymore.
Someone has made it his gimmick, his role, his purpose on SE to be negative. And that's when I say: he is either seriously mentally SICK... or he is actually playing a game in here. Cause what he is doing has nothing
to do with some healthy interest in the game. The only indication of him wanting FFXIV to succeed is him telling the reader this every now and then at the very end of one of his rants. That's like trying to murder someone and covering ot up by telling people that you really want the person tolead a succesful life
. I feel sorry for the people who still buy that nonsense.
In earlier posts I already wrote down Filth's main strategy, but I'm more than happy to do it again, just hoping that people who read this will take notice, recognize it and understand what he is doing. 1.
To start off, Filth is
well informed. I'll give him that. He either does his homework or read a lot of material about the game industry... or both. Ad the guy can write. This helps him a lot playing his little game/acting in the way his illness forces him to act. He makes himself come over like a FFXIV/MMO/Game industry expert. And this is dangerous, cause potential players could easily believe his words and decide not to give the game a fair chance. Filth is very aware of this word-to-mouth effect - he mentions it often enough - but at the same time he fails to see that he is actually doing his best to enlarge its effect with his over-the-top, disproportional, vendetta-like critique and gloomy outlook.
(Filth response would be: "But I just give people my honest opinion"...but I doubt that. When someone continues to gives his opinion on a game over and over again long after he stopped playing it then most probaby something else is going on.) 2.
It is Filth's rule to never
ignore any opportunity to bash either FFXIV or SE. NEVER. Doesn't matter if the remark is far fetched or not, he will make it. Period. 3.
Numbers are there to be used to make a point of course (see point 4 btw). However, the numbers used by others and/or their source can always be subject to questioning, and if they cannot, then he will give the subject a spin in order to make SE/FFXIV look bad anyway. After all, he has to stick to his goal. 4.
If numbers are not available - which is the case lots of times - Filth will make 'estimates', and here is the kicker: he will justify those estimates by telling you that they are more than fair towards SE or FFXIV. So he pulls figures out of his butt, but makes them more credible by making you believe that the stuff he came up with are numbers SE would actually be happy with. Wrapped up nonsense, but people buy it anyway. 5.
Another rule: ALWAYS have the last word on something. Key word is WINNING a debate, and you only WIN by... 6.
(just mentioned in this thread by a/my...sock account(?), but I will mention it one more) wearing the opponent out
. Overwhelm the person with facts, long posts, sometimes posted minutes after one's reply and continue to do that till either he or she makes an error or posts something that isn't entirely correct (so he can go for the kill) or gives up because... a normal person does not have the time to do all the homework needed to unmask Filth as the bullsh*tter he is or the energy one needs to expose his way of reasoning and hidden agenda.
And of course it's not only me who sees Filth's behavior as completely ridiculous. Look at what has been written on ZAM so far. Plenty of people - also neutral and very critical ones - confronted Filth with his attitude and he keeps on writing that he wants the game to succeed. And nowadays he also claims that his predictions have come true. Which ones....? No clue. I'm not going to read through 1560 posts to see what Nostradamus McNasty has been predicting in the past. But whatever it was, I bet the majority has been predicting the very same thing (<-- this very sentence would be a line Filth would pick up and use to criticize SE/FFXIV once more... I know how he operates).
Anyway, a few weeks ago Filth told me he was going to ignore my posts. Cause this is Filth as well: I responsed to poster Ostia, so it is Filth who had to respond to my reply being the Mr. Wisecrack he tries to be sometimes, and then... when I reply to him all of a sudden it is me
who is troling him
. And why is that? Because he was most probably butthurt because poster Louiscool (I think) accused him of trolling two days earlier. Filth loves to dish out, but receiving... ouch! Not so.
He has a huge ego... just too bad that it is made of glass. Filth, if you read this: I really respect for replying to someone's technical questions. Your answers seem to be spot on and very helpful. Other than that: if you would be a friend of mine and I would know about your behavior on this forum, this... obsession with a game you do not even play anymore, I would seriously try to arrange an intervention.
And this is my last post about Filth, directed to Filth or instigated directly by Filth. It's going to be difficult sometimes because Filth is all over the FFXIV pages on ZAM, but I'll do my very best.
PS: English is not my first language, and it is 2:24 am for me. Please realize that the grammar and spelling in this post would be as good as flawless in my own language. :)
Edit: minor things. Done now. Edited, Jul 20th 2012 8:32pm by MrMissile