Reading that made me almost want to post this in crayons. I have to ask... Really? Are you that far gone that you ACTUALLY believe that fraps is harmful to the game? Or in anyway affects your gameplay? Fraps is nothing more than a screen capture device. The only thing it does is record your screen. While it is "third party," but so is windows when you think about it...
You are using a program that someone else created to load up ffxi and play it. And by those standards anyone who uses linux and WINE to run ffxi are cheaters as well.
Pull your nose down and smell the sh*t. Do you have pirated movies or music on your computer? Do you save pictures from websites? (Btw yes this is still technically illegal) Do you run windows media player in the background to add your own soundtrack to the game? DO YOU USE VENTRILO? Do you use the steam version of the game to play? (Steam is "3rd party")
I can understand your stance on not using windower... but your statement about fraps told me just how stuck up you are. Do not ever believe you are higher than anyone else on the internet.
I even said as much about Fraps being harmless, but that does't change the fact that I will not use it. As for Windows, WINE, Linux and Steam I suggest you read your terms of service better all would be secondary software required to make Play Online viewer work or have been authorized to distribute it in the case of steam. Media Player has absolutely nothing to do with this discussion from my interpretations of the ToS. I do not use ventrillo either.
As for attack on my legal morality: I do have pictures and video on my computer however the pictures typically aren't actually illegally obtained if you save them off a page only if you try to redistribute without permision (varies country to country) same with video and music as of the last supreme court ruling in Canada, although I typically purchase music that doesn't fall under public licenses. As for video, nothing licensed for distribution in English in North America also well within my legal rights in Canada.
"I do not use third party programs, but I have cheated someone out of gil/drops/events. And I have lied to get ahead in ffxi... but I don't cheat guys. Honest."
Unless you have some proof to show I have cheated anyone out of anything this is just baseless slander. Unless out claiming, attending scheduled events and bidding on drops with points earned via attendance and participation, selling crafted items at market rates for profit, etc counts as cheating or lying.