To be fair, there probably were people like that before too. You are just paying more attention to them now.
To be even fairer, a good few jobs in FFXI have had to deal with this the whole "bandwagon" thing at some point and it is never more apparent than when its a job you care a great deal about.
Who was it? I feel the need to almost get GM'd for harassment for trying to help a pup doitrite... again... this will probably happen several times over the next few weeks.
I also just realized that I am an old old school PUP starting Monday, as I have been around for both PUPdates.
I urge any PUP who has been around a bit to PLEASE don't do this. If someone asks for advice that's one thing, but pushing unwanted advice on someone ingame about the way they are playing a job is the best way to start a fight. Yeah, it will be irksome to no end seeing them play in a fashion that you don't agree with, but antagonizing them will accomplish nothing but
1) You wasting you own time and effort
2) Get the "help-ee"'s back up and possibly have a mark put against your account when you are reported to a GM for griefing.
And yes, i've seen number 2 happen a few times ingame. Its just not worth it. Not everyone is going to play at your perceived lvl of play, thats a fact. Help when you are asked, walk away when you have to. As long as you personally are playing your best, worrying about the other guy is an exercise in unnecessary frustration
I lvl'd THF back when it was a "lol" job. I put a lot of effort into it and got into a good shell based on the way i played it. And to this day, even though i've moved past that job, when i see a THF full-timing AF pants /NIN with zero shield in sight, i feel like a blood vessel is about to pop in my forehead. But i just sigh, take a deep breath and move along.
Again, i strongly urge long time PUPs to do the same...
One of my server's brightest minds... wrote:
Not to make too extreme a comparison, but Rog is like Nelson Mandella...
Quite possibly the DUMBEST thing i've ever read.