The One and Only CrimsonMagician wrote:
Finally, dissention. As I said previously, this should not be stickied because of the fact that it guides people into a certain direction based on the original poster's opinion on how the class should be played. Rather than have a post that is telling you the poster's opinion on the most efficient type of RDM player, a stickied post should give you all of the options available to you, or at least the most popular. I have seen posts in this thread with players saying they want to start over and are doubting themselves over this post. That is not what a stickied guide should do.
Smurv, you yourself requested to have this post stickied yet you are arguing with the statements made by the poster, which contain the same information as the original post. You yourself disagree in that this is not the most efficient way to play, and yet it is presented that it is. The fact that it has been stickied by the powers that be, add to the effect that readers believe this is the 'gospel'.
Once again I must reiterate that this is a very opinion driven, non-neutral post, and I urge readers to take it with a grain of salt. This is most definitely not a tablet written by the final fantasy gods "Thou shalt play this way". By all means take pieces of this post and adapt it to your playstyle, however, Red Mage need not be played exactly as stated, nor is it definitely the most 'efficient' way.
Edited, Mon May 10 19:08:47 2004 by CrimsonMagician
Exactly right. The question is probably not the accuracy of the information provided -- in fact, nearly all of it is probably right
-- but the tone
-- it is arrogant and confrontational -- not acceptable for a sticky post which should be fairly neutral, gently offering advice based on consensus opinion. Inflammatory but informative posts are standard fare on an internet message board and may be welcomed -- but sticky posts bear the implicit endorsement of the moderators and thus color user's opinions of the site, and why the moderators would want to drive away potential users of the site with such a aggressive sticky is beyond me.