"For the lulz" or not, I don't want anyone making threats about going to someone else's server or worse to harass an individual. It's one thing to talk about their play style on the forums, but it's another matter entirely to even suggest that you'd do that sort of thing.
You even bitched at Alma yourself for preaching stupid sh*t without backing it up with numbers... I suppose offering to run a parse for it to give it some concrete data to back up its ridiculous claims is completely, totally out of line?
Honestly, look at my @#%^ing sig, do you really think I don't have better things to be doing with my FFXI time than simply harassing some forum-mouthbreather?
If anyone is to blame for how ridiculous this sh*t is getting Vlor, it's definitely you for letting it go on when you should've locked and banned the first time you decided to post. Y'know, instead of getting dragged into it. The part where you actually apologized to it was rather priceless, I suppose your boss gave you sh*t?
It's one thing for someone to bring up that the opposing side should post empirical information on the matter, but it's another thing to actually ask for someone's actual address on here (your post wasn't the primary reason behind the warning, but it was what triggered it).
As for why I didn't lock it at the get go, I actually had hope that you guys would maybe salvage this and keep it going without getting too out of hand. If I think they have a valid chance of getting back on the right track I won't immediately lock a topic, but I will ask/tell people that they need to try and get in line and drop the overly hostile attitude.
I tried "dragging myself into it" to try and get the situation under control, since I felt that if Alma were to give data to back up the statements being made, that it'd help to explain the reasoning he was going with what he was, and might either convince you all that it wasn't as bad as you all made it out to be, or you guys would be able to point out a flaw in his data that he might have overlooked which could in turn allow him to see that his way isn't optimal.
However, since I don't see either side coming to an agreement anytime soon and the way this topic has been going (getting into personal lives for example), I'm just going to lock this.