Now THAT's a troll post if I've ever seen one.
Me, take these forums seriously? After 9 years of arguing?
You SURE I'm not serious?
Ok, let's make this clear for you people.
I'm more than tired of the idiotic debates surrounding melee. I mock the **** out of the **** backwards logic people put up as arguments against it.
I bait because this is exactly what everyone else is doing to each other when they argue whatever 'screaming at the top of my lungs with a megaphone and a soap box' arguments do.
Have you LOOKED at the official boards? Somehow they think Temper prevented any sort of Mage Update for RDM... at the same time they got Spontaneity. Let's not get into the gear. I feel like John Lennon rapping against Bill O'Riley.
It's to the point where people can't even talk about what they desire for the job anymore because 'whaah we won't get what we want if they give you your stuff!' which is ridiculous. The level of sheer insanity now stated over a 9 year old video game is nothing short of the worst kind of pathetic.
WHHHAAAAAH DON'T RELEASE THE TANOOKI SUIT! BUFF THE FIRE FLOWER IT DOESN'T BOUNCE HIGH ENOUGH!
WHY ARE YOU USING THE HAMMER BROTHERS SUIT!? GIMP!
These are the arguments I see. And then they complain about "You're effecting the players who play with you", speaking on behalf of the people I've known for years, that they've never even known.
Cid, you often say "Do you and I even play the same game?"
Here's the short answer: No, We don't. I play with people who actually treat their fellow players with respect to their choices and work WITH them instead of spend their side time arguing that their job shouldn't be meleeing against HNMs when they're wanting to fight non-boss mobs.
They tell me when they're too nervous for me to start swinging at it, and I have no problem. Often if I know the mob, I'll preempt them and tell them I
don't want to melee it.
But I don't spend my time on an event that's just "NM Tiers version 6"(or is it the 7th? Sky, Sea, ZNM, VNM, Abyssea.... did Arch mobs come after Voidwatch or before?) with poor, lopsided rewards that cram items that aren't even for your desired job down your throat with no option to trade between your fellow friends (even though Abyssea chests can be distributed into treasure pool... really SE?). Yet people without fail consider this the only
endgame, when revamps for pretty much all the old events are coming down the line.
I don't consider spending time on fodder mobs 'a waste of time' or 'mobs that don't matter.'
I enjoy trouble revolving around over-pulling a bunch of crap-shoot mobs that are dangerous in numbers as much as I enjoy a good Battlefield Notorious Monster fight. Missions and storyline fights are the best.
But people absolutely insist that I only play their way, or that updates for the game should only be featuring the content they do. And that's both selfish and crazy. And it deserves to be trolled, and trolled hard.
The amount of uproar over Temper put the nail in the coffin for me. I've really stopped carrying about the forum community at large. There's no reason to put a care into what most of you say as it's the same rhetoric over and over again, and barely any discussion about actual progress without devolving into another hate-fest over things we view differently.
OF COURSE I value haste. But I lament the fact that balancing it on RDM comes at the cost of so many other stats. I love the fact that Gain STR helps out in this, I want desperately to get Temper to try, soon as the scrolls stop being mad expensive.
I WANT enhancing and enfeebling improvements. **** I want healing improvements (I just don't think Cure V is the appropriate answer.)
But I'm some sort of freak or **** because I want Melee improvements as well? Or because I take pleasure in pushing a weaker aspect of the job? That's how bad it has gotten. This isn't a competitiveness game, it shouldn't be treated like one. Yet, I find the community here comparable to the one on League of Legends, which is bad even for MOBA forums, let alone a PVE MMO.
So ya, keep on your toes. I'm going to make you re-explain some mechanics that aren't necessarily common knowledge to a normal casual player. Hopefully by putting up ideas that are more questionable rather than just plain 'bad'. Which is kinda hard, given I don't want you guys to argue with each other.