Well, part of the reason it comes off as being boastful is that when you post about it, you more often than not don't post about it in a way to suggest that you're trying to understand why you're getting the numbers that you are. You post about it in a way that comes off as being boastful (i.e. the whole "Meteor Black Mages will kneel to Scholar damage" example). With the Rapture affecting Banish, yes, that wasn't so much boastful as just being surprised that it worked like that, but a number of your other comments come off as saying that what you're doing is the best and that anyone else is inferior, thus bragging.
Your approach is what leads to this seemingly hostile environment in response to you. When you post comments like this...
From the person who brought you the massive skill chain guide for sch. I now bring you a skill chain and MB that will bring BLM and NM's to their knees and deaths!!!! And I dedicate this to Our GM void.
While doing Sobek I would two hour and use Kaustra. 4000-6000. I did use the one temp for Magic attack acc + bonus.
So he would die as you fled for 60-90 seconds.
Thewn I took it to the next level. Luminhelix + stone = distortion + Shattersoul = Darkness MB Kaustra = 9500!!!!!!!!! That's about 2500 DoT every 3 seconds!!! Even 30M meteor taru's will have to bow to our power!!!!!!!
...it's being overly boastful. You're not trying to determine why you're getting the damage that you are, you're just listing off numbers and making comments about those numbers to set yourself on a pedestal. It's in those situations that people are going to want you to prove your numbers. You're making boastful claims and setting yourself up to be superior, so people are going to want you to prove it with screenshots and the like.
Similarly, with the whole situation of Blue Mage, given that you have given incorrect information in the past regarding Blue Mage, and just how Blue Mage and Legion work, the numbers you've mentioned as far as your damage would leave anyone skeptical, which is why I asked you to list off your gear. I didn't even ask for screenshots, just listing off your gear.
The way you're treated on here is largely determined by how you treat others on here. If you're nice, respectful, give accurate information, and aren't arrogant (or at least not overly so), then you'll more often than not be treated with respect. However, if you come in and making outrageous claims with no evidence to support it, give information that's incorrect in one way or another, come off as being overly arrogant, or are just rude, people will not have a very high opinion of you. Edited, Sep 13th 2012 2:13pm by Vlorsutes