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#1 Oct 01 2004 at 2:31 AM Rating: Decent
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This is my bazaar comment:
“Happy now? Were your pants going
to ******* burst, if you didn’t find out
what I had in my left ring hand slot?”

It’s not being examined so much as not knowing why people examine me that bothers me. This feeling manifested itself when I was leveling my THF sub, I was just wearing leather armor and leveling in Konchstat, yet people on chocobos were examining me. Like they never saw a set of leather armor before?

Clearly I’m wearing low-level armor and I’m in a low-level zone, why would some high-levels examine me if I won’t be of any use to them? I can’t pt with them, I can’t help them with any quests or missions.

Then random people examine me when I’m walking around. I don’t have my flag up, that means I don’t want to join a party so there’s no reason why anyone would examine me to see if I could be a potential party member. Whether I’m wearing Scale armor or the Centurion set, people examine me for a reason that I cannot figure out.

What’s the mentality of people who examine me? Here’s a couple that I thought of:

1. “Wow, what’s he wearing? I never saw that before. I’ll just take a quick look-see.”
They are genuinely curious with what I’m wearing and have never saw what I was wearing.

2. “Let’s examine everyone I pass by to annoy them!”
Well, except that wouldn’t have been properly puntcuated or spelled right or grammatically correct or intelligible or anywhere near a complete thought, but nonetheless the point of the matter still remains. They’re idiots, they just examine people to annoy them. Had a couple of run ins with people like that.

3. “Oh, that guy I’m passing by and don’t know better be wearing the best gear for his or her level!”
They’re elitists and have to see if my rings, belt, back, and earrings are up-to-date as you can’t see those visual on anyone’s character model. If not they make snide comments to themselves and giggle to themselves in real life. Highly unlikely, but it could be.

4. “What’s that guy wearing? It looks like a Doublet, which is a level eleven armor. He’s fighting Hill Lizards in Valkurm Dunes which is what most people 10-13 level off of. He’s doing little damage to the lizards too, so he has to be around levels 11-13. But what if it’s a HQ version of a Doublet? Oooh, I can’t stand it anymore. I have to find out! /c <t>. Yep, just a Doublet.”
Now they’re just crazy idiots. Still, this would be my second choice.

5. “Hey look at that. Someone that’s wearing what I know looks like a Centurion mail. I really shouldn’t examine them. (walks away a bit) Hey, my pants feel tickly. Feels kinda good ^^. Whoa, this feels really good. (small ripping sounds) O-ow! OW! Oh God! Why does it hurt?! Aaah, make it stop! /c <t>. GA~AH!
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Oh yeah! Oh man, that really hit the spot.”
Yeah…I’ll let you figure this one on your own.

Well, as you can see from my bazaar comment I think its number five. Let’s not just angry at random people who examine you, let’s find out why they examine us. Feel free to add your thoughts on why people examine you. You can’t solve the problem unless you know what caused it.
#2 Oct 01 2004 at 3:06 AM Rating: Default
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I used to think this way too.Let me present a new perspective to you.

I have worked very hard for what I wear as RNG.Beyond E-bow(which I am close to) and Peacock Charm(which doesnt suit me being Elvaan)I am very pleased with my gear,I don't mind at all when I am /checked.Maybe,you should approach it like this.It could also be the ppl /check'n you are ppl you know and just using a different character and interested in what you are doing.I honestly don't blame you tho,it does get annoying...but it is part of the game.I personally don't check anyone,I rarely even check bazaars.It still to this day seems rude to check anyone.I admit,in PT it's nice to know what ppl are capable of.Perhaps that is an exception to /check.I prefer using a persons performance to judge them not their gear tho.I could mention a name of a certain Melee class that has all the gear.Never having grouped with him I cannot coment on his quality...but his gear is all bought with real money,not effort(aside from 9-5 job).

Alas,we all pay for the game and are entitled to play as we wish.I hope in time,you get used to being /check'd as I did^^
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#3 Oct 01 2004 at 5:20 AM Rating: Decent
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hrm.

I know, you don't want to see what I post, but I have to say it. What a retarded thing to complain about. of ALL things in the game to complain about, being checked and having "So and so examines you." pop up in your chat box should be the last thing on your list.

I mean, does the color of the text hurt your eyes when they examine you? Please explain it better to me why you people don't like it so that I can better understand how it effects you, cause honestly I don't.

I mean, people could check you to see what your wearing so they can make plans for what they want. People could be checking you to see if your a beginner or a veteran. They could be checking you to see if you have a Title or Items they have never seen and are just trying to learn more about what's to come. They could also be checking you to see if you'd be worthwhile to answer any inquiries they may have to the game.

I don't know about you, but I like to answer beginner questions. I guess I would like the game to go back to the way it use to be when "Community" in the ad's use to mean something.

Anyway, that was off the topic, so explain to me how being checked effects you, I sincerely would like to learn where your coming from with this. thx.
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#4 Oct 01 2004 at 5:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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You know, you can filter checks. :)
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#5 Oct 01 2004 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
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To Viciousblood,

That's a nice way to think, but for the past month (when I wasn't leveling my THF) I was wearing my fishermen's gear. My motives are simple and clear, I'm fishing or going to somewhere to fish. Most people who are wearing fishermen's gear don't wear any rings, belts, earrings, or capes to save space for more fish. Could they be examining me to find out what rod or bait/lure that I'm using? But what will they do if they find out what I'm using? Figure out what fish I'm going to catch and then give themselves a pat on the back for guessing that?

To Alecxander,

Kieyen wrote:

It’s not being examined so much as not knowing why people examine me that bothers me.

Maybe I should've have written it as, "It's not being examined so much as not knowing why people are examining me that bothers me." I dislike not knowing an answer. I would like to think that there is a reason for an action, whether it is a logical reason or just plain idiocy. Why would someone examine me? I'm left with no answer when someone does a run by examining. At least I know why a party memeber is examining, or if I shouted help for a quest or mission. That's all there is to it, I have a question that I would like to be answered.

Alecxander wrote:

What a retarded thing to complain about.

"What's this? Someone talking about something irrelavent and pointless, and it's on the internet?! Why, this has never happened before! I am consumed with indignation! I demand satisfaction!"
Whoa there cowboy. Is this the first time you've read something pointless on the internet? I'm allowed to complain about what I want, you're allowed to call what I complain about retarded. I'm pretty sure someone out there has complained something way more petty than this.

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They could be checking you to see if you have a Title or Items they have never seen and are just trying to learn more about what's to come.

So, you're saying a person would examine someone just to find out their title or any item they never saw before? What would they do with that information? What a very random way to see if one person out of three thousand (possible five thousand if everyone were on at the same time) would have something or title you've never seen before.

Why would someone value a title so much? Does someone's title tell you something about them? Sure, if you just examined someone and found out their title was "Have Wings Will Fly" you know they just completed mission four and have gotten their aiship pass. Or if someone's title is "Dark Sider," they just completed the Dark Knight quest and unlocked the job. How about the title "Crawler Culler," they like money? What would knowing this information about someone allow you to do? Are you going to congratulate them? Wow, you must be a real nice and positive person to be around.

How would you know what's to come from someone's equipment?
"Let's see, he has a spatha...uh...I don't know how that's going to help me."
Well, maybe there's a mission or quest that requires a specific equipment set up, like a Maat fight or if they were going to fight certain HNMs or if it was for a certain BCNM. But then again, how would you know someone is going to fight Maat or goinng to fight certain HNMs or do a specific BCNM unless you ask them.
"Gee, why are you wearing the defensive adaman set?"
"I'm going to kite King Behemoth."
No examining required.

Alecxander wrote:

I don't know about you, but I like to answer beginner questions. I guess I would like the game to go back to the way it use to be when "Community" in the ad's use to mean something.

Was there ever a time when there was a community? Yes, it would be nice if we could all hold eachother's hands and form a big chain of humes, elvaans, galkans, mithras, and tarutaru that spreads over from one continent to the next and sing some happy song. You see, what you want requires people to be smart and nice. Too few people on the internet have those qualities.

I leave with more questions than I have answers. At the least some questions were answered.
#6 Oct 01 2004 at 7:47 AM Rating: Good
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You know, I wish I could tell you. I filtered out checks a long time ago & now only know when someone checks me if they say something about my equipment.

Oddly, when that's happened, they end up wanting me to /check them so I can see some really spendy piece of gear that they have. So, maybe some people are doing it hoping that you'll look at their gear...

Although I think some people just love to /check. On my mule in Windurst, I get checked at least 4 or 5 times on the way to the AH. Know what that crazy mule is wearing? A Lady's Yukata AND Subligar! That's it. She is a level 5 mule at the moment, so I may be stearing some budding mules horribly wrong.

In all honesty, if I want to see what gear someone is wearing, I ask. If they say it's okay, I check them. If not, I let it go (and secretly pretend that it a cleverly disgised Yukata and Subligar combination as well).

I did ask the Linkshell one day if their mules got checked - "all the time!" was the answer followed by a ton of WTF is up with that?
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#7 Oct 01 2004 at 8:07 AM Rating: Good
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I just don't understand why it matters. As has been pointed out by the original poster and others, there can be many reasons why people check you. If you have to know the exact reason each person checks you, maybe you have some deeper issues that need to be addressed on the couch of a medical professional. Its a game, enjoy it and don't stress over the little things.

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How would you know what's to come from someone's equipment?


If I'm level 5 thf and you are a level 15 thf I can see what gear you are using and possibly have an idea of what I may want to use when I get to that level.
#8 Oct 01 2004 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Who really cares? Whats the big deal being checked? What a ridiculous thread. Someone /slap him.
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#9 Oct 01 2004 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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Okay.. hrm.. flamer..

I have seen more petty discussions.. as for them being as or more retarded things to complain about, I will have to go with it being a toss up.

As for what you can learn from items and titles. Umm, you silly bastard. You can compare what items people are wearing and make your own conclusions on what seems to be the popular items to wear for that job/level. That's how I use to do it instead of pestering someone all the time (which i can see you doing.) So would you rather be examined or would you rather be asked? Cause if your moaning about being examined, I could just imagine the hernia you get from being asked questions that you don't know the answers to. And umm.. Why are you wearing the defensive adaman set? blah blah blah. Yeah, someone who's never examined someone to see the Adaman set's just going to know hey.. that big purple elvaan is wearing adaman set. come on now. Most beginner's don't browse the AH for that high lvl of gear. They see it on someone first.

The title.. ahh yes.. the title. It doesn't tell you anything about the person. Accept that they like the title perhaps? It doesn't effect leveling game play, or anything of the sort. It's just a small aspect of the game that people find enjoyable. You should try it. FUN. you know? Me, personally, I like the titles Black Death, Shadow Walker, Treasure-house Ransacker, and Ya Done Good! how about you?

And yes. There use to be a time of community. There still is amongst the fresh citizens of Vana'diel as well. Head back to the Dunes and you'll see people planning with each other to help each other out and giving items to each other without the fear of losing that 20gil. They lose that sense pretty much as soon as they get to Jeuno or they get into a party with a dickhead high lvl. It's sad really. But at one time we were all there and we all had that genuine want to help each other. Now we stick to our clicks. :)
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#10 Oct 01 2004 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
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You know, you can filter checks. :)


I'll have to second this suggestion. If it bothers you so much, just turn on the filter. It's really a quite an easy filter to enable and would stop you from stessing so much over it.

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#11 Oct 01 2004 at 10:09 AM Rating: Good
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Another reason why someone would check you is to see what linkshell you are in. There is no other way to ascertain this without checking or directly asking.
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#12 Oct 01 2004 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Exactly, i just dont see the big deal.
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#13 Oct 01 2004 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Gotta love his bazaar comment though ^^
PS. I can't ever find you online anymore v.v
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#14 Oct 01 2004 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Personally, I love it when people check me. They usually get a kick out of my comment, not to mention if I'm on my WAR all my slots are USUALLY filled with all +1 equipment, which I find I'm very proud of. ^.^
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think its bad now wait until you get full AF or some new/unique items.

I saw a guy in jeuno the otehr day wearing the full set of god armor (O.o) I didnt have to check him, i KNOW what that looks like (lucky bast**d)

I dont mind being checked so much anymore unless it creates a lot of spam (this happens in lowbie areas a lot)
#16 Oct 01 2004 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
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This is a rediculous thread, get off your high horse and focus on the game.

Being checked, turn the filter off if it bothers you so much, I think I check practically everyone I talk to or interact with.

Not gonna make many friends getting bent out of shape about being checked. IMO.

Edited, Fri Oct 1 17:10:00 2004 by Shadowbond
#17 Oct 01 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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You wanna know why youre being checked? we'll, if you ever see 'Cowgomoo examines you.' it means:
1) i've seen you around several, if not many times, and your name stands out, and we've interracted in one way or another before...i'm curious to see how you are progressing, just as i am progressing.

2) So, why is a lvl 71 war checking that level 25 whatever?
Simple, means im curious to see your gear, because i'm thinking about leveling that job, and i want to see what kind of gear you focus on, to give me an idea on what i need

2.1) Why else is that level 71 war checking you?
I have several jobs in the 20s-30s, and like number 2, i want to see what equipment is 'preffered' by players to give me an idea of what to aim for.

2.2) What else could that 71 war be checking you for?
Ok, so im a 27 paladin, and i check you, a level 25-30 pld... I compare equipment, and such, and sometimes ask 'is it worth it?'

3) What ls are you in? Sometimes i check that if the player looks familiar.

4) Wow! ive NEVER seen that gear before! (yes, a level 71 who hasnt seen everything!)

5) What do i do when i get checked?
I /check myself and look at what they are seeing, as i smile with all my hard work being looked at by someone elses curiousity. If it were sexual, they'd just do some /em toward ya.


remember, this speaks for me, not everyone[sm]


[sm]Edited, Fri Oct 1 17:49:53 2004 by Cowgomoo
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#19 Oct 01 2004 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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You wanna know why youre being checked? we'll, if you ever see 'Cowgomoo examines you.' it means:
1) i've seen you around several, if not many times, and your name stands out, and we've interracted in one way or another before...i'm curious to see how you are progressing, just as i am progressing.


That's fine, as long as the person knows you, checking them is okay.

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2) So, why is a lvl 71 war checking that level 25 whatever?
Simple, means im curious to see your gear, because i'm thinking about leveling that job, and i want to see what kind of gear you focus on, to give me an idea on what i need


It's called the Auction House, buddy. A level 71 should have a better grasp as to which equipment would be best suited for their job at that level than a level 25 first timer, and with the Auction House, there's a wide array of choices for every equipments. There is no way to tell if the person you're /c is wearing the proper gear for their level so that point is moot.

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2.1) Why else is that level 71 war checking you?
I have several jobs in the 20s-30s, and like number 2, i want to see what equipment is 'preffered' by players to give me an idea of what to aim for.


What is 'preferred' by people does not mean the standard equip. I do a /sea all inv 24<26 when I'm at around that level and I see a bunch of people with gimp subs, does that mean I should gimp my sub too? By the way, since you have 'several' jobs from 20<30, you shouldn't need to check people unless your jobs are naked or something?

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2.2) What else could that 71 war be checking you for?
Ok, so im a 27 paladin, and i check you, a level 25-30 pld... I compare equipment, and such, and sometimes ask 'is it worth it?'


A level 71 should have a grasp concept of what item is 'worth it' or not unless you ebayed or just came out of a coma or something. I raised PLD to 37, and guess where I got which items to wear? The Auction House, maybe you should try it sometimes.

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3) What ls are you in? Sometimes i check that if the player looks familiar.


If you 'know' the person, you'll most likely know their LS anyways. A simple /tell works too, but like I said earlier. It's ok if you personally know the person and are not just some newb running by.

4) Wow! ive NEVER seen that gear before! (yes, a level 71 who hasnt seen everything!)

Auction House works wonders for that, although you should already know most, if not all the standard lower items. For the EX items, mysterytour works wonders for that. A little research wouldn't kill you, and it'd go a long way.

5) What do i do when i get checked?
I /check myself and look at what they are seeing, as i smile with all my hard work being looked at by someone elses curiousity. If it were sexual, they'd just do some /em toward ya.


(That's interesting.)

In short, there is no reason to /c someone if they don't have their Bazaar sign up, especially if they're /anon. Use the fscking /sea all <t> function you nosy twat. No, I don't throw a 'tantrum' when someone /c me, I just chuckle at how pathetic the person is, if they happen to be just a person running by. By the way, to those asshats who say 'omg turn on the chat filter', hey, news flash, turning on the filter doesn't stop you nosy twats from /c me.
#20 Oct 01 2004 at 5:58 PM Rating: Good
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I usually check other people because I wanna know what stuff they had and why THEY got a party before ME. Especially when I'm wearing the best equipment you can buy for my levels.

I /shudder everytime I see a PLD of the same level run by with outdated armor and no auxillary stuff (rings, earrings, back, belt) on. Yet they have a PT, and I'm still sitting there searching with my search comment up that plainly says "+1 equipment | boiled crab"
#21 Oct 01 2004 at 6:56 PM Rating: Good
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OMG, it's Cowgomoo! Dude, I've seen you around Fenrir so many times. You're my hero. How'd you get WAR to 71? Was it statics? It was statics right?
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#22 Oct 01 2004 at 7:18 PM Rating: Good
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Here's my 2 gil on checking. If he/she is JP, I always ask before I check. JP I am told find it offensive to be checked, so if they say yes when I ask, then I go ahead. If they don't, then I don't bother.

I completely agree with some posts above; when I'm wearing my uber gear, and get checked, and get complimented, it makes me feel great. When I'm in a JP party, and they're complimenting me on my gear, that makes me feel great too.

Tons of people check me all the time, a lot of lower lvls too. I don't mind, I like to think my work has paid off, and maybe it'll inspire them and let them know it is possible to obtain items of high regard. I really could care less, I have other things to do in the world, and if a person wants to check me, be my guest. It's not like by checking me they can secretly steal gil from me ~~~

As far as me checking other people, I really don't do it too often. However, say I'm in an XP party and someone is completely kicking ass, I think to myself, WOW, how is he doing it? I gotta know! So i check em so that in the future I'll remember how to kick ass too. It's part of the game, and that's why they gave the option. If it really bothers you, put up your filter, and then you won't know if someone checks you or not. Then you'll be able to sleep at night ^^;
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#23 Oct 01 2004 at 7:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Another 2 gil for thought...

At first, I wondered why people examined me. I figured it was because I was a level 1 in the mines wearing nothing but a bronze cap and no weapons cause I had no money -- but it didn't really bother me.

When I personally look at people, its for a few reasons:

1. If they are battling a monster solo, I will check their level to make sure they can handle it. If it looks like they are in trouble, I'll stick around to voke it off of them if they call for help.

2. To see if perhaps they are looking to party, but don't have their flag up (which happens quite a bit).

3. If they are in a group, I'll check their level to see if I might be able to join. Better than annoying them like some noob saying "what is your level". Another reason I hate people who go anonymous. Whats the point of that anyway?

So in most cases, examining someone isn't to harm them. If you think that, you're just paranoid. Usually it is because I am assessing whether they need help or might want a party. Thats it.
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Okay, wow..

That's all I can say, wow.

Out of respect for everyone in this forums I'm not going to get into it with you about your Attitude Saiyanz. Hell, after that post I really don't think I have to.

As for Cowgomoo not having a "grasp concept," hmmm.. I'd say that he has more of a life then to sit there and look up Items on mysterytour when it takes but 2 seconds to /c someone. I think there's too many NA's trying to be JP in the world these days. Or some such nonsense.
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#25 Oct 02 2004 at 1:45 AM Rating: Good
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"What's this? Someone talking about something irrelavent and pointless, and it's on the internet?! Why, this has never happened before! I am consumed with indignation! I demand satisfaction!"
Whoa there cowboy. Is this the first time you've read something pointless on the internet? I'm allowed to complain about what I want, you're allowed to call what I complain about retarded. I'm pretty sure someone out there has complained something way more petty than this.


Nice Response. =P

That's fu$$in funny i don't care who you are. Git-ur-done.

Ok my reasoning for examining people is simple. I wanna know what LS they are on! Muwahahahahahahahahaha.

Course if it ain't DarkEmpire it ain't really worth the whole 2 seconds it takes to do so but....


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I think there's too many NA's trying to be JP in the world these days. Or some such nonsense.


Amen brutha. Amen.

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Edited, Sat Oct 2 02:56:26 2004 by DarkRein
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#26 Oct 02 2004 at 7:58 AM Rating: Good
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It's called the Auction House, buddy. A level 71 should have a better grasp as to which equipment would be best suited for their job at that level than a level 25 first timer, and with the Auction House, there's a wide array of choices for every equipments. There is no way to tell if the person you're /c is wearing the proper gear for their level so that point is moot.

Sorry, i'm not a war/rdm so i don't know if a low level rdm goes for int, mnd, or maybe even...dare i say it? str and attack.(just like how a dark can tank at early levels, things change over time)

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What is 'preferred' by people does not mean the standard equip. I do a /sea all inv 24<26 when I'm at around that level and I see a bunch of people with gimp subs, does that mean I should gimp my sub too? By the way, since you have 'several' jobs from 20<30, you shouldn't need to check people unless your jobs are naked or something?

Wow, just read what you said. I'm sorry, but i dont party with 6 of the same job. ^^

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A level 71 should have a grasp concept of what item is 'worth it' or not unless you ebayed or just came out of a coma or something. I raised PLD to 37, and guess where I got which items to wear? The Auction House, maybe you should try it sometimes.

Are those leaping boots -really- worth all that money for thief? No way to see unless i ask someone wearing them (but they could just be wearing look-alike boots). So, i check to make sure, then i ask them...option two would be to /shout asking, or i could farm for a few days, then realize they arent that great.

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Auction House works wonders for that, although you should already know most, if not all the standard lower items. For the EX items, mysterytour works wonders for that. A little research wouldn't kill you, and it'd go a long way.

I noticed something the other day, gear can look different when you equip it, than it does in the image on the description, so out of curiousity, i checked a few of them that way. sorry if it disturbs you that much.

Oh yeah! i remember now, i /checked sayainz in ballista that one time accidentally...its a habit for me to /c a monster i'm fighting. sorry if youre still pissed about that mistake ^^

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#27 Oct 02 2004 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Cow, your responses made perfect sence, I didn't see any need for you to have to explain yourself. And to the original poster, get over it already! The feature was put into the game for a reason (the reasons that other people in this thread were nice enough to take their time and point out to you) and it seems to be staying a part of the game. Can I also point out bazaar?! Personally, I check people for all of these different reasons and sometimes just to see their title if I'm bored or curious enough, I really fail to see the issue here.
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#28 Oct 02 2004 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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1. What LS are you in?
2. Can me, as a WHM, help you in passing?
3. Do you have an original gear idea that might work for me?


These are just a few GOOD reason for me to check people. What do you feel like you need to hide gear-wise?

If the elitists are judging you for your gear... it's their problem and their fault. If you let it bother you... that is YOUR problem and YOUR fault.
#29 Oct 02 2004 at 4:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry, i'm not a war/rdm so i don't know if a low level rdm goes for int, mnd, or maybe even...dare i say it? str and attack.(just like how a dark can tank at early levels, things change over time)

I'm not a RDM either, yet I know that they should have just enough MP to make the most use of their convert, and have a set of gear for INT for MB and black magic enfeebling (Blind) and a set of gear for MND for white magic enfeebling (Paralyze, Slow) and should grab a Light/Dark Staff at lvl 51+. Now how did I know that? Could it be because I think logically? Yeah, maybe you should try it. *shrug* Just a suggestion.

Wow, just read what you said. I'm sorry, but i dont party with 6 of the same job. ^^

Good for you, I don't either. Completely irrelevent to what I was saying, (Incredibly Tough)(Dodge)(Monster).

Are those leaping boots -really- worth all that money for thief? No way to see unless i ask someone wearing them (but they could just be wearing look-alike boots). So, i check to make sure, then i ask them...option two would be to /shout asking, or i could farm for a few days, then realize they arent that great.

So basically what you're telling me is that you went 71 levels without once thinking WHY you're wearing what you're wearing? You're just wearing said equip because you saw someone else wear it? Hmm, and here I am thinking people actually got a grip of the game by then. Since you seem incapable of thinking for yourself, I'll tell you that Leaping Boots is definately 'worth it' for THFs as their main source of damage comes from SATA, and how do you boost that? Through boosting DEX (Sneak Attack) and AGI (Trick Attack)

I noticed something the other day, gear can look different when you equip it, than it does in the image on the description, so out of curiousity, i checked a few of them that way. sorry if it disturbs you that much.

Oh yeah! i remember now, i /checked sayainz in ballista that one time accidentally...its a habit for me to /c a monster i'm fighting. sorry if youre still pissed about that mistake ^^


Yeah, because I keep a list of people that have /c me in the past so I can pull it out and laugh at them when I see them, right?

As for Cowgomoo not having a "grasp concept," hmmm.. I'd say that he has more of a life then to sit there and look up Items on mysterytour when it takes but 2 seconds to /c someone. I think there's too many NA's trying to be JP in the world these days. Or some such nonsense.

Curious, but do you just bash your head against the keyboard in hopes of forming together a sentence and then press "Post Message" when you're done? Seriously, think about what you're thinking, dunce. You're basically saying that anyone trying to be resourceful is a JP wannabe. Smooth, playing the "u have no life" card, over the...internet forum..pure brillance. *thumbs up* Though I will be the first to admit that I have 'no life' but do you really think the fact that you, some anonymous user who for all I know could be child molestor who lives 5000 miles away, telling me to get a life phases me? Hmm, what's next? "don't mess with me"? XD
#30 Oct 02 2004 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Hrm.. that was pretty good.

I never said I had a life. Obviously, if I find enjoyment in replying to you. But I must say, I do bash my head on the keyboard quite often when trying to think about how I can get my point across to a 14 year old with a god complex. I think your 14 anyway. Either way, IQ is the same.

And about the JP wannabe thing. I wasn't talking about resources there. I was talking about the "disrespect" from being checked. NA's didn't act like that until the JP's did, hence my saying it. You my friend have one of the Worst complexes I have ever seen in this game. I don't know what your lacking in your real life, but maybe you should focus on that, instead of your "greatness" in the game.

You really should keep your "greatness" in check. You do realize that a lot of people laugh at you in game. And I know... I know. "You don't care what people think about you in game." Neither do I. But, I'm not the one who tries to act like a god and impress people either.

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#31 Oct 02 2004 at 7:31 PM Rating: Good
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quoted from me: 'low level rdm'
and here you are talking about convert and staves to get at 51, thats mid level rdm, buddy..but im sure youre too busy being an elitist to remember that thieves dont always have SATA either.

Im done trying to teach a stubborn person how to look at other peoples points of view, i told you how -i- view things, thats even why i left the small disclaimer at the bottom of my first post. Either agree, or disagree and move on to stating your points.

Oh yeah, congrats to giving high levels a bad name ^^
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#32 Oct 02 2004 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow,what has become of us?Such a simple topic (albiet rather pointless,but it had a point to the post'r),and it has been taken to the level of a veritable War of Words.I know if I was 75 RNg I would love to be checked everywhere I go.Maybe a lower RNG can learn something...or who knows./check is a part of the game,it's uses have all been discussed here in great length.Just filter it.It's like shouts....they are anoying...but used right can be valuable.

Just not those damm Casinos......they have no purpose what so ever.

I would check you for one reason...I would wonder why a guy who is obviously a DRK is casting Utsusemi.Maybe that works well...IDK,but never having seen it before I would be curious.

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#33 Oct 03 2004 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
I really don't know what the big deal is about checking other people and actually till now have not thought twice about checking someone not jp.
Reasons why I /c people:
1) if your high level gear looks awesome i'd like to see what it was. Just plain curiousity. Not every piece of gear is up at the AH and I'm not going to log out of game to check mysterytour to find out when I can just check the player in front of me.
2) Being a whm/rdm I seriously care about people leveling in the base areas and will slap a protect or cure on them if I think they need it. I know I could do a /sea <t> but that's so much more typing than tab, enter, up arrow, enter for me. (I don't have a good grasp on the auto run so if i'm in the middle of typing and have to change directions it can be bad)
3) The LS. Some of the linkshell names are funny to me so I like to see the names. Also with some of the ls's you can tell what kind of person that player is, maybe they would help you do a mission or quest in the future or not

There are probably other reasons and I may update them later but for now I'm tired and want to go to bed.
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#34 Oct 03 2004 at 7:44 AM Rating: Good
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I've gone WHM/NIN on several occasions for skill ups or dangerous territory that I am briefly visiting...what would checking me tell you about that? People sub ranger or theif often for farming or camping etc...it doesn't mean they EXP that way...just that it is the best combo for what they are doing at the time.


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#35 Oct 04 2004 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I kinda made this topic as half a joke and half serious, I wonder about your reasons for examining someone. My first post was dripping with sarcasm. You guys are too serious (except for Cowgomoo, he was trying to be a little funny), I was expecting some posts like, "Hey, think about it. They’re checking you out. Maybe they’re looking for something more than your equipment?”

I just thought that it would a good joke because its something we have done, done to us, and face on a day to day basis. You know, like, "Hey, don't you hate the post office?" or "Yeah, two phone books, what's up with that?"
#36 Oct 04 2004 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmm. Checking doesn't bother me, if that info was really meant to be 'private' it would work like trades. I didn't like seeing the "Jimbohacky examines you"- so I turned it off. I could really care less about how checks me- or if the check me 40,000 times for fun as they follow me.
As for me checking others, I check lots of people- for many different reasons.
Linkshell- I am curious who they are a part of.
Gear- I like checking out gear.
Bazaar Comments- I love bazaar comment humor.
Boredom- nuff said.

I guess if it bothers someone, too bad. Am I supposed to also turn my camera as I walk by? If people really get offended, I am sorry, I however have no plans to change my habit.
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#37 Oct 04 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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By the way, to those asshats who say 'omg turn on the chat filter', hey, news flash, turning on the filter doesn't stop you nosy twats from /c me.


Yes, but then you will have no way of knowing if someone is checking you and then maybe you will realize that it doesn't affect your gameplay in anyway.

Seriously, I dunno if its funny or disturbing how much being checked bothers you.
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I could care less who examines me and where. Being that im a ranger, not many people examine me til I do some amazing dmg. Only thing I dont like is when people examine me 5x times in 10 seconds. I dont care at all, I've spent so many freaking days working on my Ranger to make him so badass. So next time you see me, examine me if you want, i dont care =)
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#39 Oct 04 2004 at 6:53 PM Rating: Good
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I would check you for one reason...I would wonder why a guy who is obviously a DRK is casting Utsusemi.Maybe that works well...IDK,but never having seen it before I would be curious.


O.o

o.O

and WTF?

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kinda made this topic as half a joke and half serious, I wonder about your reasons for examining someone. My first post was dripping with sarcasm. You guys are too serious (except for Cowgomoo, he was trying to be a little funny), I was expecting some posts like, "Hey, think about it. They’re checking you out. Maybe they’re looking for something more than your equipment?”


Hey check my responses...what am i chopped liver???

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#40 Oct 04 2004 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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i don't care if someone /checks me, and i wish other people didn't either. it's like this sick taboo, when most folks just want to compare gear and see how they can improve their own.

and if you don't like being annoyed, turn it off in chat filters. ignorance is bliss.
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#43 Oct 04 2004 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
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reasons I have checked people:<1>usually to see a piece of gear I haven't seen.<2>strategy,I've seen players do things that I've never seen done,so I have checked them to try and figure out what job/level they are,and maybe if I think they might answer back,I might ask a question or two even.
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I have worked very hard for what I wear as RNG.Beyond E-bow(which I am close to) and Peacock Charm(which doesnt suit me being Elvaan)I am very pleased with my gear,I don't mind at all when I am /checked


how are you rated 2.36 you have a good soul >.>
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My rating is alot like being /checked to me...it honetly doesnt effect me.If I reach a point to where my rating is too low to post then I will just read.It is only a game I play...and this is only a forum about a game I play.
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#46 Oct 05 2004 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
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i like when people examine me, ive gotten party invites for bcnm for people simply examining me.

So why are ya upset, its part of the game, get used to it.

damn theres some dumb people!!

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#47 Oct 05 2004 at 8:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Hrm.. that was pretty good.

I never said I had a life. Obviously, if I find enjoyment in replying to you. But I must say, I do bash my head on the keyboard quite often when trying to think about how I can get my point across to a 14 year old with a god complex. I think your 14 anyway. Either way, IQ is the same.

And about the JP wannabe thing. I wasn't talking about resources there. I was talking about the "disrespect" from being checked. NA's didn't act like that until the JP's did, hence my saying it. You my friend have one of the Worst complexes I have ever seen in this game. I don't know what your lacking in your real life, but maybe you should focus on that, instead of your "greatness" in the game.


This coming from the person who can't be fscking spell the conjunction of 'you are'. Don't attempt to insult ANYONE's intelligent until you learn the difference between 'your' and 'you're'. One of which is a conjunction of 'you are' and one is a possessive noun. But hey, if we're all judging each other, I'd say you're about 9 years old just starting grade 3. At least your immaturity is about the same. Seriously though, assumptions about people over the internet is so stupid, it's about right up there with tying your penis to a brick and then throwing it over the bridge. (Albeit not as painful, but the stupidity is quite near.)

Don't talk about my 'Real Life' on the internet because it's irrelevent.

You really should keep your "greatness" in check. You do realize that a lot of people laugh at you in game. And I know... I know. "You don't care what people think about you in game." Neither do I. But, I'm not the one who tries to act like a god and impress people either.

Have fun.


So apparently when you disagree with someone's opinion on the internet, you're apparently trying to act 'almighty'. No, really, get a clue, dunce.

and here you are talking about convert and staves to get at 51, thats mid level rdm, buddy..but im sure youre too busy being an elitist to remember that thieves dont always have SATA either.

Low lvl RDM - Cure and Enfeeble, mixed with a little meleeing. Happy? Learn to think for yourself.

Low lvl THF - Pre 15, carry a bow and arrow so you aren't totally useless, use bow and arrow in between SA post 15 until lvl 30 so you can do good damage in between.

Oh yeah, congrats to giving high levels a bad name ^^

Yeah, because god forbid I disagree with you, right? That makes me such a bad person. You're right, I'm not the most 'nice' high level out there, but at least I know how to do my job, and damn efficient at it to boot. I'm sorry I'm no sugar plum fairy. ; ; (Please forgive me.) From what I've seen anyways, you're the one giving high levels a bad name by being a clueless git all the way there. Learn to think for yourself.

Edited, Tue Oct 5 12:12:13 2004 by MagnusGallant
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Saiyanz.... i did Ballista limit 60 with you when i was lvl 55 ranger and you called me a noob for doing something where my so called "Job" was gimped. But it was all fun and games when i killed you with barrage and sidewinder countless times =)

But anyways i do agree with what you wrote.

Most people are too lazy to write "you're" instead of "your" I am intelligent enough to know the differ, but i just overlook it because im not writing a English Research paper.... hell, im writing on a forums. Grammar and punction will be pretty bad, but im sure you will be able to decipher what they are saying. =)
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#49 Oct 05 2004 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Obviously a RNG would be able to own a DRK (Especially one using gimped equip, since I didn't have much lvl 60 gear), I can't remember if I ever called you a noob, so meh. Although I'm always up for a lvl 30 match as my RNG, or THF. :)

Most people are too lazy to write "you're" instead of "your" I am intelligent enough to know the differ, but i just overlook it because im not writing a English Research paper.... hell, im writing on a forums. Grammar and punction will be pretty bad, but im sure you will be able to decipher what they are saying. =)

You're right, I don't expect them to write 'perfect' English, but when some douchebag is insulting my intelligence, you're damn right I'm going to call him out on his stupidity.

P.S. This 'rating' crap is the most idiotic system ever, since it's accessable to idiots. Pretty much, you have to sugar coat everything you say and be all nice and loving or some douchebag that you insulted rates everyone of your post 'awful'.

Edited, Tue Oct 5 12:23:06 2004 by MagnusGallant
#50 Oct 05 2004 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Ratings are senceless.....A person can simply make another setting or have a friend rate them up.That is why I don't care myself.Regardless,I can always read.Being able to express my opinions is nice,but not that important to me.
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#51 Oct 05 2004 at 12:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Point of order.

The way I cut people's leg's out from under them is in a totally different manner than the way you do it. Reread our posts and compare and you'll, hopefully, see what I'm talking about.

"No, really, get a clue, dunce." HAHAHAHA!
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