I guess what happens normally is people get bitter from not being able to get their money, and they get jealous of others who somehow manage. There goes the finger pointing. ._.
According to logic posted previously on this board (not by me):
If someone accuses you of buying gil, and you get angry about it, that proves you bought gil.
Just saying, by this example, don't underestimate the ability of people to think whatever they want despite the evidence presented to them.
Note this is not my opinion, just restating an erroneous opinion someone else said at a previous time
Besides hearsay and rumor there is no way to /tell people buy gil, so what research were you refering to?
And decency to ask?
"Do you buy gil?"
"Ok then, glad thats settled"
Why is it so nerve racking for someone to say "I think you bu gil" that you immdiately /blist them. Your gear must be pretty pricey for 2 people to accuse you of gilbuying, especially since Emp hairpin and Leaping Boots are a norm now.
If buying gil was allowed why would you play this game in the first place?
And why do you insist on making a bigger sene than those who accused others of buying gil? I didn't see the original event leading to this, I'm sure most of us haven't, but once it gets to a forum that's going too far, especially if its something personal...
Guys I think her point about the blacklisting is that these guys were spamming her with accusations. n_n It wasn't an insta-blist.
not defending anyone in this but:
Ever play the first Warcraft? ever use a code called potofgold?
Was the game still fun? see my point?
Quote:On a side note, IF it was not against SE's TOS, and making gil was no longer fun to me in game, guess what? That's right, I WOULD BUY GIL!!!
i feel the same way. I used to enter my cheat codes in rpg's. but im not risking getting banned from this game. i realize the situation is different, but lets be honest. who here hasnt used that cheat code for a game?
well? oh crap! you mean i was the only one? Im going to sulk in a corner now.
I think we've probably all used a cheat code in a game. And how much faster did that game get boring and did we try to find ways to screw with it when we did have all the money in the world? Personally, games got boring for me if I cheated my way through.
I see all these people 'bored' in Jeuno, making casinos and making up games of hide and seek because 'they have nothing better to do,' and I think, wow, you must have done every quest, every mission, gotten every piece of equipment, and be LV 75 in all jobs then, if you actually have nothing better to do in FFXI than sit on your ass and whine.
Not that I would accuse them of gilbuying, because I'm sure most of them just don't want to get off their asses to actually make the effort to do anything else but whine, but it seems to me that if you powerlevel your way through the game, buy all your gil, and get everything you want, that you're going to get bored with actually playing the game and start to look for ways to spice it up, like, for example, scamming people and causing HNMLS drama, that sort of thing.
I'm sure there are actually gilbuyers out there that are perfectly respectable? citizens of Vana'diel and enjoy the game for what it is. I just don't think that the majority probably are.
Well...I can't speak for all of them, hell I'm not even one of them, but I am around them every waking day...
From my point of view they don't give a damn... IRL anyway...
Eh... The JPs are much more care-free about games than we NAs tend to be from personal experience (that's probably why they kick my a$$ at every fighting game I play).
I personally like the attitude... because really...
"It's just a video game"
i can relate to the first poster. Though i know vicodin and am friends with him, there has been someone recently who accused me of buying gil out of the blue and for no reason.
sent me a tell 2 days ago, and wasnt even where i was in jeuno (he/she was in bibiki bay) and said "8/ yeah you guy gil". Of course i was upset and asked why on earth someone would just send me a tell out of the blue like that accusing me of something like that. The reply was "well because u are and everyone knows it."
I was kind of puzzled by who everyone was so i asked who and what proof he had and he told me that everyone was his "HNMLS" and the proof was he "had been monitoring my spending habbits at the ah" and said most of them know i am and refuse to have me in their LS "come on a level 70 job cant afford gear like that". I explained the fact that my wife and i help eachother make our gil and we have spent a lot of time making gil and farming etc. I have been playing for almost 2 years (2 months after the NA pc release) and if i was really a gil buyer youd think id be at 75 in at least 1 job if not 2 by now.
I do have nice gear but ive worked my ass off for all the gear i have and i found my own way of making gil to keep my wife and i happy. There has also been people in our LS that have come to visit my wife and i in real life, and i think if they have seen us in real life and know were not gil buyers then who the hell is he to say anything about me? Anyway this discussion waged on for a while till i had enough and b-listed him. It gets to be a bit much if you even tell the person how you make the majority of your gil and can show them AH proof of it, and they still say something.
Anyway later that day i see him in lower jeuno die and fall to level 72 RDM. I asked someone in my LS what happened and apparently the moron was poisoned and converted while poisoned. I go to check him cuz i personally think its VERY funny and he has the EXPENSIVE rdm gear and this is his first job to the 70s and he hasnt been playing as long as i have. The pot calling the kettle black is awesome, plus hes stupid. At first i was mad the whole day but after seeing that it did the opposite and made my day. ^^
I hate it when people point fingers about this crap. I wish they would die, or just stop being emotional pricks.