Enough Is EnoughI get asked the same question again and again.
And then some more.
I'm sure you've all seen this question plastered over FFXI forums.
Is FFXI dying?
I'd like to take a second to respond to these people in a careful, well thought out manner.
SHUT YOUR RETARDED FACES!
No, FFXI is not dying. That is possibly one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.
Do you know who asks this question?
There are three types of people who ask this question:
1) people who don't play the game
2) people who suck at the game
3) people who have taken a sharp blow to the skull.
And guess what? I don't really give a damn about the opinions of any of these people.
Actually... I don't really give a damn about anyone's opinion except my own.
The economy changes and prices go up. Uh oh, the gilsellers are running rampant. FFXI must be dying.
The economy changes and prices go down. Uh oh, people must be leaving the game. FFXI must be dying.
The really funny (read: stupid) part of it is, people keep making GM calls to ask this question.
As if I'm going to say "Yeah, we're shutting the servers off tomorrow. We're just not telling anybody."
Today, I was sitting at my desk going over some TPS reports when I hear the sound of my sanity's demise.
Maybe it's something important.
GM Call Description: Is FFXI dying?
So, no then.
Did we take out the whole "GM calls are for emergencies only" message in the last update or something?
I don't remember that being in the memo.
Perhaps I should discuss the matter with the... player who made the call.
[GM]Dave>> Hail, Adventurer.
[GM]Dave>> I understand you're looking for a stupid answer.
Player>> Why would you say that?
[GM]Dave>> Well, you asked a stupid question.
[GM]Dave>> Seemed logical to me.
Player>> I just wanted to know your opinion.
[GM]Dave>> No, you didn't.
[GM]Dave>> You wanted to tell me your opinion.
Player>> What do you mean?
[GM]Dave>> Well, you're about to tell me it is dying.
[GM]Dave>> And then you're going to tell me why.
Player>> Kind of.
[GM]Dave>> Then, I'm going to make a logical point.
[GM]Dave>> And you're going to be too stupid to understand.
Player>> I don't know what you mean.
[GM]Dave>> My point exactly.
Player>> But look at the servers.
Player>> There aren't as many people playing anymore.
[GM]Dave>> Oh my. People play other games.
[GM]Dave>> I am truly shocked.
Player>> It's getting worse.
Player>> The past two weeks especially.
[GM]Dave>> I wonder what happened two weeks ago...
Player>> Do you mean FFXII?
[GM]Dave>> You're not entirely retarded.
Player>> Still, you can tell it's dying.
[GM]Dave>> Okay, you got me.
[GM]Dave>> The game is totally dying.
[GM]Dave>> We'll be lucky if we make it to the weekend.
Player>> Stop kidding around.
[GM]Dave>> No, no. I'm serious.
[GM]Dave>> The servers are actually empty.
[GM]Dave>> We filled them with bots to fool everyone.
[GM]Dave>> Only three people are actually playing now.
[GM]Dave>> Darwinism just called.
[GM]Dave>> You've been judged too stupid to continue breathing.
[GM]Dave>> Please stop now.
Player>> This is crazy.
Player>> I'm asking a serious question.
[GM]Dave>> I'm going to do us both a favor.
[GM]Dave>> I'm going to ban you.
[GM]Dave>> Then you won't have to worry anymore.
Player>> But I don't want to be banned.
Player>> You can't just ban me.
[GM]Dave>> Are you sure?
[GM]Dave>> Maybe we should check.
And damned if I wasn't right.
Seriously, people. The game isn't dying. The only thing dying is the few brain cells of the idiots who worry about this.
Luckily, if they lose a few more, they'll be too busy drooling on themselves to ask stupid questions like this.
And won't that be a beautiful day?