From The Desk Of [GM]DaveTo the Devs of FFXI,
This letter is intended for those developers that worked on or planned the newest FFXI expansion, ToAU. I'll let the rest of you get back to killing the Black Mage job.
While I don't usually question acts of unmitigated evil against the general player population, I must ask if this expansion is cruel enough. Sure, we have colibri that steal food effects, steal TP, and reflect magic, but is that really evil enough?
Perhaps we should make enemies that are impossible to see until you're already dead. If you even notice them, it's already too late. You can just kiss your ass goodbye.
We got those...
What about a monster that makes you forget all of your job abilities and weaponskills? You know, an enemy that would make it almost impossible to get exp without numerous deaths.
Sounds good, right?
Got those, too.
What about a new event that has awesome gear and rewards, but starts you out with no magic?
Or even clothes.
Basically, the whole event sets you back to level retarded. I mean, how evil is that?
Did that one, too.
No, I think you're good. I think this expansion is about as evil as we can get at this point.
For the next expansion, I'm working on a new accessory that will actually kick the player in the groin at random intervals.
It's just like what you've done with the current expansion only more subtle.
Anyway, I'll let you get back to work. Those jobs aren't going to nerf themselves, you know.
P.S. Can we have just one quest where you get to kick Shantoto in the teeth? Please?