First NA EVAH!Why do people have to say they were the first NA to do something?
Everytime we add ANYTHING, forums everywhere are flooded with posts by someone who thinks:
a) that they were the first to do it
b) that anyone would care
Congratulations. You're the first North American to do something that everyone else will have done in three hours.
You iz specialz.
And then, you have the server specific posts.
"OMG! I was the first NA on Lakhsmhi to do this quest!"
Is that really something to be proud of?
"OMG! I'm the first Elvaan NA on Bismarck to get this weapon!"
"OMG! I'm the first female taru NA from New Jersey on Ifrit to kill this NM!"
"OMG! I'm the first female hume with face 2b NA player from Pierre, North Dakota, with sickle cell anemia on CaitSith to craft this helm!"
No one really cares if you were first. There's no gold star or pat on the head waiting for you.
Great. You did something cool. That's really nice.
You being first is not an accomplishment.
Winning a gold medal in the olympics? Accomplishment.
First person to obtain an easily crafted item? Not accomplishment.
I always spend part of my day reading through the various FFXI forums, even the ones I'm not a big fan of.
That's where I stumbled over this post.
2nd of the only two NA Thalassocrat holders on Garuda server. Only 4 at the time of me writing this. FFXI History in the making ^_^
My brain actually shut down when I read this. It ground to a halt and all conscious thought ceased.
Why? Why would someone consider this an accomplishment let alone an accomplishment that needs to be shared with the world?
He wasn't even first. At least if he was first I could have cut him a little slack.
Do you know what second place is? The first loser.
My biggest question is how this person is so certain they were second. You can't search for people based on equipment.
Basically, this person assumes they were second and then assumes that was something to be proud of.
This is my best guess as to the thinking process of this person:
Uh, there's a guy with one. Now, I got one. That makes me second.
I should go post this on a forum.
The world must know!
And how the hell is this history in the making?
Wow, you got an easily craftable item that involves no questing whatsoever. The weapon is just slightly better than the previously available craftable polearm.
Is that history? Really?
Do you think future historians will focus their studies on the second guy to get someone else to craft them a polearm?
Sorry. The second NA guy.
Sorry. The second NA guy on Garuda.
Man, if you're going to post crap like this just go the full way with it. Say you're the second guy in the whole world.
That would be just slightly less stupid.
Listen. You got yourself a new weapon and you're happy about it.
That's great. That makes sense.
But no one really cares if you're the first or number 174 to get one.
No one cares.
Well... Maybe your mom cares.
Go ask her.