Media CircusSo, something incredible and amazing has happened.
No, I didn't get a normal GM call.
Not that unbelievable.
Apparently, someone finally killed Pandemonium Warden.
Back in August, Pandemonium Warden was a big news story. A big linkshell made a run at him and, after 18 straight hours of fighting, people started to get sick or die or something.
I may or may not have mentioned it.
It was particularly interesting as you don't often see a specific in-game event making it into the mainstream news.
Sure, the big expansion releases can make the news. That's not that big a feat.
But a bad guy so bad ass that it makes the news... That's a big deal.
People were outraged. How dare they create an enemy that requires a near impossible effort to take down.
It was crazy.
So, now that someone has actually managed to kill him, you know that HAD to make the news, right?
Apparently, if someone doesn't die trying to play a video game, it just isn't worth mentioning.
Now, I wasn't expecting to read articles titled "Whoops! Guess we were wrong" or "Well, I guess we're all retarded".
That would be too much to ask.
But the least they could do is mention the freaking thing. They could at least point out that SE isn't actively trying to kill players.
Just a sidenote or something.
I'm not saying they should interrupt the evening news or anything, but at least mention it in passing.
"Oh, by the way, that huge 18 hour boss in FFXI that caused players to up and die... Yeah, turns out someone beat him. Huh. Now, here's Chuck Smegly with the weather."
C'mon. Chuck will wait.
You owe us that much at least.
No, just like everyone else, all they focus on is the bad news.
They're just like the cops. All they want to talk about is the people I send incendiary devices to.
What about all the people I don't send them too, huh?
Where's my medal for that?
Let's just focus on the negative.
Someone beats Pandemonium Warden and it's not even a blip on the radar. All because no one died this time.
Sure, a couple of guys fell into a coma.
But nobody dies and suddenly you don't mean shit anymore.
This must be what the PGA tour feels like.
Nobody even gives a shit.
Now, if Tiger Woods killed someone with a golf club, that would be all over the place.
That's just bullshit.
Our next major boss will take 3 days to kill and can only be defeated by scanning the death certificates of 5 team members.
Four people die and you don't get a F&%#ING thing.
People dying may not sound like fun to you, but at least we'll make the news.
Isn't that what really counts?