What The Hell Is Wrong With People?I live my life by a few very simple principles.
1) Everything is better with bacon
2) Every other car on the road is out to kill you
3) Never comment on a woman's weight/hair/clothing for any reason EVER
4) Seriously. Not EVER.
5) Don't complain about free stuff.
It's the last one that really gets me. I just don't understand how people can make such a big deal out of free stuff.
People bitched about how hard it was to get good weapons in FFXI. Oh, you've got to do a quest. Oh, you've got to find this ultra rare drop. Oh, you've got to kill an impossible NM.
I mean, all that only made sense considering these were some kick ass weapons. We can't exactly hand you a relic weapon when you log in.
NPC>> Hail, new adventurer. Welcome to Vana'diel.
NPC>> Here's your God weapon.
Still, players bitched about how hard it was to get these weapons.
Of course, they ignored my plan.
System Message: Go F&%@ Yourselves.
No, someone was kind enough to listen to these concerns and open up new ways to get great weapons.
Not me. Oh hell no. I would have told them to go F&%@ themselves.
That's how I solve most problems.
Or start most problems.
Whatever. It's problem-adjacent.
So, the kindly devs, ever thoughtful of the players' feelings, made new high level weapons that were easier to obtain. They even made several of them craftable so no real questing was required.
Then people started to complain about how expensive a lot of crafted weapons are. Materials were going up in price and the market was rising across the board.
The devs, still mindful of players' feelings, created new quests and event that dropped new weapons into your lap. Hell, you even got to unlock new weaponskills.
Then people started to complain that the quest and events were too hard.
Wait... I think I did this part already.
Oh, my mistake. People were just bitching about the same problem we'd already solved.
Now, there were entire categories of epic, high-level weaponry and armor readily available for anyone willing to either:
a) kill an NM
b) do a quest
c) do an event
d) get it crafted
And people still weren't happy.
What the sweet bacon Jesus?
Yet, the devs did not give up. The devs in their mysterious ways decided to make the process of obtaining near-Godlike impliments of destruction practically idiot-proof.
You get a cheap weapon.
I mean dirt cheap.
Actually, cheaper than dirt.
If you want to purchase a small amount of dirt, you would have to trade several of these weapons.
Then, you run anyone of several small events and a Fairy (I'm not making this up) will augment your weapon to make it even more awesome.
And if you don't like the augmentation, you can say no and retry up to five more times to get a better augmentation.
That's not all. After you accept an augmentation, you can go buy another cheapass weapon and redo the whole process to get an even better augmentation.
Seriously, this is some epic shit right here. The devs actually created a system where anyone that is even functionally retarded can still obtain one of the best weapons in the game.
And what did the players do?
You guessed it.
Now, it was too easy to obtain great weapons and the other weapons that are still just as pointy as they were yesterday, just weren't as awesome anymore.
Honestly, I'm starting to wonder if I died and this is what hell is like for GMs.
My opinion is that we should put a new complaints button in the menu. You click it and then you watch your character get eaten by Jormy and then permabanned.
It would save me SO much time.