Welcome To The TeamOne type of player we seem to get a lot of is the former WoW player. Each and every day, we run across dozens of people who just jumped over.
I guess they decided to move up to a big boy game.
Now, I don't expect them to be experts when they start out. It is an entirely new game to them and, though it does share some similarities, the differences are enough to make give anyone a hard time.
I don't expect that much.
One of the things I DO expect, however, is a rough understanding of the game.
This isn't 1952. We've got this whole network of interconnected computers called "the internet". Anyone who wanted to can look up what a game is about.
Just freaking Google it.
Within five minutes, you should have a good general understanding of what FFXI is all about, what it includes, and basically how to play.
Just five little minutes.
Is that too much to ask?
But no. Instead, we have morons making GM calls asking about how they get a flying mount or which way to Silvermoon City.
I swear someone asked me that.
Do you know where the flying mounts are? No where.
We ride our "mounts" on the ground like freaking normal people. We ride around and have to follow paths and not go over mountains and shit.
Because we're not F&%@IN' lazy, that's why.
If you're moving over to FFXI from WoW, you're goning to have to get used to a lot of new shit really, REALLY fast.
Have you ever gone into Burger King...
Okay, I know you haven't, but let's pretend for the sake of argument.
You're in Burger King. Your turn comes and you step up to the counter and loudly announce that you would like a Big Mac.
You'll be lucky if you get your ass out of the place before some greasy teenager with a hairnet starts throwing old apple pies at you.
And you'd deserve it.
You don't just log into a new game and act like it's the old one. That shit is just offensive. The difference between these kinds of games is all that makes them unique. You start eating away at it with your stupid "Oh, where do you get a flying mount?" garbage and you're going to hurt someone's feelings.
Actually, I'll end up hurting your feelings. I'll refer to you by the wrong name and then feed you to a dragon.
How do you like it?
Yeah. I thought so.