(EDIT: The color scheme's a little screwed up -- if you can't read it, lemme know and I'll get you the text someplace. I've got Dynamis, and I'm too pissed off at the Cheating Brigade to fight the template further to fix it.
And the site that MogKnight blasts me a new one is: http://www.rianon.net/mogknight/2009/01/24/starcade-im-calling-you-out/)
If you got to here from TTO, catch MogKnight's post calling me out first. I'll wait...
OK, MogKnight, you called me out?? Here's your answer...
Yes, I am on a high horse, but only if it's to be on a fucking high horse to actually expect the player base to have some goddamned respect for Square-Enix, the rest of the players in the game, and the rules thereof. Now, in this day and age of what my roommate so correctly calls people needs to be "more hardcore than thou".
In case you chose to forget, this was an 18-month situation that the player base concocted which abjectly destroyed game balance, was clearly against the rules, and could almost be construed as a degree of court-actionable fraud vs. Square-Enix or the players who actually (and I know this must shock you to believe some actually still do) play the game legitimately.
(I mean, if you can actually establish that your account was banned through actions you truly didn't know about, I'd be getting in touch with Square-Enix to find out who did and sue the crap out of that/those player(s). (And if someone ever tries that crap with me (and I expect someone will in the near future -- with the target I have on my back right now), I'll see that player or those players in court.)
You don't understand how much it frustrates me that Square-Enix seems to still have a game which is so slanted toward end-game and high levels and groups -- while we then find out that there are dirty little secrets all over the damn Internet (claim bots, third-party software, etc. etc.) that Square-Enix should lower the freaking boom on.
So, yeah, if it's a "high horse" to actually demand that the game I pay my $12.95 a month for is played fairly, get a ladder to get to me.
And then he has joined in on the pro-Chinchilla rant.
Let me put it this simply, and I can speak from experience: Once you cross the line and do something illegal enough that it wipes out your ability to continue something, you lose _everything you worked for_ -- and, on top of that, if there are people who want to keep you around that situation, then they divorce themselves of all remaining credibility too.
The last couple of days have really made me wonder if the bulk of FFXI players aren't all just in at least one of these three camps:
-- Cheaters themselves.
-- People who would harbor cheaters.
-- People who encourage cheating.
Frankly, MogKnight, you're probably in all three of those camps. PFA is in at least the last two of them as a whole.
And, frankly, that disgusts me. How am I supposed to trust any player in this game with the way the most prominent players and representatives of this game carry themselves? Answer me that question, MogKnight! Answer me that question, PFA!! How the fuck am I supposed to trust that I'm not getting in league with a bunch of thieving SOB's all over this game??
And you have the balls to call it discrimination?? Hey, it's not my goddamned fault she's been banned and has no further place in Final Fantasy XI!! It's not my goddamned fault she bawled to her freaking website and blog to gain sympathy and get people against Square-Enix. The only "discrimination", I've already covered: If I ever find out that some LBR person or Level Down/VP or even Ganiman has done it, they get both barrels too.
And then you play the fucking race-like card...
You want to go there? Fine.
What you did was FRAUD. Fraud against the company. Fraud against the player base. And that's fraud against me. And I take that very fucking seriously. The only reason, frankly, that I wouldn't consider suing the lot of you is that you don't do monetary damage to me personally.
But make no mistake: What you did was open and knowing fraud in a manner of sacrificing game balance because you just -- had -- to -- have -- that -- kewl -- 1337 -- Salvage -- gear. You defrauded Square-Enix out of their intellectual property. You all but committed theft of same.
(And, oh, by the way: There are more than a few people who believe I should've been locked up and the key thrown away in the past. And there's days I openly wonder if they were _right_...)
So, let's see what else MogKnight has to say: