They have completely blown up end-game again.
FFXI has FINALLY -- FUCKING FINALLY -- shut down one of the largest-scale bots on the damn game, FFXIapp.
It was a pay-bot for a lot of players, and seen as a necessity by the botting cheating motherfuckers who basically have made this game a complete farce.
Bye bye to it, and, if they can find out who played with them, bye bye to them too.
We've already seen significant reductions in the number of players in Dynamis, Besieged, and Campaign. Could this basically finish off much of high-level Vana'diel?? We know most of the high-level players cheat their fucking asses off...
Apparently, by one source, the creator of FFXIApp has made HALF A MILLION DOLLARS off this shit????
Why do people continue to work on this game if there are so many of you fuckers willing to cheat the system blind??
You know what? Maybe Square-Enix should take a real good look at whether it's even worth it to put out the November update and Shantoto Ascension if it's clear that most endgame linkshells now can no longer kill a fucking bee in Gustaberg.
The word is that the aforementioned creator has been C&D'd -- the real question is going to be whether further legal action (and, if the aforementioned monetary gain is even close to correct, I'd be real hard-pressed to see why they wouldn't) is going to compel the release of what linkshells and players actually gained access to this shit.
Salvage Bans, Round Two, anyone???
Fuck your bots.
Fuck you cheating asses.
Get off the game and don't come back.