The above was how one of my posts to the forums was deleted by forum officials.
The post was in response to several of the "tags" on a post talking about the concept of "brew holding".
My understanding of the concept is that players are using the "intended" action of the timers for stuff like the time limit for the Primeval Brew's "Transcendency" effect (3 minutes) while working with NPC's and the like (the clocks stop!) to hold NMs infinitely (the effect basically makes you the equivalent of a God -- 9999 HP and MP, +999 to all stats, etc and so forth).
So basically the Cheating Bitches of the English Forums are trumpeting the "intentional intended" motif, completely ignoring the fact that they are going far above and beyond the intention.
(Not to mention that holding the NMs themselves can also be declared illegal in certain cases -- which see the likes of King Arthro and his pops...)
But never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
But it's your move, Square-Enix. If this is the way you want this game, ban me from it. Plain and fucking simple.
As I later said on the forum:
So when is Square-Enix going to get it and understand that my presence in FFXI is probably:
"Threatening and does not contribute to the discussion."
Hey, Square-Enix... I've been banned from basically everything in this game but these forums and the game itself.
If the social nature of this game is THAT important to you that you are going to deliberately turn your back on fair play to keep "the customers" happy, then you have but one alternative: My removal from FFXI.
I will not "contribute to the discussion" of a playerbase hell-bent on the creation of a cheat-fest.
I would be far more "Threatening" in that concept than anything said here so far.
If you are that dead-set on allowing these people to run over your game, then you don't want me on it.
Your move, Square-Enix. I pay my money with the expectation the rules be upheld for all parties. Anything short of that is fraud.
ON EDIT: I think I know what they didn't like: The fact that I said that my posts wouldn't be considered "psycho" unless law enforcement and the police were involved. There's a reason I became the first blog banned from the TTTO.