Though the poster is lying through their fucking teeth vis-a-vis not needing third-party software to do it (especially given that I found this on BG), I felt this would give a good idea of the elitist view of FFXI these days:
Aksannyi wins Asshole of the Day:
"God, these people are so good at completely missing the point. YES, we want people to assimilate, INTO PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE GODDAMN GAME."
First off, bullshit. You believe you're the only fucking people who can tell them how. Hence, you're effectively the only people who you believe have the right to.
Second off, most of the ways you guys "KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE GODDAMN GAME" are fucking illegal, both with ToS and probably with respect to law.
"No one is saying that they need to start using third-party programs..."
Then why does your site advertise them all over forums Square-Enix claims to have read?
Fucking liars, the lot of you.
"or seeking out gimps to make fun of..."
Isn't that the whole reason you play, to Lord yourself over the rest of the playerbase? Go kindly fuck yourself, AND perform anatomically impossible acts.
"... just learn how to fucking play."
You first, without those programs and exploits and RMT and all.
No Parser, no Windower, none of it.
And you wonder, with an American audience like that, why Square-Enix is in such bad financial trouble.