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Posted: Feb 4th 2009 4:18PM (Unverified) said

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The only people who feel sorry for cheaters are other cheaters.

Posted: Feb 5th 2009 5:04PM (Unverified) said

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The problems aren't the bannings. They should remove players that exploit the game. The problems here huge, and have been part of FFXI since the beginning.

First, Square-Enix has decided that everything in FFXI must be a secret. The refuse to answer any question about how anything works. I dare anybody to try and use their "support" system to find out any information. You can't, they refuse. This leads to people who (wrongly) claim that exploits like this are "part of the game design" and it is part of the mystery put in by Square-Enix itself. There's no way to tell if that is correct or not, because Square-Enix won't answer any real in-depth questions about the game. With the sadistically low drop rate for some of these items (read almost nonexistent in some cases) this COULD seem like the designed trick put in by Square-Enix to obtain items.

Second and more puzzling, the bans. suspensions, warnings were applied in a random and (possibliy) unfair manner. People that one went on one run, got no items at all, were banned, while others who got complete sets of items got warning letters or no punishment at all. Either Square-Enix needed to ban everybody, suspend everybody, warn everybody or do nothing. Playing favorites like they did (nice to see that the majority of the japanese players who did this did not get banned, while North American players did), makes this one more reason why FFXI (and any future Square-Enix online game) is a waste of time for North American players.

Square-Enix always has been good with story lines, but when it comes to dealing with their customers they rank just above debt collectors and proctologists.



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