Thursday, October 02, 2008

I can neither confirm or deny that statement.

I have been overwhelmed, but the bitching about the lack of posts has gotten to the point where I can't pass on making a new post.

Enough with excuses, on with the posts.

I think this would be a good time for a rant post because some of the same old issues that have come up in the past are coming up again, and I want to address them. I am fucking sick and tired of assholes that claim they are so fucking smart because they sell end-game gear to gil buyers and have tons of gil now and look down on other people that actually care about where their gil comes from. Fucking douche bags can die in a fucking fire. The newest reason for this is from the ability to kill AV for a couple of days before they nerfed KC DRKs on it. What kind of fucking people don't let their own freaking LS lot on AV drops and instead sells them for gil? I mean seriously, what the fuck. Why the fuck do these people play this game? Sure some people want the gil, but at what fucking point is this just a second job to get gil for yourself, and having no pride or ethics about responsibility to get gear for your LS. I have seen so pretty fucking atrocious situations, where LS leaders take what they want, then force the rest of the LS to pay for items that the leaders got for free. I don't know who is more of a toolbox, the person that is ass-raping their own LS, or the person getting ass-raped. I am not usually one to blame the victim, and to me assholes that take advantage of people usually make me want to drive to their houses and light their beds on fucking fire, but the victims in this case are doing it voluntarily, so they both can go fuck off for all I care.

Let me be completely fucking clear on this next point, I have said it before, but it only gets worse as time goes on. If you are selling AV drops or other drops like that for insane amounts of gil, then you are buying gil. I can't make it anymore clear than that. And I just love the fuckers that get their panties in a bunch about being called gil buyers when they get called out for that, but it's the fucking case. At least fucking accept it. A huge majority of that gil that people are using to pay these insane prices comes from the gear that the RMT sold off of the accounts they fucking stole from people. Taking that gil from those fucking gil buying assholes links you directly with stealing fucking accounts.

I fucking hate it, but most of all I fucking hate those people that take pride in the fucking situation. They think they are so scary smart because they think they understand "supply and demand". The problem is on two levels, first you aren't the first person to figure out something you could learn in Intro to Microeconomics, and second, it's not fucking supply and demand. The whole fucking market is distorted by people BUYING FUCKING GIL. It's the exact opposite of supply and demand, because those two words aren't the only factor in determining prices. It is completely distorted if they money just comes from something outside of the monetary system.

Now, you might ask, why do I care? You want to know why I care? Because it fucks me right in the ass too. If retarded people buy gil then use it to buy high-end gear, then that gil is spread into the economy, and fucks with the prices on everything. Even worse is that it doesn't just causes inflation on key items, but causes deflation on everything else, because the people that don't fucking buy gil or use gil from gil-buyers, have to work harder to get more gil to keep up, which causes more farming and more items to flood the market, pushing down fucking prices, and it ends up killing the income of people that don't feel like using gil from gil-buyers is a good fucking thing to do.

So, seriously, everyone can just fuck off about all their gil-buying, whether it happens directly or indirectly. You aren't fucking better, you are just a fucking cheater. And for the most part, people like that are attention whores too. They have so much fucking money that they have relics before the even level the fucking job to use it. But since they have their little butt-buddies running around building fucking birdhouses in the bungholes, they feel that they are somehow justified in being universal douchebags. These people can go hang out with the people that are proud they bot and both of them can fucking blow me to completion 7 times a day. Just because you managed to find other people that think that being a douchebag is a fucking sport doesn't mean you are fucking cool, it just means that you are the fucking King of the Douches. Might as well fucking pop your collar, get a tribal tattoo and officially change your name to Chad.

So, yeah, I am fucking bitter, I can't fucking get an Imperial Wootz Ingot let alone 12 because people buy fucking gil, and don't fucking care about conserving their fucking money when they can just buy more. I have to worry about my account getting stolen because fuckers won't stop buying gil, AND because people will charge them insane prices for shit they should be giving to their LS. There are too many fucking rare items in this game to fucking sell that shit off instead of giving it to deserving people in your own fucking LS.

I don't know if I feel better, and I know that the douchebags just love it when people get pissed about what they do because, well fuck, they are douchebags, but man, if you might have a bit of decency in your fucking heart, remember this is a fucking game, and not high school. And just because you were a fucking dork in high school doesn't mean you should act like the kids that use to make fun of you back then. Being proud that you cheated in a video game to get a ton of gil isn't going to make up for the fact that you couldn't even get a hand job from the ugly chick in your English class.

Well, now I do feel a little bit better, because the truth fucking hurts. :)

Back to happy regular Ring tomorrow. I have a good amount to update, but just wanted to have some fun today.

26 comments:

Kallo said...

=( It better be a super happy post tomorrow, b\c I'm pretty sure all that spite and anger just siphoned a little bit of love out of the universe.

Kallo said...

Also, this is just for me and you...but I went and referenced your post to see if you were trying to be clever and allude to ICP's 'Fuck the Wold'. >.> you were about f-bombs short.

iceblazek said...

i just had an entire tub of black cherry yogurt, it was yummy

Thazienne said...

Does anyone farm anymore? LOL. Good to read that some things have and have not changed. Use the anger...let it fuel your hate...the dark side beckons...

Anonymous said...

Every shihei and most of the food you buy supports RMT. It's small individually compared to an RMT relic or AV drop, but a whole lot more people buy shihei than relics. The truly anti-RMT player will sub only SAM or DNC, and eat no food they didn't personally fish or harvest.

I do see the other side. Selling an AV drop or two could fund a gjallarhorn or aegis. Where a mars's ring doesn't make new things possible for the shell, maybe a relic would. I hate to disagree with a good friend, but I think you're taking this "all gil is rmt" to an unnecessary extreme.

-celestria

Ringthree said...

Cel, I am not talking about you guys at all. And I am not talking about the AH either. The AH is, by its nature, an intermediary that provides clemency to everyone. I am talking about people who farm Sky for pops to sell the drops to people offering 25 mil for Osode or Haidate. I am talking about people who sell their AV drops to people in their own LS when other members get them for free. Leaders should serve the members of their LS, not the other way around. You are the perfect example of how a leader should run a group, and you should be proud of that.

The problem with the AH example (which is a logical fallacy btw) is that people think that just because they don't know where the gil on the AH is coming from that means that they don't know where the gil for everything is coming from. The taxes on the AH are specifically designed to keep prices reasonable, and that is why the scoundrels love to cite the AH as a ward against ethics. The problem is that they do not use the AH because they know they are asking unreasonable prices, prices only gil-sellers would pay, and they know how much they would lose from taxes.

Selling something on the AH from a gil-buyer is an act of omission. Selling something to someone for an insane price to someone that bought gil is an act of commission. Pretending that you don't know where the gil came from just to justify making gil is on the same level as buying gil.

There is a world of difference in culpability between an act of omission and commission.

Also, don't take any of this personally, I deal with people I don't agree with all day in game and in real life. My rage is mine alone, and as much as I detest the actions of some people, it does not mean I am not able to function with just about anyone in the game. The only people that I refuse to operate with in the game or in real life are people that use other people for personal gain, without regard for anyone else but themselves. There is sometimes an overlap in these two groups, but I have found the worst of the users to be so globally disgusting that gil really isn't important to their calculations.

Qtipus said...

Those Unicorn Leggings +1 I made a while back and sold for 25 mil were bought by a character named Odidi. If you look at the AH history of this guy, it doesn't take a genius to see that the 25 mil paid to me was from someone involved in some heavy RMT activity. Does this make me a heavy gil-buyer because I bazaared something that had a lot of value that just happened to be bought up by RMT or am I omitted from the category because I had no control over who bought it from me?

What happens if Celestria puts the KC s/he recently got up in bazaar and a known RMT buys it? Should throw away the gil cause it's dirty?

If I'm reading what you're saying correctly, I tend to agree with Celestria. It's a little extreme to blanket most of the server, even if you know where the gil came from but had no control over who bought it or what it's end purpose is going to be.

As far as selling sky drops and things of that nature, yeah it does promote gil-buying more or less, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that someone's linkshell is just being lazy and buying up things like Genbu seals or sea pop items because they actually have a need in the shell for one or two specific drops. Personally, I'd rather sell a kabuto or trade it for a couple other seals that met the needs of an LS member rather than continually make everyone go through the motions of Farm-Farm-Farm-Genbu-Seiryu-Byakko-Suzaku-Kirin-awwfucktheydidn'tdrop-repeat just to meet the demand for 5 or 6 people that seem to have horrible luck getting an Osode or an N.Body.

As for your Imperial Wootz Ingot needs, I have over 100k IS to burn specifically for the purpose of picking up Khroma Ores and trying to avoid the AH altogether. When I start setting these runs up, can come along if you like. :P

Anonymous said...

Might as well fucking pop your collar, get a tribal tattoo and officially change your name to Chad.
LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Kallo said...

Farm Items and NPC it for money, ftw!

Drac said...

Ring, just remember no matter how angry you get...



there's always boobs.

Anonymous said...

So if i crafted every day since i started FFXI and never did HNM, sky or anything else and used my amassed fortune to buy an AV drop I'm a gil buyer?

What if I won 100M gil from the Mog Lotto?

Am I still a gil buyer?

Less waaaah my LS can't do it more figuring out how to do it yoruself

*waits for the hailstorm of BUT SE DIDNT MAKES IT FAIR OH NOES*

Tubbers said...

You've got to be kidding me. The statement you just made is equivalent to, "if you're planting trees, you're giving TERRORISTS OXYGEN. Motherfucking tree planters."

JESS said...

Dam ... Ringthre ... U make a confrontational Blog post and get wr comments .... I like it MMMM I need to do that next. LMAO. If a Goobue falls in the forest and no one saw the. RMT kill it MMMM did it really happen ?

Ringthree said...
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Ringthree said...

Apparently some of you can not fucking read. Try again, I am not saying that people can't make gil. I am saying that people that buy stuff for the insane prices that some people charge are gil buyers, because no one that earned the gil would be so retarded with it. And the people that sell that stuff to the gil-buyers for insane prices do it with the full knowledge that the gil is coming from gil-buyers.

If you had crafted since day one, then you would know the value of gil, and then you wouldn't buy items for insane prices.

Seriously, tubbers and that anon guy just fail at fourth grade logic. Go ahead and defend people that sell AV items to their own fucking LS after the leaders and their friends get the gear for free. I will be waiting for a response better than "It's their LS they can do what they want" because thats fucking bullshit and you know it.

JESS said...

Dammmmmmmmmmmmmm..this has got to be the most comments from 1 blog post that pretty much surpases your last 2 months of comments all together. Crazy stuff ~.O

Qtipus said...

Think Jess is jealous...

JESS said...

Yes I am jealous because Qtip and Cele never post comments on my blog ......... There so many comments now it is like a forum. LMAO

Qtipus said...

Step 1: Have an opinion.
Step 2: Surround said opinion with tons of F-bombs and various other explicatives.
Step 3: Publish Step 2 on the internet.
Step 4: ???
Step 5: Profit.

JESS said...

Fun fact#1: ring's blog post says "fuck" 44 times in this post and that has nothing to do with the fact that the word fuck is in his blog's title. BAM

Evilpaul said...

Unrelated to this post, but about your "Upcoming Projects" post from a little while back...

You mentioned a MNK NM Bres killing you from full or so HP to dead while only doing about 800 damage.

The same thing happened to me this week doing Proto-Omega. I got hit for 510 damage once and died when I should have had ~1,000HP left. And at the end up the fight I got countered for 910 damage (which would leave a mark, but still shouldn't have killed me) and died.

I didn't see any animations indicating additional attacks and there was no other damage in the log. Yet, I found myself dead.

Pretty odd if you ask me. We were both Monk (I was /WAR at the time) fighting Monk (sort of for Omega, it has Counter anyway) mobs.

I'm wondering if there's some animation and log window glitch?

Or an actual being K.O.'ed when you shouldn't be bug?

EvilRingThree said...

My evil plan is working. Soon the fall of RingThree will be complete and I will take his place in FFXI history. My cousin EvilPaul is also helping to confuse you.


MWHAHAHHAHHHAAAHAAAAAAAA !

iceblazek said...

I have a confession, I did the campaign ops that drops cuchulains mantle, knowing full well that the drops would be sold to RMT and they will server transfer and sell for double.

So rings blog rings true, but i made some decent money so i cant complain. AND IM NOT ASHAMED about it.

RMT will always be there, this game is getting smaller and smaller. Everything that is will always be.

Jake said...

Ice, you think the game is going to die every other Thursday. LOL

iceblazek said...

friday in 2 weeks to be exact.

Dain said...

"King of the Douches. Might as well fucking pop your collar, get a tribal tattoo and officially change your name to Chad."

Rip off B&B much?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fad6eZTDikA

That statement is about as original as your post.