Have you heard of the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV? With an expanded free trial which you can play through the entirety of A Realm Reborn and the award winning Heavensward expansion up to level 60 for free with no restrictions on playtime.
With plenty of elf husbands, catgirls, and a lore deeper than the Mariana Trench, there’s no reason not to love Final Fantasy XIV: Unless you’re on Twitter.
Twitter, a place soon-to-be-owned by the corniest memelord with money, is also a place of hypocrites, verbal abuse, and shittalking through a place of complete anonymity. I would know, I used to be on the wrong giving end of Twitter a couple of years ago. As much as I’ve seen the error of my ways, there are thousands of those who act like their entire life is dependent on whether or not they can scream into the void.
Unfortunately, this cesspool spills into the wholesome toxicity of Final Fantasy XIV, where we want to pretend no problems exist and we’re all sitting around Limsa Lominsa singing Kumbaya instead of overusing the word “navel” in erotic roleplaying situations.
The official response to third-party tools in FFXIV sparked a wave of discourse that’s been going on for days. Normally, when it comes to FFXIV Twitter, Eorzeans of this hellsite find something else to latch onto and scream about while completely forgetting about which outrage they were barking about before.
Of course, much like anyone in the younger generation who is terrible at communication, most of the discourse has come through memes and the replies to them:
My suggestion? If you want to shut off the rest of the world and enjoy Eorzea for what it is, don’t let Twitter bog you down with constant discourse that makes you tired of the game itself and not the community.