There and back again.

ive never really played wow, so i cant speak for its community, but i can agree that ffxiv has its fair share of dickheads. maybe its the world im in, but ive had some really bad experiences with other players, one of which was trying to clear t5. i used duty finder the whole time, but there were too many inexperienced people, so i decided to try out party finder. a bunch of people joined my party from the same fc. before we even started, one of them told me to sit out because i sucked. i told them that ive done a lot of runs via df but could never clear because there were always party members who were new. i assured them i wouldnt make any mistakes, and that i would sit out if i did. in one of the runs, the fc smn didnt have garuda at the soak spot for a few minutes. i asked if he could move garuda, and he started shitting on me, saying "dont tell me what to do you idiot i know what im doing ive been a summoner for a long time." i apologized and said that sometimes people forget these things (i do) and i didnt mean offense, yet he continued his diatribe, saying "actually that was really rude because youre saying im a noob smn" etc etc. anyway, in the runs i did with them, people kept dying because of divebombs. i didnt screw up my part (the non-fc party members agreed with me). nevertheless, all the fc members said i was the reason they were struggling. i was a sch and i thought it would be unfair to put strain on the other healer. the fc smn said, "we can solo heal this. your heals suck anyway" even though i had i100 gear. i didn't want to deal with such douchey people, so i agreed to sit out. while they were doing runs without me, i asked why they were all being so hostile to me. the smn said "what did you expect? youre in a legacy server. we're old players; we don't like newcomers." he just straight up admitted that they were elitist assholes. after a few failed tries, they all left, saying i was causing these issues even though i was out of the runs. it was honestly my worst experience on ffxiv and i have considered changing worlds since. i have also met a lot of awesome people, though, so i will try not to let a few bad seeds sour the game. its just unfortunate people like those in the fc even exist, thinking they are superior and able to treat other players like dirt.

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