Hi, while I understand that you had poor experience with Roleplayers in FF14, but that's applied to any bad Roleplayers in any MMORPGs. I'd appreciate it if you don't try to group up everyone , attack and make negative comments in the thread. Most of the time, you probably won't see most of them anyways not just because they are in Ship 3, but because they are going to be in designated blocks and in cafe socializing.
Yeah, this exactly. I've been happily RPing in FFXIV for almost four years now. Blaming all FFXIV RPers, or even all of Balmung's RPers, for the ERPers is really unfair. It's not our fault amorous tourists insist on populating our main RP hub. It'd be like if Goldshire (which is way more depraved than the Quicksand) moved into Stormwind and gave everybody a bad impression of WoW RPers.
Balmung's reputation is self-perpetuating. When we were locked down and people couldn't make new characters, things were calm. All the untoward stuff moved to Mateus. Then we were opened up again, and everybody flooded in moving characters and making alts and world visiting. You can't really blame the long-time players for that.
There aren't THAT many people that do MMO RP, and there aren't that many MMOs to RP in. RP communities aren't that different between games and often have overlap. Just because you had bad experiences doesn't mean FFXIV/Balmung RPers are any worse than any other community, in regard to vulgary or toxicity.
I have no idea how the RP community is so "intrusive" when it's contained in and around one bar, and I'd greatly appreciate it if you'd not call Balmung RPers "things".
Frankly Moonguard itself has destroyed everyones opinion of WoW RPers. If you bring up RP in that game, ppl will mention specifically porn in Goldshire on Moonguard. Its transcended into legend at this point whether or not its even accurate anymore, the stigma is still there that server is doomed to that reputation till servers close.