After giving loads of suggestions in-game, through support center, and here, the only response I got (besides from some fellow users who are as mad as I am about RMT and SE’s lack of action) was being banned from the forums.
Instead of hearing the complaints of hundreds of players and doing something about it, Square-Enix chooses to do nothing but silence whoever complains. Where are we? North Korea? Cuba? We can’t talk about the problems anymore? And we don’t deserve an official answer from Square-Enix?
It’s not like we are begging for a favor. We are actually paying for a service (to play and enjoy the game). And as far as this service goes, it’s one of the worst I’ve seen.
The social side of the game is beyond crippled. We can’t stay logged in without being /busy, or else spambots spam and friend request us every minute.
I’ll probably keep playing until Heavensward comes out. That is, keep playing it as a single player game (tells disabled / busy / unable to communicate properly). After that, I’m done… won’t keep playing this game to be treated this way.
If you want to be lawful neutral and ban me from the forums for having told some inconvenient truths, then BE lawful neutral and ban everyone buying and selling cheap ffxiv gil daily. I’d gladly accept the ban if I knew it would be done to the ones really breaking the game.
Action against illicit behavior is good and all but will only get you so far. The damage is already done by that point.
You need better prevention methods – Go talk to the guys making FFXIV APP about their simple regex filters, and please for the love of god make it simpler to deny friend requests.
Pressing “no” only to have to go into your friends list, scroll all the way down and decline again is so dumb it’s beyond belief.
If it’s a real friend they can always send you another request of you misclick, no loss…
Prevention > Action every four weeks…
I thought the RMT situation was really good in this game on Phoenix when I joined around 2.2, but it’s become worse and worse with time. Now it’s not just /tell’s, it’s friend requests. Direct harassment, Square Enix.
I had a big fat friend request from a stupid ff14gilhub ffxiv gil seller stuck in the middle of my screen during the last few, but very long story cutscenes – it completely ruined the mood because I for forgot to set myself as busy.