The poster above posted a link to a thread involving gil buyers, bribers, and a whole lot of mess.
I think this post in particular shows the effect that both gil buying and gil selling have on players who spend their time and energy working hard for items that some people cheapen and have no idea even how to use to the item's fullest potential:
Never seen a bigger pile of bullsh*t all in once place before in my entire life.
First off, lets start with Ironbull. You @#%^in @#%^, at that NM camp, you were following me and blocking my view on purpose. I am a taru, you are a galka. So naturally when your big ugly fat *** stands directly in front of me, i cannot see anything else on my screen. Every time i asked you to move, you wouldn't. When I'd move so I could see, you'd stand in front of me again. I asked GM do you need it? You replied yes. You got in trouble for harassing me, and for the record I don't know any GMs.
Now for the biggie, that @#%^in gil buying bribing piece of sh*t galka dark knight, Spsyntrnks. I've been waiting for you or one of your goons to post on here. Glad you finally did. Maybe you'd like to clear it up for everyone that doesn't know what you did, was try to bribe me.
I met this *** in one of my exp pts, he was sucking so bad couldn't hit worth sh*t and the leader was sending me tells saying that he thought this drk was a gilbuyer cause all the awsome equipment but no knowhow on how to play his character. I went afk for a smoke and come back to see the chat log where the leader had asked him if he bought gil, and Spsyntrnks saying yes. Now I said ok stop. I'm gonna leave this pt because i'm not going to in anyway help a person that had cheated, made my life harder being a nm camper, made the game even worse cause of market control, and i'm awfull sick of rich ppl getting whatever the hell they want with NO work at all. IF you got 1000$'s of $$ to shell out on a video game, your rich. Anyways i tell the pt peace out, and tell Spsyntrnks i'm calling a GM so he knew which one of the pt members did it.
I warp back to jeuno, sit in my mog house for about 10 min and i got several tells from Spsyntrnks offering me astral rings he had, trying to bribe me. I kept waiting for GM response until i had to go to my friends house, so went afk. Got back later and the GM had tried to contact me and said to resend GM call. During the time I was gone from pc, I had thoughts in my head about the bribe that was offered to me. And I remember'd seeing a peacock charm around this ******* neck. This item was my FFXI life's work. I spent over 2k hours on it and ended up getting 2 in the last 100 hours. But I spent months in that cave, prolonging my lvling, my adventures, ect. do to the need to farm. And I always here "well you could have made so much more doing blah blah blah instead with all that time" but after a month of your life wasted in that place, you want to have something to show for it. So I didn't stop camping until i got one, and by chance next week got another. So imagine how I feel when this @#%^ waltz's around bragging to ppl about his gear and he did not do a goddamn thing to earn it. He doesn't know what the value of it is, spoiled little *******'s daddy prolly bought it for him. So when I got back to my pc latter that day, I sent him tells telling him exactly what i told you. Acussing him of being apart of the destruction of this game, and telling him how much he doesn't deserve that charm. His reponses" so its this charm you want?" i follow up "better than in your hands" and argue until he agrees to give it to me. Afterwards he calls me an extortionist and i ignore and leave. Now I did have a concience problem at this point in time. I just took something away from somebody who stole the gil to buy it from 100's of players... but I didn't call the GM.
Next day I get tells from my LS members about it. They invite me into a pt that had been going on long before i got there. They had there minds made up, scribe gives it back, or we leave him. Turns out that 1/2 of my new ls was gil buyers themselves.
And they were friends with this Spsyntrnks. So of course not a damn person agree'd with me cause it was his RL money... boo @#%^ing hoo.
This kid is responsible for all the archer's rings, kote's, signa's, that never fell into the hands of a honest camper. This kid has done what has takin me 200 days gameplay in 70 days or less. He has told me only one thing, rich ppl are better than me.
My ls situation went like this 1/2 were gil buyers so they left and started another ls. 1/4 didn't care about gil buying cause they didn't camp NMs do it didn't effect them and they didn't see it as wrong, they went to the new ls. and the last 1/4 saw that 2/3 of the ls were gone, agree'd with me but followed them.
So I decided the only moral thing to do and to free my concience was to.... call that goddamn GM. Turns out the @#%^ing gm didn't even do sh*t about it, so in reality the only way this cheating @#%^ got punished was loosing his charm.
Since this, I've been getting tells every hour, MPK threats, and now this @#%^ing @#%^ has the balls to threatin me in real life. Spsyntrnks, I will kill you, as in end your @#%^in life, if you ever try to comfront me in RL.
But I'm proud as i'm sure alot of you would like to hear, lol. I even helped out those that do the honest hard work camping by bumping its value 2 mill ^^.
And ya, I do have alot of ppl that hate me, i've gotten into alot of fights, problems, issues, ect. with many ppl.
Somebody once said to me" Scribe your always right, you always gotta be @#%^ing right"
and now I think, what would you say if you found out I always was right? ^^
anyway peace out
Spsyntrnks bribe and blackmailing are not the same thing, you wouldn't have lost a damn thing had you A) not cheated B) not offered me a bribe C) had the one thing that I worked harder than anything to get