Sorry if I come across a bit ranty below (as it is indeed a rant, as I do need to let some steam out).
I play on Japanese FF14 cluster - mostly attracted to the higher Asian population as I am an Asian myself and speak fluent Cantonese and broken Japanese (my Japanese reading skill is much better). There has been a recent (say for the last one or two months) rise of unacceptable behaviour - this includes AFKing immediately after entering 4-men dungeon and even Extreme Thordan, DPS "charging" ahead and ignore where others are, deliberate hate stealing with no warning from tank from group B when group B is far from distress.
I don't want to come across as "stereotyping", but it is hard to ignore my FFXI experience and the reading of other posts here that the above are likely to be rather common behaviour in the NA server cluster. However, some of my allegations above are penetrated by players which are clearly Japanese. Some are clearly grieving (AFKing), and some are players clearly lack of patience or "I am taking charge, step aside, it is my way or the highway" arrogant behaviour. Anyway, back in the old days in FFXI, bad blood and behaviour in the Asian community was there, but there were more under the table. However, they were bad enough to drove my dynamis LS leader to quit (I actually met that person in RL before when I visited Japan 6-7 years ago, and we had irregular email exchanges). Recent behaviour brought back some of not-so-fun parts of FFXI.
I don't even know why I even posted this. For me, FFXIV had been less dramatic for me than FFXI, I wish it to stay that way. May be I am trying let some steam out, and getting disappointed. Anyway please pardon me >< (Feeling better now - steam off; if you feel you want to rate me down, please do so)
Edited, Mar 22nd 2016 9:33pm by scchan