First of all, we want to make an apology for bothering other players with private issues.
The following mentioned harassment not only spread fake news but also damaged the overall atmosphere among players.
It’s just couple of days ago, a character, ID: Sorfena Oneka @Gungnir(Elemental), shout out in Mandarin to the entire Limsa Lominsa for recruiting members for our FC, Borealis; which we stopped recruiting since this June.
A short introduction: Our FC, Borealis, is a Taiwanese based FC @Typhon(Elemental)
(the below screenshot was taken on Sunday, September 6, 2020, around 11:06 pm JST)
However, that character “Sorfena Oneka” @Gungnir, is an alt used by the harasser, who has keep on harassing one of our FC members, “Sorfena Oneka” @Typhon(hereinafter referred to as Sorfena) for over 6 months; and we don’t know the exact reason even till now.
His(assuming it’s a he) trick is always creating an alt, sending mean text and then delete this alt as to prevent GM investigation. In which Sorfena himself does not have any other characters named as “Sorfena Oneka” on other servers.
From my pov, Sorfena is one of the most warm-hearted players in our FC, who has been keen on helping other members and the new WOL. But still he received continuous threatening text, asking/ordering him to either transfer to others server/quit from FFXIV, or all of his friends will also be harmed/warned; the “shouting out fake recruiting message in Mandarin” might very likely be part of it.
I won’t say everything Sorfena did is perfect, nobody’s perfect, he’s just a player like any of us: we make mistakes and fix them, that’s all. Sorfena did try to figure out what he has done to make the harasser so furious, but the alt disappeared in seconds every time he wishes to ask...right after leaving tons of toxic cursing words.
Lately, the harasser even taunted him/another FC member about the harassment report, saying it’s totally useless to send the feedback to Square-Enix and THEY
will continue the harassment on him, every player/FC he familiar with and spread fake news even to other servers. Sorfena himself has suffered from harassment for quite a period of time and, the great pressure made him think whether if he should just retire from FFXIV as THEY mocked, as to keep his friends/FC safe…..that’s the very reason I chose to share this history and still-keep-on-going bully story.
Afterall, the only thing we ask for is a peaceful environment to enjoy FFXIV with our friends. There will always be disputes between players, friends and couples. We talked to each other instead of shut them out. To me, using an alt for harassment is the worst way of communication when you play MMORPG.
I myself have reported the harassment to Square-Enix and, many of our members have been trying to find the harasser and what happened in the past, even if it didn’t work so far. At the moment we are organizing all the clues and it would be most appreciated if anyone receiving the similar text can contact us.
Again, we are truly sorry for the above miserable event causing trouble to others; hope it didn’t/won’t influence the game experience of every WOL in Eorzea/Norvrandt.
p.s.due to personal ability, this article just completed by now :-D