Could you explain "fanboy" to me? Um I don't think so. It was many all RPG talk but they always said some funny stuff. They also had taverns were one person would start a part of a story and other people would join in and add more to it. Those people were really creative with those stories.
I very sure that they are planning a huge over haul of features, both visualy and in information. For the release of FFXI Online. Much like the Japanese Playonline site, it'll be updated more often and have alot more info.,
So the reason FFIX might not be working properly is that they are moving stuff, and changing stuff (server-wise). And that can cause server lag which can cause problems. Hope this helps some.