Yeah this is why I stopped playing online games. I don't mind losing, it's all the yelling and blaming and flaming and whiny man-baby bullshit. The best games are the ones where it lasts a long time because it's really even and everyone is enjoying it.
This extends to real life sports. They would all be really fun if such a huge percentage of the participants weren't enormous anger generators.
One of the things that keeps bringing me back to TF2 is that this almost never happens. The very few times someone reacts something like this, they either get laughed at by everyone or just kicked out of the server. Nobody takes TF2 seriously enough to get this angry.
The cosmetics help with that, I think. It's hard to take a game too seriously when your sniper looks like one of the Residents riding an ostrich.
I play a lot of Dota 2 bot games. The bots aren't great players and it often seems they are slanted toward playing worse the better you play, but at least you don't spend the first 5 minutes of every game muting all the other players.
I gave up on online games sometime around the tail end of Unreal Tournament's peak.
But TF2 is good, I agree with that. I just feel like synthesizers are the most fun games these days.
I used to work for White Wolf. The way they callously locked out the employees on a Friday is pretty much exactly what I'd assume Icelandic libertarians to do.
So they just flat out pulled a Hardee's* on you guys?
*That's just an obscure reference for how across the midwest one morning dozens of Hardees employees drove to work to find out there wouldn't be work that day. Or any day. Seems to be a pretty common 'fuck you' to employees these days.
What did you do?
I was big into WoD back when I was a kid.
Worst case of this I experienced was about a decade ago, I was doing freelance work (7 years of annual contracts for the same company though, so it hardly felt freelance) ad needed some extra cash so an acquaintence of mine hooked me up with about 15 hours a week at a market research call center in Boston. Three weeks in, 15 minutes before closing the Friday before Christmas, someone from upstairs came in and without a hint of advance warning told the manager that they were moving the jobs to India, he was fired (he had just had a kid and put a downpayment on his first house, naturally) and now he had to go in and fire all 70 of his employees. Classy.
When the founder of the company I freelanced for sold out without passing any of the benefit of the sale on to any of the cofounders and then all of the freelancers (about 80% of the workforce) were laid off a while later, only a few months after finally securing actual employee status (a change in some regulation or other made it cheaper for them to hire us than keep us as freelancers, only reason it happened) it was handled slightly better but only slightly.
It's been long enough that my NDA is long expired so I'll just mention here that Rovi Corp, owners of Allmusic, TV Guide, Macrovision and many other companies, had an official policy of stealing data from Netflix and Last.fm and a significant part of the flagship Rovi Knowledge Graph engine was built on that data. Stealing it was part of my job and it was official policy (before the buyout we did actual demographic research).
|Caminante Nocturno |
That scream at the end is perfect. I want that scream to be my new alarm clock sound.
Imagine hearing someone scream like that when they orgasm.
Online gaming is like listening to the Mel Gibson tapes.
Originally my interest was piqued in this game and then I tried it without knowing it was just a point and click game, not actually a space sim.
And it's terrible.
And the community is terrible.
|Dr Robot |
Yes, this belongs on this website.
|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. |
I mainly pity their housemates. I once lived (briefly) with two unemployed gross gamer guys, I didnt really mind the filth tbh but I really did mind the screaming / shouting in anger/victory at 2am while im trying to sleep for work the next day.
I once read a long winded defense of games like EVE and League of Legends. Oh by long winded I mean gross too.
"The community keeps the thin skinned crybabies out! It's a perfect system!"
Well besides the fact it's racist, sexist and homophobic. Some argue its a game face people wear and no one should take it seriously. Yeah, fuck that.
That's the justification for a lot of things on line.
This is why I play Star Trek Online. 30 person crew, none of them are real.
When I heard that you could be a class that has nothing to do with combat (space accountant?) and that certain large ship classes take an inordinate amount of resources, I avoided this game like the plague. Heavy investment and quick losses are a surefire way to induce this kind of anger. Especially when success so heavily hinges on precision teamwork and coordination.
|That guy |
I played with a "polite talk only" team of SC2 players for about a year. Man did that shit get passive/agressive.
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