What by hell have you become? Ever week or so, a new story pops up detailing yet another attack on a women, on someone you dislike, someone who beats you and god forbid, a creator whose game you happened to dislike. The community, as wide and varied as it is, is becoming one giant, disgusting mess. Between clear and vivid sexism, to outright hatred for others, it begs the question what will be imprinted on those who you know and live beside in the real world.
I'm not a saint, of course. Lords know, nothing says anger like no kills and over a ba-million deaths on screen. You get annoyed, angry and super irritated. Oh first world anger, if only you weren't such a self absorbed cuif/fool. It's this culture of anger and hatred that has spawned this breed of gamer. Perhaps small in number, but good lords is it vocal. It brings about results, and makes the whole community look bad. It provides those with an agenda against the media to attack and infringe upon their rights to sell and buy the product.
Why has it come to this point though? What drove the nail into these rather angry and senseless twits? Well, a few things to be exact, at least in my own mind.
I don't believe there is much of a cure, or at least, not a quick remedy. Now, we could try and tone down the games, make them less appealing to jerks in some ways and others. But that allows them to win, the majority should suffer because a select few? Me t'inks not! No, at best, you have to take this part of the vile community and ignore it like plague ridden Europe ignored the black rat. I say it's called the black death for a reason! -said grampa Simpson.. -
No, what we need to do is blanket ignore them, be a generally good person in all things we do, and avoid these fools whenever possible. If someone puts you down in life, do you allow them to linger? No, you cut them off. Much like a bad limb. If you're able to detach your hand because of physical benefits, then cutting off from trolls for emotional benefit, not a bad idea.
Thoughts? I'd like to hear them.
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