trying to hide my boner in class like
"i dont like short hair on girls" yeah well i dont like short dicks on guys but here u are
I wrote something somewhat related about this on my Facebook Group (I spent like 15 minutes searching for the post):
The question was, “Will fighting games ever reach real eSports level?” It relates because of point #3, but you might be interested in reading the rest.
No, not from what I can see.
I don’t blame the “community” falling apart like others do, I just think it’s entirely in the nature of fighting games.
The community is made up of a majority of casual players. There are a few problems/theories that I have that turn people off (especially casuals) from fighting games.
1) It’s hard for people to truly understand what happened and why it happened. People get hit by shit and call it random or abusable. Other games make it very easy for you to understand what you did wrong and how to avoid putting yourself in situations. Fighting games are much tougher to pick up on.
2) It’s a 1-on-1 game, there aren’t enough excuses to pass off the blame, and it’s American culture for not being able to deal with the stress of losing because of something THEY did. From what I see (being an international super star), this is really just some huge ego problem that mainly exists in the US. Nobody really likes to take the blame for something they actually did. For example, when someone loses in a fighting game, you can post-blame the monitor’s fault, the character you picked/are facing, the stick, everything. It is definitely more often than not someone else’s fault why something goes that way.
3) Fighting games attracts legions of egocentric idiots. This isn’t new to games in general, but compared to other communities I’ve been a part of, there is nothing more precious than someone’s ego with how well they can smack a few buttons.
This is a case of which came first: The chicken or the egg. Were there idiots that made the center of the community? Or are the nature of fighting games just an attraction for these people? Whatever it is, hopefully you can agree.
4) People get tired of seeing the same individual person win over and over again. It’s boring, tiresome. Remember Daigo back when he won everything? Justin Wong? Now Chris G? It’s boring.
This applies on a national level all the way to a local level. If you know you just aren’t close enough to beating someone in this dumb button hitting hobby, then why even try wasting your time? I don’t agree with that mentality, but so many people have told me that.
It sucks because goddamn do I love these games, regardless of my varying skill in each game. It’s a damn shame the community has to eat each other alive.
My response to social justice bullshit
Now that YouTube is cracking down on monetizing gameplay content, we’re going to see who makes videos out of love, and who does it for the money.
(Answer Key: DSP is bitching and threatening to get a lawyer to get his ads back, lmao.)
THANK YOU GEOFF.
i cannot believe