Thursday, December 17, 2009

Very unbecoming of me, Mojojoe? Son, you ain't seen nothing yet!

After yet another round of "I want my skill-ups, so fuck the Astral Candesence!!":

Had a little discussion this afternoon with a person who either recognized my blog or recognized me as formerly of Leviathan.

Within five minutes, he told me to go back to the hole where I came from and I had blacklisted his ass.

Why?

I decided to tell him exactly what I thought of American gamers and American gaming.

They suck, and are detrimental to the gaming environment.

(Yeah, we're back to basically the post I made the evening of the Salvage bans, before I found out about them and all Hell literally broke loose across Vana'diel.)

And I don't think I need to go into intense detail as to my distaste for them, and my experiences why. I'll just cover a few with one sentence (or so) each and move forward...

-- I've witnessed gamer gang acts of violence among American gamers.

-- I know of tactics, like naming shame, that other gaming cultures use to keep the players in line. Yes, there are Japanese cheaters, who are then SHAMED... And I think one of the differences between our culture and theirs is that shame actually means something. I'd literally be dead in a Japanese family culture.

-- I've seen television programs where American gamers, in major-money tournaments, damn near start rumbles by getting in each others' faces and screaming about "pwnage" and about how big their dicks are with respect to their opponents' because they just scored on Madden.

-- The Salvage bans, and the notoriety of many of the players so banned.

If I had this type of an attitude, I'd commit DDoS attacks against other gamers to prevent their progress in the game. I know there are places I best not go, and the American attitude of gaming (cheating, "pwnage", and what not) is one of them.

Do I think myself superior? Remember, I don't consider you having an achievement of any sort if you cheat. This is what troubles me about Square-Enix' "We must maintain our cash flow for XIV, even if the player base is cheating their fucking asses off!" stand.

I do not play this (nor any other) game to make friends.

Again, for emphasis:

I do not play this (nor any other) game to make friends.

XI, now, is a backdrop to everything else I do online. It's "something to do" to keep me from doing things I know people would regret.

I see that the online beta applications for XIV are up. I give it basically about a month into the release before the game is sufficiently reverse-engineered that playing the game fairly will put you at such a disadvantage that the money is being wasted in continuing.

That's where we have been with XI for a long, long time. And the only reason I continue playing it is to spite the fucking cheaters who have taken it over.

XIV, because of the influence of American gaming, is an abject non-starter I am not interested in taking part in. Third-party software and bots will be forced on the community within 30 days of the release of the game.

I will be doing another Top Ten this year, and I already know the #1: The Salvage Bans and the Resultant Death of FFXI.

2 comments:

Volkai said...

"-- I've seen television programs where American gamers, in major-money tournaments, damn near start rumbles by getting in each others' faces and screaming about "pwnage" and about how big their dicks are with respect to their opponents' because they just scored on Madden."

So it's like every competitive sport?

Starcade, now from Siren said...

Much to gaming's great detriment, yes.

In contrast, I met Fata1ity when he came to San Francisco for the World Cyber Games. Great guy. :)