I am frequently reminded by just how wonderful our community at TSA is. This article from Death_in_Flamez is yet another reminder of just how silly people can get on the Internet at large, and how lovely TSA normally is.
I don’t like to be angry, I’m sure many of you don’t either. However, there are just some situations that get me right underneath the car bonnet. Most of these are to do with my ‘real’ life; events which really do matter. There are a select few though that are to do with gaming.
Mostly the anger is directed at myself for messing up, and at other times it’s a laughable annoyance as the AI does something silly (looking at you F1 2011 Narain Karthikeyen). Yet there are situations, few and far between it must be stressed, in that I will get annoyed at another gamer.
Surprisingly the last time I felt this anger, it came from a news post as opposed to an online match, and sees the gamer being rather obnoxious following my fun video in the aftermath of the recent Motorstorm RC competition. I’ll let you read:
“Just thought I would stop by & inform you that the title is wrong. I saw this thread & video & decided a new #1 was needed, I spoke to ‘X’, set a new #1, 5 minutes later ‘X’ set a new #1 again. New title should be ‘Only ‘Z’ & ‘X’ are better at Motorstorm RC than this guy’”.
‘Z’ created an account specifically for this purpose and went on to discuss the matter in a less than respectable attitude and I was really left wondering why I put the time and effort into putting a comment there to attempt to put him right. What was worse then, was that ‘Z’ pursued his point grabbing lots of attention and bad reputation. Sad thing is it made him laugh.
My friends list is a testament to this as I have friends around the world from the USA, Canada and South Africa even; all fantastic, lovely people who were a pleasure to get to know and still play with.
Yet as we all know there are certain characters that ruin this social arena. The “COD Noobs”, the “F1 ragers” whatever you wish to name them, all have the same objective which is to ruin your experience whenever they begin to lose or dominate; both are valid starting points unfortunately.
So this is where I stand; if this was real life would you act the way ‘Z’ does towards me? I’d hope not given that you’ve never met me before and want to give a good first impression. Why should online be any different? We should all be here to have fun, so why be obnoxious and cause conflict instead of being courteous and getting to know and befriend new people? Answer is to me at least is quite easy, wouldn’t you agree ‘Z’?