Why so Much Emphasis?

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4 Responses

  1. Very well said. :)

    My mind keeps going back to certain bloggers who do this. While I personally think it’s okay to criticize a game if you’ve played it, it’s one thing to have rational talking points and another thing to be all smug or high and mighty because you’re playing X game and others are playing “Not X Game.”

    I wish more bloggers, or even people in general could be just NICE (or at least diplomatic) about the way they say things though.

  2. Scopique says:

    I think it’s a way of establishing what group these people are in, and I don’t mean the ones that people who write like this write ABOUT. Think about high school, or even Hollywood portrayals of high school. Note the conformity in public, anguish in private. I think it’s the same in many cases with these bloggers.

    It’s easy to say “I’m one of you!” but actions speak louder then words. If a blogger denegrates a group of people, he or she is appealing to OTHERS who like to denegrate a group of people as a way of trying to gain acceptance. Picture thes bloggers standing around the schoolyard, trading insults about the people they see passing by. They feed off of one another, and none of them would ever break ranks or risk looking weak or stupid.

    I’m 100% in agreement with you. I like to know what people are playing because often times I find that I’d rather be INCLUSIVE then exclusive. If a group of people are doing something and are enjoying it I might enjoy it also, and I know that if Ido,then I’ll be in good company.

  3. Barrista says:

    Exactly. I even go beyond the gaming. I don’t see a difference in me playing a game and someone who rushes home to watch the next episode of “Lost” or “Glee” or a sporting event. As I’ve told friends who’ve critiqued my enjoyment of online gaming “your version of sitting on your *ss staring at a screen is no different than mine.”

    I did read one blog where a WoW-gamer decided to review the free to play games, including EQ2. She didn’t get past the character creation screen in that one and decided the whole game was a wash because of it. Because of how poor her basis of review was, I actually went out and got the game. I like it. I think it’s people like this that give the WoW community a bad name.

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