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5-30-2009 @ 8:22PM
I think there is a big flaw in your post here, and that is you believe that everyone that raids "hardcore", that is those that go for the firsts/bests in the game, have ego's the size of states and will look down their nose any everyone else.That simply isn't true. Maybe the stories over the years that have come out of professional sports have jaded your views (Dion Sanders, Kobe, Shaq, numerous others), but of the two that you specifically named, Tiger Woods, who does a lot of volunteer work with kids and with golf amateurs, and Kungan, who has offered much advice to someone I know about specs, rotations, and I do believe gems, are not the elite snobs you want to make them out to be.Just because someone is good at something, whether it be a game that is pixels or physical, doesn't mean they become an ass to everyone else when they get good at it.
5-31-2009 @ 1:16AM
I agree with this but I also know there are elitist bastards out there. I play the game for fun, just like you do, so why do I deserve to be treated with less respect because I am unlearned in a certain aspect of a fucking video game?I don't agree that "hardcore raiders" are put on some sort of pedestal and want to come off it though. I do not agree with the following statement."If someone who just picked up a mouse could become as cool as us, why have we wasted the last three or four years of our lives, evening by evening, getting here?"The first person to achieve something was never taught. The founder of a sport was never taught, neither was the first person to ever become good at that sport. They were told the rules, they followed them, they practised them and they became good with that practice."Hardcore" raiders do not have to teach newbie raiders anything. But it helps. They do not have to teach them anything because there will be one "hardcore" raider who never got help from anybody but achieved greatly. There will be one person who achieved a world first or just didn't fuck up badly in a raid WITHOUT the help of ANYBODY.Why? Because there will ALWAYS be one person who wasn't taught. And that person is the first person to achieve at something. And if they can do it, anybody else can too. So don't teach us, we don't NEED you to teach us. We WANT you too, and quite frankly, I'd be goddamn flattered if someone asked me for help.
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