So I haven’t posted in a while and feel kind of bad. I know only about two people will be reading this, but I wanted to get into the habit of posting regularly. I’ve been kind of busy with school and really liking Modern Warfare 3. I know a lot of you guys hate it because it’s not “this” or “that” but I’m satisfied with it.
It’s funny because I’ve just realized how serious some people take video games. I think for some, it’s an extension of their life and/or personality. For others, I can’t explain their obsession with being good at a video game or at least giving the impression that they are good at a game. It’s like God forbid anyone thinks you’re bad at a video game, I mean come on, it is a video game!!! We’re talking about a DAMN video game and I’ll be DAMNED if anyone thinks I’m a noob!!! arrgh!!! Ok, maybe a little exaggerated, but you get the idea.
I’ve come up with a different hypothesis. I think for some of these gamers, being good at a video game may be one of the few things they’ve ever been decent at thus far in their life. It’s not like most of these people were D-1 athletes or even scholars for that matter. Therefore, I think they hold on to this illusion of greatness towards a video game because that’s all they have. It’s like if you take person who has never been particularly good at sports or academics or even socially awkward and all of a sudden they are being adored by their video game gameplay, they try their hardest to hold on to that adoration that they would do anything to keep it. Now this is just a theory and many may disagree. Maybe people just want to be good at video games because they think it’s real life? I don’t know.
Anyway, I am sad to say that there is a high correlation between a player’s skill and how much fun I have with them while playing online. However, you’d probably be surprised by the results. It seems that the higher a player’s skill level, the less I enjoy playing with them. I don’t know why…well I know why, but you get the idea. It seems like the older a person is combined with their diminished skill level, I have a greater tendency to have a much better time with them. Hmm, can anyone explain that?
either way, I will post more often. Let me know what you guys think about my above rant.