MMORPG Personality - Casual Gamers

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | 30


Dear Casual Gamers,

We get it, you have a life. There is no more annoying person in the MMORPG community than a 'casual' gamer who is just testing the waters for an hour once or twice a week. Do you not get that nobody wants you around? All you do is take, and I'm here to put a stop to it.

Your wife and kids are ugly

There is absolutely no excuse for hanging your friends out to dry because your wife needs an opinion of her drapes. If you knew you were going to be constantly interrupted, you are simply an asshole with no common courtesy.

I'm not saying that people should put video-games before their lives, but anyone who puts their inane bullshit above the lives of other people they made a time-commitment to should be executed with prejudice. Rage complete, now on to the facts.

Casual Gaming : Safety not guaranteed

With the emergence of the F2P model which I have resigned is not going away, game developers no longer want long-term players. In fact, F2P games are more profitable the higher their turnover is. For instance, if a level based MMORPG sells experience potions, players basically pay to reach the end and quit more quickly, maximizing profits.

This means that casual gamers who don't have any desire to master their craft are being encouraged in their wishy-washy tendencies, while intermediate and hardcore gamers are being thrown by the wayside.

Thats not all

The acceleration of the casual gaming movement has also resulted in the bastardization of in-game advancement. Games like Eve Online promote the idea that they don't want you bogging down their servers by giving you incentives not to play. How are people okay with this?

My fear is that casual gaming will catch on to the point that games disappear altogether and are replaced with the abstract idea that a game exists and is rewarding you for not thinking about it as you pay money to the head of a Ponzi scheme.

Casual gamers casually suck at gaming

I guess every endeavor requires its dregs to balance out the curve, but I feel like some people should have to register themselves as horrible so people don't make the mistake of relying on them for healing, tanking, or anything at all... Like sex offenders! Now for the arbitrary breakdown:
  • The Casual Gamer
  • 2/10
  • 0/10
  • 9/10
  • 8/10
  • -20/10
  • Seriously, fuck these guys.
If you have a problem with anything I've written, leave a comment so people can see how dumb you are.

30 comments :

  1. This is really stupid. Really, really stupid. Know what? I'm not even going to bother explaining why to you, because you already know why.

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  2. That was the laziest criticism in history... You know why...

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  3. I put about as much effort into responses as articles deserve.

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  4. I spend about as much time replying to comments as I do writing posts... There is a chance I was drunk the day I wrote this, but I'm not about to re-read it just to defend myself!

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  5. Yes, there are casual and casual. If you know you suck play solo at least and dont drag down a group because you dont have time to play.
    Anyway, more articles please...it's November and this is from September. :)

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  6. I'll do one tonight. I've been distracted recently because of the stupidity in the U.S. and I put together an anti-protest facebook page called "Occupy a Job" which you can find here if you're interested : http://www.facebook.com/occupyajob

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  7. Dude, REALLY stop being such an inconsiderate dick. Do you realize that SOME casual players of mmorpgs have friends that don't play games and not just an ugly wife and friends that ALL play games. This article makes me sick...try to be a little more considerate douche. Sorry for the mean comment, but I felt like I just had to say it. Oh yeah and btw casual players don't all drag down groups, it's only the shittiest ones and inconsiderate ones that are THAT unavailable. One more thing, lol, I bet lots of casual players would love to play hardcore if they could dude and some might even be good at games so give these people a chance and stop being so inconsiderate to people that have very active lives or have stuff going on. VERY SORRY for the long comment that would cause most readers to die of boredome xD.

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  8. I can only assume you were typing that in the middle of a 40-man raid party. Criticizing me for casting a negative light on any and all MMORPG-related subject matter means you probably missed the purpose of this blog.

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  9. I'm guessing you've been let down by a lot of these "casual gamers". Ex. "you'll be there right?" "sure thing man" Doesn't show up "fuuuuuuu-". Yawn, you critics bore me sometimes. If you're going to be an asshole at least do it in a creative matter. I mean seriously posting a stat sheet on a little known stereotype, that's genius man.

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  10. Why on earth would I care what you think about anything? If I gave time of day to all the mouth-breathers who spout their opinions, I'd have to become a selfish casual gamer.

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  11. Just because you refuse to join the real world and wanna make some fantasy bullshit your real life doesn't mean everybody else does. There's a reason why every poster here has nothing but bad things to say about this, go farm boars in the woods for 8 hours in your moms basement douchebag, everyone else will be working.

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  12. meh the point of this artical is, if u want to play a mmorpg make sure you have time for it first. if not get a ps3 or 360... play a single player game or somethin. i get what hes saying, mmos now have ways of getting 1200% more xp just for paying. whats the point of playing if you can just buy the number one ranking?

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  13. Meh is right! Who the hell takes something like this seriously to the point where they resort to childish name-calling? Not that I need to defend my positions, but I'm pretty generally critical of all MMORPG enthusiasts (myself included) and I truly believe that this entitlement culture is responsible for the string of lackluster titles.

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  14. Honestly I now know your going for humor but I have to agree I spoke on it in a show of mine the casual gamer types who have to announce that they are casual gamers. Like it makes them better then those who hard core. Not that I didn't give so called leet players their lashing to there are extremes on both sides and being a middle grounder (not having enough time to game the way I want, but liking to play as hard as possible when I can game) I see the loudest barkers as the true problem. Most casual gamers who avoid the forums play their 1-2 hours then go off to their merry little lives. its the ones who post on boards from their supposed 100k a year jobs who get me them bastards are always spouting about people who ruin the game and to me when a game adds things like "casual" to dungeons (which is solo but you can bring other noobs who don't know how to play with you so you can all feel like winners) I get annoyed. Good read I laughed.

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  15. Sorry, too busy driving my fancy cars to read your comment.

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  16. They act like you shot their dog.

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  17. To me the worst travesty of all is the fact that alot of these young "casual" gamers don't even know what a good game feels like. They will continue to jump on each WoW clone, feeding the beast, but never really contributing to the community of the game they are playing. You can blame the entitlement culture being absolutely controlled by media, or the people who let these fuckwads take over our country...

    btw love the blog, I find solace in the fact there are non-retarded people still alive somewhere.

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  18. The only difference between a genius and an idiot is the genius knows that he is an idiot. Glad you're enjoying some of my stupid musings! :p

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  19. I hate MMO's and all you casual gamers, go burn in hell!!!!

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  20. Only casual gamers can bear with the boring grinding of the MMOs.

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  21. " replaced with the abstract idea that a game exists and is rewarding you for not thinking about it as you pay money to the head of a Ponzi scheme."

    I haven't laughed that loud in forever. Seriously though, that sounds like a brilliantly profitable idea, even better than that Chinese online game where the only way to win was with equipment that players could only get from chests (1/1000 chance), and each chest cost real money (about 12 cents IIRC).

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  22. I agree... But when my woman came out in a nighty 10 minutes into a League game... Guess who got the figurative shaft, and who got the literal one... Zing!

    I felt kinda bad that we lost, but random pussy trumps scheduled anything... Except maybe a heart transplant, but betchyer ass I'm on the prowl for some puss after they sew my cardiac cavity back up, mmhmm.

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  23. Nerds are sad and lonely by design. Women should totally be allowed to play video games, but men should be able to understand that women are people too... people who suck at gaming.

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  24. I agree... 'Cept she only wants to play miner dig deep (i tried minecraft telling her its the same thing only bigger and better and she can build a house and tame cats!!!) Portal 2 was fun for a bit, army of two had its moments, but shes back in Ms. Splosian Man and plants vs zombies.... I even tried Terraria since shes a die hard Mario fan... Thinking the sides rolling platform-esqueness would entice her... At least we like the same kinds of music and food... LoL

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  25. My wife and I don't play games together. She's an adult :D

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  26. lol, but i love laughing when you rage quit, because i walk away middle of their raid or w/e, because i had better things to do.

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  27. honestly, i thought the games were based around that. Considering it was the only game i could play for 30 minutes and quit come back 6 months later and still understand what is going on. I have to kill 12 more deer or deer shaped monsters.

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