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 uglyThere 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 guaranteedWith 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 allThe 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 gamingI 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
- Seriously, fuck these guys.