Community

Community makes up allot in the world of online gaming and nothing is more prolific and controversial than the world of online FPS. CoD is known for it “fuck your mother” attitude and does allot in the way of alienating people away from playing a casual game of virtual war against their fellow man.

So what is it about shooting people in the face that makes people so angry.

Coming from Tribes, TF2, Halo, CoD, Overwatch, Quake and UT.  I have seen allot of different communities and its safe to say things have gotten worse. This can be contributed to more people clogging up the internet pipes with their “Go die in a car crash” attitudes but in the most part people have some kind of anonymity playing on the web, so shouting horrible shit at people has become a norm. It’s the truest form of ones self, you know, being a dick.

Team based games are one of the worst ways to find out someones fucking your mum. If your team gets trounced then its the first person to type “Fucking scrubs”. This highlights to the other team that; in no way did you contribute to this clown fuck of a game. When in actual fact the clue is in the game – Team based.

I always had better luck with Deathmatch/slayer. It’s a bit like golf. I guess, in away. Of course this doesn’t stop bitching and dirty play. CoD/Battlefield always suffered from campers, despite their best attempts they still do, in fact any game that has such a low thresh hold for mistake has a good camping problem. Arena shooter like Halo, UT or Quake always gave you a little bit of a chance to recover from an ambush.

So is it possible to remove griefer’s entirely from the FPS community, unlikely.

Is it the worst thing in the world? Being pissed at your fellow players has always helped to drive people to be better than their competition, fighters use it all the time to hype up a fight and get the mental advantage. If we can take this need to be better than the troll sending us verbal abuse down the packet tube, does this not lead us to do better.

Being accused of cheating or hacking when your clearly not, and having it followed up with a torrent of abuse is somewhat gratifying. Destroying your griefers on the score board after a bad game is also a lovely boost. But what we are really aiming for is the rage quit. Sometimes being pissed off leads us to play at our best and fuels us with determination to win.

Admittedly some abuse is just straight up illegal. I’m not denying that some people need to be muted immediately, just a shame that community management can sometimes be a little lacking. Or support for victims lacks  any real support from the community managers.

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My top 3 from E3

Yep another one of those, “hey check out my top ‘n’ from E3”. Its hard to cover everything, but here are my top 3 games which came out of #E32015.

Fallout 4

My knowledge of Fallout is based around the 5 hours I played in Fallout 3 (it might have been more, I set off a nuke and my Dad got sad. Thats all I remember) and so I wasn’t expecting to feel much about the announcement, but I found myself strangely lured into the gameplay footage.

I set off a nuke and my Dad got sad – Fallout 3

After I was finished watching everything thats been spewed out of E3 I set about reading up on all the Fallout vaults and as much lore as possible, turns out it’s all pretty fucked up 10/10 on the hype factor.

Also your dog wont die! +10

Doom

Surprisingly one of the few remaining games that doesn’t require you to cower behind cover like some kind of real person’ in a real situation, instead you get out there and you get shot in the face, and a number decreases and your fine, everything is fine.

You get out there and you get shot in the face

I felt allot of joy watching this video, although most of it was nostalgia.

The enemies where simply there for cannon fodder none of that built in AI – i’m going to flank you rubbish, they shoot you, you shoot them the higher the level the more enemies, the bigger the gun. I got a glimpse of that, and it felt glorious.

Im looking forward to seeing what will get with the multiplayer also, but from what I saw of the single player its all good in the hood.

Battlefield

I never had much fondness for COD – but battlefield is my Jam.

Star Wars Battlefield has been teasing us for about 3 years, at one point it got canceled. But now its back and it looks every bit what I expect from a next gen game (are we on ‘next-next-gen’ ?).

Dice have allot to deliver on this one, but given what we have all seen its looking like it will shape up nicely.

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