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Posted 1/20/17
Everyone is an asshole in thier own way.
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Posted 1/20/17 , edited 6/27/17

StriderShinryu wrote:

Not to refute that some gaming communities are definitely more toxic than others but I think it's still worth mentioning that AGDQ 2017 just finished. It's an event that cuts across various gaming communities so it's not really specific to one community or another. Over the course of a week they were able to raise over $2.3 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and over the course of their twice yearly events they have raised over $10 million for charity.


I have similar example: The Penny Arcade guys started the Child's Play charity to raise money for our local Childrens' hospital and it was so successful that they now raise money for Childrens' hospitals across the country and even some in Canada and abroad.

http://childsplaycharity.org/

Their primary audience are gamers who read their web comic and attend their PAX cons. They got a much larger response initially than they expected probably because of this very misconception.
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I'm an asshole. I game.

Don't know if the two coincide, though.
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Posted 1/26/17

rainbowanime14 wrote:

Everyone is an asshole in thier own way.


So true.
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Posted 1/27/17 , edited 1/31/17
I also saw that video

If you have a leaderboard in any community.. there will be people fighting to get on top

gaming is pretty competitive now a day-- with some being too paranoid/obsessed with it to the extreme
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Posted 1/28/17
Yeah I agree that not all gamers are asshole. There are some and few that are. People are assholes. :)
Here in Panama, most of the gamers don't act that way. But I don't know them all so maybe there are still few.
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Posted 1/28/17
Gaming is irrelevant to my level of assholeness. Instead, it has everything to do with my hoarding of spices.
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People always have that need to be superior to everyone else, almost whatever it is. Games are like sports in that regard, I think so at least, when I think about people I know that do sports for a living, they're fucking assholes when they're in their "competitive mind". Great people otherwise though.

I guess the harder and more competition-focused the game is, the more assholes you get for that reason. But I don't think Dark Souls has an especially toxic community, since you can't really chat in-game or taunt(other than killing you with no armor and a club, doing weird gestures) and the whole "git gud" thing is just a gag 'cause there aren't many actually helpful tips to being good in the game other than the 5 D's (Duck, Dodge, Dip, Dive and Dodge).
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atleap wrote:

People always have that need to be superior to everyone else, almost whatever it is. Games are like sports in that regard, I think so at least, when I think about people I know that do sports for a living, they're fucking assholes when they're in their "competitive mind". Great people otherwise though.

I guess the harder and more competition-focused the game is, the more assholes you get for that reason. But I don't think Dark Souls has an especially toxic community, since you can't really chat in-game or taunt(other than killing you with no armor and a club, doing weird gestures) and the whole "git gud" thing is just a gag 'cause there aren't many actually helpful tips to being good in the game other than the 5 D's (Duck, Dodge, Dip, Dive and Dodge).


Tbh I see this a lot even in the really low RPG community. I play a lot of Elder Scrolls and have since I was a kid, but I don't really feel the need to put people who came in when Skyrim was released down. There are just some dickheads in every community that feel like being a silly elitist and ruin the fun for everyone else, I prefer to meet new people interested in the series.

The Dark Souls community is a very lovely set of people, I normally see dickheads from games such as Call of Duty, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto and just other major games.

I'm also British and let me tell you, European game servers are bloody toxic. There's a lot of 12 year old British kids ready to insult your mum the moment you login to a server.
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atleap wrote:

People always have that need to be superior to everyone else, almost whatever it is. Games are like sports in that regard, I think so at least, when I think about people I know that do sports for a living, they're fucking assholes when they're in their "competitive mind". Great people otherwise though.

I guess the harder and more competition-focused the game is, the more assholes you get for that reason. But I don't think Dark Souls has an especially toxic community, since you can't really chat in-game or taunt(other than killing you with no armor and a club, doing weird gestures) and the whole "git gud" thing is just a gag 'cause there aren't many actually helpful tips to being good in the game other than the 5 D's (Duck, Dodge, Dip, Dive and Dodge).


Tbh I see this a lot even in the really low RPG community. I play a lot of Elder Scrolls and have since I was a kid, but I don't really feel the need to put people who came in when Skyrim was released down. There are just some dickheads in every community that feel like being a silly elitist and ruin the fun for everyone else, I prefer to meet new people interested in the series.

The Dark Souls community is a very lovely set of people, I normally see dickheads from games such as Call of Duty, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto and just other major games.

I'm also British and let me tell you, European game servers are bloody toxic. There's a lot of 12 year old British kids ready to insult your mum the moment you login to a server.


I don't really play a lot online, but I see your point. It's hard to define what people perceive as 'toxic' in the Souls games, though, as the whole objective is to kill one another, or team up for a boss fight. There aren't a whole lot of variety in the online portion of the game, and the whole franchise is designed so that everything and everyone wants to kill you all the time(that's the fun!).

But I see it all the time when I play something online, people namecalling after just a few losses, thinking they're really Godlike in the game('just not today').
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Posted 1/31/17
Lots of gamers are still idiots, especially when they have no consideration for different games and sleeper hits which are just as good or better than mainstream titles.
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Posted 6/24/17 , edited 6/26/17
i didn't know we have threads like this here <-- scratch that- i posted in this thread 5+ months ago

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I didn't log into my account for a while so i didn't check my messages on my PS4..

I think it's probably due to this thread
https://community.playstation.com/content/pdc/us/en_US/pdc-communities/playstation-general.topic.html/i_don_t_have_enough-wdYX.html




from the date stamp I'm guessing he started sending out messages like these to multiple players after his original thread was locked. He later claimed that his account was compromised
https://community.playstation.com/content/pdc/us/en_US/pdc-communities/support/PlayStation-Network-Support.topic.html/hello_everyone_so-8PZf.html

I doubt it.. It's pretty clear from clicking on his user name and see all the threads he/she created

https://community.playstation.com/content/pdc/us/en_US/pdc-communities/profile.html?psnHandle=BOSS--OF--UKRAIN






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Internet, player versus player, etc...

Yeah, the fuel is there.
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we're talking about a group of people who harbor sincere objections to FEMALES being a part of their clique. a little psychosexual repression never hurt anyone, right, Ted?
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The anonymity of the internet brings out our bad human side.
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