Frozone212 Posted April 25, 2022 Share Posted April 25, 2022 (edited) (I needed to get this out, don't worry, this is SFW/SFL) Let me start by saying that I as a gamer, despise the terms Purist, Casual and Hardcore. A purist is a perfectionist and Perfection does not exist. There are those of us that are not inclined to play the game as it was made. We come from all skill sets and play according to how we wish. Hardcore: Someone who has something to prove and brags about it 24/7. They live, breath and practice nonstop over something that to the rest of us is a hobby. They turn a fun past time into a life or death struggle. Casual: Implies you are a weak link, that all you play is mario party and Monopoly, that you are an oddity. The hardcore crowd uses it to imply you aren't a "Real" gamer. Never mind the fact that there is no such thing. A gamer is someone who enjoys games in all forms and play styles. Calling someone a scrub or telling them to git gud or what have you, not only demoralizes the player but is downright insulting in this day and age. Not all of us can beat contra with just 3 lives and no continues (A friend I know holds that distinction) or beat Zelda blindfolded. Some of us have crippling OCD or memory issues that make certain games and levels (Looking at you Ristar) impossible to play. Calling me a scrub then telling me to improve in the worst way possible is a good way to piss me off. This is why I envy the japanese gaming scene. Arcades there are communal, they help each other. Here? Need to look up a guide? The hardcore will berate you. Stuck and want to ask for help? You might as well not do so. When did the concept of Chivalry in gaming die? Why is it acceptable to berate and bully struggling gamers. I grew up on the NES and genesis. Did I like the games? Outside of Road rash and Tommy Lasorda Baseball, the answer is NO! Because I struggled and hated it. I had no guides, no support and no safety net. So telling me to git gud and then insult me afterwards is a massive pet peeve, especially since I don't have the patience for retro difficulty. Who are you to do so, when you may be worse at a genre I enjoy? I struggle with math, yet my teachers didn't tell me to suck it up, they actually HELPED ME! but lord forbid I ask for help with an NES game or earlier because the response is always the same: "Git gud scrub" "go back to mario party" "Casual alert!" Where did we go wrong? Has anybody else ever had ever deal with this? Edited April 25, 2022 by Frozone212 additional info 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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