Now while browsing the forums on swtor.com, I hit a post that was posted in the newbie forums section. I go there from time to time to offer help or a suggestion about a mission, of what not, sometimes I’ll go there just to read the posts about the whiners as of late. Anyways I seem to always run across a post with this in it,
Playing this game since pre launch
Do all people who play MMO’s feel the desire to rub it around like a salt wound to new players that are just finding out about SW:ToR and what not ? I mean really who the hell cares if you’ve been here since pre-launch and what not. It’s a game, and sometimes with all the quests and what not, not everyone will remember how they beat so-so during a class mission. I just don’t see the mentality in this. If someone needs help and asks on the forums. Doesn’t mean well I need to post my creds for how long I’ve been playing this game. To me that speaks of being a total douche bag in my opinion. I don’t care how long you’ve been playing. That means nothing to me, because some people make accounts, pay for the subscriptions and ahhh well Real life comes into play, and you forget you are even apart of the gaming world, and etc. So just because I see words like “Been here before Pre-launch”, well doesn’t mean squat to me, because everyone has an excuse or two on why they no longer log in for a while.
While on the topic of Pre whatever. I also seen in another forum a while back about someone saying they’ve been online for 30+ years. I hated like hell to burst their bubble but I did it by linking information to them and saying they needed to relook at their time online because it is different thing totally. They replied back with “HUH?” , So I prompted to explain to them that the internet they were referring to is just 24 years old. Now how did I find that out, well easy, I googled it. and this is what I got as a result from google.
Now imagine that the first link is the one that said how old the WWW is. Don’t believe me, read it here. Little snip I took from the 20 years ago today link.
“On 6 August 1991, the World Wide Web went live to the world. There was no fanfare in the global press. In fact, most people around the world didn’t even know what the Internet was. Even if they did, the revolution the Web ushered in was still but a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s eye. Instead, the launch was marked by way of a short post from Berners-Lee on the alt.hypertext newsgroup, which is archived to this day on Google Groups.”
In 1991 I was 14 years old, and dealing with school, and other issues, so I knew about the WWW, but didn’t really get into it until late of 1995, so I can say I’ve been online for 20 years. But it wasn’t until around 1997 that I got into chat rooms and etc. My father welcomed me into the WWW age all because he was into doing word documents for companies and etc. and I would help him out by typing them out in DOS a long time before even windows was a big thing. So yeah I learned how to type at a young age. I even took word in H.S. too during a time, and was an ace at it. My last online test for typing was roughly about 75 words a minute, with few mistakes. My fingers can and do move faster than my mind and I sometimes leave words out in sentences then I have to proof read my mistake and go “WTF I’m missing something here.” but yeah I don’t carry the Elite mentality I see online so much. I personally don’t care how good you claim to be at something, or how long you’ve been doing something. No one is perfect, and these elitiest I’ve seen claim to be just that, a perfection of everything in gaming now because they claim to be a veteran. I’m sorry only veteran’s I respect are the ones that have fought,bled, died,and defended our freedom which as most can guess isn’t really free at the cost of anothers life or handicap as so many have come back changed from their war time. But that topic will hit my other blog in a while.
I am so sick and tired of seeing people put their gaming resume’s out there or seeing them saying “I’ve been here since launch, or pre-launch.”, I mean really who the hell really cares that you’ve wasted that much time playing a video game? I just recently went back into my Raptr account and disabled mine. I don’t care who knows when I’m playing or what not. I did not realize that was still posting to my twitter account so I just opted to turn it off for good now. I have seen this same type of mentality though in all games, virtual worlds and etc. They believe because they have been apart of something so long, they are entitled to be a douche bucket of shit. Sorry but I’ll just ignore you if we cross paths. I don’t believe in anyone being better than the next person. So those with this mentality just know that I will not put up with it. I don’t have to pay to put up with it. So I won’t. But anyways, Enjoy your sunday gaming! I know I will. I have one more species to unlock then I have all of them unlocked.