Gamers are the worst people on the planet as a direct result of taking games seriously, because without fail they latch on to the most retarded aspects of games and demand more of the retardation from game developers.
An example of this is “juggling” in fighting games. A normal person playing a fighting game who’s being “juggled” by a competitive player will have a common sense response that “that’s basically cheating, it looks retarded, it’s exploiting game mechanics that clearly weren’t intended to be there, it’s stupid, and I don’t want to play this game anymore.” But a GAMER is someone who takes their GAMING seriously, so they’ll respond by GAMING the system and taking this little glitch in the game mechanics as far as it will go. Because it’s COMPETITIVE and they’re IN IT TO WIN IT. And then they’ll demand balanced juggling mechanics in the next iteration of the fighting game and get butthurt if the glitch is taken out of the game because now it’s a TRADITIONAL COMPETITIVE GAME MECHANIC. So the result is that games get more and more retarded over time and, more importantly, less immersive.
I’ll take a moment in this rant to mention that I think video games are generally a good thing. But market demand from GAMERS ruins them at every opportunity. That’s why triple-A games all suck, it’s because they have to respond to market demand. Indie games are allowed to be good because they have their own ideas about what makes games good, and they tell the gamers to go fuck themselves, and the gamers love it.
As I mentioned at the beginning, gamers are bad people as a direct result of being useless people. It’s because they identify with a useless hobby so they want it to be SERIOUS as a way of compensating. I often complain that modern video games feel like white collar job simulators. That’s because GAMERS demand features that turn their games SERIOUS so they can think SERIOUSLY about things like optimizing their builds and all kinds of bullshit like that. The more an action RPG is like trading financial derivatives, the more they praise it for its complex combat mechanics.
These people all need to shut up and fucking die. If they were doing anything moderately useful with their lives they wouldn’t want to have a part-time job studying the mechanics of Elden Ring so they can optimize a wisdom build. Fuck that shit, when I play a fantasy RPG it’s not because I want to stream it to other people who are taking notes so they can optimize their own playstyles, it’s because I want to immerse myself in a fairy tale for half an hour and make normal life seem a little less shitty by association. But no, we have this sick society full of Peter Pan syndrome retards who want to stack poison effects on their burn effects so they can trade mana for dext at 13% above crit and auto-generate the cover sheets on the TPS reports for their SPEEDRUN GAMER STREAM.
I forget, am I playing an anime adventure with a children’s toy or investing in real estate? Either way we gotta grind bro, we gotta leverage these family units and get into hotels bro. Watch this Grant Cardone video, this dude had his epic mount at the age of 25, it’s fuckin’ crazy bro.
Speaking of speed runs, there’s absolutely no better way to squander the immersion of any world than speedrunning. Naturally, gamers DEMAND MORE. They’re like “I don’t have time for your opera scene, one of the most beloved and iconic scenes in video game history, because I’m trying to shave MILLISECONDS off my SPEEDRUN to generate views on my GAMER STREAM.”
So now we have these credit swap derivative financial instrument game mechanic systems, and of course that means you need to have little tooltips popping up at the most immersion-breaking moments for the first three hours of any game, because God forbid the dialogue writers have a spare moment to draw you in. I call this initial three hours of modern games “tooltip hell”.
So you have the scene of Sephiroth stabbing Aeris and Cloud holding her dying body in his arms and then you get a popup that says “Use the right shoulder button to swap dildos in your butthole skill slot so you can stack derivatives for status effect combos on your timesheet!” And there will be a little animated gif of Cloud doing a spin attack with Disney particle effects from the burn/poison stack on his modified fierce attack. Is this an e-learning simulator? Am I doing e-learnings for my bullshit office job right now?
This is all because gamers want to be SERIOUS about something that doesn’t matter at all because they’ve spent their adult lives being UNSERIOUS about everything in life that matters. They have no concept of self-sacrifice, so their suppressed desire to be serious people can only be expressed through a dopaminergic consumer experience that reminds them of childhood, a time when they could actually enjoy games because no one cared about their demands for SERIOUS games that would suck all the vitality out of the experience. Because, as my thesis stated, they are the worst people on the planet.
I actually like video games. I think they’re a great idea and have more potential than any other art form because of the feedback mechanism. But I HATE gamers. They compulsively seek out beautiful things and destroy them with their God-damned uselessness. They’re worse than anime people. They’re worse than furries.
Anyway, that was a good rant. I’ve had that on the brain for a while.