posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 11:53 AM
I frequent a game site where behavior is deplorable. You ask why do I continue? Not all the people there behave the same way as the "troll" types.
They have some nice people that are like me and just want to play games for competition and fun; also, to kill time on real boring days.
Frankly though, I go there for a chance to get away from the outside world and like the old phrase so famously spoken in a movie once, "just when I
break away, they pull me back in" or something to that effect. They bring the outside bull with them into the game rooms...political opinions, state
of the union addresses, unwanted behavior, accusatory attitudes, etc.
Now, I am certain there are ATS'ers in here that know what I am talking about. It is not just the outside rhetoric, but the behavior in and out of
the games, too.
I have never cheated to play a game of anything since I was a kid (and even then, don't remember doing it much), but the insistence of certain
players that everyone that beats them cheats is just mind boggling.
This is how a game always starts out:
Now different games transpire differently after this communication of good sportsmanship.
I play many different games but one of them has to do with playing words with 7 tiles and trying to score as many points as you can off the board as
it presents itself during the course of the game; random letters, computer generated and words that are placed by an opponent are all factors involved
that are out of any players control.
The obvious difference is the capability to spell words with the letters you are given; different levels of intelligence and different capability to
play strategically allow for a disparity often.
This is where the problem comes in; as soon as a word is played that generates a high score the chants of cheater come out. I am above average in
ability and my record is often hard for people to look at and not think, "oh, no wonder, they cheat". I know why they cry about it; insecurity. I
realize there may be cheats that do play and I think they have their reasons for doing so at the time; insecurity and maybe to teach those a lesson
they are playing to be more humble.
Personally, I get satisfaction from playing a fun game and sure I want to win, but I want to be treated with respect either way; I don't want Hi, Gl
to dissipate to E** SH** and Die YOU CHEATER.
The good news is they have an option to ignore and I use it often, the bad news is they trash you in the lobby unfairly; then it becomes like high
school all over again, cliques and name calling and it just becomes ridiculous.
I have resorted to doing the defensive options before a game and not paying attention to the lobby as often.
Now, I say Hi gl, cover the chat area and if the proverbial sh*t hits the fan then I look to see what their response is; then it either becomes an
ignore situation or a ty for the compliment.
The games for me are a distraction and a stress release; I refuse to let jerks get in the way of that.
I wanted to vent and felt this would be the best option; the game sight can only do so much ( this seems to mimic the behavior at ATS sometimes,