not really. I have a lot of hobbies that get me zero validation. its fun to just practice things and get good at them.
honestly, my solution to your problem is probably one you would really hate: Start playing a game sooner, and more often, so I can get good while there is a community to impress. Be glad I have a job and a life that prevents that
>>2931582 I don't know why but I've started to see this argument a lot recently. People using hours played as an insult and just generally hating on people that are good at video games. It's like there's only room for casuals or professionals.
Makes no sense to me. Some millennial gamer bullshit.
>>2931706 People in general have a deep-rooted tribalistic, antagonistic mentality that makes them want to view themselves as superior and others as inferior. It shows itself in almost any activity we undertake, even something as trivial as video games.
But your "craft" is pressing buttons in a video games. You're not even making them, you're just playing them. That's shit literally nobody cares about.
Are you going to put that in your memoirs? Being the best player of one specific game that nobody will be playing in 20 years?
That's great, you spent your life mastering something that literally does not fucking matter at all. It will never be applicable ever in your life. You are learning a "skill" that will never have practical use outside of this one setting. GG, keep reking those skrubs mlg pro.
>>2931708 >>2931709 I see it in modern games all the time. Wont give any examples to avoid shitposting. People comment on my hours played fairly often in the past year or so. Never really had that happen and I've been playing PC games online since 98. >>2931715 It's my hobby and some of the games I was actually really good at.
I'm not ashamed of being good at video games. Nor playing video games in my later 20s.
>>2931723 I guess the issue comes when people start boasting about it like it's some sort of achievement. But if you're not, then good on you.
I think I misunderstood what the poster was getting at though. Hating on someone for "having no life" is just as pointless as praising them for "having no life".
It's a video game, who the fuck cares either way. But that's just me I guess. That's why I don't play competitive multiplayer games. I don't play video games to get caught up in that bullshit, I just want to have fun.
>>2931739 Well, I'm not talking about this game specifically. My gripes are more with attitudes in competitive gaming, and e-sports in general (and the way people hold up the personalities within them). Things like MLG/the fgc. The "culture" surrounding these things is cringeworthy to me. Kind of makes me embarrassed to have the same hobby as these people.
When people start treating video game "skills" like they actually matter, it kind of rubs me the wrong way. So you're the best modern warfare player? Great, who the fuck cares.
It's hard to explain, and I'm sure that post didn't make any fucking sense.
>>2931730 A lot of these people with "no life" have traveled and made friends all the over the country. At the end of the day you got to remember it's a community. Why would these people regret hanging out with their buddies playing video games anymore then anybody else?
yeah I think the second you decided you wanted to enter and keep up with the community at all is the time your life went to shit.
I still play all my old favorite fighters with my friends and have a grand time. Meanwhile the "Community" has sucked all the joy out of the whole genre and shits on everyone who doesn't want to memorize tier lists and frame data
and GOD FORBID you want to play a single player mode
>>2931582 I couldn't say. I'm only 46 so very few of the people i grew up playing with in the community have died. Of course it will happen some day but there always seem to be youngns interested in quality old entertainment to carry on.
>>2931715 >That's shit literally nobody cares about. Tourneys and the ever growing interests in videogame in general already negates your statement. >That's great, you spent your life mastering something that literally does not fucking matter at all. So, you should only live your life and get good at something to please others instead of yourself? How much of a literal tool are you, son? Or are you one of those young autistic STEMfags who thinks that only those who actively contribute to scientifical advancement and "human progress" are worth something?
>>2932583 >Or are you one of those young autistic STEMfags who thinks that only those who actively contribute to scientifical advancement and "human progress" are worth something? Unfortunately way too many people have that mindset. Just look at the political discourse when the economy comes up. They think of human life as a means to some end, be it making money, contributing to this or that, or whatever, and that those that don't pursue that end are thus worthless and deserve to be the butt of consonant hatred.
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