Tuesday, 17 May 2011

(There's no) satisfying the CoD crowd

If you've ever played a call of duty-like shooter, you will have noticed several things.
First, they seem to hate the game with a passion. They all agree that a previous one was better, but they all play the new one because everyone else is doing it.
Second, most of them are convinced that not only are they pretty good, they're better than their friends.
Third, many claim to have a sort of 'code of honour'. There's certain things they'll never do, except when they really want to or have to. Fourth, and the point of this post, is that they hate every other player who kills them. It disputes their belief in their own awesomeness. Those people,obviously inferior, must therefore have killed them in a way that doesn't count. Maybe there was lag, or maybe the other player broke the code (which, again,only applies to others). How do they break it?
1. Sprinting + firing from the hip. More effective than carefully aiming.
2. Running around with 2 shotguns/revolvers.
3. Staying in a single location, say, a building, securing it, and killing those who get close.
4. Staying on a rooftop, a while away, and sniping everybody to bits.
5. Quickscoping in close quarters.
6. Knifing.
7. Random grenades.
8. Aimed grenades.
9. Ditto flashbangs.
10. Rocket launchers, grenade launchers and claymores.
Basically, all you're allowed to do is hang around the frontline, while everyone else pretends not to use all of the above techniques to end you.
And I find the notion that you're not allowed to play the game the way it's written pretty silly.

Also, first post from my cellphone
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1 comment:

  1. Having my father teach me how to play chess taught me two things:
    -the rules of chess
    -how to lose

    I don't agree very often with my father these days, but there are a few things he taught me that I'm grateful of. Losing with grace is one of them. I'm now convinced those lessons were a privilege many kids these days have not been granted.
    Kids can't deal with the idea that somehow they're not perfect. Most likely because they're being spoiled beyond belief, haven't been taught discipline, and, because the most important figures in their lives -their parents- roll over on command, they expect everyone else to do the same. When they find out this doesn't happen, they find excuses. Any excuse will do, as long as it doesn't incriminate them, or somehow threatens the idea that they are nothing less than perfect. Coupled with the fact that there are no immediate repercussions to social interactions in an online medium (noone can punch you in the face over the internet), and there's pretty much no limit to what someone can say to justify themselves.

    Quite pathetic really. The only proper reaction to someone who screams that it's unfair he gets sniped in the head is to snipe him in the head, in my opinion.