Maximus T wrote:
This really makes me unhappy.
I don't see why a mask of anonymity that the internet gives causes some people to act in a disgusting manner. And seriously, I know people who would be all too happy to scream at me for making a mistake in real life, but wouldn't dream of threatening someone over the internet.
There is clearly an issue for some people that their internet persona be obnoxious and anti-social, even if they are not like that in real life.
I like to think that the way I present myself online is more or less reflective of how I would be if I met you in person.
I couldn't agree more with Maximus' post.
With regards to anonymity, it is all too easy to have zero netiquette or to disregard normal social conventions when online. Should one simpleton think "They'll never know who I am" before firing off a bilious, hate-filled message, they would do well to remember that IP addresses are unique and traceable - I doubt the usual sort would use the methods available to spoof their IP address.
It is with a great deal of dismay that I read the article, as I have played CoD for some considerable time - Prestige 10 Level 14 at the moment - and I am all too aware of the negatives of the franchise such as rage messages
, boosting with the Tactical Insertion, childish or boorish behaviour and suchlike. There are, however, many gamers that enjoy playing CoD for its high paced action, or to create classes for specific maps and using weapons which compliment their current style of gaming. I have messaged other gamers for playing a match particularly well and vice versa. Due to its mainly negative publicity or arguably some kind of gaming's inverse snobbery, this franchise will mainly be remembered for the type of person mentioned in this article.
Being an optimist, I hope that the One will be a gaming world inhabited by a more civilised, grown-up gamer. I also believe that Titanfall will not become the new CoD, although some fans of Zampella & West will give it a whirl as they were responsible for (the then jaw-dropping) Modern Warfare.