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Old 08-24-2004, 01:29 AM   #21
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> With that said, a person who spends more than 3 hours, 7
> days a week watching TV has a problem too.

Does a person who spends more than three hours, seven days a week fixing cars have a problem? Someone who plays sports more than three hours, seven days a week? Someone who studies more than three hours, seven days a week? Go fuck yourself, asshole.

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Old 08-24-2004, 02:09 AM   #22
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> a looser

As opposed to a tighter?

(Sorry, lose/loose confusions bother me)

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Old 08-24-2004, 03:57 AM   #23
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Go fuck
> yourself, asshole.

No, I will pass, but your asshole is looking mighty nice!

BTW:

3 hours a day every week fixing cars: Either the person is a mechanic working at his job or he has a really bad clunker and he is inept at fixing cars: In which case hes is learning somthing useful.

Sports: The person is a pro athelete. It is his job and he is probaly making a fortune at it.

Studying: A person is in an intense program or school. He is counting on studying to put him on tract for a good life. He does not have a problem. If he is in highschool, he has a problem. He is being overloaded with work and is losing out on his social life. In university or college, likely has days with long spares or only 4 to 6 hours of class: they can study for 3 hours and still live.

TV or computers for 3 hours a day: Cannot put on resume. Little personal social interaction. Dire future health effects (skinny or fat). from sedimentary life style.

Note: When i was younger I use to watch TV for more than 3 hours a day. I had a problem.


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Old 08-24-2004, 04:08 AM   #24
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HAW! Case in point. <img src=smilies/upeyes.gif>

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Old 08-24-2004, 08:23 PM   #25
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Default Re: Why is it online game players are rude?

Play text-based multiplayer games. If you can't type, society shuns you outright and natural selection works to its fullest. x;

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Old 08-24-2004, 08:38 PM   #26
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well, it certainly depends on the game.

for a game Like RagnarokOnline, there is little to no actual 'skill' involved, it mostly depends on how much time you want to put into a game to get your character to a higher level.

select magic spell/sword/bow/et cetera, click mouse consequently hitting baddy, collect experience and items, rinse, repeat.

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Old 08-24-2004, 11:47 PM   #27
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Why the fuck does everyone think that being skilled at a video game mean that you have no life? Give me a fucking break. I'm sick of this shit. What about someone who's skilled at basketball? At baseball? Do you say they have no lives? What about someone who's skilled at weaving, or skilled at fixing cars? Just because the stereotypical computer geek is 300 pounds, has glasses, no girlfriend and is ugly as sin, means that anyone who might dedicate themselves to gaming in their free time looks like that and has "no life?" Fuck you.

I have a life. I go to college, I'm taking calculus next quarter. Just because I considered myself a skilled gamer doesn't mean I have no fucking life. Yeah, I'm proud of how much time I've put into a game, just like someone would be proud of that car they've fixed, or that soccer game they just won. But just because it's not physical or tangible, it has no meaning or bearing, and thus, is the trademark of someone who has "no life." Fuck that. I do what I enjoy, and if someone says that's the mark of someone who has no life, then fuck them, and since that person is you, fuck you.

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Hehe, well, first of all, relax. Second, I agree with you to a certain, limited extent. My cousin was literally upgraded to navigator in the Navy because a superior (and a large group of guys) crowded around him as he excelled in whatever game they put before him. However, gaming is more of a hobby than the kind of life trades you were mentioning. And don't forget that we're talking about people who don't do anything else, people who escape from a shitty reality and release that negativity online. They exist, nobody said you, or "skilled gamers" applied. And be careful, you're replying to this like an angry online-kid only helps to proove the point you're trying to defend.

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Old 08-24-2004, 11:58 PM   #28
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Does a person who spends more than three hours, seven days a week fixing cars have a problem? Someone who plays sports more than three hours, seven days a week? Someone who studies more than three hours, seven days a week? Go fuck yourself, asshole.

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Why do you always have to make yourself a victim? It's consistently pathetic. You're going to actually compare physical training, academics and professional skills to playing games? You know, athletes, students and hard working blue-collar guys play video games, too... they just don't make the games their entire lives. Gokuh is entirely correct here-- your attacking him is both childish and, once again, pathetic. Time to grow up. This is a forum for respectful conversation, please take the bullshit elsewhere.


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Old 08-25-2004, 12:06 AM   #29
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> in total agreement

Yup, I think most people are missing the key point. Kids who hide away in fantasy games (especially online worlds where hours and hours of experiance are required to excell) are hiding for a reason and thier anger is evidence. It is human nature to find some form of control when life offers none at all.

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Old 08-25-2004, 03:25 AM   #30
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Well Danoz,
I asked for it a bit. I was not specific enough. When i said (because they have no lives) i was thinking Massive Multiplayer Role Playing Games. I should have been specific. I was also thinking those people who video games become their life. Where...relationships, financial security and health are sacrificed for the sake of the game!

Further, there are times when being skilled at video games pay off. I remember reading on msnbc.com about an avid flight simulator player shocking airforce trainers in the simulators. He managed to fly and land the plane in the simulator near flawlessly. It had never been done. The computer game had a positive effect on him

Hence, they apparently started getting trainees to play the flight simulation computer software to cheapen training costs.





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