So, I keep hearing the dumbest things being said on these forums. Silly things like "cheap" files or BKR noobs (LOL?). People that have "used Urgant before" or "pixie abuser". Calls for Refess to be buffed since it doesn't do the same thing as Lawtia or Gowen. I've decided to link these people (hereafter named "scrubs") to a great lil read.
I'll TL:DR it first.
Scrubs are people that blame losing on other things than their own ability. They make up arbitrary rules that they randomly think up so they can feel better about themselves after they lose. Things like "Urgant is cheap" or "BKR noobs" are some of these arbitrary things they tell themselves so they can try to sound superior. Nietzsche had a thing or two to say about it too. He called it the slave mentality (I came up with this without reading the article
!). Basically, anytime people are complaining about something being cheap, they are complaining about their lack of ability to overcome it. With it being either their own illusions of grandeur.http://www.sirlin.net/ptw-book/intermediates-guide.html
I like Nietzsche's idea of having to overcome your state, to be more than what you are. That humanity is something that you have to surpass in order to succeed.
But aren't you victimizing yourself by listening to the people that upset you? Rather then making them value more than nothing by giving them attention, why not simply talk about Nietzsche himself instead? I am sure your words won't reach the scrub anyway.
Savin877 wrote:The problem is "playing to win" does not necessarily mean you are a "good player."
You have the "right mentality" thats for sure, because honestly, who doesn't want to win every game they play?
I wouldn't consider it the right mentality. It's just happens that games generally have winning as a goal.
Alteil is in the same category, most forget that very quick and because of that don't understand the unfulfilled needs of some players that don't manage to achieve the goal.
Have you ever played a game just for the sake of exploring things? People usually don't call a game, a game if it's not about winning. I've played some games just for their stories or just to view the general idea or gameplay concept. I skipped through those games with cheats, because all i wanted was to simply explore not to play to win.
Clearly alteil ain't about exploring, you don't have that opportunity unless ...
To put it simply, it's the only mentality that alteil supports, the play to win mentality that is.
If said scrubs want to impose restrictions on themselves they can do so. But they have no right to even suggest that others should do the same. It sounds very disrespectful to ask others to play with handicap just because it increases your fun.
Whatever the game allows that's fine, if you don't agree with that, then you don't agree with the game. You are playing the wrong game, while you should be playing a game that's more fun to you. If you still decide to play this game, then consider it as part of the handicaps you imposed upon yourself and don't blame someone else for it, because at the end of the day it was you who took those choices. Stop blaming others for making bad decisions!