Who was it that first decided that gaming communities should be full of small children taking out their own anger and inadequacies on everybody around them? Who decided that when you're on the internet you don't need to use even the smallest bit of decency? Or that when you're on the internet, the people you encounter must be worse then animals? Seriously, there is a level of decency you should observe when talking to another human being.
As anybody who has played counter strike knows, that level of decency is almost
met. Usually I just ignore it, but today I was in a particularly bad mood. Anybody who has ever played condition zero has run into the Ftx clan. If you've spent more than two minutes in a server with an Ftx member, you will know that they are all pretty much some of the worst people in the game. They are rude, unpleasant, condescending, and pretty much any other negative adjective you can find.
One particularly terrible example is Homemade. For some reason, whenever we are in a server together, the only thing he can talk about is how everybody in [AM] hacks. Apparently, we're a clan full of hackers. (Of course, this one of the best compliments you can ever get in the game, but he meant it to be mean, and I was tired of it.) Since he's been doing this for about a year now, I decided it was time to get my revenge. I pretended to let him bait me into a scrim. I wasted about a half hour of his time while he rounded up five players, got them together in a server, picked a map, etc., just to let him know exactly how I felt about him. I held nothing back.
Of course, he probably won't understand anything I've been meaning to portray. I'm sure he will continue to go about his petty existence ridiculing anybody and everybody who plays his precious video game in a manner different from him... But at least I feel a little better.
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` : Anubis
*DEAD* [AM] Anubis : sup
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` : I'm <3ing YOUR hacks
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` :
*DEAD* [AM] Anubis : htnaks
*DEAD* [AM] Anubis : thanks
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` : im dead serious
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` : i think u hack
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` : Haha
*DEAD* [AM] Anubis : ok
*DEAD* [AM] Anubis : i don't care
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` : jk
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` : Ik i was joking
[AM] Anubis : ok
[AM] Anubis : stll don't care
*DEAD* | ` M i r r o r # 1 | * < 3 ` : Whats up with the AM ppl
*DEAD* HomeMade #FtX : nothin just bunch of hackers
*DEAD* [AM] Anubis : thanks!
[AM] Anubis : that's one of the best compliments a player can get
HomeMade #FtX : r u guys in cevo
HomeMade #FtX : am
[AM] Anubis : when you are such a dominant force people say you hack
HomeMade #FtX : nope
HomeMade #FtX : come scrim me
[AM] Anubis : ok
HomeMade #FtX : well see how shit u do
[AM] Anubis : you have a server?
HomeMade #FtX : ya i have a couple of server
[AM] Anubis : k
HomeMade #FtX : i got hltv too
[AM] Anubis : get your people
[AM] Anubis : we have five
[AM] Anubis : ip?
HomeMade #FtX : add me
[AM] Anubis : fuck no
[AM] Anubis : your the one who wanted to scrim. get it together bitch
HomeMade #FtX : np problem for me shitty
[AM] Anubis : it's your scrim dude
[AM] Anubis : add me
HomeMade #FtX : u suck ass
[AM] Anubis : you gonna scrim me or just keep talking like a little baby?
[AM] Anubis : either add me or stfu
HomeMade #FtX : add me my cpu is shit
HomeMade #FtX : i cant add ppl
HomeMade #FtX : so we can get this started
FtX | HomeMade: im getting my 5
FtX | HomeMade: is it gonna be cz or 1.6
[AM] Anubis: either one
FtX | HomeMade: r u guys in cevo
FtX | HomeMade: cz i guess da 1.6 guys rnt online right now
[AM] Anubis: ok
FtX | HomeMade: we got 5
[AM] Anubis: I'll follow you in
[AM] Anubis: just give me the pw
FtX | HomeMade: connect 22.214.171.124:27015; password fatkid
FtX | HomeMade: wat map u want
[AM] Anubis: inferno?
FtX | HomeMade: sure if u want
[AM] Anubis: heck, let's do piranesi
[AM] Anubis: since that's what it's on, and that map doesn't get enough play
FtX | HomeMade: i never played this map and dont know it
[AM] Anubis: How have you not played one of the oldest most classic counter strike maps?
FtX | HomeMade: i play 1.6 been playing dat for alot longer
[AM] Anubis: yeah...
[AM] Anubis: it's a 1.6 map
[AM] Anubis: lol
FtX | HomeMade: oh lol
[AM] Anubis: whateve,r you just pick one
[AM] Anubis: pick one you're good at since apparently you can't play any map
FtX | HomeMade: i play cal maps
FtX | HomeMade: dats wat i was in
FtX | HomeMade: this was not in cal when i played
[AM] Anubis: I'm surprised you played cal but still cry hacker any time anybody kills you
[AM] Anubis: I thought you had to be good to play cal
[AM] Anubis: guess not in cal-o, though
[AM] Anubis: anyway, pick your map
FtX | HomeMade: ya dat was 6 yts ago almost when i played
[AM] Anubis: yeah I guess everybody has improved in those 6 years
FtX | HomeMade: no im actually worse
[AM] Anubis: ok...
[AM] Anubis: yet you still think we hack?
[AM] Anubis: your logic is so twisted I really have no idea wtf is going on
FtX | HomeMade: no but bowser does
FtX | HomeMade: just scrim and lets c how u do
[AM] Anubis: You said AM was full of hackers.
FtX | HomeMade: itll be fun
[AM] Anubis: dude
FtX | HomeMade: we have our 5 if u wanna come in
[AM] Anubis: you really think I give a big enough shit about what some 12 year old in one of the shittiest clans, one of the biggest cesspools of the cz community has to say about me and my team? I don't give a fuck about scrimming you. I have standards, and they include ignoring your clan as much as possible. I just wanted to bait you into getting five into a server, and treat you like the little bitch you are. Your clan is full of little pieces of shit, and I don't give a fuck how you feel about mine, and I would love it if you would just give us the courtesy to ignore us like we try to do for you.
Of course, the funniest part came just after that. One of Homemade's "friends" added me, looking for a scrim. He started out by making it very clear that he was not part of "shitty ftx" (yep, in the counter strike community, even friendship means nothing), and then stooping to the level of an ftx member in ridiculing me and attempting to bait me into a scrim.
Seriously, I just don't get it. It's a game. It's my favourite hobby, but it's still a game. Why would I put myself in a position where I can no longer enjoy my game? Either I win and they complain about how we're baddies hacking in a scrim, or I lose and they call us bitches. And seriously, it's a game for these guys, too. How is it possible that people are actually raised to believe that this is an appropriate way to act when you're participating in an amicable pastime with other like-minded individuals that has no real, long-lasting consequences? Where did their upbringing fail them so hard?