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Monday, July 30, 2012

MLG Pro... Yo.

Am I the only person who thinks it's really stupid when I see people on the news or similar social media where some gamer did something stupid with his own life?  There have been multiple cases of this, most notably with the game World of Blarcraft.  You should all know what I'm talking about when I say that people who play this game, for the most part, are more addicted to it than a heroine junky.  Some people have gone so far as to kill themselves over an in-game death.  May I stress that these are pixels on a screen that you're killing yourself over?  Granted, that does mean there are a few less idiots roaming around, but still.  I'm a gamer and it makes us all look bad when one person does stupid stuff like this.  There are people who do other not quite as stupid things, as well.  Spending tons of real money on in-game items is one thing.  They had some guy who paid around 4 grand on an account, and then got banned after logging in once or twice.  That's over five hundred hours of minimum wage for a few minutes of in-game glory.  There are more examples from trading card games, as well, but those aren't quite as bad since you have to physically interact with people to take any use in buying that thousand dollar card you just bought.  So, it's not quite as bad.  Still pretty bad, but it's a low number.  Then there are people on other games, usually free to play, who spend thousands of dollars hitting the max level with amazing gear just to find out they don't know how to take a step forward on the damn game.  That's like paying your way to the top of the Microhard corporate ladder and then finding out you can't even make a table in HTML.  People like this just piss me off to no end and deserve to be chained down to a chair while they watch their character that they spend 5 grand on get deleted, or their card get the bend test done on it a little too hard.

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