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I don't know anymore!! X(

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I've got money for games, kinda, but I don't really have time to game anymore. Gone from the home about 12 hours 5 days a week, almost that much saturday, and free on sunday, where I catch up on recordings. I mean, I try, and game when I can, but gah~!

And this is why my screen name is SuperScrub, if I get my ass beat because I don't feel like practicing everyday all day and the winner calls me a scrub, I can say, "I'm not a scrub, I'm a SuperScrub." And watch the dumbfounded looks on their faces.

Dovah Kiin:

Tryhard is someone who isn't "TRYING HARD" but rather is a moron who is trying to win when everyone else is simply goofing off.

Pretending that won't change its common usage. Sorry.

Nor will ignoring the largely jocular nature of that post.

Dreiko:
I don't mind the trying-hard label. Since when is it not cool to try hard at something? Since when is being casually uninterestead and too cool to put actual effort a good thing?

Since the 90s and cynicism/counter culture.

Shoggoth2588:
I guess...that makes me a misanthrop? What do you call someone who almost exclusively plays offline and/or by myself? Poor? Sad? I dunno...probably just casual since I can't prove my awesomeness.

You say "misanthrope" like it's a bad thing.

*reads definition*

Oh.

SuperScrub:
And this is why my screen name is SuperScrub, if I get my ass beat because I don't feel like practicing everyday all day and the winner calls me a scrub, I can say, "I'm not a scrub, I'm a SuperScrub." And watch the dumbfounded looks on their faces.

So does that mean you're really good at being bad, or you're bad at being bad?

Zachary Amaranth:

Dreiko:
I don't mind the trying-hard label. Since when is it not cool to try hard at something? Since when is being casually uninterestead and too cool to put actual effort a good thing?

Since the 90s and cynicism/counter culture.

Well, I reject that definition of the 90s and as someone who remembers their vast majority due to being born in 88 I will go on being earnestly genuine in my fascinations with all the things that I enjoy in this wondeful, cheesy world that we live in!

Zachary Amaranth:

SuperScrub:
And this is why my screen name is SuperScrub, if I get my ass beat because I don't feel like practicing everyday all day and the winner calls me a scrub, I can say, "I'm not a scrub, I'm a SuperScrub." And watch the dumbfounded looks on their faces.

So does that mean you're really good at being bad, or you're bad at being bad?

It means I'm tired of fellow gamers labeling me based on how obsessed I am with a game and I decided to take the very insults they call me into my own identity as a gamer.

Requia:

Dollabillyall:

Requia:

Dschingis Kahn is a pop band, you mean Ghenghis or Ogedai?

I mean the guy who was the great khan of the mongol empire. Spellingwise... they had a different script all together and we don't know exactly how to write or pronounce it but I can see the confusion my spelling has brought.

That was both of them... and they had no script at all.

Actually they did, it's called Uygurjin and it's created ca 1204 AD by a Naiman scribe named Tata Tunga that was captured by... Dschingis/Genghis Khan a.k.a. Temujin when he defeated the Naiman in battle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_alphabets

RaikuFA:

GamemasterAnthony:

james.sponge:

Now, how do you call a guy who is having more fun than you? :)

A true and actual gamer who gets the point of gaming. Anyone not having fun and calling people these names as a result? Not a gamer at all.

They're called filthy casuals.

OT: Why isn't this brought up more? I've been trying to bring it up for quite some time and yet it falls on deaf ears.

I think the problem is that it IS brought up...but no one wants to listen. They are too busy listening to themselves in smug satisfation because they hold their own beliefs as gospel truth...even thought the rest of the world's trying to say they are so full of excrement they could be used to make one heck of an explosive.

Dreiko:

Well, I reject that definition of the 90s and as someone who remembers their vast majority due to being born in 88 I will go on being earnestly genuine in my fascinations with all the things that I enjoy in this wondeful, cheesy world that we live in!

Bah. You kids! I was old enough to experience the 90s! Now get off my lawn!

:p

But yeah, it is what you make of it.

SuperScrub:

It means I'm tired of fellow gamers labeling me based on how obsessed I am with a game and I decided to take the very insults they call me into my own identity as a gamer.

But isn't that effectively letting them label you?

Ishal:
I love how Grey descends further and further into the realm of DOTA, I can hazard a guess if the material spawned from there or in other areas of gaming.

Not a bad thing, though. For someone who criticizes/satirizes the gaming community through his comics, its pretty funny seeing him involved in one of shittiest parts of it. Should be a goldmine of material for him.

While this comic might be based around DOTA, the culture is the same in all aspects of competitive online gaming. It kind of applies everywhere really. I was being called a scrub in Halo long before DOTA existed.

GamemasterAnthony:

RaikuFA:

GamemasterAnthony:

A true and actual gamer who gets the point of gaming. Anyone not having fun and calling people these names as a result? Not a gamer at all.

They're called filthy casuals.

OT: Why isn't this brought up more? I've been trying to bring it up for quite some time and yet it falls on deaf ears.

I think the problem is that it IS brought up...but no one wants to listen. They are too busy listening to themselves in smug satisfation because they hold their own beliefs as gospel truth...even thought the rest of the world's trying to say they are so full of excrement they could be used to make one heck of an explosive.

It's the biggest reason why I hate fighters, MOBA's and XBL. Yet no one want's to hear nor care.

Mayabe someone needs to be beaten within an inch of their life first before anyone will give a flying fuck. And that's sad.

I was not aware "tryhard" was such a big deal. But, more importantly, will these future possible comics contain even more gloriously rendered alien bottom?

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