lobstmourne:

barkentin:

eirstegalkin:

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600% going to agree with these tags.

although it’s kinda true RP and/or PVP can bring out the worst in people. PVE too.  :s

I’m the biggest asshole ever to walk the shores of Azeroth when I hit pvp (PVE I’m sweet as they come) - pvp is like having your blood replaced with acid, all words suddenly become rage and there is only a cold pit of hellish fury for whatever fucktard happens to cross your warpath. Maybe that’s just me. I just seem to lose my cool when pvp raises it’s ugly head. I’m a monster :(I was once in an arena team back in BC that we were moderately successful in (Lock SL/SL and Disc priest combo) - we’d do around 15 games a week and still got a decent title (Duelist). 15, because any more than that and we just couldn’t speak to one another. We were Satan’s Little Shitballs.We also had a threes team - that Parks and Recreation I reblogged? I’m Leslie, the priest was Ben Wyatt and our third member was a poor Spriest who made the same awkward ‘Oh fucking hell, I am about to witness armageddon’ silences as Andy. I’m still amazed we ever got anything done. I’m still amazed I do pvp.It’s not for everyone mind you… kind of like RP in that way. So I’m sort of on the PVE/PVP and Good Person (when not forced into a co-operative pvp situation). Sort of.PS: …I’m still really sorry Bobby, but if you could have possibly stopped being a little shit about LOSing in Lordaeron arena MAYBE WE WOULDNT HAVE FUCKING DIED SO MUCH YOU LAME ASS DISC PRIEST… <3

lobstmourne:

barkentin:

eirstegalkin:

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600% going to agree with these tags.

although it’s kinda true RP and/or PVP can bring out the worst in people. PVE too.  :s

I’m the biggest asshole ever to walk the shores of Azeroth when I hit pvp (PVE I’m sweet as they come) - pvp is like having your blood replaced with acid, all words suddenly become rage and there is only a cold pit of hellish fury for whatever fucktard happens to cross your warpath. Maybe that’s just me. I just seem to lose my cool when pvp raises it’s ugly head. I’m a monster :(

I was once in an arena team back in BC that we were moderately successful in (Lock SL/SL and Disc priest combo) - we’d do around 15 games a week and still got a decent title (Duelist). 15, because any more than that and we just couldn’t speak to one another. We were Satan’s Little Shitballs.

We also had a threes team - that Parks and Recreation I reblogged? I’m Leslie, the priest was Ben Wyatt and our third member was a poor Spriest who made the same awkward ‘Oh fucking hell, I am about to witness armageddon’ silences as Andy. I’m still amazed we ever got anything done. I’m still amazed I do pvp.

It’s not for everyone mind you… kind of like RP in that way. So I’m sort of on the PVE/PVP and Good Person (when not forced into a co-operative pvp situation). Sort of.

PS: …I’m still really sorry Bobby, but if you could have possibly stopped being a little shit about LOSing in Lordaeron arena MAYBE WE WOULDNT HAVE FUCKING DIED SO MUCH YOU LAME ASS DISC PRIEST… <3

dimittas asked:

Anita Sarkeesian (female) sent many death threats to herself. But she isnt a video gamer, so your point still might be a valid.

duskenpath:

rainaftersnowplease:

dimittas:

rainaftersnowplease:

You are literally too stupid to insult.

Translation: I can’t disprove that so you’re stupid.

I can’t disprove that unicorns are real, but that doesn’t make them exist. I know I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but hell, I’ve got a bit of time to kill.

Gamergate is a hate movement that started with a jilted ex of a game dev accusing her of sleeping with a journalist for a good review, when said journalist never reviewed the game in question at all.

Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu have been driven from their homes by death threats and harassment. #Gamergate as a whole has been revealed as a concentrated, concerted effort to harass Zoe Quinn by the aforementioned jilted ex.

And over what? Feminism in video game journalism? Less than half a percent of articles written about video games contain explicit references to sexism, misogyny, or feminism. Every major art form is analyzed in sociopolitical lights. Every major everything is analyzed that way. It’s what criticism is. Feminist criticism is an accepted academic method of analyzing media that has been in use since the late 1700s.

Even if it wasn’t, these people are essentially getting angry about discussions about women having more egalitarian portrayals in games. That’s literally it. Their biggest rallying cry is that men who play games are being shoved into the margins despite being gaming’s core target demographic. Except they fail to notice that adult women are the largest demographic in gaming, and even if they weren’t, it’s not oppressive to be asked to maybe not use women as sex objects in games. It’s not oppressive for some things not to be about men and their entertainment.

The threats made against Sarkeesian are credible, and the FBI agrees with me on that one. She isn’t the only one to receive credible death and rape threats recently (or in the past) and she won’t be the last.

I suspect you’re not the type who actually cares about facts, however. I suspect you’re one of the people who urge us to “look at both sides” of the issue, but honestly? When one side sends death, rape, and bomb threats, and the other wants women not to be treated as shitty by the gaming industry as they are, that’s not a debate I’m willing to have.

By the way, humanism is the belief that people have the ability to act ethically without the assistance of theism or supernatural belief. If you want a belief system that’s about ensuring men and women have equal rights and opportunities, that’s feminism.

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