Evans, on 26 November 2012 - 02:13 PM, said:
How philosophical! Basically we're all wallowing in our own incompetence until we learn to see this and then...stop playing?
I dare say with great statistical certainty that you are not the best Guild Wars 2 player in the world, whatever that may mean. Does this mean you should embrace this truth and give up on the game?
These dead weights are in fact influencing your gameplay and like it or not you need them. It's these "worthless beings" that are buying up your crap on the TP. It's their contribution to the world of Tyria that help roll out new content. If anything you should be grateful for them instead of looking down on them.
I'm talking about people who aren't willing to learn from mistakes or just don't want to. I'm not talking about those who understand this and are willing to do so, like myself for example. Dead weight are more of a hindrance than anything else. During events they needlessly scale up enemies difficulty while not being the least bit beneficial to others nor themselves. Open world boss fights are especially affected by this, much to my dismay. In dungeons they drag down entire groups because they don't know what to do and cannot listen even if their life depended on it. That Leeroy Jenkins video comes to mind, staged but very representive of such players. Dead weight in WvW are of no value, they cannot survive on their own, they cannot scout, they cannot set up siege weapons, they can't control siege weapons, they only know how to press 1 on their keyboard and spacebar to jump. The word communication is unknown to them. Nothing but cannon fodder. But yes, they are influencing my gameplay, in a very bad way that is. They can buy things and buy more? What an amazing abilitiy to have! I'd best congratulate every single one for not being completely useless.
Heart Collector, on 26 November 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:
Lionel Messi is more than confident in his skill but he never uses his status as one of the best footballers in the world to lord over others, nor will you ever hear him belittling other players and teams the way you are belittling your fellow gamers. Because he's not arrogant. I'm sorry, but you are arrogant. It's a flaw but so what we're not perfect, accept it, work on it, become a better person.
I do agree with you that people should try their hardest in whatever they decide to do and be willing to learn from their mistakes. But not everyone is the same, not everyone is as skilled nor learn as fast, and treating them the way you seem to is not the way to go. I'm not saying that we should mollycoddle everyone we meet but we should damn well treat them with dignity and show some self respect because though they may be worse than you at gaming, they are most definitely better than you at something else.
It'd be foolish to think that what Messi or any other person considered a winner thinks and says is the same. He certainly knows better than to publicly say he's better than anyone else, don't you think? There'd be no gain if he did, only unwanted attention and trouble. Not everyone is the same, indeed but I'm not speaking of players who are willing to learn. I'm talking about those who don't even try. If you're level 80 and still die to common enemies in regular PVE zones then you're not worth my time at all. It tells me that throughout your leveling experience you've not managed to obtain enough knowledge about the game, your own class and your own limits. Knowing these three by the time you hit max level in any game is essential if you want to succeed and win. Maybe they are better than me at something else but this is a game and in that game it only matters how good you are at it not something else.
Lady Rhonwyn, on 26 November 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:
Why would you walk away from somebody who has just helped you getting the DE done and died in the effort? Will you say the next time: don't bother helping me because I won't help you either?
If they died they were obviously nothing but a bother. I never asked for their help to begin with. All they did was scale the difficulty of the event up. This event became too hard for them and they died while I stayed alive. What does that tell everyone? That I'm better than this player and they are not worth anyones time nor attention. They should be glad they can simply resurrect themselves at a waypoint for a very low amount of coin. They were nothing but incompetent dead weight from the very beginning until the very end to me, to themselves and to everyone else.