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Hipsters... hipsters everywhere

QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon

Have you noticed how everything popular seems to be bad and everything unpopular seems to be the greatest thing on earth? We are surrounded by hipsters, I tell you. And I hate hipsters...

Its not like the games they like require a refined taste or anything. They're unpopular for a reason: they are crap. They love to make the McDonalds argument whenever it suits them, but when they encounter a game they like its like dining in a 3-Michelin-star restaurant. I've played enough games to know there's no such thing as refined taste. So take that fastfood metaphor and shove it.

I know when I'm playing a mediocre game, and I'm not afraid to say so. Pirates of the Burning Sea was one of them. But only because I'm a sucker for Age of Sail-games. I'd only give it 6/10 but I still found it entertaining for good 3 weeks. Not everything I play is a masterpiece.

So if something is popular, it must be good at something. Anyone who says "its full of shit" is talking out of their arse.

There. I said it. I feel better for it.

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

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  • evolver1972evolver1972 Port Orchard, WAMember Posts: 1,118

    Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good.

     

    Hitler was popular.

     

    So was disco.

     

    The masses don't always know what they're talking about.  Which is why true democracy sucks.

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    You want me to pay to play a game I already paid for???

    Be afraid.....The dragons are HERE!

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,468 Epic
    I'm glad you got that off your chest.  I know I feel the same way a lot of the time.  Whenever I hear the "we were a smarter superior group back then" line I just want to hurl.  Maybe we'll all get over how cool it is to be disdainful of absolutely everything.
    Centuries ago, in primitive times, before the dawn of civilization, there were things that would be inconceivable to us today; such things as poverty, disease, violence, senility, and love.
  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownMember Posts: 3,452 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Have you noticed how everything popular seems to be bad and everything unpopular seems to be the greatest thing on earth? We are surrounded by hipsters, I tell you. And I hate hipsters... Its not like the games they like require a refined taste or anything. They're unpopular for a reason: they are crap. They love to make the McDonalds argument whenever it suits them, but when they encounter a game they like its like dining in a 3-Michelin-star restaurant. I've played enough games to know there's no such thing as refined taste. So take that fastfood metaphor and shove it. I know when I'm playing a mediocre game, and I'm not afraid to say so. Pirates of the Burning Sea was one of them. But only because I'm a sucker for Age of Sail-games. I'd only give it 6/10 but I still found it entertaining for good 3 weeks. Not everything I play is a masterpiece. So if something is popular, it must be good at something. Anyone who says "its full of shit" is talking out of their arse. There. I said it. I feel better for it.

    Maybe you could talk these things through with real acquaintances.

  • fenistilfenistil GliwiceMember Posts: 3,005

    @OP

     

    For me your post seem hipstery to be honest.

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,791 Epic
    I play EVE and it definitely is an acquired taste.

    That's all I'm saying.

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  • Paradigm68Paradigm68 New York, NYMember Posts: 890 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quirhid
      Have you noticed how everything popular seems to be bad and everything unpopular seems to be the greatest thing on earth? We are surrounded by hipsters, I tell you. And I hate hipsters... Its not like the games they like require a refined taste or anything. They're unpopular for a reason: they are crap. They love to make the McDonalds argument whenever it suits them, but when they encounter a game they like its like dining in a 3-Michelin-star restaurant. I've played enough games to know there's no such thing as refined taste. So take that fastfood metaphor and shove it. I know when I'm playing a mediocre game, and I'm not afraid to say so. Pirates of the Burning Sea was one of them. But only because I'm a sucker for Age of Sail-games. I'd only give it 6/10 but I still found it entertaining for good 3 weeks. Not everything I play is a masterpiece. So if something is popular, it must be good at something. Anyone who says "its full of shit" is talking out of their arse. There. I said it. I feel better for it.

    What an amazing rant for accepting what you're given uncritically.  And just because something is popular because it's good at something that doesn't mean the thing is good. McDonald's is really good at marketing. That doesn't make McDonald's good.

  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    I play EVE and it definitely is an acquired taste.

    That's all I'm saying.

    If that's all you're saying, I could say the same about any game out there - even WoW.

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • rungardrungard st. john''s, NFMember Posts: 1,035
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Have you noticed how everything popular seems to be bad and everything unpopular seems to be the greatest thing on earth? We are surrounded by hipsters, I tell you. And I hate hipsters... Its not like the games they like require a refined taste or anything. They're unpopular for a reason: they are crap. They love to make the McDonalds argument whenever it suits them, but when they encounter a game they like its like dining in a 3-Michelin-star restaurant. I've played enough games to know there's no such thing as refined taste. So take that fastfood metaphor and shove it. I know when I'm playing a mediocre game, and I'm not afraid to say so. Pirates of the Burning Sea was one of them. But only because I'm a sucker for Age of Sail-games. I'd only give it 6/10 but I still found it entertaining for good 3 weeks. Not everything I play is a masterpiece. So if something is popular, it must be good at something. Anyone who says "its full of shit" is talking out of their arse. There. I said it. I feel better for it.

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  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Paradigm68
    Originally posted by Quirhid
     

    What an amazing rant for accepting what you're given uncritically.  And just because something is popular because it's good at something that doesn't mean the thing is good. McDonald's is really good at marketing. That doesn't make McDonald's good.

    The point is: there is no "fine dining" in MMOs, therefore the fastfood metaphor is trashed.

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon

    Is it worth to point out that I don't even like WoW?

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • fenistilfenistil GliwiceMember Posts: 3,005
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Is it worth to point out that I don't even like WoW?

    I don't really think it matters.

  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon
    Originally posted by fenistil
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Is it worth to point out that I don't even like WoW?

    I don't really think it matters.

    Lets face it: some people are going to make that assumption.

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • fenistilfenistil GliwiceMember Posts: 3,005
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Originally posted by fenistil
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Is it worth to point out that I don't even like WoW?

    I don't really think it matters.

    Lets face it: some people are going to make that assumption.

    Propably. People generally make alot of assumptions.  All manners of people.

  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonMember Posts: 1,633 Uncommon

    So you like a game which is popular at the moment and any critique of said game is only done by the hipsters because its popular and not because it might have some flaws? being critical is what most intelligent gamers will do when they are investigating the new kid on the block its a natural expression of an enquiring mind. But it doesn't mean that those same gamers cannot enjoy a flawed game does it?

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  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,791 Epic
    Originally posted by Quirhid

    Originally posted by fenistil
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Is it worth to point out that I don't even like WoW?

    I don't really think it matters.

    Lets face it: some people are going to make that assumption.

    My assumption is you don't actually like any MMORPG style games. Am I wrong?

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  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon
    nvm

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • GinazGinaz Calgary, ABMember Posts: 1,847 Uncommon
    Originally posted by evolver1972
    Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good.   Hitler was popular.   So was disco.   The masses don't always know what they're talking about.  Which is why true democracy sucks.

    Wow, it only took the first reponse to the OP to mention Hitler.image  New record?

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownMember Posts: 3,452 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Is it worth to point out that I don't even like WoW?

    Yeah, it provides the calories but doesn't really satisfy the palate.

  • evolver1972evolver1972 Port Orchard, WAMember Posts: 1,118
    Originally posted by Ginaz
    Originally posted by evolver1972
    Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good.   Hitler was popular.   So was disco.   The masses don't always know what they're talking about.  Which is why true democracy sucks.

    Wow, it only took the first reponse to the OP to mention Hitler.image  New record?

    Perfect example of my first statement.  :)

     

    I also mentioned *gasp* disco!  :P

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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHMember Posts: 5,736 Uncommon
    between hitler and disco...I think it's macarena time.

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordMember Posts: 7,207 Common
    I don't know I have middlebrow tastes.

    E.g. I hate things like the xfactor and big brother, low brow tv.
    But I'm not into watching glydebourne opera, or some Chekhov dramatisation either, high brow tv.
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHMember Posts: 5,736 Uncommon
    to adress the topic at hand, a lot of time - particularly in sandboxes - new palyers reach a 'now what' point. it's had seeing the big picture in a game like EVE and understanding galactic conquest when you're in a belt trying to get that mean cruiser down but the capacitor keeps running out.

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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember Posts: 2,504 Rare
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    Have you noticed how everything popular seems to be bad and everything unpopular seems to be the greatest thing on earth? We are surrounded by hipsters, I tell you. And I hate hipsters... Its not like the games they like require a refined taste or anything. They're unpopular for a reason: they are crap. They love to make the McDonalds argument whenever it suits them, but when they encounter a game they like its like dining in a 3-Michelin-star restaurant. I've played enough games to know there's no such thing as refined taste. So take that fastfood metaphor and shove it. I know when I'm playing a mediocre game, and I'm not afraid to say so. Pirates of the Burning Sea was one of them. But only because I'm a sucker for Age of Sail-games. I'd only give it 6/10 but I still found it entertaining for good 3 weeks. Not everything I play is a masterpiece. So if something is popular, it must be good at something. Anyone who says "its full of shit" is talking out of their arse. There. I said it. I feel better for it.

      SWToR was incredibly popular  and it wasnt bad....... ohh wait ...........................nm

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILMember Posts: 6,403
    Originally posted by evolver1972 The masses don't always know what they're talking about.  Which is why true democracy sucks.

    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How's that again? I missed something."

    "Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let's play that over again, too. Who decides?"

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • GreenishBlueGreenishBlue Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 263
    MMO these days are for nerds wannabes. You have a lot to hate indeed.

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