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Stop saying "hardcore"...

DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamMember Posts: 2,703 Uncommon

... to describe a goddam computer game.  It's derisory. It's JUVENILE. THIS is hardcore:-

"Covered in mud, five hours after starting, triple amputee Corporal Todd Love charges to the finish line after competing over ten miles of rugged terrain across 75 obstacles in an event called The Beast.

Having lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan in 2010, this weekend Love took to Leesburg, Virginia, in an extreme endurance test called The Spartan Race with his eight-man other comrades of Team X.T.R.E.M.E.

Made up of wounded servicemen and women, the team helped Love scale eight-foot high walls, speed along high-wires, crawl through mud and bound across the ground as they honoured their ongoing mission to raise awareness of the nation's wounded heroes.

Purposefully wearing a gasmask and visor to restrict his breathing by up to 30-percent - thereby making it more difficult to complete the event - Love who now weighs only 100-pounds after stepping on a landmine - struggled against huge odds to compete the event."

The article I read also mentioned that Cpl. Love has participated in skydiving and surfing in Hawaii and even wrestled a 400-pound alligator in Florida.  Goddam!! An alligator!  With three limbs missing, this guy wears a mask to restrict his breathing to make the event more difficult.  THAT my friends, is an example of actual hardcore, not someone slumped at a keyboard playing a computer game.

I know this post will get deleted, since it's not really game-related, but although I'm an Englishman my admiration for this American man knows no bounds.

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOMember Posts: 2,732 Uncommon

    Grats to him. I applaud him. That is awesome. But...

     

    One form of hardcore does not negate another. Every activity has a "hardcore mode".

     

     

    I'm not a hardcore goat farmer, but someday I hope to be.

     

     

    /tips the highhorse

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • prodigaL_sonprodigaL_son SCS, MIMember Posts: 21
    HARDCORE
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember Posts: 20,752 Epic
    Originally posted by Dibdabs
     
    I know this post will get deleted, since it's not really game-related, but although I'm an Englishman my admiration for this American man knows no bounds.

    hmmm, last I heard, we were allies, we sometimes go to the same parties, visit each other's countries, take photos, etc.

    At least that's how it works in the US office of the UK company I work in...

    As far as "hardcore'; did it occur to you that the word might be suitable in different ways to different situations?

    That within the parameters of one genre/discipline there can be gradations of casual to hardcore that can be easily recognized?

     

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYMember Posts: 2,572 Uncommon
    Ok.  Effective immediately?  Or can I get a few more uses first?

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 2,153 Uncommon

    hardcore


    By the way, did I already mention hardcore?

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  • ariestearieste toronto, ONMember Posts: 3,299 Uncommon
    So we drop it for video games, but it's still ok for porn, right?   I mean... there are lines that shouldn't be crossed.. and i don't mean battlelines across which someone may or may not be crawling with a rifle in their teeth as we speak...ehm.. not sure where i'm going with this, but it can't be good.  I'll stop now.

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYMember Posts: 2,572 Uncommon
    Originally posted by arieste
    So we drop it for video games, but it's still ok for porn, right?   I mean... there are lines that shouldn't be crossed.. and i don't mean battlelines across which someone may or may not be crawling with a rifle in their teeth as we speak...ehm.. not sure where i'm going with this, but it can't be good.  I'll stop now.

    I hope so!  Softcore just doesn't cut it.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • LienhartLienhart Markham, ONMember Posts: 640 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dibdabs
    ... to describe a goddam computer game.  It's derisory. It's JUVENILE. THIS is hardcore:- "Covered in mud, five hours after starting, triple amputee Corporal Todd Love charges to the finish line after competing over ten miles of rugged terrain across 75 obstacles in an event called The Beast. Having lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan in 2010, this weekend Love took to Leesburg, Virginia, in an extreme endurance test called The Spartan Race with his eight-man other comrades of Team X.T.R.E.M.E. Made up of wounded servicemen and women, the team helped Love scale eight-foot high walls, speed along high-wires, crawl through mud and bound across the ground as they honoured their ongoing mission to raise awareness of the nation's wounded heroes. Purposefully wearing a gasmask and visor to restrict his breathing by up to 30-percent - thereby making it more difficult to complete the event - Love who now weighs only 100-pounds after stepping on a landmine - struggled against huge odds to compete the event." The article I read also mentioned that Cpl. Love has participated in skydiving and surfing in Hawaii and even wrestled a 400-pound alligator in Florida.  Goddam!! An alligator!  With three limbs missing, this guy wears a mask to restrict his breathing to make the event more difficult.  THAT my friends, is an example of actual hardcore, not someone slumped at a keyboard playing a computer game. I know this post will get deleted, since it's not really game-related, but although I'm an Englishman my admiration for this American man knows no bounds.

    Completely agree, but most MMO players put the stereotype "nerd" to play to every damn letter. They will have no idea of what the "hardcore" you are mentioning means. Sitting infront of a computer, getting fat, eating cheetos is not hardcore but to some it will always be; especially when they die from obesity due to the fat their chest suffocating and crashing their ribcage.

    I live to go faster...or die trying.
  • heavy3p0heavy3p0 hesperia, CAMember Posts: 16
    You do realize you are sitting in front of a computer posting this on a forumn for mmmrpg nerds right? anyone who truly undertands the hardcore you are describing probably has better thing to with thier time than troll the internet.
  • TigerAeroTigerAero Fort Campbell, KYMember Posts: 127

    It reminds me how on curse.com they advertise mods that are "hardcore arena mods" that are mod packages/bundles that can almost guarantee you a 1800 rating because they tell you everything about your opponents and the like.

     

    Ever since then anyone who's claimed to be "hardcore" in WoW has gotten at least a chuckle out of me, remembering the curse addons lol. :)

  • Pumuckl71Pumuckl71 istanbulMember Posts: 121

    1520 posts  made you a hardcore member...look whos talkin...

    you seem to be quite hardcore here

  • TigerAeroTigerAero Fort Campbell, KYMember Posts: 127
    Originally posted by Pumuckl71
    1250 posts  made you a hardcore member...look whos talkin...zsk zsk

    Zug zug*

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYMember Posts: 2,572 Uncommon
    Originally posted by heavy3p0
    You do realize you are sitting in front of a computer posting this on a forumn for mmmrpg nerds right? anyone who truly undertands the hardcore you are describing probably has better thing to with thier time than troll the internet.

    Shhhhh!  You said the H word.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • FadedbombFadedbomb Aiken, SCMember Posts: 2,081

    I'll never stop saying Hardcore now, and only because YOU have a personal issue with it.

     

    That is all!

    The Theory of Conservative Conservation of Ignorant Stupidity:
    Having a different opinion must mean you're a troll.

  • SerignuadSerignuad Gorham, MEMember Posts: 96 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dibdabs
    ... to describe a goddam computer game.  It's derisory. It's JUVENILE. THIS is hardcore:- "Covered in mud, five hours after starting, triple amputee Corporal Todd Love charges to the finish line after competing over ten miles of rugged terrain across 75 obstacles in an event called The Beast. Having lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan in 2010, this weekend Love took to Leesburg, Virginia, in an extreme endurance test called The Spartan Race with his eight-man other comrades of Team X.T.R.E.M.E. Made up of wounded servicemen and women, the team helped Love scale eight-foot high walls, speed along high-wires, crawl through mud and bound across the ground as they honoured their ongoing mission to raise awareness of the nation's wounded heroes. Purposefully wearing a gasmask and visor to restrict his breathing by up to 30-percent - thereby making it more difficult to complete the event - Love who now weighs only 100-pounds after stepping on a landmine - struggled against huge odds to compete the event." The article I read also mentioned that Cpl. Love has participated in skydiving and surfing in Hawaii and even wrestled a 400-pound alligator in Florida.  Goddam!! An alligator!  With three limbs missing, this guy wears a mask to restrict his breathing to make the event more difficult.  THAT my friends, is an example of actual hardcore, not someone slumped at a keyboard playing a computer game. I know this post will get deleted, since it's not really game-related, but although I'm an Englishman my admiration for this American man knows no bounds.

     

    Stop saying "carebear"...

    ... to describe a goddamn computer game. It's derisory. It's JUVENILE. THIS is carebear:-

     

    "Covered in alpine flower petals, SIX hours after starting, Mr Pebbles (all limbs attached) skips light-heartedly towards the Everyone-Is-a-Winner Line to the accompaniment of the Sound of Music.

     

    "Having lost two of his front baby teeth and a quarter just last week, Little "Whistling" Peter Pebbles frolics in his front yard before crossing the street to watch the latest episode of Hoppy the Happy Frog with his best friend Sally Freckles (all llimbs attched)."

     

    "Purposefully wearing both a Tebow Loves You t-shirt along with a green Jet's cap -to restrict his team's chances of winning by up to 80% -and thereby freeing Mr Pebbles up to not watch football on Sundays, Mr Pebbles places his six week old kitten (see photo below) in the wicker basket of his Schwinn bicyle and bikes them over to the St. Mary of the Tender Heart Hospital to cheer up one Alivin Friendly (missing his tonsils)."

    Mr Adam Sockworthy's Kitten

     

     

    I know this post will never get deleted, 'cause I posted a picture of the cuutest widdle kitten evah (all limbs attached) (I think) !!!

    We need to start thinking of MMO's as we do music. There is not one MMO or one game that will be universally satisfactory to everyone's taste. MMO's don't come in one genre just as music doesn't come in one genre. Change and innovation is a good thing in the MMO industry just as it is in music, but every MMO doesn't need to push the envelope or be cutting edge to be "good" or fun. It just needs to be good. The same is true for music. Music evolves. MMO's evolve, but in doing so, it doesn't make obsolete or not enjoyable everything that's been done before. 
  • KopogeroKopogero Shevat, ONMember Posts: 1,685 Uncommon

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  • redman875redman875 illinois, ILMember Posts: 230

    Its a word with different meanings when applied to different scenarios.

     

    Hardcore doesnt mean the same thing when its applied to drug addicts, an amputee wearing a gasmask on an obstical course, or the difficulty level of a game.

    When a game is called hardcore, its in reference to other games. When a player considers himself hardcore its a measurement of his "devotion" to the game in both time and effort.  Only then possibly you could compare it to an amputee obsitcal course when using hardcore to describe devotion. Yes, sadly there are many people as devoted to mmorpgs as that guy completing the course...now if only that devotion was applied to something productive....

  • madazzmadazz A town, ONMember Posts: 1,792 Uncommon
    Couldn't this silly post be at least moved to the proper forum?
  • TrionicusTrionicus Palm Beach, FLMember Posts: 493 Uncommon
    How long will it take this guy to make Code S in SC2?
  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Champaign, ILMember Posts: 1,640 Uncommon

    This is what I'd look like if I was a cat:

     

  • ChiramChiram Milwaukee, WIMember Posts: 642 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dibdabs
    ... to describe a goddam computer game.  It's derisory. It's JUVENILE. THIS is hardcore:- "Covered in mud, five hours after starting, triple amputee Corporal Todd Love charges to the finish line after competing over ten miles of rugged terrain across 75 obstacles in an event called The Beast. Having lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan in 2010, this weekend Love took to Leesburg, Virginia, in an extreme endurance test called The Spartan Race with his eight-man other comrades of Team X.T.R.E.M.E. Made up of wounded servicemen and women, the team helped Love scale eight-foot high walls, speed along high-wires, crawl through mud and bound across the ground as they honoured their ongoing mission to raise awareness of the nation's wounded heroes. Purposefully wearing a gasmask and visor to restrict his breathing by up to 30-percent - thereby making it more difficult to complete the event - Love who now weighs only 100-pounds after stepping on a landmine - struggled against huge odds to compete the event." The article I read also mentioned that Cpl. Love has participated in skydiving and surfing in Hawaii and even wrestled a 400-pound alligator in Florida.  Goddam!! An alligator!  With three limbs missing, this guy wears a mask to restrict his breathing to make the event more difficult.  THAT my friends, is an example of actual hardcore, not someone slumped at a keyboard playing a computer game. I know this post will get deleted, since it's not really game-related, but although I'm an Englishman my admiration for this American man knows no bounds.

    The real question is, what's his gearscore?. All joking aside lol, I would say, THIS is hardcore!. But as another poster said there are different levels of extreme/hardcore for each hobby/activity in life.

     

    For example, I know this woman who has two kids, works a full time manager position and puts in 60 hours a week. She leads TWO raid guilds in TWO different MMOs and has a top geared character in each. THAT is hardcore.

    However, most of these wow kiddie tools who call themselves hardcore are the ones who sit at home with no life, no employment, no obligations other than sitting on the computer 24/7 calling themselves hardcore as their mother shoves pizza pockets down their throats.

    I'd choose the family man who busts his ass for what he has over some unemployed dweeb as more hardcore :).

  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterMember Posts: 2,042 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dibdabs
    ... to describe a goddam computer game.  It's derisory. It's JUVENILE. THIS is hardcore:- "Covered in mud, five hours after starting, triple amputee Corporal Todd Love charges to the finish line after competing over ten miles of rugged terrain across 75 obstacles in an event called The Beast. Having lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan in 2010, this weekend Love took to Leesburg, Virginia, in an extreme endurance test called The Spartan Race with his eight-man other comrades of Team X.T.R.E.M.E. Made up of wounded servicemen and women, the team helped Love scale eight-foot high walls, speed along high-wires, crawl through mud and bound across the ground as they honoured their ongoing mission to raise awareness of the nation's wounded heroes. Purposefully wearing a gasmask and visor to restrict his breathing by up to 30-percent - thereby making it more difficult to complete the event - Love who now weighs only 100-pounds after stepping on a landmine - struggled against huge odds to compete the event." The article I read also mentioned that Cpl. Love has participated in skydiving and surfing in Hawaii and even wrestled a 400-pound alligator in Florida.  Goddam!! An alligator!  With three limbs missing, this guy wears a mask to restrict his breathing to make the event more difficult.  THAT my friends, is an example of actual hardcore, not someone slumped at a keyboard playing a computer game. I know this post will get deleted, since it's not really game-related, but although I'm an Englishman my admiration for this American man knows no bounds.

    He was being carried all the way. Hows that hardcore?

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  • Method01Method01 VejleMember Posts: 128 Uncommon
    Hardcore..
  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingMember Posts: 1,720 Uncommon
    Hardcore? Thats a building material used for foundations isnt it?

    Cluck Cluck, Gibber Gibber, My Old Mans A Mushroom

  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonMember Posts: 1,633 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Pumuckl71
    1520 posts  made you a hardcore member...look whos talkin... you seem to be quite hardcore here

     

    OH! the irony is so so so sweet. image

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