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What do you think would have happened if you said "I slay dragons"?Kyleran said:Recent true story, last year during an agile team formation exercise I had to share one fun fact about myself along with two lies and the group had to guess which was true.Sovrath said:oh that's so not true.Shana77 said:To be honest, gaming today has become so mainstream that the days of having to be ashamed for it are over. It's not just the tech nerd in the corner that games, everyone does it nowadays, you friends, your boss, your pizza delivery man, your accountant, etc.
It's no longer for the kids, there are nowadays more gamers older then 36 then younger gamers, women make up nearly half the gaming population and even though some types of games still have more woman playing them this is chancing fast for the newer generations.
In other words, if you are still ashamed of gaming today then you need to wake up and realize that its 2018. When you wear your gaming enjoyement with pride, you'll quickly find out that no one will really think of you less because of it.
Yes there are more "regular people" playing "phone games" or web browser "whatever" games, but I can assure you, though one should never be ashamed of things that give them joy, being in a room with professionals or academics and going on about video games will get you stony silence at best and some laughter and scowls at worst.
I've said this before but If I had the time I wonder how interesting it would be to go out into the city, camera and mic in hand and just ask people on the street. What would those responses actually be.
I briefly thought of adding Online role playing gamer but instead went with "scholar of the Bible," which of course, few guessed right on that one.
Most thought I was a sports fan, which shows my "cover " is working perfectly, I only keep up to date enough on sports to keep a banter going with my peers, I actually hate all sports, well at least watching them anyways.
If they only knew my "true nature," in my off hours "I slay dragons!'
Best post all day.Dauzqul said:It all boils down to employment.
Gaming is not embarrassing. However, if you're unemployed, gaming is extremely embarrassing.
Once again, they aren't forcing pvp on those who don't want it. They created a pvp game for those people who want a pvp game.Theocritus said:Once again why force PVP on those who dont want it? So many of us just want a great PVE game and we get PVP after PVP.
I don't think it's a dumb idea at all.Ridrith said:
Coming out of the gate with one extraordinarily dumb ass idea doesn't bode well for the game. This doesn't look good going into the future.