- Apr 4, 2020
Certainly, there are large numbers of people who won't notice, but that's not to say nobody will.EternallyBored said:That's not to say that normal people in a group shouldn't try to control the crazies in it, certainly striving for an impossible goal is still much better than giving up, but it is folly to think that denouncing the crazies in your group is suddenly going to make the outsiders turn around and say, "yaknow? maybe these gamers are stand up folks afterall." The outside is too busy laughing at youtube videos of gamers having epic meltdowns and bitching over stupid things.
For that matter, condemning the problem is necessary if you are going to get it under control.
That's a false dichotomy there. They can always speak out against the people causing the problem. There's a massive difference between saying "I'm not like that" and "Hey you, don't be like that".Vegosiux said:A condemnation of any group of people, especially a sub-group of your own group, implies "We are not like them. They are the problem, not us." The two concepts are kind of inseparable. Simply by vocally distancing yourself from a problematic group you're non-verbally relaying "I am not like that, just so you know."
So what's a gamer to do? Play their games and be chewed out for "not caring enough"? Or get vocal and come across as a separate breed of pretentious no-good airhead?