By HatKing 43 Comments
EPISODE I: People Are Great!
My HistoryCan I just say people are great? I am not much for online gaming, not anymore. I used to play online a lot, I started back with the release of that god awful PS2 Network Adaptor that screwed on to the back of my fat PS2. I have played many games online though I started there with Tribes Aerial Assault then moved to PC with Aliens Vs Predator 2 and then over to the Xbox which is where I really got into it. I played Halo, Mech Assault, Burnout 3, Star Wars Battlefront 2, TimeSplitters Future Perfect and I'm sure many others. After that I moved on to the 360, I started out strong, I made it to the top of the leaderboards in Saints Row and I spent plenty of time on Gears of War and Halo 3 but it wore thin. I'm not sure what happened, I think a lot of people like to say online gamers are jerks, that might have had something to do with it. I'm paying for the service to play online though, I hate to have a significant portion of it be rendered useless to me because of them.
The ExperimentI've decided I'm not going to let these jerks ruin my good time, not any longer. I'm going to go and play, try to, online at least once a week and come back here and report any outstanding interactions I have with the community. I'm not going to be biased, if I run into somebody who is great and helps me out with a new game then I'll be sure to post that. However if I run into a prick I'll be posting that as well. Oh and you forfeit your privacy when you're a prick so I'll be posting gamertags and profile information as well anything else I manage to gather during my time with them. I hope you all enjoy this little process as much I will.
Result I: Saturday, December 29th 2009 between 11:00pm and 12:00amThis was before I realized I was going to do this little experiment here, but this is sort of my inspiration. I was playing some friendly games of Rainbow Six Vegas 2 with a good friend of mine online, one of the few games I do continue to play online from time to time. We managed to find a game of two on two, we were in party chat so we didn't hear what they were saying, but that was irrelevant during the match anyway. We played a full game, won and then started a second game, a rematch. It was very even the entire time, the first game we won by only one kill. The second game was probably about 75% complete when I was booted from the game, then my friend was booted.
A few seconds later my friend told me he recieved a message from xTTxSRTLOV3Rx(no I'm not making that up). He described the message to me, the man called us idiots and cheaters. I don't usually take much from stuff like this typically ignore it and start playing offline, but not tonight. I thought to myself, "what is the one thing most jerks have in common?" It didn't take long, "homophobia!" The following is an exchange between myself, HatKing and the offender xTTxSRTLOV3Rx.
(I responded only in text, while he responded in voice messages)
U R TOO CUTE
Hey guess what? Why don't you go camp and then suck my fuckstick, you little camping fucking bitch. That is all you and your little gay shotgun whore niger lover did. So suck my fucking hairy sack and then go camp on someone else's house, bitch.
U CAN'T DENY OUR LOVE
Man, are you lucky I don't feel like driving from Iowa to Illinois to kill your stupid ass, or else I would. You stupid fucking faggot, stop sending me messages because I'm not going to sit here and read your faggy, queer ass, bitch, homo messages, you fucking homo.
U R SO DARK AND I LOVE IT
He hasn't responded yet, but I'm assuming in the morning I'll have some more racist, homophobic messages waiting in my inbox. Thank you for reading and if anybody has some tips or recommendations at all please let me know. As of right now I'm thinking Borderlands will be the next game I'm going to play online, I actually want to play that one online and I think it has potential for some positive results.
Anybody that'd like a way to contact this lovely individual this would be his profile.
Those without the Xbox Live account to view his profile can take a look at this: