By Tireyo 5 Comments
First of all I just want to say that I'm glad I'm back, because I've missed this place dearly. I don't really know why I've ever left, because my experience here has always been more rewarding than not. In my opinion, Giant Bomb still has the best community of gamers on the entire internet. Nothing can compare to how genuine the users can be with their opinions of games among many other opinions on other different subjects can be. I believe that's what makes Giant Bomb great. All we can do is to try and make it even better than it is now, and it takes us as a community to help make it happen.
Now on to the juicy stuff! For some of the time that I've been inactive here, I've been part of Nintendo's Miiverse. Being part of Nintendo's Miiverse wasn't a rewarding experience as I hoped it to be. Probably to most, this wouldn't really be too much of a shock; however, I didn't know any better, and I was foolish. I learned my lesson though, and I'm moving on.
First of all, I cannot begin to tell ya'll how incredibly shallow Miiverse can be. All you do is "yeah" if you like something, then move on without even having to comment. It's like Facebook, but worse! My guess is that one feels like they are getting some kind of rewarding attention by making posts they pointlessly work too hard on just to get a "yeah". I've been guilty of working too hard on a few posts, but I actually had fun while doing my sticktoons. I feel like my cause though overtime to do such things were pointless, so I don't do the sticktoon posts anymore. I happen to have some pictures of my favorite sticktoons that I've done for ya'll's enjoyment, so I hope you all will enjoy them too!
I've seen some crazy shit, but the shit I've seen there is among the craziest. Since off-topic seems to be my thing, I was posting more stuff to the YouTube Community naturally. I cannot begin to tell ya'll how many posts I've seen about Miiverse dating, stop Miiverse dating, I'm bored, the Smash Community is taking over the YouTube community, the moderators are robots and they'll false report you just to prove it, chat-room, I'm depressed because my girlfriend/boyfriend left me, I'm sad because so and so won't talk to me, pointless role playing, Spongebob, anime posts (though some anime posts are actually alright), and Pewdiepie! The nonsense just doesn't stop there, and I've only touched the tip of the iceberg with the kind of stupidity that happens there on Miiverse! I've been guilty for some nonsense, but nothing compared to what these kids do! I'm so totally done with the nonsense now.
I've also never seen a service so heavily moderated in my entire life, because they are so much for the protection of kids. I'm guilty of posting a few things that were a bit questionable that eventually led me to be temporarily banned for 2 weeks, but I made a post saying that 9-11 means something different to me other than just the terrorist tragedy, as it was also the day when my grandfather committed suicide in front of my grandmother before I was born. I got a notification that it was harmful/inappropriate content, and I don't understand why that was harmful or inappropriate. I guess I won't ever get that, as kids experience and hear dramatic shit almost everyday of their lives! Also, Nintendo's so called 2 minute rule is stupid. They will not let you post anything on others posts until that 2 minutes is up, unless if it's on your own post. Who's bright idea was it for them to make a rule like that? It's pointless. It used to be 3 minutes, and I made a joke that Nintendo plans to turn us all into one of those 3 minute hard-boiled eggs and feed us to the birds. The comment never got removed by the admins. =-P Bastards.
Out of all this craziness, there was only a few particular things that I found rewarding on Miiverse. I was able to communicate and see if other gamers wanted to play Mario Kart 8, I could share my Pushmo World creations there where they would more appropriately be liked and appreciated than here as this place wasn't really ever too much for Nintendo gamers unless it's old school, and I made three really good internet friends in the process; One I've actually voice chatted with on MK8 and has my e-mail (Suck dick Nintendo, I've shared my e-mail with someone who is over 18)!; And another one who I've been a Miiverse BF to... and I know that she lives in my childhood town 2 hours away! XD Nothing more will come of that though it's cool to know. Miiverse was partially worth it for them.
Anyways, ever since I've avoided the nonsense and became more game oriented than off-topic oriented, I've had a more enjoyable experience. I think that kids are so bored nowadays that they'd do anything just to have a friend or get attention, which is why they come to Miiverse. I came to Miiverse because I was bored and thought is was rewarding to do some crazy things in the process. Overtime, I realized that much what I did on Miiverse was meaningless. I'm far too old for meaninglessness shit that happens on Miiverse and perhaps too old to even be on there! Here on Giant Bomb, I have made a few ridiculous threads I admit, but some were not as meaningless as it may seem. Much of them threads helped me get through a difficult time in my life as it helped keep my mind occupied. Keeping that note in mind, I can finally admit, though I didn't admit it then as I felt ashamed and made the excuse that it was cowardous to so (and it truthfully is), that Giant Bomb has saved me from suicide from depression. Ya'll told me what I needed to hear. I'll never forget what Giant Bomb has done for me.
Well, I made this blog long enough. I hope you all will have a great week, and until next time!