Hey all I’m back with a topic that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but haven’t really covered directly yet, for this week’s Video Game Tuesday! It’s all about Toxicity in Gaming!
What do I mean Toxic?: I mean players who revel in making other player’s lives miserable, some people call them Trolls, I call them jerks.
It’s the Internet what was I expecting?: I get that the internet is the cesspit of human interaction, you only need to look at places like 8chan or the like and see that there is a very vocal minority of assholes out there who enjoy making other’s lives miserable. These are the kind of people who claim to be protesting for better Ethics in Journalism or the like. They are all the kinds of people I would love to do nothing more than slug and give them a good lesson. But I’m above that, and so I just tend to ignore them. These people are the kinds of people who believe in Chemtrails and other stupid things. People like a certain Real Estate magnate who is an asshole, but people like watching his show anyway. I’m not going to lower myself trying to explain things to an idiot, ignorance can be cured, stupidity cannot.
What can be done?: Not much unfortunately at the moment, most people who harass others online get away because Law Enforcement doesn’t get how devastating it can be to have assholes do stuff to you online. The best you can do is to ignore them, mute them, and then report them to the game developers. They will ban their ass and your game will be one less asshole in the future.
That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday!