Is nobody going to point out the stark irony here?
You realize that being an elitist idiot about something that doesn't afford you elitism accomplishes nothing, right? You realize that you're playing a game where you seek out/respect/idolize people for arena achievements when... most of the people who play this game don't even know what they are? That makes you someone who cares about something most people don't care about in a facet of your life that, when shared by other people, makes them what you call a nerd?
I know from my own experiences selling Gladiator that 9 times out of 10 the people who whisper you ask you something like, "what is Gladiator?" or, "do you just run me through the arenas until I get it?"
"do I have to be level 85?"
This game is like, 7 years old or something. How much longer are you going to keep up your elitist nonsense? Season 13 and done? Season 25? Most of the people, here having the meaning of 95% of everyone who plays World of Warcraft, doesn't know what the fuck Gladiator is. Doesn't know what comps are good this season. Just like at your average class forums on AJ - people who have been the thing you want more than anything else in this game 2, 3, 4 times don't even know what is going on in the game they're supposed to be good at.
This game isn't hard. It isn't competitive. It isn't balanced. It isn't developed. You're a joke for thinking that somehow your PvP standing means anything other than you care much, much more than most people. Calling someone who has probably made more money, has more of a following and has produced more results than anyone else in this game a nerd? Nice comeback, bro. Swifty is easily more famous than any top arena player. Which reminds me, where are all the dynasty players at now? Name one top, sponsored, MLG quality player that has been around since S1?
Nobody. Every year a new arena hero is born so you mutants can wallow around in his alleged greatness while everyone majorly ignores the fact that this is a dead game, if you could ever say the arena was alive. Look at every blog anyone attempts to make about this game, when was the last time any of them were popular?
You have created a community that is supposed to be based on performance and merit but instead only values a bad attitude, excuses and mediocrity. How many players do you meet that can lose a 3v3 match and simply say, "those guys are better players than us." Not very many, because the prowess you hold in such high esteem really isn't that exclusive if people actually know what it is and try to get it.
And yeah, Swifty is a 2200 player. At least he's a human being, you know.. something that doing something easy(like getting Gladiator) doesn't excuse you from being because getting Gladiator isn't an accomplishment.
Do yourselves a favor and try to be a person who plays with their friends and has a good time before you try to be a person that other miscreants think is good at an easy video game.
Edited by threatslol, 23 July 2011 - 12:56 PM.