Posted: September 13, 2014
If you were to cut yourself with a serrated dull knife while trying to cut lemons in a vat of hydrocloric acid, then bandaged yourself with a rusty bandsaw blade embalmed in salt and broken glass, you'd probably have more fun than dealing with the community of Combat Arms.
Today, I booted up the game after a break. 544 days to be exact. It only took me two matches to realize why I stopped playing this festering heap of crow ♥♥♥♥. It honesltly would've only taken one match, but I really missed the "Fireteam" mode in "Cabin Fever" (a very obvious rip-off of Nacht der Untoten). To make things clear, I stopped really playing in about 2011, I did re-install it for the same reason I stated, and uninstalled it shortly after for the situation I'm about to describe. I have played around 300-400 hours on my main account back in 2009-2010 and witnessed the rise of the pay-to-win era as well as the army of hackers. I remember when specialists were released and I remember thinking to myself "this is not going to be good if they charge NX for these characters" -which they did. But all that ethos aside, here's what happened in the second match I played today.
I ♥♥♥♥ YOU NOT this is what happened:
>Join Elimination match on map "Big Iron" or something like that -some train station-
>Player named "GAM_GURL10V3" (or something like that)
>Guy in in-game chat asks "Hey GAM, are you a gamer girl?"
>GAM replies "yeah"
>guy says "you wanna be together?"
>GAM replies "as Friends, sure"
>guy says "why not gf?"
>I enter the conversation with a comment along the lines of "Bro, are you trying to hook up on a free online fps?"
>whole lobby chimes in with comments like "Wow" and "LOL" and "Thirsty thirsty"
>Guy is offended replying with "you guys are ♥♥♥♥♥"
>GAM says "I'm not really a girl"
>Whole lobby is laughing their asses off now
>No one is playing because we're all in chat laughing
>Guy claims "YOUR ALL REPORTED" (just like that)
>vote kick on him
>hacker replaces him
>commences to headshotting all of us with a knife from enemy spawn
>Enemy team pushes into our spawn
>Enemy team wins and praises hacker for his "skill"
This is all from one round and it pretty much sums up the entire game. Only think I left out would be the advertisements for free hacks/chams and the overwhelming amount of spanish in global chat.