rjmacready Sep 10, 2012 @ 9:43am
IS IT WRONG TO HATE TROLLS?
Okay, here's the deal. I generally consider myself to be a pacifist. ♥♥♥♥, I'm 38 years old, and I haven't be in "a fight" since I was in high school, and even that was pretty tame stuff really. I'm really not a violent guy, AT ALL. But...I've been having some very nasty thoughts of late about these people who call themselves "trolls"...

They travel in packs, I often find. Especially late at night. And their sole purpose? To destroy other people's games. They're usually very good players mind you, and can somehow play the game and type constant insults and change their names fifty times a second so you can't kick them if they're on your team. Now, I'm fine with a bit of playful competitive cajoling, rubbing it in just a tiny bit if you pull off a good jockey or whatever. But I don't aim to genuinely upset people, and I don't aim to bring the whole game to a screeching halt. For these people, the game does not come first. They're mainly there to BULLY. And like the most cowardly bullies you can possibly imagine, they don't even have the "guts" to hit the street and bully people in PERSON. They do it anonomously, over internet connections. Such brave, brave souls. And such mean-spirited ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s with, as best as I can deduce, absolutely NO redeeming features (other than the fact that they're good at Left 4 Dead 2, but really...SHOULDN'T they be, if they have 2 or 3000 hours up? So what's to gloat about, really??)

But here's the real problem. I've started to hate these people so much, I'll actually stay in game to call them out and "troll" them back. And I'm starting to have nasty, nasty thoughts about them. Like wishing them physical harm. Maybe hoping, given the evidence of the personalities already presented us, they might be just the types who'll get drunk and wrap their car around a telephone pole. Now, I sincerely hope they don't taking any innocent people WITH them, but...would it really be so bad if people THIS worthless wrote themselves off? Wouldn't the world be a better place without them?? And I apologise if, for some bizarre reason, these people are actually reasonably "nice" in their day-to-day life, help little old ladies across the street or whatever, and only indulge their nastiest side while in ultra-violent zombie-shooting games, but...I'm kinda figuring the vast majority of them are utterly irredeemable ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s in all aspects of their existances.

One way or another...should I despise these ♥♥♥♥ers as rabidly as I do? Or should I just take their advice when they tell me "Chill dude, it's just a game", and allow them to continue their volley of unneeded abuse unchallenged?? If you asked me six months ago, I would quite sincerely have said that I didn't truly "hate" anyone, but now...Lord help me, I think I have a problem...
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Princess Clit Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:25am 
Whatever you do: DONT FEED THE TROLLS. Always keep that in mind. And that Jesus loves you.
rjmacready Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:37am 
Haha, true. Unfortunately...I DO feed them, and I know I do. I just can't suffer fools lightly, so yeah, I take their bait and give them what they want. What they don't expect next though is that I'll badger them back as relentlessly as they badger me...sometimes to the point where they actually seem to leave the game or avoid me in future lobbies! It makes me almost as petty as them and I know it, but...it can take sooooo long sometimes just to get a versus game going, once I've invested twenty minutes of pointless ♥♥♥♥ing "wait in game" time into actually GETTING a game and blah blah blah...by then I don't feel like just giving them what they want and leaving the game with my tail between my legs. I know I could try my best to ignore them and they might back down or whatever, but the second I decide someone's trying to wind me up...it's ON. Maybe it's all the crappy customer service jobs I've had where I CAN'T just tell the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s to go ♥♥♥♥ themselves...here, in the virtual world, I can say what I feel. And the biggest risk isn't losing a job and income that I kinda need, but simply being kicked from a game which, frankly, I no longer need! ♥♥♥♥ers :D
( ͡° ͜ ʖ ͡ ° )‎ Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:50am 
I'm also sad to see the "trolls" these days. It's just sad to see ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s coming into a game and ruining it. I only have 5 hours up of play time, but I've been playing this game since 2010 on xbox, so playtime has nothing, and never will have anything, to do with ability. You can easily just let your game sit there while minimized and get hours built up. It's about practice man. Not time. But anyways, I've had to explain to "trolls" what a real troll was before. And they didn't take it too well :D They just left. Criticizing one for them being a hoax is just about the best reaction I've seen from them. And leaves everyone satisfied after being annoyed as hell.
[DEFR] ManiacOnPepsi Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:56am 
There is 2 types of troll there is the type that comes in the game. one will enter the game with the intention to make everyone laugh with good humored witty banta (non abusive or insulting) and then unfortunly there is the verbaly abusive, viral, discusting, nasty, raciest, genral hater trolls which deserve to be band.
Car$id Sep 10, 2012 @ 11:01am 
Originally posted by HodenFromLoden:
Whatever you do: DONT FEED THE TROLLS. Always keep that in mind. And that Jesus loves you.
+1 ecxept Jesus has been dead for a few thousand years so watch what zombie you're shooting :)
jackd4n13ls Sep 10, 2012 @ 11:13am 
You haven't been in a fight since high school? Not a violent guy? DAYUM! There's something seriously wrong with you, man!
rjmacready Sep 10, 2012 @ 11:36am 
Originally posted by Spectre³:
I'm also sad to see the "trolls" these days. It's just sad to see ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s coming into a game and ruining it. I only have 5 hours up of play time, but I've been playing this game since 2010 on xbox, so playtime has nothing, and never will have anything, to do with ability. You can easily just let your game sit there while minimized and get hours built up. It's about practice man. Not time. But anyways, I've had to explain to "trolls" what a real troll was before. And they didn't take it too well :D They just left. Criticizing one for them being a hoax is just about the best reaction I've seen from them. And leaves everyone satisfied after being annoyed as hell.

Good to see I'm not the only one who gets "satisfaction" out of trolling trolls, and driving them out of games :)
rjmacready Sep 10, 2012 @ 11:39am 
Originally posted by DEFR ManiacOnPepsi:
There is 2 types of troll there is the type that comes in the game. one will enter the game with the intention to make everyone laugh with good humored witty banta (non abusive or insulting) and then unfortunly there is the verbaly abusive, viral, discusting, nasty, raciest, genral hater trolls which deserve to be band.

Fair point, but obviously I'm only referring to the latter category if we're going to destinguish. I would say the first category isn't so much a "troll" as a wannabe comedian, and I'm guilty of that kinda ♥♥♥♥ myself :) The "haters", on the other hand...they take something which can be fairly good-natured and "fun" and turn it into anything but. I've certainly blocked a few in my time, but unfortunately banning them from the game altogether seems a little harder...
rjmacready Sep 10, 2012 @ 11:41am 
Originally posted by JackD4n13ls:
You haven't been in a fight since high school? Not a violent guy? DAYUM! There's something seriously wrong with you, man!

Haha, yeah I guess I must just take out all that angry, testosterone-fuelled energy on violent video games. Which probably is the main point I'm trying to make...video games should be cathartic, not genuinely ♥♥♥♥ing anger-inducing! :D
A Slice of Ham? Sep 10, 2012 @ 2:06pm 
Are they on versus mostly? then try Campaign,or get 3 friends to play w/ you.
Haiti's Space Agency Sep 10, 2012 @ 4:03pm 
tl;dr
YT5screams5 Sep 10, 2012 @ 4:25pm 
Those arn't trolls... those are just Internet tough guys. Learn the difference :/ I hate when real trolls/griefers are mistaked for bullys.
Bogan Sep 10, 2012 @ 8:43pm 
No
Koreansk-Dansk Ryger (-。-)y-゜゜ Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:54pm 
I have never seen a troll since 2008 in this game, i have seen newcomers, but of course give em' a chance and help em out.
( ͡° ͜ ʖ ͡ ° )‎ Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:59pm 
Originally posted by YT5screams5:
Those arn't trolls... those are just Internet tough guys. Learn the difference :/ I hate when real trolls/griefers are mistaked for bullys.

Exactly. At least someone else knows the difference ._. High Five, man.
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