I’m not talking about the few grumpy ones who are dissatisfied with everything (you know who you are). I’m talking about the silent majority who are like “I play this a little, I play that a little”. Here’s a post about getting a mount in GW2 or a screenshot from EQ2 or hey, they made this cool LOTRO server, let’s play that.
These people seem to have fun with games but neither one of them seem to care about any one game. They don’t want to achieve anything anywhere, if half of the games would shut down, they would shrug, write a few posts about how sad this is and move on to the other half.
I’m no exception. I do my dailies in World of Warships to have coal for the next season, I plan to rank out fast that season, and … well nothing. I no longer expect to make a difference, because nobody cares to follow what I find. If I’d figure out a groundbreaking way to have 70% winrate in ranked, some people would might say “good job”, while meaning “whatever floats your Shimakaze” and keep doing what they’re doing. Remember my exchange with the Warships redditors who can’t care for anything but memes and funny videos!
I remember my days of raiding in blue. Or taking Wintergrasp, then Tol Barad from the Alliance. Or fighting Goons for highsec POCOs. Or fight them in Deklein. People cared. I cared.
Something fundamentally changed and not for the better. Please don’t say we got older. We obviously did and maybe it’s time for us to move on. But where are the youngsters hungry for adventure and to prove themselves? All I see is those “streamers” who are practically clowns, providing fart jokes, in-game hilarity (instead of good play) or – in case of some female versions – tits.
Do you know anyone being enthusiastic about anything game-related?