Monday, October 17, 2011

the difference is...

i'm a competitive gamer, not a gamer.
i say this, because there are huge distinctions between a normal gamer, and a competitive gamer.

the main distinction is that a competitive gamer spends inordinate amounts of time on one game.
its not possible to be better through natural skill alone, which is why competitive gamers need to spend a lot of time trying to make the difference in skill between themselves and their competitors greater.

honestly, if i were a guy, i'd probably have given up competitive gaming a while back, because i'm nowhere compared to the top gamers, and i know my place, capabilities and schedule. but luckily for me, i'm female, and there's more of a fighting chance for me within my gender group.

gamers on the other hand, don't have to stop trying to level up, or kill that next boss, or better their lap timing, simply because they're mostly doing it for personal satisfaction and bragging rights. there's never a REASON for them to quit, or retire, because its just something they enjoy!

the focus and motivations, whilst there in great quantities, are pretty different.

anyhow, take a look at this article about why gamers make good body builders.
its makes some kind of sense, strangely!


Anonymous said...

Older woman Tammy Tang.

She has lived and experienced more.

As such, she could be imagined to be wise.

It is possible to acknowledge someone is above your level and be humbled by it, instead of making excuses for not being at that same level.

How should the person with the level above the other one behave though?

Anonymous said...

Not so straightforward moron.

Anonymous said...

I should have phrased that better.

4th paragraph is not leading into the 5th. While the person at the level below could possibly take that choice of action, what should the person with the level above be doing?

It is not so straightforward.

Tammy. said...

i apologise for the moron in me who understand what you're driving at. and i can't tell if its the same person posting or 3 different people cos everyone is tagged as anonymous.