Bullying in Online Games?
Bullying-the act of using superior strength to intimidate someone.
Have you ever encountered of those obnoxious players who were picking up on those newbie players to hinder them on developing their character? I didn’t notice it that much, until one time when I had to go back to the newbie map and complete a quest that I forgot. I had to stop for a while to the NPC in front of the newbie gate to take the quest. One player caught my attention, it was so obvious that he was a newbie, his character wore a low-level gear and he’s using a not so good sword. He kept on walking back and forth, I thought at first it was just a lag on the system, so I ignored it. But then he posted something pleading me not to kill him, so I realize it wasn’t due to slow internet connection. That actually gave me a laugh, what is this newbie talking about, he’s not even a worthy opponent, why would I kill him? I replied with an okay to show my approval. I took my quest and leave the newbie gate.
Upon completing the quest, it is but normal to return to the NPC who gave you the quest to receive your rewards. There I saw another player standing in front of the gate; I asked him if he also forgot to take the quest. Since not a lot of players know about the quest, he said no and he was just there to let time passed by (weird). Then there’s the newbie player again who won’t come out of the gate. I asked him why does he refuse to come out and develop his character, he said he would love to but that player on the gate was slaying every person who comes out. Out of my anger I went out and invite the player to a duel match, but he refused, I asked him again and again and still he refused. I don’t know what happened but the players left the newbie gate allowing the newbies to come out of the gate.
Rude…it is plain rude to pick on other players who doesn’t stand a chance on winning against you. I mean they are there to experience the fun and exciting part of the game, but you are hindering them. You are but a maggot inside the game, a termite that keeps on destroying the idea of the game. Duel option is created for something to be used; you don’t just go berserk on the newbie map, slaying every player you see to prove your supremacy. Why don’t you move to the higher level maps of the game? A lot of them would welcome your insatiable hunger on fighting.
Studies show that these online bullies are those who experience bullying on their real life; they don’t know how to fight back and stand up against bullies so they try to take out their anger on the virtual world and pick on other players/users since no one would know about their true identity, which is weird. Why continue the act of bullying inside the virtual world when they want bullying to stop in real life? Ask yourself if you are guilty of these things, you as a victim of bullying know that it is not something to be taken lightly; it gets down to the core of your humanity and eats you. It took away all the exciting part of life and gives you fear. That is what you are doing to those online players/users; you are taking out the excitement and giving them the idea that online gaming or social networking site is not fun.
We at beerandjoysticks.com condemn all form of bullying, whether it is inside the game or in real life. STOP BULLYING!!!
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