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    Posted: 09-26-2008 at 4:07pm
....of a f**ked up culture?  I think I might be done with this game.  The constant verbal abuse.  The criticism without teaching or advise.  The win at all cost behavior among opponents.  The exploitation of early committing of CPU goalies.  The exploitation of getting stuck on the post of human goalies   The grotesque lack of team play in what is arguably the consumate team sport.  The pursuit of goals and assists at the expense of teamwork, camaraderie, and winning.  The carelessness, rudeness and lack of courtesy with which people treat each other.

My honest opinion is there is nothing redeeming or uplifting about playing this game online and it saddens me because this is what I always wanted in a sports game....to be able to take a persona online and compete with/against other people and their personas.

These comments have nothing to do with playing with Web or Brent.  This game represents everything I vehemently hate about the human race.  I don't think I can play it anymore and stay emotionally healthy.
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I think any online game playing with the GenPop will get this kind of play.  Personally I can't stand it.  I played Duke Nukem yesterday and got stuck in a room where the "N" word was flying out of everyone's mouths constantly.  Then I entered another room and someone yelled "get the F out of my room" - since it was a ranked match, it wasn't his room.  Finally, I played one match where the lag was so crappy that I had to back out - this morning I noticed I got negative feedback for leaving early.

How does the online communication count with teamplay.  In other words, if there were three of us on a team, can we play with the other three being AI or does it force you to add more humans?  Do you only hear your own team talking or do you hear the opponents as well?
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You can play with any mixture of humans and AI with a minimum of 2 humans.  Before and after the game you can hear the other team.  During play it is only your team.  In case I was not clear in my post all of the verbal abuse and criticism I complained about is coming from team mates in random ranked OTP BAP games.  The exploitations are primarily in EASHL club games.

What is GenPop...haven't heard of that.
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Oh, sorry.  GenPop is my anachronism for General Population.  It seems more benign than the label I want to use ..... a-holes.
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I'm of the belief that most people are assholes and the asshole ratio increases when you include online gaming and the internet. The sad fact is that most of your online gaming with randoms will usually turn out to be a negative experience.


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Originally posted by JasonSGN

I'm of the belief that most people are assholes and the asshole ratio increases when you include online gaming and the internet. The sad fact is that most of your online gaming with randoms will usually turn out to be a negative experience.




Agreed, and which is why I stick to playing with friends from adult groups.  Unfortunately, I often tend to be an achievement whore, and Duke Nukem has three achievements easily attained by playing ranked matches (right Fazeo?).  Plus, when I played DN on the PC, it was my very first online experience and I never had a problem ..... people were still respectful back then (and couldn't talk to each other!).
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The problem now is that you have all these internet tough guys and wannabe gangstas. My blood pressure would go through the roof if I played with these assholes online and I'd spend more time than I'd admit trying to track them down to kick the sh*t out of them. The only reason I come off as a nice guy is because I'm treated with nothing but respect from everyone here - I give what I get.

I'm the type of person that goes out of my way to hold a door open for someone in a public location, but have no problem telling them to f**k themselves if they don't acknowledge my gesture.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-26-2008 at 7:24pm
Originally posted by JasonSGN

The problem now is that you have all these internet tough guys and wannabe gangstas. My blood pressure would go through the roof if I played with these assholes online and I'd spend more time than I'd admit trying to track them down to kick the sh*t out of them. The only reason I come off as a nice guy is because I'm treated with nothing but respect from everyone here - I give what I get.

I'm the type of person that goes out of my way to hold a door open for someone in a public location, but have no problem telling them to f**k themselves if they don't acknowledge my gesture.


After saying all that, I really want to go online and kick the sh*t out of someone's hockey team tonight. Anyone going to be around later?
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Originally posted by JasonSGN


After saying all that, I really want to go online and kick the sh*t out of someone's hockey team tonight. Anyone going to be around later?



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I'm in the mood for sh*t kicking myself, but my system is now a goner. :( 

Let's see how long I can last being a Wii-only owner...

Nah, I'll have the original Xbox hooked up too, I'm sure.  Never did finish some good titles on there...
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