With the recent death of a local DotA player (Guess there was something more into the incident than earlier reported) due to a heated exchange that turned sour fast, I decided to reevaluate the already prevalent Trash Talking culture we have in our games, may it be MMORPGs, MOBAs or what not. We Filipinos have earned to the title as one of the most unruly, rude and uncultured people in online games.
Now for this week’s Talk2Gaming I want to hear your two-cents in Trash Talking in general AND the recent stabbing of Barry Robledo?
Being an active player of LoL (and I used to play a lot of DotA, when it was still new), I was waiting for the big news someone would get killed over a DotA match. I am equally appalled of the people who actually say, “ang pikon ay laging talo” or “mapikon sa Trash Talk is a sure sign of immaturity” when you have the option of simply not just doing it (trash talking).
I hate the mentality that people think they can get away with one thing (in this sense trash talking) and expect people to let them go just because it’s part of the game. Well, apparently the person who stabbed Barry didn’t get the memo, and Barry had to pay the price with his life.
Before you start gloating in your high horse that people shouldn’t do this or do that, you should start looking at yourself first. ARE YOU PART OF THE SOLUTION? or are you just simply saying one thing but doing another? Don’t expect people to have the same *high* moral standards that you have and take your Trash Talking as simply that, talk.
Madaming pikon sa mundo, don’t think that you can always get away with acting like a douche.