Top 10 Generator : Signs of Weakness!
There has been a lot of talk lately about hardcore gamers. Both ShaunTern and Alpha Unit tried to define this class by concentrating on their characteristics. But that is not my style, as a REAL Hardcore Gamer, I EXPOSE FLAWS and CONDEMN the WEAK. So be prepared weaklings for I am declaring the 10 weaknesses of your pathetic attempts at gaming.
Editor's Note: BigJoe91 really brings the laughs with this great bit of parody ..... I'm guilty of at least eight of these.
You know what I’m talking about! The Mavericks Weaknesses, using a Phoenix Down on an undead enemy, Samus electrifying the Giant Shrimp, Super Effective hits: All examples of not being able to beat the game properly. It’s alright to accidentally use these, but not exploit them. If you need more proof, watch Jared play Mega Man X. He doesn’t use the bosses’ weaknesses (so much).
It’s all happened to us before! You get to a boss and you can’t beat it on the first try. So you go back and gain a couple of levels or items so you have a better chance at beating him. It’s normal right? No! It’s not! You don’t lack levels or items; you lack skills. I would even say, you lack “skillz”. Get your game on, start over and do it properly. No, being 60 hours into the game is not an excuse to not start over. And, by the way, if you’re going to farm, do it yourself, don’t use a bot you lazy loser.
We all hoard in video games. Collecting everything we see and NEVER using it. Some people say they’re keeping it for the harder battles, but that’s never the case. Hardcore gamers just keep them to show off how much they don’t need them. Who uses an Elixir, an Ultra Bomb or the BFG anyway? These big items are just there to have fun once in a while, they’re not meant to be used. You haven’t really beaten a game if you've used anything other than a pea shooter.
Aw cool! You have extra lives and you’re invincible! You must really be good to remember all of this input sequence! Unless you’re looking at it right now on the Internet or you’re using a Game “Genie”, genius. Fortunately, using these codes to play the game, you won’t need to learn anything else. Good job removing the challenge from the game. Are you the kind of person who leaves all of his jars open just in case they get stuck closed? Do you leave your door unlocked in case you lose your keys? Do you buy new clothes instead of washing them? Close that cheat code web-page, reset the game and do it right this time, unless you do want to bathe in mediocrity.
Really? You need a written description of everything you need to do? I bet you use a GPS to go to the bathroom. Do you also read the terms of agreements? Do you read the recipe for your Kraft Dinner? I mean, come on. At least try to play the game yourself. If you’re going to use the walkthrough, might as well watch the gameplay on Youtube.
There is only one reason for choosing the easy mode: Being illiterate and choosing the option that’s higher up because of that. Since you are reading this, though, you must not be illiterate. So why choose the baby mode? Are you afraid the little monsters are going to hurt you? Have your balls fallen off the last time you got stung by a mosquito? If you want to be a hardcore gamer there is only one difficulty accepted: Hardcore! Not that “wussy” difficulty put in the game in case a "Grade A" moron wants to get a glimpse of a feeling of accomplishment.
So you couldn’t do it alone. You tried your best on your whole two tries, and just missed it. Maybe your big brother or your daddy can help you. You’ll surely get better by asking someone else to finish this stage. Or maybe you could use Dad’s credit card to buy a shiny new weapon! You could even ask a friend to quest with you and level you up! No! Bad gamer! You only learn alone, with practice! Practice makes perfect! (Well, not perfect since you’re not me, but pretty close.) Now you turn around and tell that friend of yours that you will bash your head against this level until you bleed skill! That’ll impress him!
This one is obvious: Never give up! I cannot stress this enough. The problem with this now famous saying is that it has been spread as a motivational sentence whereas I want to make it a law. You should not be allowed to run away nor to give up! Craig showed that to all of us by beating Tyson. No game should ask you to give up: In fact, every game should give you unlimited continues and prevent you from closing the console or changing games until you beat it! That way, you’d pay a higher electricity bill for sucking at a game. That would teach you not to give up!
I remember when I got a Wii and played Wii Sports for the first time. I played for a while and then the Wii did something unthinkable: It asked me to take a break! Of course, the fact that it was showing an open window with curtains floating in a gentle breeze kind of pissed me off since we were in the middle of a snowstorm. but the real reason why I’m complaining is that breaks are for weaklings. You didn’t think Craig’s rule applied only to Screwattack employees did you? No g1s, the rule also applies to the community. Does Alpha Unit take breaks when he’s in “serial commenter” mode? Does Stickman take break on twitter when promoting Space Penguins? Do the g1features crew take a week off? Does Nobleteam lay down his game when doing the Reaction Command Podcast? Do the bronies stop for a while in their constant attempts of Screwattack invasion? Of course they don’t. That’s how you reach true success.
You know this is your fault. You sucked so bad they had to include an option to do the stage for you. They didn’t want you to feel the pain of defeat because your little fragile heart might not take it. How pathetic is that? This is the combination of most of the above. After giving up out of desperation, you take a break from playing to let an outside help walkthrough complete the level for you. New Super Mario Bros. Wii had this option. Donkey Kong Country Returns had this option. These game laugh in your face in your times of misery and, guess what? You deserve this...
So here were the reasons why I despise you weaklings...Bunch of losers... Don’t even deserve the time I wasted on you...Won’t even read this blog until the end... mumble grumble.
You know what? I’m not done with you so follow me on twitter so I can rant some more!
No worries fellow "press A repeatedly for the first 3 hours of gameplay"-er.
Ah, I see sorry.
As a guy who's favorite genre is RPGs, I sometimes get a little touchy about this. Again, sorry :)
Dear readers, please don't take lessons of "hardcoring" seriously from a guy with a cat picture as his avatar. Thank you, and have a nice day!
Wow, going after level grinding? Then you are not a hardcore gamer, sorry.
Leveling up, getting money, buying better equipment; that is what basic combat in RPGs (Heck, even a majority of action adventure games have this too.) is all about. If you think this is somehow "weak", then you really are not playing the game.
In fact I bet you missed out on a lot of the good things games with a leveling system have to offer by avoiding grinding; those games REWARD players for spending more time playing the game, instead of trying to rush the boss Leroy Jenkins style. Better abilities, better equipment, even the wisdom that comes with the trial & error of seeing what works best in combat, are all things you have missed out on while thinking you are somehow "hardcore" for futily trying to beat a dragon with just a blunt stick.
You are not a badass for getting your butt handed to you while going after Brock with an underleveled Charmander; you are an idiot.
Every gamer has done at least one at some point. But come on: I understand cheat codes are bad, but once you've beaten the game, it's so much fun to use them. You get to do all kinds of things you couldn't before and just have a blast. As to the rest though, I gotta say, I play easy mode for one reason: to get the shit that I won't get on the higher difficulties. Next to that, medium, hard, very hard, expert, legendary, godly, nes hard, and arcade are the only modes I'll ever truly play.
Very nice to see though. Good job pointing out what makes a good gamer and what makes a casual gamer.
Ugggg, tell me about it.
Also I forgot to say, awesome blog.
Why thank you! I guess... But seriously, I do know that mode from Guitar Hero for having to activate it for my whole family.
When you play Rock Band 3 on Easy difficulty it has No-Fail mode activated by default without any means of deactivating it. I do not play on easy, but I wanted to contribute.
gotta agree on the grinding, seriously if a game trades in skill for time then it's not a fucking game anymore
That was motivational. Staff Sergeant Hartman would be proud.
Great and hilarious top 10 xD! Damn... haven't had that much free time latelyand I lost Craig beating Tyson =(
I only grind after I beat a game. Sometimes I like to know what everyone can do at full power.
I am proud to say I have beaten Sigma with just the X buster in Megaman X and not the shield (his weakness). Actually, even if you had their weakness, the fight wasn't automatically a cake walk, most of the time. I don't usually grind, but I am a big hoarder :(
It's never too late for redemption, young one. I shall lead you to the path of domination!
I do way too many walkthroughs and way too much grinding.
Depends are these games at least 20 h long? If so, i guess I can let it slide
Hungry hungry hippos is hard! Lol
I DO take breaks... every 5 completed games. Am I a wussy?
Seriously though, awesome stuff!
i use every method available to me to clear any game im playing. if that game is giving me trouble. you see i play games for fun. and if there not fun they might as well be work. i get stressed easily and don't like to repeat what im doing. so unless im really enjoying the game. if i die like five times on the same boss im ether gonna do one of two things. im gonna go on the net and get some cheats or loudly shout FUCK THIS GAME IM PLAYING HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS
grinding is necessity. in rpgs