I hope the bw pros switch to lol to spite the SCtoo comunity
How boring was SCToo? We played mafia on the MLG Providence floor on the 2nd day while the games were going on. Right through naniwa, nestea, mvp, and the rest of them.
I'm done with proleague. SC2 is a garbage game to watch. I seriously don't know how anyone can watch a game of SC2 and not be bored to tears.
Hell, you can't read a fucking BW live report thread because the whole thread is dedicated to constantly bashing SC2. What kind of asshole community am I a member of that feels the need to berate other's good fortune, simply because we have terrible luck?
I used to think that the broodwar community was the single best gaming community out there, that we weren't like the fighting game communities that felt the need to bash every other fighting game as being for scrubs. That we were better than the DotA community because we were accepting and didn't just flame people at the most minimal provocation. Its a bitter taste to have been proven wrong.
The transition of my favorite players to SC2 is a saddening time me, the knowledge that I will never get to watch another OSL, MSL or any other large tournament with Fash, bisu, soulkey or any others. I won't get to see Sea make a comeback, nor will I get to see the rise of any promising rookies or underdogs. I won't ever be graced with seeing a Hive tech ZvZ ever again. This all weighs heavy on my mind, and I understand that for some people its even worse than for me. That is no excuse. Anger and sadness do not justify the disgusting behaviors I've been witnessing. Its like watching a six year old throw a tantrum at another kid after he accidentally kicks over his sandcastle.
I don't care if you like SC2 or not, I don't care if you think its a moronic exercise of blob vs blob. I don't give a damn if you just can't enjoy the game, no one on earth likes everything, I don't understand the love for kpop, some people don't get why I like ponies. Should I go berate the kpop thread because I don't get it? This kind of behavior is below us. We are the community who tracked down mani when he was out. We are the community who have stayed up at insane hours of the morning, on some wobbly stream so we could watch two teenagers battle in a videogame. We have no right to mock people who do the same simply because its a "worse game" or mock their passion. We would be outraged if some LoL player posted comments like "lol, this game takes no skill, its just sending blobs of stuff at each other" about bw, yet we somehow feel entitled to do the same, simply because their game is responsible for killing bw.
It seems to me, that rather than fighting for a slice of the broodwar community to survive, rather than making a concentrated effort to play, to watch and to find ways to stay afloat even after the pro-koreans all abandon us. We've chosen to blame the SC2 community, simply because they want to grow a game they love, much like we did with BW. We are condemning people who did basically what we did when BW was young, people who share the same passion, albeit for a different game, simply because we are down on our fortune. There is no doubt that it is the rise of SC2 that is killing the korean bw scene, but the fans are not to blame, they are simply people who are passionate for a game. If you must blame anyone, blame the companies who have not chosen to save BW, blame us for not having done enough to save bw, but don't have the gall, the sheer unmitigated hypocrisy, to blame a group of people for being *passionate* for loving a game, because the passion they have when they watch MKP vs DRG is the same passion we had when we cheered for Savior vs Bisu, their cheers when they see a two rax is the same thrill we felt when July sixpooled. If nothing else, we are brothers in passion.
With the death of professional broodwar, we will have suffered a crippling blow. Maybe even a killing blow. But there must be dignity in all things, even the end. How we portray ourselves now is how we will be remembered. So, friends in the broodwar community, I ask you now, do you want to be remembered as a bunch of elitist assholes? or would you prefer to be the shining beacon of excellence I always thought we were? Because as of right now, I know exactly how we are going to be remembered. Make me proud, once again, to be a member of the brood war community.
GMarshal, proud fan of broodwar and D- player, out.
EDIT: Because people are missing the point of this blog (probably because I suck at writing), I'm not saying I hate the BW community, far from it, it is the single best group of people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I'm upset over an attitude I see constantly and that I thought we were better than.