Social Media has this absolutely overwhelming ability to make you feel utterly and completely empty.
I created an Instagram account just for Star Wars related content a while ago. I decided in my infinite wisdom (yes, that’s sarcasm just in case you missed it :P) that it would be better if I separated general Star Wars content from SWTOR content so I could run the odd giveaway for SWTOR gamers and generally focus on trading, trading tips, and general SWTOR in-game content.
I wrote about SWTOR reported and what it means to me in terms of my existence inside the world of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today I was (un)lucky enough to come across another moron throwing their weight around in general chat channel thinking they could get away with talking about “niggers” and what they’d like to do with one if they found one (extremely unsavoury and explicit chat followed).
I decided to keep the responses from other players because some of them are golden! I also spent a few minutes explaining to another player how to use the report function as they were new to the game. Which brings me to my next point. This type of behaviour (unfortunately) is not uncommon in video game communities today. If you visit certain chat forums (as an example 4chan) you’ll see just how degraded some of the forum users can be. It’s the same thing with video games. Some gamers like to display their toxicity in general chat for everyone to read. I am not against a person wanting to express themselves (even if they are disgusting and demeaning) but there is a place and a medium for that and a general chat channel in a video game is not one of them. I am not entirely sure of what the “rules and guidelines” are for forums such as 4chan but I’d like to think that the people running it have a sense of decency to restrict access to these forums for the sake of the younger generation of gamers who like to be curious and explore.
I spent a lot of money on Star Wars collectible stuff this weekend. Sometimes I wonder what will happen to it all if I die… like, if I don’t leave a will or anything, where will all of this stuff go? I suppose you could say that about anything right? Where would all the stuff … go?
Also *technically* this is my second thought about Star Wars today but what about the GAME OF THRONE writers Benioff and Weiss writing the new Star Wars movies? I love Game of Thrones so I am excited by this news. But I just went onto Twitter and read that not every star wars fan feels the same. Are you a fan and if so, what do you think about it? Let me know in the comments please and I promise I’ll reply 🙂
Also, sorry about the crappy image, I’ll add another when I get home 🙂 – edit: Updated!