Too far to Reach…?

Way back when I was a young gamer, going by the name of ‘xx grrl riot’ – horrific, I know – I used to take online gaming, very seriously. I was about 17ish, and I actually used to avoid playing with anyone I knew, for the simple reason I was worried about not being good enough or people being mean to me, for dying alot. I used to think that because I was a girl, I had to be better, so as to validate my status as a gamer. I was too shy, and nervous to talk to anyone online, thinking they’d make fun of me or be hassle me. Pathetic, much?

The point of this post is, gaming should be fun – it’s great if you win, but it’s pointless if you’re not enjoying yourself.

Nower days, I run around the map, randomly shooting the opposition (and my own teammates =p). I’m a total chatter box, who is more than capable of trash talking. Gaming is so much more fun, when you’re playing for your own enjoyment, not to try to impress others. I game for me, not for status or bragging rights.

~ by HerEvilRoyalty on September 16, 2010.

One Response to “Too far to Reach…?”

  1. I totally can relate to this sentence: “I used to think that because I was a girl, I had to be better, so as to validate my status as a gamer.” I think I still believe in it. The sad part is is that I get more respect for my skills than just being respected in general. I’d much rather feel comfortable talking and enjoying myself instead, than to worry about whether or not I do well in a game.

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