I’m not saying elite players have no place in WildStar. I’m saying the elitist attitude has no place in WildStar.
WildStar isn’t released to the general public yet. How can the Elitist exist in a game that isn’t being played yet? The Elitist thinks he’s better than 99% of WildStar’s players, but there are no players. So the Elitist is better than….no one?
Maybe the WildStar Elitist is good at other games, but we all know WildStar is different, and being a one percenter in World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Cube World, or all of the above doesn’t mean he’s going to be a one percenter in WildStar. Sure the one percenter in other games can call himself an Elite Gamer, and may even have a reasonable expectation that he will be a one percenter in WildStar, but he’s not yet. So, he has no right to tell anyone that he’s a better WildStar player, and that he deserves better loot, gear, or even a beta invite over anyone else. It certainly does not give him the right to tell a casual player, or a player that focuses on aspects other than PVE or PVP that he sucks, or even worse, that he is not a “real” MMO-er.
Generally speaking, the Elitist has a belief that he is a better player than the rest of the population. That doesn’t mean he actually is a better player than the rest of the population. A gamer calling himself an Elitist, is telling the gaming community “I think I’m better than you.” But, if I call you an Elitist, I’m not saying I think you are a better player than me. I’m saying that I know that you think you are a better player than me. FYI, this is not a compliment.
This is not to say that if you are a one percenter, and you have the toys to prove it, that you should not be proud of your achievements. Go ahead and hang out in the common area on your cool mount wearing your cool gear and wielding your cool weapon. You deserve to feel pride from your accomplishments. Go work hard, kill Mr. Big Bad Boss, get your giant bad-ass sword then show it me. I’ll be there to say “That’s a cool giant bad-ass sword!” But, if you want to get your giant bad-ass sword and then tell me I’m not a “real” mmo-player because I don’t have one…well, I have one thing to say to you: Get the <redacted> off my lawn.
Written by: Krissy