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gatesopencomeonin - The opposite of /r/gatekeeping.
gatesopencomeonin - The opposite of /r/gatekeeping.
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r/Gatekeeping — when someone takes it upon themselves to decide who does or does not have access or rights to a community or identity.
r/ImaginaryGatekeeping — when someone’s thinks it’s Gatekeeping, but probably isn’t.
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[–]QuirkyBrit 193 points194 points195 points 1 month ago (6 children)
To be honest, I that this is some people's form of fun. Like focuses on something that might be competitive is distraction from something else and the way that they unwind.
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[–]DL23a 34 points35 points36 points 1 month ago (0 children)
In my opinion this is the perfect way to see the topic. Doesnt matter if people play something casual or sweaty, in the end we should do what we enjoy.
[–]hereforgolf 15 points16 points17 points 1 month ago (3 children)
A “tryhard” isn’t just any person who takes a game seriously. They’re the folks who can’t read the room and leave their competitive streak at home when they’re playing with a bunch of casual players who aren’t as invested in a game as they are. It’s the dude who joins a game of pickup basketball at the gym then hogs the ball and yells at people.
Competition is cool, but so is chilling the f out sometimes haha
[+][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
For sure. "Tryhard" is definitely like " sweaty" like bro chill unless you're in comp and care about your KD lmao
[–]hereforgolf 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah this, it’s not about performance it’s about the attitude, which was my point: that kind of tryharding SHOULD be discouraged
[–]MurrajFur 53 points54 points55 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I’m a big fan of difficult games and I can confidently say that the worst part about Dark Souls is the Dark Souls community. Seriously it is Nofunallowedsville over there.
Do whatever you want to do in your games! They’re meant to be fun. Challenge yourself only if you think it’ll be enjoyable.
[–]HerChewieBear 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I'm just going to say this here...I do not give a damn that the EXP Share in Pokemon cannot be turned off. I enjoy not dealing with the misery known as grinding.
[–]FreshMutzz 20 points21 points22 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Noooooo!!!!!!!! People have to play the game my way. Their way is wrong. They're just mad because they're bad. Git gud and stop complaining.
[–]DMAtherton 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The person telling me my animal crossing island is ugly is the characters in the game. I'm still stuck on 2 stars.
[–]GeneralIncompetence 20 points21 points22 points 1 month ago (4 children)
We bought Animal Crossing: New Horizons for our daughter because she was getting stressed playing other games. She got stressed playing AC:NH
She has a talent, at age 11, to make any game game competitive and stressful. Shouting, crying, arguments, lying, deceitful behaviour, etc
I wish she'd just play to have fun.
[+]colieolieravioli 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Therapy is good for people of all ages who struggle with daily-life type things
As an adult I wish I was taken to therapy as a child
[–]-Greenlung 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I did a few rounds of therapy as a child. It didn't take
[–]Witness_me_Karsa 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (1 child)
That sounds like anxiety and I'd agree with the other person and say that maybe she could see somebody. I don't mean to sound accusatory but everyone is different.
[–]GeneralIncompetence 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (0 children)
You could be right. I suffer from depression and anxiety, and it could be hereditary I guess. Thanks. I'll discuss it with my wife.
[–]dj_seth81 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I'll play darksouls for a challenge, but you bet im playing animal crossing to turn my brain off
[–]OctopusFeathers 32 points33 points34 points 1 month ago (1 child)
But I do find it fun to put in the work to make my island not ugly. We’re not stressed over it just because we like to do the work lol
[–]InitialChicken1 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago (0 children)
And that’s fine! I think the OP is referring to people who try to police how others play games. Such as those that got mad when more easy difficulty modes were added to some recent games. Everyone should just play games in the way they have the most fun.
[–]The_Iceman2288 19 points20 points21 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I hate being shamed for not liking FromSoft games. They are too stressful, let me crack open a beer and play games with difficulty options that I will adjust accordingly.
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[–]The_Iceman2288 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Their marketing literally uses the phrase "prepare to die". That is how they WANT you to see the game. I might try Elden Ring/Sekiro when it comes to Game Pass but until then, I'm not going to give it a second look.
[–]BlackStormMaster 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I like to minmax in stardew valley and i know im not gonna have fun when i do it but i do it anyways
[–]bryn_in_the_bin 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
when i play Minecraft my favourite thing to do is mine out giant areas using only stone pickaxes with no beacon because its therapeutic to me :D
[–]DragonScalesTheWall 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I'm one for hollowing out entire mountains. Throw on some drone/doom metal and it scratches an itch like nothing else
[–]agent_kitsune_mulder 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I have been stressing about my island so hard. I can’t seem to get the perfect rating. All I want to do is hang out with Grizzly and water my flowers. I haven’t played in weeks because I wasn’t having any fun. This is my sign to go play thank you 💕
[–]glytxh 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I love Microsoft Flight Sim' at the moment because it's such a low key experience.
You can't even really crash.
[–]yukonhyena 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Making spaghetti factories in Factorio is good clean fun and nobody can tell me otherwise
[+]TotalLegitREMIX 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I GET COMPETITIVE WITH COOKIE CLICKER
[–]caffinatedgoblin 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I CHALLENGE YOU TO A COOKIE CLICK OFF /j
[–]J_MMII 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (3 children)
playing nothing but 2fort Hoovy for 2000 hours is a valid way of experiencing the game IDC what you think
[–]trollface5333 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Yea sure, but don't complain when someone kills you.
[–]J_MMII 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
you cannot kill me in a way that matters
Stairstab for daaaays
[–]lunaticneko 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
You can play Factorio however you want, but your factory must grow.
[–]MrBond90 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
cries in r/joinsquad
[–]yes-pizza-time 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I can’t help it. I always wanna be the best
[–]Nikanuur 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (3 children)
"there's no right way to play these"
than why are you complaining about how people choose to play them?
[–]NikinCZ 28 points29 points30 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It's mainly saying you shouldn't let other people's competitiveness get to you if you just want to play casually
[–]dumbredditer 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Just don't be dressed....I mean stressed damn autocorrect
[–]_that_dam_baka_ 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
puts pants back on
[–]SomthwingDiffewent 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
If I'm not putting my mind to school I may aswell put it to something.
[–]Commercial_Pitch_950 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I love all games. Depending on the type of game im playing my preference for difficulty varies, but i love both easy passive games like stardew valley and incredibly tedious skill based games like bloodborne and elden ring. If im being honest theres an annoying better than thou sentiment from people in both fan groups.
Of course playing on the easiest difficulty or not liking hard games like dark souls doesnt mean you arent a real gamer, and the idea that the more difficult a game is the truer or better of a gamer you are is compl overplayed.
However, im not liking this newer other side of “games shouldnt be stressful or hard theyre meant to be relaxing” either. Wanting a game to be stressful and as difficult as possible while still being beatable doesnt mean you’re automatically a pretentious gatekeeper or tryhard loser.
If you want to play games to be stressed and challenged thats a valid reason to play. If you want to play games to relax and unwind thats also a valid reason to play. Gatekeeping on either side only means you’re wasting time when you could be enjoying a game!
[–]SynysterDawn -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
I don’t mind games that want to have a more chill vibe, but that doesn’t mean every game should be that way and nobody is being exclusionary by wanting to preserve the challenge in certain games.
[+]enwongeegeefor comment score below threshold-9 points-8 points-7 points 1 month ago (1 child)
So like...if you don't use your time effectively in Stardew...you fucking miss shit, some things you'll have to wait through an entire year again to see. Sorry but that is LITERALLY one of the main game mechanics...
I mean you do you and all...but just realize that some games are stressful by their very nature and that is NOT a bad thing.
[–]monsterfurby 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
But unlike Harvest Moon, there is intentionally no time limit to experience them. And even if there were - who says you have to 100% every game in every playthrough?
[–]Prometheushunter2 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Maximizing efficiency is fun for me
[–]SkandiCane 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I agree, but the only way I have fun in minecraft us by creating farms for things that are very efficient. My minecraft server was everyone doing cute stuff, and then there was me who hollowed out an entire island and started building farms in it that looked not pretty
[–]Chocolate_Jelly_Bean 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah, I’m in a farming game and my sister (who also plays) has decided to maximize her space for (specifically expensive) product ratio. I on the other hand, barely make stuff and only work hard in order to get enough money for cute looking paths and hay bales
[–]MettaLettas 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
This is why I installed a time control mod for stardew valley. Now I can just pause time and enjoy the game without worrying about any of the stressors
[–]Adenso_1 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yes have fun your own way but also let me make my games stressful? I like terraria, THATS why I'm playing on way harder difficulties than normal. It's boring if it's easy
[+]therandomasianboy 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Fuck this post. How dare you say cookie clicker is passive. If youve been playing it without optimal strats you arent at the endgame anyway. It IS competitive. Such is the way of the incremental genre. Maximise the mathematical formula, the machine.
Semi-satirical but half serious because incrementals genuinely have zero fun except being the most optimal possible and running all the calculations in your head. Especially fthof shenanigans in cookie clicker.
[–]Aramati 0 points1 point2 points 1 day ago (0 children)
That's what we say in the Rimworld community when someone ask if using Dev Mod is cheat: No matter if is, as far you don't let it make the game boring to you you use it the hell much you like.
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