I know the rule of thumb on fanboy whining is to not talk about it and ignore it, but I just gotta rant about illogical hate here.
As a member of a positive petition asking for a game to be revived, (that being 100,000 Strong For Bringing Back Megaman Legends 3,) hate and anger groups fighting to get a game cancelled because they refuse to even try it like this group Facebook suggested to me, disgust me deeply as a gamer and activist.
I'm all for difference in opinion and free speech, but petitioning for cancellations and bitching about the fact some actually like it without any record of the fans being annoying or ruthless, is childish and among the makings of a bad gamer and bad fanboy or bad fangirl.
Hey whiny fanboys and fangirls. Guess what? ANGRY GROUPS DON'T WORK. When has a private group ever cancelled a video game in the history of the world? And when has it ever been justified? Let alone over "it look bad aesthetically me no want" beliefs? And if it ever has, then oooh good for you! That game plenty of others wanted to play but you hated for small insignifucant reasons, is dead and unlikely to see the light of day because YOU hated the fact you can splatter things or YOU were offended and personally triggered by butts and "the male gaze" or YOU wanted the US government to ban it forever and ever, because the white haired main character now has black hair and to you that makes him look like Justin Bieber, (when he clearly looks more like that Jacob guy from Twilight which also sucked,) and ergo, the whole entire game sucks and "ruined your childhood" or high school days 'cause hair. Oooh what gamer god and a hero to gamers you are! Not! You're just a crybaby with a teenage mindset at the age of 20 to 34 or older, and with no real reason to complain. Confusing your personal minor to major complaints about a comparitively minor thing, with real world problems that should concern you more.
The title of the group I screen capped up there, isn't even grammatically sound in any human language. And most of the posts I saw, are just one dude (who has a serious spamming problem that I've talked with him about on several occasions within the past 5 years,) posting unrelated articles, hastily made troll like change. org peitions that may not even list Nintendo as a contact, and stolen memes slapped together with random comments the dude found, spammed up and down that laughable group out of control. Like, if you tell him not to spam one group, he spams several others. Mostly with stolen Megaman fan art slapped together in MS Paint or Powerpoint with captions like "Capcom will bring back" next to them written in Times New Roman font as he says "gonna love this!" in the caption.
I've dealt with hate page and hate group members and admins before. They are usually volitile, socially conservative, verbally belligerent, prone to sending threats to people and companies obsessively and stalking people obsessively over personal disagreements and conspiracies even dating back years, and after going on random illogical tirdes and rampages and even death threat sprees over insgnificant shit that doesn't bother anyone else, some of which they only hate because they saw someone else on the internet hate it, they play the victim card by claimng every fan of that thing they hate attacked them first which is a lie, and/or blaming their reckless behavior on their aspergers, bipolar disorder or autism. Which in return, makes the autistic community look bad, because most autistic people are nice, friendly, introverted and creative. Trolls running these groups are not. Thanks trolls who happen to have aspergers! Now every nice kid who has autism is getting bullied harder by ablist motherfuckers over the stigma you, and equally as thin skinned and verbally violent Sonic and MLP Original Character artists on deviantArt cause.
Why most recently I dealt with one from Ohio. The guy was spamming Capcom's Facebook page left and right with memes whining about Dante's DMC look, some of old Dante decapitating new Dante, most telling really homophobic jokes about new Dante because hair style, I told him he could get banned for it and it's fucking annoying, and Capcom's Facebook mods finally did ban the guy. He sends me a capslocked hate PM thinking honest to god that I work for them, (which I don't) accusing me of the sort, and actually thinking I banned him. (When I don't mod any official Capcom page or thing.) I block him, he finds my Google +. And starts replying in random comments I made on various vids I liked with "mayne fuck u nobody give a shit" and "nobody like u" shit. I look at his Google + profile, he's spamming "fuck DMC it suck" shit on videos for and against it, bullying people who like it, talking shit about some football player, and promoting an anti-DMC Facebook group called "DEVIL HUNTERS "anti-DMC"" (which is filled with crazy teen weeaboos who can't speak english well, who were making those memes he was spamming and have serious rape face going on when not using their Fairy Tail wafus as avatars,) trying to make friends through toxic hateful whiny fanboyism. And he had his real address there! Pics of his house, his street address, pics of his family, he was doxxing himself and he didn't even know it. I block and report that account. He then follows me on Twitter, asking "how far does Kane have his hand up your ass lol" (because my profile pic was me taking a picture with WWE wrestler and my idol Kane,) along with more "nobody give a fuck I hate u" shit at least thrice, I look through his account and again! There's his address, pictures of his house and family saying "come meet up with me" doxxing himself on purppse like an idiot because he wants friends, and beyond that, there was a whooooole lotta spam he retweeted. A fuck ton of spam. Porn spam, "get free f0110wz!" spam, "RT 4 followers!" spam, you name every Twitter scam a n00b, kid or idiot would fall for, he fell for it. He was also replying positively to WWE wrestlers, and posting nude photos of hawt as hell full figured to curvy black women, saying "yum" like a fucking creep in their description. I then report and block that account. He then e-mails me through some unsafe e-mail service with the usual "I hate u you suck nobody guve a fuck" shit he was replying to me with before. I screen cap it, post it to facebook laughing a bit, reply back with "you know, all your accounts have your address, I can call the cops on yo ass," and block the address. Months go by. Nothing. Then he starts another Twitter posting many of the same TOS breaking shit as before, but this time asking me nicely with only one tweet "why can't we be friends?" I give him the 95 thesis as to why he can't be my friend, all the reasons why I blocked him, and by my 5th reply he blocks me, so I block and report him back. He's since then started another account and subscribed to me on Youtube. And all of his Youtube vids are of him rocking out with his girlfriend at a concert, vlogging about where he lives and where to contact him, (as his eyes roll back randomly like a concussed murderer trying hard not to pass out because he lacks the mental capacity to blink,) and begging for friends to play Playstation with and getting pissed when people report his stupid ass. He's well over 30, he looks like if Beetlegeuse from The Howard Stern Show was average person sized crossed with D-Von Dudley and he is the definition these loser internet user stereotypes I'm blogging about.
And it doesn't even stop at just groups! I've had flamewars when I was 19 with awful pages like "I hate Ryota Nintsuma," "Yoshinori Ono Sucks" "Boycott Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3" "Poison is NOT a tranny she is PURE WOMAN!" and "I hate Phoenix Wright," the latter two of those are still around just dormant, each if them are in broken english, and all of them are founded and run by some derranged teen boy in Pakistan, a complete idiot from Russia, and a guy with "Wii" as his last name, who also run at least one positive page called "Mega Man X deserve to be in UMVC3." Their reasons for why they hate so much is your usual "it look gay" or "this character is shit to play as" or "people cheat online when for they to play" excuses, but it's mainly because Megaman wasn't in MVC3 or UMVC3. The Russian dude once kept making hate pages about me titled "Orion Ake sucks" and one titled "I hate Orion Ake" for criticizing their mentality, all with gay porn on them captioned "ORION AKE SUCK," and the avatar was my old profile pic with devil horns, a devil tail and an extra mustache drawn on in red marker, but they only lasted a few hours before he tried applogizing and refriending me after I told him the hate page admins are weirdos. Needless to say I blocked him before he even started for spamming my timeline in a clingy fashion, asking what I'm doing and if I'm okay. Just sociopathic!
Even just singular users can be volitle. I once knew some 30 something from New Mexico with Franky fron One Piece as his avatar, who shared many of my interests. We both love wrestling. We both are Megaman fans. We both are Pokemon fans. We both are otaku. But our differences were that I tend to rationally think things through before I act, I've been educated well despite being home schooled, and I try to spell well even though I may have an accidental typo here and there and tend to studder a lot and praddle. This idiot I once knew, was the exact opposite of all of that in every way, and would constantly use his disorder as a crutch for his voluntarily bad behavior. Little did I know that until it was too late. You see, I generally know kayfabe (storyline shit) works, from shoots (unscripted shit) in wrestling. I know that a heel, (a bad guy) is payed to pretend to be naughty or evil so the babyface (good guy) can be championed over him or her by the fans. And in WWE, storyline is king rather than the more work shoot play by ear wrestling style of most indie leagues. The idiot in question here, did not know the wiser. He actually thought it was all real. So if a heel were to do something a heel would do, namely ROH and Dragongate allumni like CM Punk, Seth Rollins or Cesaro, (the latter two I knew personally in their indie days,) he'd get pissed and send them death threats and other angry tweets on Twitter. The dumb motherfucker even thought CM Punk threw Paul Bearer's actual ashes onto The Undertaker. He was that simple. I would inform him that threatening people online is illegal troll behavior, that those guys are my friends, and this is all storyline shit, and he would reply back with "RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARG!!!!" accuse me if being a troll as he claimed to loathe trolls wuth a passion, threaten to spread shit about me and my sister saying quote "THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!!" end quote, threaten to send more hate tweets and threats to wrestlers, and inform me quote "YOU'RE WORSE THAN SONIC FANFAGS RAAAAARG!!!!!1!!1!!1!!" end quote. Not realizing that not all Sonic fans are hardcore defensive fanboys, and that by being this thin as a wonton wrapper thin skinned, he is indeed the one acting like a "Sonic fanfag." In fact the usage of the slur "fag" outside of quoting and outside of educating people on why you should never call someone a "fag" showcases the education level and mental state of this jackass. He would then be subdued by relatives, apologize, delete all the TOS breaking tweets he posted, and publicly apologize stating he did it because he quote "haved the aspergers" end quote. When I'm thinking he has schizophrenia, IED and bipolar disorder on top of his aspergers. This went on every once in a while, until the affore mentioned CM Punk urn thing. After Punk covered The Ubdertaker in Paul Bearer's KAYFABE ashes, he went on a more epic frenzy of Twitter trolling. I give him my usual "dude calm down this is illegal" shit. He gave me his SammyClassicSonicFan like "RAAAAARG YOU ARE LIKE SONIC FANFAGS I'M GONNA SEND MORE DEATH THREATS YOU CAN'T STOP ME!!!" tantrum. He says "GOODBYE" and blocks me. A few minutes pass, I'm freaking out a bit. I don't want this Tazmanian Devil of white hot rage spreading shit about my sister and I. She was already dealing with rampaging Encyclopedia Dramatica frequenting Vocaloid fangirls and fanboys accusing her of stealing for palete swapping a MikuMikuDance model despite giving the modeler of the original model credit. (The modeler being one of the guys spreading hate about her.) The idiot in question unblocks and refriends me, apologizing profusely because his sister had to calm him down and remind him why threat sending isn't legal m'kay? He was more concerned about prison because he heard the food there was terrible. He seemed not concerned at all with how people will judge him if bailed, his likelihood of ever getting a job, the likelihood of him being mugged robbed shanked or raped in prison, just the heresay about their meals got him afraid. Does he even have the ability to mentally process priorities? He stayed relatively chill though a bit depressed for a while until The Shield debuted. And because he couldn't decipher reality from fiction, he starts liking and sharing Facebook hate pages about The Shield manned by small children who shouldn't even have an account there, liking and unliking both pro and anti-Obama pages, joining hate groups against Google demanding they change Youtube back to the way it was, cluttering my feed with capslock "THE SHIELD SUCK RARG" conversations with some guy with Shadow The Hedgehog as his avatar, (which why is "RAAAAAARG!!!" the battle cry of the violent bully members of the aspergers community?) and even sharing some Youtube video called "THE SHIELD SUCK" which is just The Shield's titantron video in black and white with the description "THE SHIELD NO DESERVE COLOR THAT HOW MUCH I HATE THEM THEY SUCK" which even for a child is an extremely stupid explanation. An actual 11 year old must have made that. He starts posting screen caps of a private argument that he started, but won't take credit for, with a CM Punk fan page. I inform hin he was being the troll in the argunent. He send me his usual empty promises and "RAAAARG!!!" roars, the usual happens, he apologizes again and realizes he keeps turning into the less than Incredible Hulk whenever he sees anyone else hate something, but because I finally had e-fucking-nough of his bullshit, I blocked him. Waves of anxiety leave my body! (before what went down in Knoxville went down sending me through some pretty tough emotional hurdles which I doccumented in my first blog here,) and in some posts on 100,000 Strong For Bringing Back Megaman Legends 3's wall before I would log in, I could see him applogizing and actually saying he's getting help. But the scary, and sometimes laughable "'ey, someome else is hating something so I should hate it too!" mentality just boggles my mind sonetimes.
This shit just makes gamers with and without disorders look like stubborn crybabies entitled to begging developers to halt their vision for all of us, when most of us gamers don't have a problem with it. You're free to dislike something, you're free to be vocal about it, and you're free to not buy it. You're even free to judge it before it comes out to some degree. We all do it. Just not to the limits of a troll throwing tantrum campaigns.
I believe it was Rich from ReviewTechUSA who once said "It's always the village idiot that makes us all look bad." And I agree wholeheartedly.