Are hardcore gamers the reason for the bad gaming trends?

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Poll Are hardcore gamers the reason for the bad gaming trends? (6 votes)

Yes because they are a shrinking demographic 0%
Yes because they are hostile to newcomers 33%
Yes because they only care about graphics 17%
Yes because they only care about certain games 33%
All of the above 67%

You can pick multiple answers or all of the above!

Hardcore gamers are a shrinking demographic that wants expensive games (see graphics). This would be fine, but they don't like newcomers. Newcomers could bring in more diversity of games and buy more of the games. Instead they outcast them and continue to shrink. Now publishers have to scam the hardcore set for maximum funds with micro-transactions, passes, etc.

I just wish hardcore gamers were more inviting to other gamers. It would bring more people into the gaming circle and more diverse games. Unfortunately they are elitist pricks who find casuals and newcomers horrible. How tragic...

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#1 Baconstrip78
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Hardcore gamers are responsible for microtransactions.

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#2 LuxuryHeart
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@Baconstrip78 said:

Hardcore gamers are responsible for microtransactions.

Makes sense. I remember reading an article about how the average gamer is 34 and they are declining. Also this image:

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#3  Edited By Jackamomo
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I'm not sure what you mean by hardcore gamer.

I would say playing online can be a barrier to entry due to people having no respect or self control for other people in chat. I turned it off in WoT.

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Publishers are, because they want to constantly screw you. And usually get away with it.

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@jackamomo said:

I'm not sure what you mean byhardcore gamer.

I would say playing online can be a barrier to entry due to people having no respect or self control for other people in chat. I turned it off in WoT.

lol.

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#6  Edited By LuxuryHeart
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@uninspiredcup said:

Publishers are, because they want to constantly screw you. And usually get away with it.

Hardcore gamers share part of the blame. Instead of inviting new people in and increasing their numbers, they're hostile to "newbz" and "teh casualz" for random reasons. Now their numbers are declining and publishers are trying to max out their profits from a demographic that's only getting smaller.

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This is a very accurate depiction of what happens a lot online. I do the exact same thing regarding using the chatting/microphone. I hate to see newer players disregard the rules of the game because there are a few idiots who cannot keep their mouth shut.

@jackamomo said:

I'm not sure what you mean by hardcore gamer.

I would say playing online can be a barrier to entry due to people having no respect or self control for other people in chat. I turned it off in WoT.