...unless they want you to. That's the life lesson my buddy Chip shared with me the other day when discussing an overly sensitive d-bag; it's true, it's damn true.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, what in the world is going on and it would be completely understandable for you to wonder this. Short story: I'm the bad guy on TA feedback for once. Translation: some delusional, uptight knucklehead deemed it necessary to submit my first ever negative feedback. Since January 2012 -- more than five years -- when I first joined this site, I was able to maintain a perfect record up until last weekend.
Did it bother me? Sure, at first it did. Now, it's actually a huge relief since I no longer need to concern myself about snagging my first neg. My cherry has been popped. It hurt, but now I'm hardened to take it all in going forward.
I suppose what bothered me most was their rude nature and their unwillingness to listen to the voice of reason. I hope to God he's not an adult, but rather a 13 year old brat because anyone who behaves like that turd has to be a kid. If he's an adult, someone needs to castrate him and his dad as well as tie up their mom's tubes because we do not need any more crumb snatchers from that family tree walking around. Heck, since he's from Peru, go ahead and euthanize the pet llama. We need to be thorough and not take any chances here.
Should have seen the red flag from the get go though: this doofus somehow received a communication ban on XBL, so I'm sure he's a real winner in the social department. I mean, from what I hear, you have to be downright nasty in your messages to receive a ban like that. One can only wonder how abusive they were to get that. He must really lose it when things don't go his way. What an idiot. His life must be miserable.
Now, let's break this whole scenario down so you all will understand. God knows I tried with them, but it seemingly fell on deaf ears. I must have used too big of words or something. Oh, I know what it was. I used too much logic. Yeah, that's it.
OK. It's a few minutes past the session start time, and since I was a last second participant from reserve, I figured they didn't need me. Soon after that thought, I received a party invite and then noticed a message shortly thereafter, "???" Impatient much?
I mean, we're talking within thirty seconds here. God forbid the entitled brat has to wait a few moments.
After the invite, I get my headset situated, join the party, introduce myself as cordially as I can and seems like any other session I have been apart of. Right away, the host thinks I'm a celebrity and exclaims how impressive my GS. Weirdo.
Since I'm relatively new to boosting Halo MCC
, apparently splitting up into two groups of four is one of the efficient ways to go about it. Unfortunately, we continue to battle with connection issues for 45 minutes. The host wasn't very vocal during this time, so their apathy was ill-timed. Eventually, we all finally sync up and we're on a map that is ideal for environmental kills - it's the map where you shoot down the icicles from above for the ones that are familiar with Halo MCC
boosting. Anyway, much to my surprise, the host asks if I need those ahead of everyone else. I said that I did, so off we go.
The other team bunches up underneath the ice, I shoot it, achievements pop and so good so far. I start to ask questions and wondering if I should continue shooting. Not a peep. Odd.
I wait a moment as the others huddle up underneath another set of icicles because I'm not new to boosting. We take turns. Nothing happens, no one else is shooting, so is it still my turn? Anyway, I proceed to shoot another set of icicles and boom - another set of kills. I'm still not getting any responses, so I'm guessing everything is going fine.
Now, there's three sets of icicles (did some research beforehand), but before I had a chance to position myself for the third set, someone else takes the kills. I'm thinking I took too long, no biggie. And, again - I'm not getting any responses this whole time and my last set of instructions were to shoot down icicles, so I continue to do so. Seems like the most logical thing to do in this scenario, right? I did keep hearing someone cry out, "let me kill you, let me kill you" the whole time. Wasn't directed at me, but can't remember the gamertag they were calling for. I have no idea what was going on there, but it is kind of hilarious to think back on that randomness. Heh.
Anyway, the first ice structure spawns again, I wait a moment before shooting as they all huddle up underneath again. Nothing happens, so I take my shot once more. I get more kills. Great. I'm guessing I'm the only one that needs environmental kills?
At this point in time, I'm sensing the session is getting out of control and feeling like something is amiss. A few seconds later after having that thought, I'm getting shot at and thinking that it's either a random, someone was confused, an accidental firing or others just getting bored. Anyway, I panic, start strafing back and forth in an effort to survive and trying to get ANYBODY to acknowledge me in the party chat. One person eventually does and is just as clueless as I am because he's not hearing anything back either, but could hear me.
While we're trying to piece everything together, another player gets up all in my face, melees me, my health is sounding the alarm of eminent death and I panic even more. SMACK! I melee that player and kill him. I soon realize it was not a random, but the host. Crap.
I just stop what I'm doing at this point because I have no idea what's going on and there's obvious miscommunication happening. I go straight into the party overlay on the dashboard to start to investigate what's going on and notice that everyone is "Connecting..." I'm getting situated to send a XBL message to the host, but soon after, I find myself removed from the party.
Entered back into the party and get removed promptly afterwards before I could get a word in and seemingly got blocked from joining again.
As the match is still going on, I try reaching out via XBL messages to the host, the group leader that was leading the group I was in and the only other person that actually acknowledged me through the party. No responses from either of them. During this time, I get killed somehow, spawn elsewhere and I'm just sitting there idly by, waiting for further instructions.
Well, I eventually get a message back from the host over on TA, but you'll know how constructive that went later on in this blog. Perhaps he couldn't handle the smack down I gave him earlier and hurt his feelings? Talk about getting their panties in a bunch... See? That's what we're going to call him "panties."
All in all, I'm just disappointed that no one took the time to figure out what was really going on and would rather act like whiny children and jump to conclusions. I guess XBL issues mucking things up never occurred to them. The dude is just a pissant, straight up. He'd rather just shoot at me as a form of communication (because that's so S-M-R-T) rather than be logical and send me a message because there was obvious party chat issues that no one seemed to want to address. Whatever. The session was a bust, but not for me. I was the only one to get achievements. In your face!
For those that might be interested, here are the responses he left me, all unwarranted in my opinion:
I asked why I was removed from the party.
Cause yiu started killing everyone like a child
How rude. I'm actually a man child. Pfft. What a jerk.
Despite his rudeness and desire to act on pure "bitch baby" emotion, I still apologized and explained how the XBL 9-man party went silent, so continued my last set of instructions, which was to kill everyone. Does he have short term memory loss or something?
In an effort on being a good sport, I also wished that their session goes well in my absence.
Each our turn what is done is done.. dont join my sessions
Not sure what he was trying to say in the beginning, but could care about the last bit even less. Any host who wastes 45 minutes of my time due to poor planning isn't something I want to join again going forward. Their crappy demeanor and unrealistic expectations on sessions to be ran perfectly can go where the sun doesn't shine.
Anyway, apologized once more, emphasized how the party went silent, leaving me clueless, and left it at that.
when things arent techincally correct you dont kill everyone... noob mistake from someone that had 500k gs... you got 7 kills though congrats.
Is it just me or does the way he types hurt your eyes? Ugh.
So, apparently having a high GS is an indication of one's IQ. Damn. I should spend more time playing games and quit my job in order to increase my learning. I must be a noob. For shame.
And, it was actually 11 kills, bro. I'm so l33t. Even snagged the MVP achievement as well as two other viral ones I got from killing him specifically, so thanks! I appreciate it, panties.
(Yes, he will forever to known as "panties" going forward)
Anyway, this is what the triggered millennial had to say in regards on my feedback:
"Had party chat issues, just starts killing everyone like the sessions was made for him. We all got together to line up for your achievements kind sir. Stay away from my sessions. Nice GS though. Be Smart. World doesn't turn around you."
Does this sound like something I would do? I didn't think so. Plus, I'm pretty sure he meant that the world doesn't revolve
around me. Just a wild guess here. Sounds like he's gotten superb education though...from llamas.
Really don't know what he was trying to accomplishment with all that spat. He's not coming across smart, just ignorant. Just letting the whole incident go would have sufficed, but oh well. He's a dick. Simple as that. He probably thinks that's something to be proud of, which explains why his immaturity levels are sky high.
Tried to get the host to have them reconsider and remove the negative feedback that he left the following day, but continues to leave it as is and content on blowing everything out of proportion. That's fine. What's done is done. Doesn't seem like we can untwist their panties and the frowny face is there to stay. As the comedian Ron White says, "you can't fix stupid." Poor guy. I pity him. Maybe one day he'll grow up.
Plus, it's not like their issued negative feedback is going to accomplish anything. I'm willing to bet my bottom dollar that it's not going to deter anyone else from allowing me into their sessions or wanting to join anything I host. Others would undoubtedly choose me over them with one glance at their feedback compared to mine.
Oh, well. Maybe I'll meet him again in Halo
, bash his head in like I did once before, and tea bag him. Man, their squealing, toddler-like outburst would be glorious. So epic that I would have to record it.
Until then, stay tuned for my Leap Frog recap and my expectations in UHH3. I would have done this already, but this took precedence and figured everyone could use a hearty laugh.