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It's just like high school, only instead of segmenting off into the jocks, band geeks, skids, nerds, and other, you can form your clan groups around your favorite shotgun or whatever. You're all still nerds no matter how you slice it.
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Your patronization deserves no response, and I shall leave this thread to its own devices.
@Kegler73 - What exactly was patronizing about what he said?
Or did you just get a general feeling of being rubbed the wrong way from his response?
@waddleedee187-i think he just felt rubbed i mean eyros2k's response was a good arguement but it was also a lost cause we have already decided that clans can exist off the leader boards and 2 clans can be alllies
: / I didn't realize posing follow-up questions on a thread that started with a singular question was patronizing
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I think he was just trying to express himself, frustrated from being unable to come up with an opposing argument. Reading the finaI paragraph, he was frustrated to the point that those final two questions came off as assaults on his belief that the Halo clan he's worked so hard to build and maintain is worth something.
I think that's where his feeling of getting rubbed the wrong way comes from, and it happens a lot when you enter debate, eyros.
If you take a look at that Midland Base website, it's clear that as the founder and manager of that group, Kegler has put a lot of work into making the website and clan as successful as possible. Registration for becoming a member involves a questionaire of fair length to determine whether the player registering has ever "farmed credits," which is like boosting in that it enables a player to gain ranks quickly.
To answer your question, eyros, looking at the website let me see that Kegler (and probably the site's higher level Mods) organize game nights for the whole group several days a week. I guess you could say he IS in a league of sorts.
Eyros, your error lies in being too narrow-minded. In your largest text blob here, you seem to base all of your statements on your CoD experience, which is understandable since you don't play a lot of Halo. I'm sure you've gotten at least one voice message from some prepubescent hosting "Clan Tryouts."
Yes, there are clan tags in Halo, but they are seldom used to identify yourself as part of a group, rather for quick ID of yourself as an individual by teammates.
Now, I agree with you that intentionally playing games w/others doesn't go beyond superficial, but this guy has built this huge website for a huge group of Halo players, creating content, community gaming, and friendship, and that's where his belief that clans are not superficial comes from. Kegler doesn't, in fact, prefer PC to consoles, but Halo to CoD.
"you seem to base all of your statements on your CoD experience, which is understandable since you don't play a lot of Halo."
Come on, you should know me better than that by now. This argument comes from experience across all platforms, and several different games. I played Counter-Strike like a sport for 6 years, as well as Unreal Tournament and Quake III Arena... then moved into the console space and from there I've put my share of time into just about every game with a competitive multiplayer component; from the previous generation of Socom 2 and Halo 2 through to Call of Duty, Battlefield - the history is all there on my gamertag.
Anyway, yea, I know I tend to come off as coarse when debating... that's something inherent in the way I communicate :/ Why waste time beating around the bush - get to the point, say your peace and encourage the other party to say theirs. It was totally not my intent to get him all flustered or angry and leave - just make a counter-point sheesh.
As for taking the time to create a nice clan site and encourage participation of the members - I can most certainly respect that. You bring that into the mix and you're transcending the convention. Of course I had no idea about any of this being part of the equation with Kegler.
You had no idea, even after he posted a thread inviting people to come join the group? lol
I don't blame you for him leaving the discussion, I know you were just being yourself. Just showing you his point of view.
ya we dont blame u we all got off topic