What Are Fake Gamers?
Well, to start out, fake gamers, from my own definition, are people that play online games but only play them because of their popularity in the gaming community, and not because they truly have a passion for the game.
An example of this is the all popular Fortnite Battle Royale online game. Most people have heard of it, but if you haven't then let me give you a brief description of what it is.
Fortnite is a game officially created in 2017, the involves the player jumping out of a flying vehicle, landing in their desired location on a large map full of players, and gathering resources and weapons to eliminate one another till the last man is standing.
Fortnite truly became popular in late 2018, but then lost it's popularity in early 2019. I myself have experienced the popularity of Fortnite, not ever really playing it, but I was there for the hype. People worldwide were talking about it, it was on all social medias and I personally got very annoyed by it's spread of fame. It even associated itself with "Thanos," a important villain in the Marvel universe. But then eventually, for some reason that I'm not aware of, it suddenly dropped in popularity, and people all around me were commenting how much the game "sucked," and was boring.
I, of course, was even more infuriated by this, as I consider myself a large time gamer and found out that a large population of these so called "gamers," were actually just participating in Fortnite because it was popular, and never truly enjoyed the game, or had any love for it.
This is of course seen throughout time. Things loose their popularity eventually, but when it comes to online gaming, I found it an insult that so many people only played games that were popular, and they never enjoyed them, so they were never really true gamers.
How do these "Fake Gamers" Affect the Gaming Community?
I believe that these "fake gamers," affect the community big-time, as they consist of a large population of the people that title themselves "gamers." They create stereotypes in the gaming community, which overall has a negative effect on the people that enjoy gaming.
Gaming is considered an art among many people, but now, people are turning this art into a popularity fest, which just ends up making the other "gamers," more frustrated, and causes very negative views of Fortnite or anyone that plays it.
Overall, these "fake gamers," are dividing the gaming community and creating stereotypes by making the word "online gaming," directly associate with a popularity contest, and as soon as it looses its popularity, abandons the game all together and completely switches views on the matter.
Tell me, what do you think of this matter? Do you participate in online games?