There's a whole gamer subculture dedicated to finding no joy in playing ANY game.

It's like they're on some holy quest for the Ur-Game. The Utopigame that will shit free lootboxes full of unicorns, get free DLC every month, and be entirely bug free at all times.

It's a bit sad.
They pop into EVERY Twitch chat the moment a game, DLC or patch is released.

"I've heard this game is so broken now."

"This game will be great in 5 years maybe"

Then sit back and expect the streamer to be:

"SHIT DUDE. You're SO RIGHT. THANK YOU. I will never play this again"
I honestly don't get it. I'll happily joke about bugs in EU4 and elsewhere, but these people get legit ANGRY about this stuff.

Or ANGRY when people don't suddenly agree to be ANGRY alongside them about a game.

Chill the fuck out.

Play stuff or don't play stuff. Your choice.
But accept that there's no such thing as the magical free unicorn lootbox shitting ur-game.

Play a game. If you enjoy playing it play more. Stop worrying about what Reddit told you to think about it.

What other people enjoy isn't your business, and what you enjoy isn't theirs.

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