Originally Posted by ShagnWagn
Playing on private servers and clans has the opposite affect on me. A greater percentage of people on them are hardcore and throw fits when you are beating them. The other aspect is the scheduling of games. I tried this and started missing out on real-life events, so I disbanded it altogether. Reminded me of my days playing DDO (a MMORPG). I like the public servers because I can just jump in and out if something comes up and don't feel like I'm letting the team down.
Its tough to find a group of people online to game with that are "just like you".....me, I game online on the weekends....and even then, I rarely take a game serious enough to "level up" or "stat up" or learn strateges....unless I loe the game and I enjoy playing it enough to do so.....I wont really play with anyone who wants to be in a "clan" because a CLAN to me is "playing competitively", and that to me turns into work. Of course I never had any burning desire to join a Frat in college either, so maybe I'm just the Lone-Wolf type
"Are you showing up for Clan Practice?" = "Are you freakin HIGH? This is a GAME that I do to burn up the hours between work, sex, my next meal, and the inevitable cold, icy touch of the Reaper!". I just can't get that hardcore about a game to play it like a job. Oh, I'll work strategies with team-mates, but I don't throw fits or berate anyone for sucking....its all about fun for me.