If your a fan of a game, why wouldn't you want more people to play it?

If your a fan of a game, why wouldn't you want more people to play it? seems counterintuitive to me, but what do i know?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So it worked

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Clearly it was effective to some degree.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like Ganker
    More people found out about Ganker
    Those more people wanted to like Ganker instead of liking anime & manga which is why Ganker was good
    Now Ganker is bad

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >thinking about watching anime
      >actually watching anime

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frick off with this revisionism. No one was forced to like anime or manga to use the site since all the hobbyist boards were created.
      Ganker was good because it was populated by white dudes with a PC before phoneplebs started ruining the internet.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're right about phones but you have to keep in mind flag boards prove European posters are equal to South Americans and South-East Asians when it comes to destroying everything they touch.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you must be new if you don't think oldgays were all about anime and manga at least passively. everything about this site used to be twined with a deep appreciation for otaku shit, unironic or otherwise

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I joined in 06 and there was no mandatory anime or manga watching requirement. All the boards were created and had their topics and subculture to them. Yeah people used tons of anime reaction images but that doesn't mean shit.
          I'm not sure what else to say. I doubt after /b/ blew that any kind of the anime/otaku part was enforced at all so that gives what, a year or two where the site was purely about anime/manga and hentai dumps? C'mon.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I joined in 06
            >joined
            okay 2016 election tourist

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        moot hardware banned people if they couldn't prove they are pedophiles
        then he became the little girl

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >No one was forced to like anime or manga to use the site since all the hobbyist boards were created.
        The hobby boards created for those users who likes anime/manga and related topics to discuss other topics with like-minded users. Obviously some people came for those things specifically but they didn't shit all over the place.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and then you have people wanting to turn everywhere else Ganker without the Ganker

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some games don't benefit from more players, and more players means catering to newer audiences fundamentally changing current gameplay/lore to accomodate them as well.
    Are you some kind of moron that this is new to you, or something?

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Like Thing
    >Others like Thing
    >But not the same way I like Thing
    >They want it a bit different
    >Thing becomes different to suit them
    >Like Thing a little less now
    >More people like new version of Thing
    >But also want it a bit different
    >Thing changes more
    >No longer like Thing, just remember the way Thing used to be
    >More people like newer versions of Things

    The caveat with most media is that the old version still exists, but you're still denied a newer, shinier version of it, and these days even the old version is being wiped away

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. So many miss the point to why I would rather have something be kept relatively obscured. I have no inherent problem with others getting into the same interests, but it is always the problems that come after.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick off Black person

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll buy an extra copy of the game myself if it keeps people like your twitter literal who out of it.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >surely this will make me and my game be liked
    but thats not the goal?
    the goal is to keep you out, Black person, and it worked

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because devs start pandering to the newbies. They also always ruin the community and any sort of discussion about the games. See Yakuza, Persona, Nier, Fire Emblem, etc.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      still remember the comfy times on gamegays back in the day
      >ffx
      >persona 3
      >path of radiance
      >demon's souls
      everything gets worse the more popular it is, that's just how it is

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you are in an 'open' relationship, are you?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >your

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be a chess fan
    >someone comes along and joins your chess club
    >they complain the rules are too complicated, ask if they can just move their pieces wherever they feel like
    >say no, that's not how the game is played
    >WHY ARE YOU GATEKEEPING ME?!?!?!?!?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The book I learned chess from offered stripped-down versions to help teach each piece, so it's not entirely unreasonable

      Making shit up is for cards and Monopoly, anyway

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Monopoly isn't fun without house rules. Not that it's a very good game to begin with.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would I want pedophiles to play my favorite game?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why wouldn't you want more people to like it?
    Because gatekeepers don't actually like the game. The just like being able to be a smug elitist and act like the all knowing lore master. Its much easier to do when the community is small. Once the community grows the chance someone who knows more will arrive and that cannot happen.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ever heard of the term selling out

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure fans are happy to see more people taking interest in a game series they like, what they hate is being flooded with low quality people that push them out and replace them. In essence it's a problem of gatekeeping but since you can't stop someone from playing a game and being cancer the best case scenario is for your game to remain niche through either a high barrier or entry on simply lack of awareness from the mainstream.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the wrong people start to like it for the wrong reasons. Minecraft became inundated with autistic children who hate change so the game stopped receiving anything more than shallow garbage. League of Legends became inundated with asian losers who wanted to turn the game into a "sport" that they were finally good at. I was interested in Fortnite as a base-building zombie game because it looked like a meld between the TF2 custom modes zombie fortress and fortwars, but then epic hastily cobbled together a battle royale mode and that completely hijacked the entire intellectual property and killed off the original game.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's fine to have more people in the community so long as those people are willing to follow the rules of said community, rather than demand the rules be changed to accommodate them

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you were a fan of something, you would understand. But you can't, because your kind can only infect.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every game series I liked that got popular was streamlined and ruined by normalgay shit and they all lost what I liked about them

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    both sides bad.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Taro threads before Automata
    >discussion about games
    >discussion about characters and lore
    >speculations on next projects
    >inside jokes
    >Kaine's wiener size

    Taro threads after Automata
    >softcore porn & shitposting

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why would you want more people to play it?
    how does that benefit you personally?

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The point of gatekeeping is so normal gay moron dindus don't come in and ruin it. Sadly it's too late for monster hunter because wilds is just worlds and generations but easier in a seemingly homosexual open ended world

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a group of people is enjoying something
    >an infected one passes by and see other people having fun, its brain inmediatly goes "contaminate and destroy" mode
    >proceed to ask what are they doing
    >"we are having fun"
    >can I have fun too?
    >sure
    >... why dont we change this and that... it will be more... "fun" if we do this
    >...ok...
    >you know what, it would be better if we made this part different
    >possible outcome 1: infected one is expelled
    >possible outcome 2: slowly but surely, total contamination until the group disbands
    >the infected one moves on and continues to look for things to destroy

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the more people the developers try to appease and draw in the more bland and ordinary a game becomes

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look at what happened to monster hunter when World became popular
    >MMO like mechanics and raids
    >microtransactions out the ass
    >casualised to hell and back
    >can no longer talk about previous monster hunter games because the world players think "it isn't MH!"
    That situation is exactly why you gatekeep

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ganker was a place for people with a common interest, anime.
    but then some people broke the first two rules because they seek validation of some sorts outside
    more people join but hated anime
    niw the site is filled with trannies, cucks and furgays

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >broke the first two rules
      /b/ != Ganker

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who's gatekeeping gachaslop?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At what point does Ganker finally accept that the vast majority of troons making these fricking moronic twitter posts that get regurgitated here are using anime profile pictures, and that MIGHT be saying something about the connection between weebs and troons?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        These people post their own twitter posts here to get you to go to twitter and engage with it because their rent is past due.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >weebs products are still heterosexual focused
        >weebs products not `argeting heterosexuals are properly tagged
        >b-b-but weebs and troons!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and that MIGHT be saying something about the connection between weebs and troons?
        Anon, there's more of a connection between troons and the third reich than there are weebs and troons.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At what point does Ganker finally accept that the vast majority of troons making these fricking moronic twitter posts that get regurgitated here are using English, and that MIGHT be saying something about the connection between America and troons?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The connection is autism and internet porn addiction.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Trannies are known for infiltrating places where they don't belong. Like the video game community or female bathrooms

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you idiots keep talking about gatekeeping like it's a real thing? It's literally impossible to gatekeep a hobby. First of all, how do you even gatekeep? What do you physically do? Even if you had some credible way of gatekeeping that avoided murder, the corporation would just say "We here at [Brand] don't support hatred. [Hobby] is for everyone™. If the corporation wants troony money, they will openly promote trannies to get that money

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's literally just telling normies to frick off if they want in.
      Then, if normies are in, you tell the trannies to frick off when they inevitably get there.

      The above only applies to old game communities. See Fallout New Vegas and TF2.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >normie
        Pot calling the kettle black. have a nice day.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Go back Black person.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gatekeeping usually involves not budging when people come in and say things should change for their tastes. That's it.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >will make game be liked
    This was never the end goal of gate keeping.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look at what happened to Ganker after the wave of 2015 election tourists

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine going on an anime website to whine about anime

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >this will make me and my game more like
    I feel like this is the most basic misunderstanding normalgays have:
    I dont want my games to become huge and well liked by everyone. If the game makes enough money for the dev to make more games like it then that's good but otherwise I want it to stay niche and cater to my tastes exclusively. Being popular comes with the "it has to please everyone" tax and that shit ruins games.
    My favorite multiplayer games have 400 concurrent players max on Steamcharts and that's a good thing.
    I don't give a shit about the series growing.
    I don't give a shit about the devs making money as long as they get enough to make another game.
    I don't give a shit about low player numbers.
    I don't give a shit about public reception.
    The only thing I care about is that the game appeals to me and people who think like me. That's all.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like the game so I don't want other people to ruin it

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because I like single player and don’t want idiots dumbing down my games. Horrible flash back at the smtiv homosexuals ruining smt

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The 3DS and its consequences were a disaster for moderately niche Japanese gaming franchises.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Horrible flash back at the smtiv homosexuals ruining smt
      SMT 3*

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    imagine a game series is really good but its difficulty filters people. It gets popular but a large number of the new fans express frustration at the difficulty. the next game, they devs acquiesce to these new fans and lower the difficulty, making the experience worse for you and the old fans. Now that's the standard for the series moving forward. As things get popular, people will demand changes to make it easier for them to get into which isn't always for the best of the older fans.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >write long post about failed gatekeeping
    >our system thinks your post is spam x20
    wtf is this? I dont remember the filter being this bad

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >If your a fan of a game, why wouldn't you want more people to play it?
    no, because I roughly know the tastes of an average person and know that If the medium I enjoy will get changed to cater to most people its going to turn to shit
    gatekeeping is based and necessary

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    unironically yes, this is what's keeping heroes of the storm alive

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because if normalgays latch onto something and eventually outnumber people who were fans originally, they will inevitably corrupt it. This has happened literally thousands of times.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >game series gets popular
    >gets several redditors who lurk the general and steal OC for updoots
    >anons find meme guides on reddit and discord explaining how to better fit in
    >anon OC character gets claimed as their own OC
    >youtubers do a pride event thing and bully everyone else for not participating to purge ranks
    thank god the devs dont listen to the western fanbase

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look at Monster Hunter threads if you want a perfect example of why you gatekeep. Filled with zoomers shitting on the old games when they've never played them, 90% of them started with World.
    >core mechanic of the old game was never what made the games good
    >lol the game doesn't NEED thing that's been in every entry
    >so what if this part of the game plays completely differently now????
    I hate zoomers so fricking much you have no idea. I WILL kill one some day.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't belong, 3ds babby.

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