What authority do gatekeepers have? Before you become a fan, you have to be an outsider.

What authority do gatekeepers have? Before you become a fan, you have to be an outsider.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Calling it "gatekeeping" and trying to stop it GIVES it authority

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, what it is is self-aggrandizing. Only the original creator have the authority, everyone else is LARPing in their own heads "But what if I had the authority?"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The original creator doesn't have dick. Death of the Author.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You can't spell Authority without Author.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They want the victim status. Victim status is clout

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gatekeeping toxic substances is crucial for any entity's survival. Just look at what happened when normal fags, attention whores and megacorp marketers got "into" gaming and Ganker.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the difference is that gatekeepers assimilated the hobby, while outsiders try to change it to better suit them
      you join a community and learn about how it works, being integrated into it = congrats you can gatekeep
      you join a community and demand casualition instead of trying to understand the game = congrats you are the cancer who should be gatekept

      You didn't pay for my copy, you don't have a say.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You didn't pay for mine, so YOU don't have a say either.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Don't need to. I can enter any community I please, and you've gotta deal with me.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            And you've got to deal with not being listened to and treated with all due respect. That is to say, none.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              What's a gatekeeper's respect worth anyways?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Don't know, people seem pretty desperate for it and angry when they don't get it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Bullying was invented to weed out this kind of social ineptitude.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So how did gamers gatekeeping stop any of that?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah and look at what happened when 4chanfags and literal gays got into cult of the lamb

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the difference is that gatekeepers assimilated the hobby, while outsiders try to change it to better suit them
    you join a community and learn about how it works, being integrated into it = congrats you can gatekeep
    you join a community and demand casualition instead of trying to understand the game = congrats you are the cancer who should be gatekept

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In any other hobby people that have been into it for a long time expect newcomers to put some effort in, but in vidya if you take issue with things just being dumbed down for people with surface level interest in then it's suddenly "gatekeeping". Like drooling autists asking for every single videogame to be able to be played by every single person ever and demanding stuff like easy modes and the like.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're powerless over a game's life cycle. All you can do is sit and cry, tied to a chair and ball gagged.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like projection to me

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >All you can do is sit and cry, tied to a chair and ball gagged.
        hot

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because gaming isn't seen as a "real" hobby yet. It's still seen as a toy, just a more socially acceptable toy.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've convinced people to not play games I like.
    Gatekeeping works when you're smart about it and it's a duty if you're a fan of something.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Before you become a fan
    That's the thing, people against gatekeeping aren't fans.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >it's aimed at young boys and teenagers
      >why are they showing big titties?!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's what annoys me most of all. The creators clearly have a demographic in mind, and the very people who claim that we shouldn't prevent influence from people from outside of that target demographic have the nerve to bitch and moan that it's not appealing to them. I don't get a sense of righteous outrage at tampon commercials for not appealing to the demographic that soaks them in vodka and shoves them up the ass, and you know why? Because that may be a legitimate demographic of tampon consumers, but it sure as fuck isn't who they're trying to sell to. Also because that's a totally fucking ridiculous thing to get upset about - as is an anime protagonist stealing panties.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          if white males like it then it's bad and you need to find a new demographic

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's another thing. No one ever has a problem telling the white male audience that a piece of entertainment isn't for them and that their detracting opinions aren't valid, but we're not allowed to tell people who are offended by ecchi imagery in an otherwise non-sexual work that works containing the above might just not be for them. I don't want to turn my point into a 4chan pity party, but if we generally understand the "not for you" argument then why is it so fucking hard to apply elsewhere?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              To be fair, Ganker is already a 4chan pity party.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >That's what annoys me most of all. The creators clearly have a demographic in mind
          it's simple, they're under the ~~*mindset*~~ that everything gets made for representation and mass market appeal first and only, and not as a hobby for a niche.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gatekeeping is about respecting developer intent and protecting games from people who want to change them for selfish reasons.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Either you grew up without a father or never had a mentor in order to be as clueless about what constitutes authority as you.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gatekeeping is stopping people from saying stupid shit about games that they never played.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    reminder SMBC is a garden gnome

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The fall of SMBC was one of the sadder ones for me to watch.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ironically Ganker has no gatekeeping because Hiro and the mods aren't interested in doing that sort of thing, which is why so many anons treat the site like their own personal garbage bin and leaving all the actual, civilized and constructive discussion for the other sites they browse.

      He still makes good comics from time to time

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wordswordswordswords

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You ain't seen nothing yet.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              holy fuck i forgot about those things.
              fuck you for making me aware of them again.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Oh FUCK no. Has anyone here even actually read all that shit?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I have
                TLDR: Soldier goes to war, war is hell, politicians and corporations made us do bad things

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah all those tall attractive people are failing to find sexual partners all right.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Those tall attractive people aren't hunting bears now are they

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah I guess there's no use for patience, long-term planning, calmness under pressure, leadership etc. in today's society.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I doubt that sort of sarcasm is gonna kill bears

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          my favorite, people talking as if the medieval ages was humanities golden age even though they know fucking nothing about it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >muh evolution

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    fan like the hobby for what it is and don't want it to change because they want to enjoy it for what it is.
    the people that are being gatekeep want the hobby to change according to their personal opinions/desires, therefore being harmful to the original intention the hobby/thing they were originally interested in had.
    its not rocke science you fucking fag

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >can't just engage with [thing] on his own terms
    >needs to form opinions and needs approval from other people first
    If you think like that you probably need to be gatekept, gay.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody wants to hear someone’s uneducated opinions on what the game should be

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Real gatekeeping is stupid, but what most people call gatekeeping is simply not helping a retarded person through a wide-open door.

    I don't care what hobbies you enjoy but I'm not your tutorial.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Real gatekeeping is stupid
      >t.Sir Shekelstein

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm German, I'm the enemy of all garden gnomes.
        I simply don't care for gatekeeping.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >gatekeeping is bad
    >vaccines are good
    explain this

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Ganker cries for gatekeeping
    >Ganker can't do basic motions in a fighting game
    Hmmmm.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I cannot think of a better way to gatekeep as the S4 league community did before the hacker and p2w fiasco.

    Its so perfect, if you can't keep up you will not play with skilled players. This way if you were a low skilled player you were matched with players like yourself. If you wanted to be not shit on every game, you had to improve, and you couldn't just say: my team is shit, because it was possible to carry shitty players.
    The entire process is: "This guy shat on me, I want to be better than him"
    This was the entire game's premise, and it worked. There was only way to improve: you had to ask the person to teach you. You had a lot of "no", but eventually you found a guy who was willing to do it. Its shitty to ask someone who just pummeled you into ground, but it was essential to grow. This concept was literally enforced by the game, since it had a teacher-student mechanic, so you get bonuses if you have "pupils". It was bare bones, but the idea was incredibly good, as you physically cannot improve if you don't contact with other players. That mechanical skills cannot be learned from a shitty wiki page, or even videos couldn't give you a full glimpse.
    I fucking hated the shit out of the guy who was teaching me, but I also admired him and practiced just to rub it in his face. Its frustrating as fuck when you cannot do anything, and he just one shots you, but this drive to defeat him, is the essential. This style of system is impossible in modern gaming as people would rather quit than ask someone else to teach them.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the people who complain about gatekeeping are the exact people gatekeeping is meant to keep out

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Power. The only authority that matters.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gatekeeping nowadays is impossible and people that pretend it's not are retarded. "Just don't talk about the game bro" is not gatekeeping.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Gatekeeping nowadays is impossible
      not really
      just keep killing them until they give up

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What authority do gatekeepers have?
    Love of the game and community.
    Gatekeeping is like the communities immune system.
    Video games need MORE gatekeeping not less.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >gatekeeping didnt achieve anything it was supposed to
    >"w-w-well it is because we didn't gatekeep hard enough"
    Lmao gatefag cope

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I brush my teeth once
      >still get cavities
      >"Y-y-y-you need to bursh your teef more!"
      Lmao brushfag cope

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only gatekeeping you should try to do is gatekeeping my dick out of your tight little asshole.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't gatekeep, I know I'm the only person with an objectively correct opinion on the media I consume, and that everyone elses opinions are wrong.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lurk two years before posting

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