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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-08-27 04:42:51
What a try-hard
I was indisposed and Vargas handled the writing duties as well for today's strip. So if you didn't like it, it's his fault. If you did, I take the credit for assigning him the task.
David Vargas: (dave-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2010-08-27 09:12:22
This whole try-hard business seems to be a recent development. Mike, Paul, Steve, and I still play Modern Warfare 2 fairly often, and we've only heard people calling other people try-hards within the last few weeks.
At first, I was confused. What the hell is a try-hard? Yes, I'm trying to win, but since when is that a bad thing? isn't that the goal of most games? Fun is a huge part, but a game is (usually) designed with a goal, a win condition. If you're not aiming for the win condition, why bother playing? Fucking Lakers, they're all a bunch of try-hards!
What really confused me at first was the fact that the people who shout "try-hard" at those who beat them are trying to (and I apologize to non MW2 players if I lose you here) quick scope other players. Hell, some are trying to spin jump quick scope. They're TRYING to do something that's really HARD to pull off, when they could simply, oh, I don't know... aim and shoot their gun? They must be aware of this, right?
In any case, Dee gave me the chance to write today's script, and both Mike and I are always laughing whenever we're called try-hards, so we felt that a strip must be made about it, and here it is.