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Noivilbo #1 Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:25 PM

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I've started playing games very young, from diablo 1 to diablo 2 and wc3 then wow and now WoT and is it just me or do others see that the level of stupidity in this game to be over the roof?

 

Just wondering if others see so many stupid and braindead ppl in games as i do :)

 

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IncultaVulpes #2 Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

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 Not sure what to say, but the game certainly gets more popular by the day, thus getting even more newbies, most of which, for some reason, jump straight to derping around without researching a bit (or even thinking in some cases :trollface:).

Valvalecia #3 Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

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It's f2p, y'know?

Defy #4 Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:53 PM

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Its pretty easy to go to high tier, tomato players with 2k games can have 9-10tier tank. Compare it to other games where to go to highest match making you actually have to be competent like dota, sc2, lol. While in wot all you have to do, is grind out 2k games and you have your high tier tanks.

_TiddyMun_ #5 Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:54 PM

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Edited by _TiddyMun_, 19 April 2014 - 09:59 AM.


AllyourKitty #6 Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

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Yes people certainly are, time to take the minus IQ pills I think, so I can join them.

Edited by AllyourKitty, 09 March 2014 - 09:24 PM.


MeetriX #7 Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

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People back in the old days were smarter, because there were no video games then!

Polkadot9000 #8 Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:51 PM

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View PostMeetriX, on 09 March 2014 - 10:04 PM, said:

People back in the old days were smarter, because there were no video games then!

 

Sure....

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As you can see from the two graphs above Exam grades have shot up since the 1990s despite the advent of popular online games. In addition you will see the image above that, that exam difficulty has hardly changed. 



G01ngToxicCommand0 #9 Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

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View PostPolkadot9000, on 09 March 2014 - 10:51 PM, said:

 

Sure....

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As you can see from the two graphs above Exam grades have shot up since the 1990s despite the advent of popular online games. In addition you will see the image above that, that exam difficulty has hardly changed. 


I can only speak for Denmark but as the difficultiy of exams from high schools to university have dropped and teachers giving higher grades to students in order to secure money for their high schools/univeristy as those funding are dependant on the number of students making their exams and grades those 2 graphs mean exactly nothing..

 

I have to agree with OP, people are becoming more stupid by the day.



Krogenator #10 Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:02 AM

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I would have to say it is multiple factors to play here.

When I was a kid(think I was around 12-14) I remember over half my classmates were struggling with stuff I found easy.In my class of 32 people only 5 of us played computer games,coincidentally all of us were close friends and also were normally not finding school hard at all.

 

Fast forwards to the modern day and ask yourself how many kids age 12-14 play computer games?I think it would be hard to not find a single one that does not play games ether on console or on the PC. So if all of my classmates were playing back then I am sure they would be pissing off most of the other players with their lack of skill.

 

And then you have the difficulty on games.I am not sure if it is me getting better and better but other gaming friends I have agree that games just keep getting easier and easier.

If games don't challenge you,how are you supposed to get better?

 

As for peoples grades in school.The numbers are bogus.If you got bad grades when I was a kid your parents yelled at you for not trying hard enough.Now if you get bad grades your parents yells at the teacher. It is a hole society is sinking into that I really hope will turn around.

 

And now a days you don't need to remember jack sh*t any more, just whip out your phone and google your problem.If people don't have to be smart they wont be smart.

 

 

So all in all I do honestly think people are getting dumber,but not by a lot.The main problem with online games is that it has become "mainstream" and thereby a larger % of the population is getting involved in gaming.

And as it was the "geeks/nerds" that originally dominated the internet the average IQ will probably drop drastically when the "bimbo's" and "knuckle dragger's" start joining.



ZeLemanRuss #11 Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:18 AM

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I swear, if you'd sit 10 kids in front of super mario bros nowadays, 8 out of 10 would straight ask for a mod that signalizes when and how to jump so that they hit a enemy or they wouldn't be capable to beat the first stage.

 

In a nutshell: regarding videogaming, yes, people are getting more and more stupid - thanks to the video gaming industry. You know, smart ppl who like a challenge are usually not the best customers :blinky:



Tiryan #12 Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:40 AM

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View PostZeLemanRuss, on 10 March 2014 - 12:18 AM, said:

I swear, if you'd sit 10 kids in front of super mario bros nowadays, 8 out of 10 would straight ask for a mod that signalizes when and how to jump so that they hit a enemy or they wouldn't be capable to beat the first stage.

kinda reminds of this:

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 I guess noone can argue that todays games are gradually getting less challenging... and apparently there is a strong correlation between degree of difficulty and learning/reasoning

 

 



AllyourKitty #13 Posted 10 March 2014 - 05:36 AM

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Wise words from the Krogenator.

Coeus37 #14 Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:42 AM

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View Postatomskytten, on 09 March 2014 - 11:20 PM, said:


I can only speak for Denmark but as the difficultiy of exams from high schools to university have dropped and teachers giving higher grades to students in order to secure money for their high schools/univeristy as those funding are dependant on the number of students making their exams and grades those 2 graphs mean exactly nothing..

 

I have to agree with OP, people are becoming more stupid by the day.

 

+1 from me. It's a stupid system here in Denmark! I've played this game a couple of years now, looking back I can only agree with OP!



CptBarney #15 Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

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View PostZeLemanRuss, on 09 March 2014 - 11:18 PM, said:

I swear, if you'd sit 10 kids in front of super mario bros nowadays, 8 out of 10 would straight ask for a mod that signalizes when and how to jump so that they hit a enemy or they wouldn't be capable to beat the first stage.

 

In a nutshell: regarding videogaming, yes, people are getting more and more stupid - thanks to the video gaming industry. You know, smart ppl who like a challenge are usually not the best customers :blinky:

 

thats because video games now have in built tutorials meaning you don't really have to use your brain to figure out how things work and how you complete levels and such. i remember getting to world 7-2 on mario bros when i was 10 but i don't play it anymore (lost intrest). and also you can buy certain things to help you play better and become better at playing said game because of the items you would get.

 

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Scuka #16 Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

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There are always more people who are bad@stuff than there are people who are good@stuf. And since WoT is a very popular game, it atracts everyone, not just pro gamerz.

stijntjedp #17 Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

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WARNING

Don't watch it if you are a pessimist.

 


Edited by stijntjedp, 10 March 2014 - 08:55 AM.


Ze_HOFF_fverhoef #18 Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:25 AM

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I guess it's from all ages that the older generations think the younger generations are less smart/tough/intelligent/beautiful/lovable/[insert here the adjective of your choice].

 

Also it's also from all times that younger generations just do not get why the older generations are less smart/tough/intelligent/beautiful/lovable/[insert here the adjective of your choice].

 

In other words, nothing really changes, except the perception of individual people, who grow in many aspects, but get set into many conventions, and forget about their own youth.

 

Have fun playing the game everyone :)


Edited by fverhoef, 10 March 2014 - 09:29 AM.


Fish__Food #19 Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:26 AM

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I think that people in general are getting more stupid and even if the graphs above could be taken as true, be smart and passing exams are totally unrelated. The perception here though is not 100% correct because the game is becoming more popular and is being played more and more by non gamers. So even if they are not stupid they appear stupid to gamers.

DingIsHere #20 Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:42 AM

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I did my exams back when in the UK they were wholesale changing stuff (from 'O' levels to GSCE/coursework)...

 

I did 'O' Level (Ordinary level, age 16) and 'A' Level (Advanced level, age 18) Maths...

 

I did ok at O level, got an A grade, but that was about a 75% score (IIRC)

When I joined the 6th Form and did A level, our Maths teacher gave us the "new" GSCE papers to look at

We were 6, A level Maths students with O level grades of A and B.

We all got either 99 or 100% on the "new" papers, instead of our old 60-75% O level scores.

The 2 hour papers were done in about 45 minutes...

 

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