As if we ain't got enough shit to pay for in life. Pay for too many things we need, too many things we don't need; and there's a whole lotta stuff we really want.
Not gonna write an essay but screw this shit. Viva la E-sports? =/
Screw it, semi-essay:
I just won't pay on principle. I do not want it to become a standard either. However, seems we live in an era where people are being taken for fools, and are ok with it or ignorant about it. I don't mind supporting LevelUpLive; and in fact wanted to...no beef against them but this greedy wave of a trend where so many twitch tournaments and general gaming sessions are restricted with subscriber only features takes the piss. Of course you guys can't see that because you don't mind being screwed over.
So, what if I wanna watch OGN; IPL; this tournament and the other and they all cost money? Wtf are we paying for, have you thought about that? 'Land of the free' and you're paying for CHATTING priviliges on a damn STREAM?
What? Hate the spam, hate the monsters? Well if you put sub-mode only chat, then haven't the trolls won? That was their whole damn point. Does it solve the problem when your chat room of 900+ (fluctuating) looks like this:
You guys fell for all of Capcom's BS, all the DLC BS and other piss-taking BS of this gaming era; but for goodness sake have some self respect at some point. People always saying to "get with the times"; well it's 2013 and this era has a price stamp on it? It's the era of High Definition, and streaming and connectivity! Btw you might have to pay for most important 720p+ streams or be stuck at 480p (I know LevelUp didn't do this, this whole thread is a general statement) and chatting privileges...what is this? The year 2000?
Like I remember Southtown Arcade started doing sub mode only 480p; if you weren't subbed you were on some 340 nonsense, are you kidding me? Are the majority of you guys THAT irresponsile with your money? Or are you THAT blind? Are you THAT morally deprived? Or is this your acception of Capitalism?
"I wanna give a shout-out to all the viewers; thank you guys for supporting us, we wouldn't be anything without you guys tuning in"...months later we are repayed with sub-mode only chat and 720p. It's not like you automatically become a sub if you donated in the past either.
Bunch of fools mockingly chanting 'e-sports' when your beloved Evo is more e-sports than you would ever believe?
I seriously can't even understand how easily fooled people are these days; you take it up the backside and defend the people/ideologies screwing you over. "Nah man, it ain't no big deal". Cowards on leashes.
And I don't regret saying any of this because it is the truth and no one else was gonna say it. So let the ripple flow out; that's the least I can do atm.