I only play one online game Admittedly I haven’t been able to play in awhile.I love this game. You sail the ocean literally around the world. You can join in sea battles or level your character and chat with everyone playing. You can join a guild and play with others and it is a “free” game. Lately it’s become more of a pay to play game.
It was obvious that there were those that were cheating. It was frustrating and discouraging. Interestingly a discussion ensued about what a cheat could do. I calmly and simply replied, “If you have to cheat, your not a gamer. Because a gamer, reads up on the game, learns the intricacies and plays the game with skill. There are many here who play with finesse.”
I’ve noticed as others play a multitude of games, it has become the “norm”. Many cheat, create cheats, change code, whatever it takes to win. It ruins the fun for everyone involved. It is so terribly sad they are afraid to be real, to experience loss, and learn what true sportsmanship feels like. A gracious winner and loser they are not. To me, if you cheat, you lack courage, furthermore, you’ll never learn simply because you took the easy way out so you can’t lose. Some cheat and mistakenly think, I got away with it, no one noticed. Embolden, they move on and upward, increasing the stakes.
It doesn’t stop there. Many cheat on the job, in relationships, and their families. They are in my opinion cheating themselves most of all. Cheating robs you of pride, self respect and dignity. They lose the respect trust and closeness possible with others if once they had it, and once lost, it’s can be extremely difficult to regain, can take a lifetime to repair and never to the same extent as previously enjoyed.