I’ve been making an effort to spend more of my gaming time playing multiplayer via Xbox Live as of late. There are many reasons I don’t put many hours into online play – the most prominent being the fact that I can’t stand being yelled at by 12 year-olds who shouldn’t be playing mature rated games anyway. Come to think of it, the random banter you hear come out of the younger players mouths is more annoying than the whining, but that’s beside the point. Playing with the “general public” usually isn’t all that fun and is often spoiled by 1 or 2 asshats.
This is where Seasoned Gamers comes in. While I’ve just joined the community and am in the midst of filling up my friends list with other SG members, I already feel a sense of relief knowing that I’ll be playing with non-asshats from here on in. Well, when I’m not playing Ranked matches, anyway.
I figured this would be a good time to do a big clean out of my friends list as it’s grown wildly out of control over the past few months. It was up to 62 people, about a quarter of which I could identify. Even less that are actual friends of mine. I guess that’s what happens when you have your GamerTag on the homepage of your blog. In any case, I’ve gone through and removed a whole wack of people that fit under one of the following criteria…
- I don’t see them online often or haven’t been online in the past 2 weeks.
- They don’t play the same games that I do frequently.
- I have no idea who they are.
If you find that I have mysteriously disappeared from your friends list, don’t take it personally. I just don’t really see the point in having my FR filled up with people that I don’t play with. Especially now that there are a whole bunch of people at my finger tips to cut in half and have a good time with.