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Right to Bare Aimbots

Bit of a change of pace with this E-Mail Fun. Frankly, it's not funny. But it does give some insight into the sad little minds of people who think they have some "right" to cheat however they want in games. And I give some great examples on how to crush people like this.

Subject: So you don't like cheaters...
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 10:26:15 +0000
From: "Frank Earnest" <**********>
To: "DarkNova" <darknova@lamerkatz.com>

I just read your opinion on aimbots ... fuck you. You're a champion player and I think that's a lofty position to go judging the rest of us. Some of us are sick and tired of being everyones' game-bitch after 13 months of play/practice with virtually no improvement since the first month. Half the time I'm dead before I know from which direction I've been shot. Get it through your thick head that we've given the fuck up being fair and want an edge. You know ... an edge ... like yours. God gave you superior reflexes and a head with good wiring to use them. You lord that over us so we'll lord aimbots over you. Doesn't make any sense to you yet? Still confused? Try this - you're playing for fun. We're playing to salvage ourselves. And in that frame of mind we could care less about offending your fine sensibilities about fairness.

Okay... This is a truly remarkable example of a typical aimbot-user. The basic excuse is "You're good at the game, I'm not. So I'm going to use an aimbot to even things out." What this piece of shit seemed to miss is the fact that, contrary to popular belief, I wasn't born "good at Quake." Hell, I couldn't even walk or talk when I was born (I got by on pure wit, if I remember correctly). You get good at things like that with practice. And so, here's my response:

Subject: Re: So you don't like cheaters...
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 23:18:39 -0700
From: "DarkNova" <darknova@lamerkatz.com>
To: "Frank Earnest" <**********>

Thank you for your insightful e-mail. Unfortunately, if your goal was to convince me that you have a "right" to use aimbots, you're wrong on several counts. Allow me to elaborate...

So I'm a champion player eh? I'm honored you feel that way about me, but rest assured there are plenty of people who can whoop my ass. The difference between you and me is that wheras I take each defeat as an opportunity to improve my skills (and they've improved lots in the nearly 10 years I've been playing first person shooters, starting with Wolfenstein 3D), you want to walk straight into the game and be the best, and quite frankly that just doesn't happen.

Look, it's very simple. If you want something, work for it. If you don't want to work for it, don't ruin it for the rest of us who actually have the determination to earn their skills. Find a new hobby that you're good at, or perhaps one that isn't focused on competition, since you clearly aren't a graceful loser. But see, you're part of the crowd that doesn't believe in anything like that. If you aren't good at quake, cheat! If your neighbor drives a better car than you, steal it! If he tries to stop you, kill him! After all, shouldn't you be allowed to have your every whim fufilled? ...Bullshit. I've had to work hard for what I want, so should you.

You'll proabably keep cheating regardless of what I say, but let me give you a word of advice... more like a warning: You are a loser now, and you will always be a loser, for the rest of your life, until you start putting some effort into the things you want. You should plan on using aimbots for Doom3, Quake4, and whatever else id decides to throw our way in the coming years because you'll never get any better if you always let the aimbot play for you. And I don't know about you, but I think the guy who comes in last place while playing legit is more of a "champion player" than the aimbot who comes in first place.

But let's not even limit this to games. If you want to get good grades in school, you gotta work for them (cheaters are dealt with very harshly by the time you reach college). And when you start looking for a job, you're not going to walk straight into a cushy $200,000/yr desk job, you're going to have to start low and work your way up. Want a beautiful girlfriend? I'd advice you don't rape her on the first date. See a pattern forming? For your sake, I hope so, or you're going to end up a poor, lonely old man, who still still thinks that letting an aimbot win quake games is going to salvage any bit or respect from anyone.

- DN

Never got a response, so either he took heed of my warning, or he chose to ignore it. In any case, this argument comes down to one simple point: THERE IS NO JUSTIFIABLE REASON FOR ANYONE TO CHEAT IN A MULTIPLAYER GAME - EVER. Quake is an entertainment game with specific rules that everyone must follow for there to be any point in playing. If you disagree, feel free to e-mail me and make your argument.

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