via Learn to Counter
A very fascinating read where the author, Michael Lowell, argues against the “I play for fun” mentality exhibited by many gamers, which he feels is a lazy excuse for not improving and learning how to get better at a game.
There is a very strong tinge of elitism here, but he does raise a few valid points. The most important one is related to button mashing (i.e. not putting any thought into what you are pressing and just hoping for a random win). I cannot stand button mashers. If you’re not going to bother to at least learn how to play the game on the most basic level, then why bother playing at all?
It’s like being a woodpusher in chess. Imagine playing an opponent who just moves his pawns and pieces randomly without any thought. It’s absolutely pointless to play against such an opponent, and it is the biggest mark of disrespect that I can imagine. Not just to the game, but to themselves.