I have something to confess.
Payday 2 was released this week, and it has made me come to terms with how much of an elitist gamer I actually am. As I rush to the top of the chain alongside my teammates, we tread over the bodies of the fallen noobs and lesser-skilled players who could not, would not, keep up.
I have powered to level 29 in one day. This is by no means a huge feat, but my eagerness to reach the top in the shortest possible amount of time has meant becoming increasingly impatient with newbies who fumble their way through heists. I’ve kicked a couple of them from our games because they were too low level, or held us back.
It’s probably the result of being spoilt by having incredibly talented gamers as teammates. So many random players ruined today’s stealth missions, or made ridiculous decisions resulting in incapacitation. Even when I had just started out, I was eclipsing them in terms of skill. I am no means the best FPS’er in my team, but I am at least quick to react and learn.
“But Harli,” I hear you cry, “Everybody has to start somewhere!”
That is true. By all means, start practicing and level up. Just don’t do it around me. I cannot stand having a mission penalised because a newbie is learning the ropes. That lesser $10,000 payout gets docked out of my reward. Efficiency is paramount. If you get in the way of my quick rise to endgame status, you will be left behind.
If you are kicked from the game, it’s nothing personal. You just weren’t good enough. Sorry.
DYRM Clan Captain