Lately, I’ve been noticing a sinister trend among my friends and nearly everywhere online: overt negativity. About everything. Now, I’m known for my somewhat less than sweet demeanor, but the one thing I try not to be is negative.
Say, for example, a new expansion for your favorite MMO comes out. For most games an expansion is met with an immediate and irrevocable expression of negativity from the player community, decrying all of the “bad” decisions made, demanding more/less/different, and threatening to leave the game if their opinions are not acknowledged. Somehow this new thing that a team of people spent potentially years creating is suddenly the worst possible thing in the universe. The same happens with movies, new games, books, TV series, and just about all media.