I’ve been in a LOT of online comment sections over the course of my digital life, and I don’t really know why I make this blog post simply for the fact that I don’t think it will accomplish more than either preaching to the choir or yelling at the deaf. That said, there’s been something about online behavior on my mind recently, and it is relevant to my gaming interests.
The show Scooby-Doo always had the same formula…a bunch of precocious adult-children arrive in a world that apparently is made of Halloween to solve a mystery, finding a person who has put together a scheme that involves a ridiculous amount of makeup and set-piece arrangement. And in the end, the bad guy is literally unmasked.
With the advent of crowdfunding and early access games, there seems to be a very strong need nowadays for everyone to wanna be the guy or girl who pulls the mask off of the devious villain causing trouble for their own selfish ends. Everyone wants that Scooby-Doo moment.