Originally Posted by OneZeroTen
Well one, I'm not making a "sweeping generalization". I stated that I was calling people who were ////belligerently trolling and leaving hateful comments///// jelly haters.
No. You're an idiot, and let me tell you why:
1. The sweeping generalization you're making is that everyone is simply hating for no reason. No, we have plenty of reason.
1a. We're also not "Jealous". What the hell do we have to be jealous about?! Pray tell! The majority of the community had no real stake in this. We weren't going to get a prize for voting, were we?
Elaboration: what we're pissed with is that someone that the majority feels is terribly undeserving won, and that Riot COMPLETELY ****ING IGNORED THE VOTES!
Also, it's nice to know you got the message, however, sadly, this competition wasn't about who had the most talent. I'm sure you know that creativity is measured in more ways than one. Whether it's comedy, animation, or otherwise.
2. So, what ways is creativity measured? I want some kind of awesome scholarly document out of your, because I fail to understand the creativity here. Creativity is the power to create, and whether something is objectively creative or not is best left to a mass of people to measure, so at least votes between all IQ levels and different situational factors will balance out, giving us an objective look.
2a. Since when was this competition about creativity?
2b. And even if it was, please tell me how the video that won was in any way creative.
2c.... Well, maybe besides its ability to make it look like Riot Games was a symbol for families to worship.
2d. Or some ******ed **** like that.
2d1. Suppose that was the case, they could have done it MUCH better...
2e. You seriously don't believe that either way, do you?
2f. I mean "Come on kids, let's gather around so that we can KILL SOME *****ES".
2g. *Slaps son for giving them first blood*
Elaboration: I would also like to state that if this is about creativity, that sappy, pandering, cliche as hell piece of **** can hardly be called creative.
It's most certainly not just appearance. Not to mention the fact that Riot, even before the Community Polls were opened, stated that they were going to choose the final winner in the end. The only job the community had was to get their pick into the Top 6, that's it. If you were going to get so mad about your vote not counting or that the most popular vote didn't win, then you're out of luck and you only hurt yourself on that one. You and everyone else were warned.
3. Fair enough, I suppose what they basically wanted to tell the community is that your opinion pretty much doesn't matter for ****
, something that they've made rather clear to us over time (all of these awesome patches, constant character releases instead of balancing current ones PROPERLY, etc.)
Elaboration: the community kind of feels betrayed, here. Sure, the explicit terms of the contest were that the final would indeed be decided by Riot... but the implicit condition that the community assumed would be included was that their votes would a good amount of weight in deciding the final winner. This assumption is quite natural. We're not the ones hurting ourselves. We're a bit pissed, but I'd say the ones that are hurting themselves here are Riot and Riot alone.
You should know this by now, and you must certainly know this if you live in the US, the people have a very biased opinion when it comes to voting. That goes for anything. This forum is no different. Everyone had someone they wanted to win, everyone had someone they thought should win, and everyone had someone they strongly supported. It was going to end up like this regardless of who won. The winner would have been trashed on by the opposing sides, and there would be the few and far between that would just accept it and move on. Either way, this thread is growing stale. Nice convo.
4. Read above (mostly the part with regards to implicit agreement; since you might very well be terribly illiterate, I'm trying to narrow it down for you).
Elaboration: if the winner had been the popular winner, there wouldn't be nearly as much hate. That would be the popular winner. People would indeed have been like "****, but I guess this is fair". There might be a few outliers, but aside from that, the response would have been far more subdued.
I dunno why doing this is so fun. I guess it's because I type fast.