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Fake Drivers by TomPreston Fake Drivers by TomPreston
This applies to every skill, fandom, hobby, craft, profession, academia, etc. By being condescending you’re severely limiting the entry barrier and being exclusive. “Noobs” shouldn’t be looked down upon because we were ALL noobs at one point. There’s no reason to deliberately make their ascension into your circle any more difficult than it already is.

PSSTT! This is a REALLY SUBTLE satire about FAKE GEEKS!

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Facepalming at the number of people unironically talking about their driving experience rather than the message the comic is satirizing.
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In Austria you have to learn driving manual cars first since knowing how to use the clutch is harder than actual steering. 
We also have much more manual cars overall. Likely because automatic upgrades on new cars to order are much more expensive.
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ShadowSketch91 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
the only fan base who gets away with this is the dark souls fan base xD
But that's mainly because dark souls players are generally jerks xD
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Ultradoom333 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I think it's because the skill ceiling in Dark Souls is so fucking high that getting good at it is a huge feat in it self.
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ShadowSketch91 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
the game isn't so much hard as it's more fair, if you wander around it like you'd do in any other game, it will punish you for it, because it's not just any other game.
Modern day games are too much focused on being friendlier towards a larger audience which makes for too easy games for those who seek a challenge.
Dark Souls provided this by basically giving you zero information on story and a little help in the tutorial, after which you gotta beat your first boss xD.

Admittedly, Dark Souls is harder in it's own ways, but you can often use level design to your advantage, something i find lacking in most other games.
The game even states "Prepare to die" as it's slogan, and people who don't do so will ragequit the game because they don't prepare for it's trial and error gameplay.
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Artist
This applies to everything. ^^
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The-Hip-Death-Goddes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It can apply to religion, too. Specifically (in my experience), Pagans making fun of "fluffies" and "playgans." There's a difference between studying simplified beginner material and not wanting to grow or learn or take things seriously.
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warriorneedsfood Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I never got that condescension. I'm just happy when more people like what I like.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
My nerd game of choice is starcraft 2, and I remember just the other day when I was playing with my clan, practicing against a total noob who was pretty clueless. A lot of us were pointing out the obvious mistakes he was making- but then someone goes and says "we must help him and make sure to give good advice". And the rest were like yeah, good call. I guess the moral of the story is: sometimes people condescend people for their lack of skill, but sometimes people also try to help.
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LemonPoppySeedMuffin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I bet this is how everyone is behind me when I drive :'D  We come from a fast driving state LOL
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MakarovJAC Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
It won't help at all if said people is way too over sensible.
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