It’s More Troll in the Philippines!: PH Online Computer Gaming

Reminder: I decide not to censor some foul words that you will be encountering. I hate filtering words that doesn’t fit the side of my argument. Please read with caution, especially you KIDS.

internet_trollI’m beginning to rage harder now. I just played my fourth match in my game and still lose the game. All of us were doing our best to defend our turrets and inhibitors, but this wretched player keeps on intentionally feeding for the enemy team. He even had the guts to rant that we are sore losers. Heck, if only I can see this player I will rip his stupid throat out of his nose. I am deeply disappointed with this game day. This is my fourth consecutive loss to the game I’m currently playing, League of Legends, and it is all due to players that exhibit such mentioned behavior.

I finally stopped playing for that day. “Maybe, I’ll try harder and play more intelligently tomorrow“, I said to myself. But as I was walking through the dark sidewalks of San Fernando, La Union, I am starting to reflect as to why do players exist in the Online Gaming community. If they had such hard heads (and big egos as well), why do they still play solo on a game where “cooperative playing” should be enforced? Isn’t it that’s a form of idiocy and lack of common sense? Oh, what am I thinking about again? After all, I live in the Philippines, where crab mentality, big egos and bigger prides are endemic in both rural and urban jungles. Internet world, included.

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Then I found out one BIG possible reason with this kind of behavior. That tomorrow I am speaking of, I decided not to play and instead become the classic tambay of the net caf̩, an usisero or a spectator of customers who are busy facing the computer monitor of their rented units. Then I became sickened to the sight of realization Рplayers that became the primary reason for my 4 consecutive defeats yesterday are Kids, Uhuging Kids, HipHop Kids who listen to teeny local rap songs, and OSY kids.

In short, KIDS. Children who are supposed to play Patintero or Sipa, reading their lessons for school or doing household chores at home.

They exhibit the EXACT BEHAVIORS of the ones I’ve experienced yesterday. I can’t believe that I am playing with them. All my life I hated kids for no reason, and now I became enlightened as I found the specific reason to hate more these kinds of creatures. But enough rant. Rage aside, I became saddened to this kind of scenario. Youths are flocking to the internet café, ages getting younger as years goes by. Instead of enriching their vocabulary using the computer, you hear nothing but curses and foul words from their mouths because they got pwned from their opponents. Instead of helping their parents to wash their dishes, clean their rooms or beautify their house, they are busy spamming right clicks and keyboard hotkeys to tend for their character’s survival in the game. In rare cases, their parents even barge inside the establishment in anger to drive their children away from this, uhm, hell. But in much rarer cases, they even have the guts to rebut and answer back to their parents. Lame.

On a more specific account, computer addiction and dependence of the individual to the machine is to blame. With the proliferation of internet cafés with affordable hourly rates, kids will automatically choose to play for hours and burn their hard-earned allowances than to sit their lazy buts in school. They are conditioned by an unknown factor that school is boring, and scampering to a nearby computer shop is the solution to their suffering from poverty and the ironic conception of their existence in this country. We can further claim that playing online games for hours are like illegal drugs, it gives you that feeling of high and satisfaction.

But as an old Filipino adage goes, “Anumang labis ay nakakasama para sayo“.

Internet Trolls and Torpid Gamers in the Philippines: Are They of the same Species?

Not that I am being discriminative, but I find their mechanisms to annoy people somewhat similar. Internet Trolls annoy the heck out of your patience by blurting out nonsensical topics, especially when they get burned from losing a side of an argument (you could scour different threads of GRP, if you want. You’ll find many). Stupid gamers insist on what they want, go AFK on a cooperative match, and talk trash if they get killed by the opponent. It can be further characterized by excessive usage of profane language when they only intend to say “Damn”. That single word can be extended to a 6-word sentence consisting of “Aw”, “Tae” and almost any imaginable words of profanity available for them to type in their keyboards with shaky fingers in a limited amount of time. But one thing’s for sure though, they misspell words and speak of nonsense just to prove their point.

I can’t really generalize that PH trolls are tambay kids, nor pasaway players are butthurt trolls neither. But as I realize that I don’t have any concrete proof to prove my theory, that same moment of setting aside my doubts, I became enlightened yet again. With all their big egos and haughtiness, they chose to disturb the harmonious environment of the Internet and the Online Gaming Community. These kinds of (gamer) kids are the exact replica of the growing cancer of PH society – puro yabang at satsat, wala rin namang mapapatunayan.

But how much I try to contemplate these kinds of behavior as rational and as acceptable as what Netiquette needs to impose, their minds are just hard to fathom. After all, they will only troll me continuously in my games, and inside this internet. I really hate seeing people annoying random individuals hiding behind the sense of anonymity brought by their accounts. Their names in both the internet and online game world are inappropriate for a true human to use. Look, 99% of the time, when you will encounter names such as 12769283612, asdjkljfalksfd, fasdffsad, or any totally random combinations of characters just to fit a name in an online game, expect that their performance are crap. Same goes through with trolls, especially here in GRP. How much they try hard to make their names as formal as possible, the manner of communication stays the same – CRAP as ever.

Internet Trolls and Trolling Gamers: Ways to Eradicate these Wastes of Energy

No, you can’t. As much as you want to decimate these lowlifes and turn them to ashes, you can’t just stop them from propagating stupidity and lots of rainbows. Sure, you can avoid them, block them, unfriend them. But you can never wipe them out of existence.

The Internet has become popular due to its freedom from almost anything. From the plethora of sites to choose from, you can store files, upload pictures, share videos or even bash some entities all because you find them stupid, dumb, incompetent or a bitter attention whore. But this magnitude of freedom comes an easy abuse from opportunists – and celebrated by idiots who uses the opportunist to gain some social icon to worship upon.

You think I’m lying? Look at how Twitter and Facebook is used to express an individual’s inner desire to say something out of anything. Even the simplest rant about the summer heat, they freely post it as their status or tweet to let everybody know. Look at how instant chat had developed its functionality, from the measly YM! to the trashtalks that you will encounter at online gaming chat lobbies. Expression is totally free! But since then, this was abused by many.

Troll gamers will shout on a lobby like “Don’t go in room XX cheater scammer vovo” or play solo in a cooperative battle, or insist that they will build their characters as Killers (when in fact it was a full-support Tank in the first place). These game trolls are like the social media trolls – they insist on what they want, gets as much attention as possible through spamming senseless talks, or even insane acts of disrespect and stupidity.

Troll Gamer: Isusumbong kita sa GM kong kapatid! Cheater na hacker vovo weak asa sa props, runes at masteries!
Social Network Troll: Uploads a picture with a “Fuck You SM” Placard in front of some shit building, or keeps on saying “Grace Poe you are the best”, “Team PNoy number 1 sa balota” in some of threads that pertains to social talks.


And now, the end is near. For me, though. Good thing a troll gamer is on the other side of the Fields of Justice, and it’s not the problem of our team if that crazy player decides to feed us up with free kills and gold. Heh, good riddance. Now I can feel good grasping an easy victory after a drought of consecutive losses. But you know what? I can give a comparison between the aforementioned game troll to the likes of AbNoy Aquino, whom we can tell as attention whores.

We can get entertainment and amusement out of people who exhibits stupidity in public.

And the background announcer speaks a single, strong word after we vanquished the opponents’ Nexus.


How I wish eradicating those twits are as easy as flicking dirt out of your skin.

42 Replies to “It’s More Troll in the Philippines!: PH Online Computer Gaming”

  1. There is no greater pleasure than having to use a computer for a more serious pursuit in a cafe but you are right beside one of these whiny teenagers. I once told one of these pukes to shut up since he was making so much noise and he told me I have big mouth. OK.

    But these guys contribute to revenue of the cafe more guys like me do. I am really not sure what is worse teenaged girls at a Bieber show or teenage boys playing DOTA or whatever.

    1. Lucky for me, I’m a WoT player… You don’t get that kind of crap over WoT. Hell, you could get in-character just for fun. Remind me of that time I capped with my French SPG (Self-Propelled Gun)… As the cap counter reached 100, I typed “Vive la France!” as a victory statement. The only flak I got was from a defeated Churchill user telling me to STFU.

  2. Add me up, laro tayo. Need more people like you and less gg kids we get team up with during solo play. Hahaha

    That aside, yeah, I don’t understand the rage why they demean our team mates, curse whenever someone ks(for me it’s kill secure, not kill still) when in fact it adds points to our team and oh, let’s not forget the fact that everyone wants to be the bida in the game.

  3. Despair, please do not take offense if I point out some grammatical errors in your piece.”…words that doesn’t fit…” people who exhibits stupidity… The correct words should be “don’t fit” and “people who exhibit”. Agreed?
    In fairness, I must say you got carried away by your strong message but you did say something important. I just am not used to reading incorrect English from GRP except from the commenters of the yellow mob. But not from GRP’s regular writers.

  4. Gogs: Oh well, me too! I’ve been scolded many times by the cafe owner because I was “hurting” kids that are whining over their dead KOS characters. Like, what the heck! So starting from that day, never will I speak a word to shut those uhuging kids up. And that exact internet cafe went to chaos because of those aforementioned kids.

    Moonlight and Henry! Good riddance! Even the GRP has its own set of dedicated online gamers, huh? Bravo! May the likes of you spread awareness in the practice of proper decorum inside and outside the gaming world. I’ve met the best and worst faces of online gamers and its experiences, and yes, sometimes I do get enraged every time my Headset screeches from the feedbacks of shouting kids and immature teenagers who become dumbfounded when their opponent team got an ace. Heh, by the way my IGN in LoL is tigailog, and I’m planning to try World of Tanks too! Let’s meet up somewhere there! 😀

    RF, yes I haven’t noticed those grammatical errors before passing this article for submission. Thanks for pointing out my grammatical mistakes in the article. These kinds of critics should not be taken lightly. I will do my best to enhance my vocabulary skills as I am still gaining experience for me to write a proficient article that is readable to all. Thanks for the comment! I will check my draft a hundred times over the next time I will submit my article 🙂

    domo, no, I am not affiliated with that GamesMaster Forums, and I am not him 🙂 I’m just your typical frustrated writer that has little experience in journalism. And an ordinary college student, too.

    1. These days, Facebook games takes up A LOT my time already. I may be a certified addict. Time to cut down so I can get some work done. I can’t even play C&C anymore. hehe

        1. Is that page filled with faggots like you?
          I doubt that anyone with a sane state of mind would believe you.
          Troll harder eduardo.

    2. Ah ok. I just remembered a name like that who is one of the moderators of that forum few years ago and I thought it’s you.

      On the topic: I agree on those “gamers”. I still remember playing o2jam when some moron called me a bot and kicked me on their room only because of the fact that I beat them with a high score proving that they’re a bunch of losers.

        1. Nada, no comp right now, saving up for net and a gaming pc. Once I have those, I’mma play all the games I missed in the passed 5 years.

    1. You are not exactly the epitome of online etiquette Eduardo. You hijack threads to blast your own agenda. Btw speaking of Noynoy ‘s official web page . How much work did you put into it? Bitter that you have to work in long weekend? Troll harder.

    2. Lol, says the troll that is full of shit. You are the epitome of shitty trolls eduardo. You still can’t defeat any of our arguments. What a pathetic wretch you are. You should get your brain lobotomized…oh wait, scratch that since you don’t even have a brain to begin with..

      Troll harder, eduardo

    3. @eduardo

      You give trolls in general a bad name.
      You are the equivalent of an epic FAIL.
      You keep shutting up whenever we point put flaws in your posts.
      You should go back to whatever hole you came out of since you aren’t doing a very lousy performance in protecting your balding faggot of a boss in malacanang from scathing criticisms hurled at him.

  5. I assume people would be rude just to show the they’re “cool.” They also think being rude is a sign of “freedom,” that if you are able to be rude, there’s true freedom. No, that is a mistaken view. Rudeness means you are not free, it means you are not free from your EGO. Rudeness obviously has the intention of hurting someone, and it’s obviously not an act of freedom, it’s an act of being bondaged by misery, and you are trying to extend that bondage to other people. And the result; you’ll be slaves of misery.

  6. Aegis, alright I got that buddy. Lemme search first an internet cafe that has WoT. You know, in our area, cafes with international games are hard to search by. 🙂

    To the troll, did I just say that it only applies to puny PINOYs? Did I hurt your heart in mentioning your psychologically-challenged president here in my article? Again, let me reiterate – I am concentrating on the youth that are addicted to online gaming, and their lack of discipline and coordination with their teammates, and relating it to the national pandemic that our society are currently suffering. I can surmise then that you, troll, is Edwin Lacierda on steroids. Cmon sir, stop posting comments and get back to work at your Malacanang office. As if you have work there, anyway 😀

    Troll harder, idiot.

    1. Speaking of which, I just had a good WoT session… and right next to me were some decidedly UNCIVILIZED, INSOLENT, AND SCATTERBRAINED SONS OF PEASANT DOGS with their Crossfire and their penchant for barbaric behavior. In a different era, I would have unsheathed a katana and cut down one of the rabble as a reminder that such animalistic attitude will not be tolerated.

      1. Similar to the “kirisute-gomen” from the Japanese feudal era – the right of samurai to kill commoners for perceived affronts 😛

  7. Pinoys are the Asian equivalent to Brazilians in the online world. Let me like to add that they really relish exploiting games to a new level. I remember when I used to play RO and almost everyone in the dungeon was a bot programmed to KS people for loot and EXP. Some of them would camp and block spawn points, even. All this isn’t exclusive to Pinoy Gamers, but it’s so rampant it’s hard to ignore.

    1. It pretty much reflects da Pinoy’s well-known bad habit of “taking the easy way out” as opposed to playing by the rules.
      Another thing that never fails to spark my ire is the nonsensical flooding of the Common/World chats (in most locally-hosted MMORPGs) with messages of begging for heals/buffs, along with the trashtalks already pointed out by the article.

      “Heal po”
      “bat di mo ko heal/buff”
      “Papaband kita, kilala ko GM”

      (And this is just the tame example I could come up, compared to the real thing. My poor brain is not meant to delve further into this dreaded jejespeak.)

    2. ahhh yes, one of the reasons I stopped playing MMORPGS (or at least the local ones).

      Client-based Teleport hacks are also popular in some games. And the sheer number of undisciplined kids playing these games should cause fear for most of us law-abiding citizens.

      That kid throwing a fit and maybe a chair today may well be the maniac who’ll crash into your car or stab you tomorrow.

  8. in my observations as a gamer, filipinos are desperate to win in online games(after all, who doesn’t play to win right?) to the point of resorting to cheats, hacks, bots just so they can win….(i cannot explain the reason why….but perhaps, it is because the natural state of the filipino in society is “losing”)

    On a side note though, I remember the devs of the game “Ragnarok Online 2” refusing to include the PH as part of its SEA servers…I wasn’t sure why but according to the players themselves, most of the worst scammers, griefers and trolls were Filipino players….thus resulting for the devs to resort to such action…

    1. Since you brought up Ragnarok Online 2…

      I used to be an avid player of the first Ragnarok Online. Then the “scammer, griefer, and troll” ugly side of Pinoy gamers reared its ugly head. Add to that an admin who was very lenient and wrongly focused when it came to things like bots, kill-stealing, and game feature abuse. The game experience just went downhill fast, for me.

  9. Look, even Dragon Nest is so mainstream I’ve decided to quit the game the minute Pinoy gaming freaks entered its shores. Why? I have seen Pinoy gamers making a trash out of a decent and formal International Gaming server. There you can see gamers who bark, sighs a lot even for no reason, even to the extent of cursing because of the LAG which is ALWAYS misspelled as LOG.

    I love to admit, I hate seeing Pinoy gamers scampering like an idiot in a map. I would like to encounter true FILIPINO GAMERS, not da Pinoy ones. Sadly, out of 10 encounters, only 2 of them are FILIPINO gamers – disciplined, has poise and etiquette, speaks formally and shows humility to all international players.

    They don’t even know that Pinoy gamers are being discriminated at International shores because of their behavior in the game. They even decided to dedicate a server solely for da Pinoys to trash around. Such pity, I would like to play with Singaporean DN players, though. It was a good time playing with fellow SEA players.

    1. Wow, gamers today are getting worst. I’ve only experienced gamers misspelling “banned” and using it as a verb, similar to gafused.

      In my experience, the best communities were from games that never really clicked with the masses. I’ve even met some people who have a unique, witty, and/or funny alternatives for cursing, such as Cebuano players saying “liver”, a dude who knew a some French simply typing “Z!”, a cartoon fan who uses either “Nut bunnies!” or “Barnacles”.

  10. Kung mag-I-Ingles ka sa ganitong kahabang blog mo, mas lalong di papansin sa mga ignoranteng tao at sasabihin ka ng “walang pake!”

    Take note about illogical point such as grammars and stuffs as trollers point out to humiliate you. Not even in games but also in forums, Facebook, and YouTube. They will not listen!

    Best revenge goes in three ways:
    – Talk smart and nonsense.
    – Make fun of their attitude.
    – Ignore them.

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