|QUOTE (Gr0veStG33k @ Monday, Aug 26 2013, 07:07)|
|QUOTE (Kreuzn @ Sunday, Aug 25 2013, 11:42)|
|I've been looking at ps3 crews for gta 5 for the last week or so, and I'm noticing a trend. There are two crews that make up the majority. One is a sloppy made crew with a goofy name that you know is going no where. The second is filled with a bunch of wanna be gangbangers. |
Nothing kills the credibility of a crew more than seeing kids trying overly hard to use street talk. I get it, you liked the gang aspect of san andreas. You idolize rappers that pretend to still be part of the street life. That's all fine and everything. But don't try to act like you know anything about it. Maybe they're just roleplaying and I'm not understanding that. All I know is anyone who's actually stuck down in the hood life doesn't have time to go online and try to be part of an online "gang" in a video game. Maybe you listen to rap. Maybe you've sold a gram to some kid in your high school biology class. Maybe you live in the city. But that doesn't make you a gang banger, and you're clearly educated enough to use proper English instead of intentionally butchering it to try to look hood. You may think it's cool, but you're driving away serious players from your crew. No one in their right mind wants to play with a crew where all they hear is 14-18 year old kids talking over mics trying to act hood.†
That said good luck to people trying to find a decent crew. It isn't going to be easy.
At first, I wasn't going to comment, but what the heck, right?
My question is this...Do you know any of those "wanna be gangbangers" personally? Do you know where they live, what type of life they've had? Or are you making assumptions based off of the way they type? Are you from a "hood" yourself?
I disagree with the whole "anyone who is stuck down in the hood life doesn't have time to go online and be part of an "online" gang, as games are entertainment, a means to get away from that life for a little while. Of course, those who are trying to get away from that, will find more in common with those who is living/has lived like that, so yes, if they were to form an online crew, that's what they'd form., those are who they'd attract. Just like you are trying to find members whom are most like you. Now, not all will be from the "ghetto", but that doesn't discredit anything. Most of these Mafia gangs running around here aren't in the mafia nor are they Italian. Most of the MC's around probably doesn't own motorcycles. Does it discredit them? No. I'm pretty sure some of the Military crews around have never served. Does it discredit? No. And don't get me started on the police crews. But does it hurt credibility? Nope.
Now, I am not attacking you or anyone else who feels as you do. That is your opinion, and we're all entitled to one. I am simply disagreeing with it. But I do hope you find a crew that fits you best. As I believe having a crew or at least a few friends who you trust, will make GTAO an even better experience.
You defiantly have fair points bro. I'm just stereotyping/being judgmental and I'm aware of that. Am I from the hood? I guess you could call it that, it's near me but luckily I live like 10 miles out side of the city where it's chill and safe as f*ck lol. It's not too bad in the "bad" parts of the city if you keep yourself in check, but people get killed for their shoes a bit too often. Most people that get killed/jumped f*ck up a dealers money or are involved in gang sh*t though so it really isn't too bad for the average dude unless you're walkin alone at night looking weak and wealthy.
But the reason for my stereotyping is in my area where most kids come from upper middle-middle class homes with no money/family problems, they act hood. It's something between idolizing rappers, occasionally smoking a blunt, and living near a city that makes younger kids try to talk and act like they're gangsters. But they're the same kids that as soon as they go into the city to pick something up they turn off their rap music, take off their snap back, and all the sudden talk like prep school kids to avoid pissing off anyone who actually lives the street life.
I realize most people desperately search for a sense of identity between the ages of 13-20, and the easiest way to find one is by choosing a famous person/group in the media to emulate, like rap artists since they're so popular today. But it still pisses me off seeing kids talk about sh*t that they don't know anything about, and bob their heads to rap lyrics they can't even begin to realistically associate themselves with.
I just think most people who are actually hood aren't getting on videogame forums and playing gangster online. But when I picture hood I'm picturing people doing sh*t they necessarily wouldn't be doing if it weren't for the circumstances. That and being too broke to afford internet bills, if not the console, and tv, and everything. I'm talking hood, not someone who lives in the city and deals for his money to deck himself out in overpriced clothes, and occasionally has to jump someone. I'm talking in and out of jail, gang life, dealing, murder, everything.
But all of your points are fair and true, and I agree with you. I guess I just have a different view of what constitutes being hood.