*Sigh* I don't rant, but I just have to get this off my chest. Ever since I realized that I can't keep up with the PC upgrades because of my other hobbies, I've resorted to console gaming. Playing Fall of Cybertron reminds me deeply how much I HATE console gaming when it comes to multiplayer. Drop in multiplayer, Peer-to-peer like Fall of Cybertron is really killing me. Now, I'm a good player. I cut my teeth in Counter-Strike when it was just a free download Half LIfe mod. That's way back in 1999 for those not savvy in video game history. I'm not a super ultra pro, but I'm pretty good. I take some measure of pride knowing that I can pick up a game and eventually get good at it. Sadly, I have never been able to fully adjust to a controller, and that control scheme is often the biggest thing that kills me. When I played Modern Warfare 2 on X-box, I could barely break even in my Kill-Death ratio. When I got it on PC, I was a 2:1 KD player. It's a huge difference when I can get my hands on a keyboard and mouse. But this rant isn't about me. It's about others. The biggest thing I hate about console MP is that it breeds a huge community of awful players. When I played Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat, those old Half Life 1 based shooters, I played on dedicated servers. I always played with people I knew and I became friends with. We were all good players, and on a full server of 32 people, everyone was competent and were all good players, some of us even played competitively in CAL league at the time. But this generation of console players...I've never been more frustrated by jumping into a peer-to-peer game on a losing side. My win/loss rate is awful because I **REFUSE** to stay on teams where the players are awful. I work my ass off trying to get kills and get points, and yet others just sit around doing jack shit and we lose. I remember a time when gamers had just a little bit more pride in learning the game and trying to get at least decent. Getting on so many bad teams, it feels to me that the sense of pride and accomplishment in getting good at a game is just gone. It's just so sad to me that it makes me want to quit console gaming. It just doesn't feel worth it to me.