In Defense of Ghost Hippies

Post By: Molus Rhime:

We here at Ghost Hippies find it most unfortunate that there are those who would go out of their way to publicly purport that some of our members cheat, hack, lag switch or employ any other unfair advantage of that nature. With all due respect, such accusations are completely baseless, ignorant and just plain untrue. As a gaming collective, we always strive to do the best we can as often as we can, using only what the game gives us. It can be uplifting to see what good communication, thorough teamwork and a growing understanding of a game’s mechanics can accomplish. Though we are far from infallible and have certainly lost our fair share of matches, we have proven time and again to be a more than capable competitor on the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare stage as our current Leaderboard standings can attest to, standings that were achieved fairly and honestly.

Of course, we do not wish to be hoarders of our knowledge of this game, or any game for that matter, and would be more than willing to help out and provide pointers and suggestions to anyone who asked and desired to improve his or her gameplay. Conversely, there is much that we in turn could learn from others as well. However, there needs to be a mutual respect and understanding beforehand and it would behoove us all to take responsibility for our own failures and shortcomings as opposed to forming flimsy conclusions concerning our opposition or hastily blaming factors other than our own potential lack of abilities and performance on any given day. Needless to say, we are not perfect nor are we expected to be but our strengths lie in how we play together and support each other, in what we gain from the experience of our fellow teammates and what we are able to give them in return. These are some of the hallmarks of truly great players and when both the individual and the group are appreciated in kind and succeed as one, it is the best of both worlds.

We can only hope that, with time, those who still question our legitimacy might mature, think rationally and take our perspective into consideration. In the meantime, just know that we will not apologize for playing well when we are able to and for earning the victories that we have fought for. As for our defeats, we try to accept those with dignity and refrain from condescending or insulting others in the process. And yes, there are occasions where some words will be aired out of bitterness or frustration after the fact for such is an aspect of being human. No one is beyond hubris but may we all find it in ourselves to retrain our eyes and see that hubris for what it really is rather than become a prisoner of it. Let us remain civil and open to aiding one another instead of jumping to brash judgment and squandering yet one more opportunity to form friendships. There are better moments ahead, if we would live for them.


Ghost Hippies