Originally Posted by SuperZan
Respectfully disagree 100%. It's not some one-sided situation where people spending tens of thousands are mocked and jeered. There is plenty of arse-kissing that takes place towards the big-spenders, and I see plenty of those same big-spenders deriding others as you yourself did in your post. That's the attitude that draws the ire. "I'm put upon for being rich and it makes me so sad, don't be jealous just because you're poor and a peasant." Unless you're completely tone-deaf you've got to understand how that comes off. Perhaps it's just a cultural thing but I've always believed that those working from a position of strength should be graceful about it. You can buy the latest and greatest whenever you want without consequence. You should feel secure in that. You're not oppressed.
Or you know...perhaps people are starting to get defensive about the whole situation because of all the constant attacks on a daily basis. And I'm not rich by any means. Driving a 9 year old bmw, house is only worth half a mil, and starting a new business that has me pretty much tapped out. I just put value on technology, and I want to enjoy it. When I see guys in the other thread talking about their porsches and ferraris, I don't hate on them for being successful. I'm happy that even though they're successful, they still haven't given up their love for technology and PC hardware.
I don't get why people are mad that more people are flocking to and providing incentive for companies to advance gaming technology. As AMD and Nvidia get bigger, they can invest more, and put out better cards. But if there's no real financial incentive, they'll keep peddling the same crap. At least now, they've found a base that will buy the top end card at a ridiculous price, as long as there is a sizable performance increase. So they end up having to push for new architecture and new nodes. And everybody ends up getting access to some amazing hardware at a pretty good bargain. Just look at the GTX 1070. That price...that performance...it makes entry into high-end PC gaming so easy.
Not everyone can have the highest of everything. Right now, I have a 5960x. I'd love to upgrade to a 6950x, but I can't justify the cost. But I don't get mad at other people for buying it. In fact, I've been recommending the chip to people. It's all about how you look at things. Don't be petty. Understand that we all love technology. And we should support each other in getting as much out of that technology as we are capable of or willing to at the time. I have friends that I built PCs for and I recommended the GTX 970 to them. I was so excited that they were getting into PC gaming. I didn't hate on them. Because there's nothing to hate about them getting a GTX 970. But when people start attacking you for buying more expensive cards, sometimes you can't help but attack them back. But it needs to stop.
Honestly, I think anyone going into a discussion on a product thread and just "negging" the product and the people who buy it, should be reported. It's not helpful to the community.Edited by HyperMatrix - 8/7/16 at 12:12am