Originally posted by: PhatoseAlpha
Getting owned hard is not fun though. Getting owned hard, then sitting around doing nothing for 5 minutes only to get owned again is even less fun. Doing that for months until you're finally good enough that it's not just die, wait, die, wait, is nothing short of awful tedium.
Actually getting pwned is the whole fricking point of multiplayer games.
You want to be a god and cut an unholy swath through the world with your uberness? Then there are about a million and a half single player games where you can level up to supreme studliness and cause unlimited and unrequited damage at your own discretion.
You want to play play against and with people? You're going to have to get used to and appreciate getting pwned.
Multiplayer gaming, by virtue of pitting players against other players and rewarding teamwork, is as much a sport as it is gaming. I don't know about you, but I played sports in high school at JV and varsity level and I recall, clearly, getting owned at first. In the same year I ran varsity track and played JV basketball. The BIGGEST thing you learn playing sports, if you're smart, is that failure is not a bad thing so long as you learn from it.
So it is with CS and it's why I can't play single player games any more. There's ZERO mental stimulation in following the linear path the developers set out for you. You may as well read a book instead. In CS, however, you need to constantly adapt and learn in order to not get pwned.
And compared to BF1942 or TF2, CS has stronger consequences and a steeper learning curve which gives it more challenge and more reward for your play time.
So you guys whine about it not being fun. It's only not fun if you get all butthurt and take it personal.