Students Flipping Out Over Destiny: You're In School, Yes?
So, the situation is as follows:
Due to network problems, some college students can't play the newly released Destiny. Bungie has acknowledged the issue but for most, that's not enough.
The "Centipede Error" occurs when college networks block access to servers, and students are basically losing their sh** over the conundrum. The backlash on Twitter is borderline disgusting as far as I'm concerned, but then again, it's indicative of the quality of university educations in the US these days, anyway. Now, I'm not saying they don't have a right to be upset. After all, they paid for a product and they want it to work.
But they're in school, right? They are currently attending institutions of higher learning, correct? This is supposed to be for the benefit of their future, right? It's not so their parents can pay fifty, sixty, seventy grand so the students can party and goof off for four years...? Hell, you can do that at home for free. There has got to be more pressing matters in your life right now, I would assume. Perhaps that's a bad assumption, though.
Hey, I understand; I went to college. There's not as much work to do during the first weeks of any given semester. But last I checked, even if you don't plan on doing any schoolwork, college is supposed to be a social experience, and there's nothing "social" about playing a video game online with strangers. Sorry, there just isn't. And if you've got nothing better to do than freak out and bitch about a video game that doesn't work, and you're sitting in a dorm room, you need to grow an imagination and get a life.
9/10/2014 9:26:00 PM Ben Dutka