I hear ya Theyleon. While the competitive side of gaming has it's shady players (cheaters at the top usually know how to cheat almost invisibly unfortunately) there are a lot of extremely good players. Stick 5-6 of these players into a 18 player CoD Blops public server or a large BF3 server and you'll see them at the top every map. Then the hackusations fly something chronic.
I'm pretty sure it's the same with any sport, if you stuck Premier League footballers in a field game with some mates on a weekend, the mates would tire quickly of the insanely good players dominating the game, though obviously they couldn't call hacks
What's even more galling for the average player though is that some of these players have what I'd term universal skills. They can be good no matter the game, be it virtual or physical. Most would call it natural talent, but in gaming it seems natural talent is to be abhorred by those who want a fair game to be a bunch of similar level players, rather than a tough learning experience.
The best laugh I have though is when going to a new game which hasn't been hacked yet and people still yell hacks even though it's just the naturally talented players learning the new game and the average players just can't see how they can do what they do. It's pretty simple though, awareness is everything, firing the gun on target is only 10% of the challenge. 90% is using every available piece of information to locate the target(s).
A fantastic example is a guy I know who's played MW3 since release pretty much every day for most of the day. He has about 2000hrs clocked in steam (probably more now) yet he still doesn't play well against the good players because he hasn't learnt by playing against them. Whenever he encounters one, he leaves citing hackers. A simple adjustment to his mentality to beat the guy who's got the best Kill's or K/D and he'd be so much better...
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