Tuesday, June 27, 2006

DotA : Tak Nak?

DotA : Tak Nak

Some would feel the excitement whenever this word is mentioned. Some would feel disgusted upon hearing it. Some (very special cases) would even feel high, so high that even their friends can feel it. Still, some would be completety against it, even to the extent of scolding others. Well, the name is none other than - DotA.

Before I go any further, allow me to give you a brief (and when I say brief, I mean it) explanation on DotA. DotA stands for Defence of the Ancients. One of the most creative, inovative, and addictive game in the 21st Century. Yet, why are there so many who are against it? What's wrong? There used to be a saying, "Laughter, the best medicine". Well, NOT anymore. Let me introduce you to a new one - "DotA, the best medicine". Oh yea, not exactly true, but it makes sense doesn't it?

I confess I am addicted to this game. I can spend all my time just talking about it with fellow DotA players and not feel bored. What pisses me off is that people would scold me for talking about DotA. These people would be those non-DotA players and my mom. My girlfriend would scold me cause she knows I'm obssessed. Well, I would retaliate very badly and that would be scolding her in return. I'm evil??

But the question here is, what's wrong with you people? If you can't appreciate this game, just shut up and let others enjoy talking about it. What's it got to do with you? I'm not scolding my girlfriend nor my mom here alright. They are excused any time for scolding me whatsoever. What I'm trying to point out here is that you have no right to stop anyone from playing or even talking about DotA. Freedom of choice is what makes us special.

Anyway, I know being addicted to some worldly thing is wrong and it's against my faith. DotA has somehow become something like an idol (but not quite one yet) in my life. That would be a sin for God said in the Bible that we shall have no other gods before him. Idolatry is sin. Therefore, DotA, if abused, would be sin too. Good news is, I'm trying to stop here. So anyone can lend a hand if you want BUT (now look at that BUT very closely) don't stop me from doing what I want. You can advise me alright but if advice not taken, let me lead myself to destruction.

Guess I'm done. It would be a long story if I were to go on. I would just end with this. I would like to know, what are your opinions about DotA? How many of you think that DotA is good/evil in one way or another? And how many of you are actually addicted to this game? Yes, I see those hands. Thank you.



daph said...

are you referring to anyone specifically ehh? hmmmm. LOL xD

Clarence-sama said...

honestly, i think i am but i would prefer not to sound like i am so as to avoid any controversies.

nah...jus kidding. i'm not dat evil as to kutuk anyone on my blog. lol!

gohchengfai said...
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Henry Yew said...

Strictly my opinion.

I have been living with my DotA-addicted roommate for half a year already. Every night, he would play DotA until even pass midnight; even when I'm asleep.

Look, personally I have nothing against DotA. It is of your right to enjoy playing it, and I don't care tuppence whether you spend 24 hours playing it or otherwise.

What irritates me is when I'm asleep and my roommate puts the volume too loud. But, of course I could ask him to lower down the volume or even mute it.

You see, DotA is something like Command & Conquer or any other war games with the exception that you just control one character instead of an army.

One reminder though. Don't get addicted to DotA lest you don't do well in your examinations. Other than that, feel free to play!

Clarence-sama said...

why did chengfai remove his post? i stil can read it la. it auto-sent to my mailbox. haha saw ur comment. how dare u! grrrr.....

daph said...

turtle oh turtle..

woony said...

I am a Christian, quite familiar with the bible. You see, if Dota is already causing you to hurt the people who care for you the most, in what case does it make it NOT your idol? Dota is already overiding God's command for you to love others as much as you love yourself. I can tell you love yourself a lot because you can shove your girlfriend and your mom aside for your own interests in life. Is that not idolatry already then, that God's instructions are suppressed by your fascination over DotA? I was deep into the game once, and i can tell you, it did me no good. I cursed and swore like a cow with a pierced udder.

Galatians chapter 5:19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20IDOLATRY and WITCHCRAFT; hatred, discord, jealousy, FITS OF RAGE, SELFISH AMBITION, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Now remember, God put those rules there for a reason, so that you would stay out of trouble. Feel free to drop by my blog. God bless, nothing but love for you.

Clarence-sama said...

thanks woon...great comment and i appreciate it..thanks

mengzz said...

Addiction to a game has nothing to do with the game. It is just the power of discipline of the gamer. There are people who are addicted to other games like Dawn of War, Grand Theft Auto, etc etc. but why only dota poeple complaints about? Simple, it's popular.