Now the question must be answered to how regularly one must play to describe their gaming habits in the present tense.
How about a person who may have limited time but plays a game in a "hardcore" fashion, are these people any less gamers then someone who plays more often?
I have and continue to assert that this line of reasoning is too subjective to provide anything meaningful.
I don't know what "hardcore" is. But no one is saying they are not, so what is your point?
And yes, you keep saying that. And it is constantly clearly demonstrated otherwise. So drop it, you are wrong. Every response from every person proves that statement is wrong.
If you think you are correct, demonstrate something. Take an example and prove it wrong OR provide an example of how or why
Actually, we can objectively begin to draw a line between the shades of gamers.
Such as gamer being a broad category and their being sub categories of nuance contained therein? Like "subtypes" of gamers if you will?
No. Subtypes would indicate differences in kind, rather than differences in value. A subtype of gamer is, for example, a larper. A larper is not fundamentally more or less of a gamer than any other sub type.
Some of it is pointless, but some of it is good discussion.. The prime question is "Is there a difference between people who play games and Gamers? If there is a difference, then at one point does one become a Gamer?"
Obviously, there would be degrees of gamers, just as there are shades of red. But between red and orange there's a threshold where a color stops being a shade of orange and starts being a shade of red. We're simply debating if such a threshold exists for Gamers and what it would be.
An excellent summary. This is also something that has already been mentioned several times previously in this thread I used the word subtypes to describe it.
How do we arrive at a line drawn between shades so to speak? A more varied poll containing a larger breadth of options concerning playstyles? Playtime? Type of play?
What makes any one of these aspects of gaming more valid then any other?
If some of these aspects are considered less important to qualify for the moniker why? and so on
And here you hit on the entire point of discussion.
Intellectual discourse creates the answer. That's the entire point of discussing it.
I set the entire groundwork of this discussion. I knew that gamer could mean "person actively playing" and "person with an extreme interest" however it was SneeR who looked at the issue with fresh eyes and said "aha" and came up with something interesting.
It has taken a considerable effort on my part to fight through the morass of anti-intellectual bullshit you have been throwing out. You (Soundwave) almost trashed what has now become (to me) extremely interesting. So I am now telling you, you are wasting my time. And you are wasting the time of everyone here. That is the number one sin of this board.
So no snide comments or off topic bullshit. Participate or go away.