Like it or hate it?Counter-Strike, do you like it or hate it?
This seems to be such a heated topic in a lot of the Half-Life communities, I can't honestly say why. I've never understood the deep seeded hatred towards things that should have little effect on a normal human beings life. Luckily, this being one of the more mature communities out there, most you seem to be fair towards it.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm completely with everyone as far as the community goes. They have a down right terrible community. But, honestly, just about every single online gaming community does. Anywhere there are a lot of young, angry teenagers that can freely say whatever they want without the fear of any real reprucussion, you're going to have trouble. It's a given. And lets face it, a lot of people just enjoy being annoying.
Then there are the people who seem to hate Counter-Strike simply because it's popular. Go to Action Half-Life or just about any other Half-Life mod forum and you're going to see multiple anti-Counter-Strike posts. Which is really quite baffling, because would these mods still exist without CS? Would Natural-Selection be on the verge of release on the Half-Life engine if Counter-Strike hadn't gotten so popular? Although I can't say for sure, I doubt it.
I admit Counter-Strike has a lot of gameplay issues, and if you're like me and have played it since the very beginning it's starting to get old. For a lot of people CS's gameplay just isn't their thing, that's to be expected with any game. But the hatred Counter-Strike instills in so many, it's like the people who despise MTV simply because it plays mainstream music. A lot of it just seems completely unfounded and pointless.
Anyways, what do you all think?