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Team SoloMid’s Myth Expresses Concern With Community Members Joking About ‘Gaming Disorder’ Classification

Published: 19/Jun/2018 18:56 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by DG Goldstein

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani of Team SoloMid has lashed out at those mocking the new ‘Gaming Disorder’ classification by the World Health Organization.

On Monday, June 18th, the WHO officially added ‘Gaming Disorder’ to their 11th ‘Classification of Diseases’ listing, and ignited a vast debate among community members in regards to its severity.

While the classification was first proposed back in December of 2017, it was not made official until June 18th and quickly made its rounds across the internet and the gaming world, along with reaching mainstream culture.

‘Gaming Disorder’ is defined as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the Internet) or offline,” and was officially added to the Classification of Diseases on Monday,.

Following the news, many quickly took to various forms of social media in order to voice their opinions on the classification, with some making a collection of different jokes and memes in regards to the decision.

However, Myth, a Fortnite player for TSM, was not having any of the jokes, mentioning how people can get ‘lost in things,’ and gaming can ‘be one of those things.’

With the classification being so new, it is unknown if any of the factors or aspects will be altered as time goes on, especially with mental health professionals expressing their views on both sides of the disorder. 

The full description of the newly-added ‘Gaming Disorder’ can be found on the official World Health Organization Classification of Diseases, 11th edition.

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GreekGodx banned again from NoPixel GTA RP server amid toxicity drama

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:33

by Theo Salaun

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One of the more infamous figures in NoPixel’s GTA RP server, GreekGodx, has been banned for a second time due to drama surrounding repeated rule-breaking toxicity.

The “Tay Tay Tyrone” saga may be over, as GreekGodx’s now-notorious Grand Theft Auto roleplay character has been banned from the NoPixel 3.0 server. In a clip shared to Reddit, players revealed that Tay Tay would probably not be returning to “the city,” which Greek elaborated on in detail during his own stream.

As it stands, the rationale behind this ban is unclear. What is known is that Greek and the server’s admins discussed the situation and subsequently agreed upon cutting off his involvement for the time being.

This follows numerous incidents in which he was found to violate the server’s rules by repeatedly making other players uncomfortable, despite them asking him to stop. In the most notable example, he was originally banned for constantly calling other characters “thick,” despite complaints.

That original ban was subject to various reactions, including summit1g’s, who found that the appliance of behavioral rules to the server was a tricky situation. He noted some inherent difficulties, namely, ensuring that such rules are applied to everyone and not just high-profile streamers.

As for the new ban, it’s not precisely clear what prompted it — but fans on Reddit seem to believe that it’s due to a general culture clash between Greek’s expectations of the server and NoPixel’s community goals. 

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During his own February 23 Twitch stream, Greek explored the issue in some more detail: “They’ve put me on ‘cooldown,’ because of the drama and shit. So even if I want to play, I can’t because I agreed on a cooldown.”

So he is banned from the server, but the decision appears to have been amicably settled on and therefore temporary. As for the differences in mindset, he also shared some details on why he feels the server is at odds with his content. 

Noting that the behavioral rules make much of the streamed content simply feel like a “Discord call,” Greek explained his wishes for NoPixel’s RP: “I get it: rules are rules. But people need to be a little bit more wild…a little bit more action … It needs to be a little more reckless … a little bit more crazy, to make it a little bit more exciting.”