Image: Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris / Twitch
Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life? It’s the chicken or the egg question for the modern era, but after a certain point the answer ceases to matter. That point, it turns out, is when you’re really fed up with doing real jobs in a video game, as Twitch Chance mainstay “Sodapoppin” Morris can attest.
Yesterday, Morris announced let him leave again Grand Theft Auto’s new RPG scene– or, at the very least, take an indefinite break and withdraw your long-standing character, Kevin Whipaloo. Kevin’s underlying concept is unique: He’s a restaurant (and casino and winery) manager who just gets caught up in all kinds of crime-related capers. He also recently encountered Solid Snake and was almost spirit-controlled by an alien because, for all of its problematic imitations and drama, you can’t fault GTA RP for being predictable.
But even when the game was at its most fantastic, Morris felt like he had stepped back into a corner.
“GTA RP as Kevin was a real job,” he said. during yesterday’s flow. “It was a real job. It was brutal. It was ‘managing this, managing that,’ fuck ’employee this, cop problem that.’ I can think of five scenarios in which I was able to do whatever I wanted, namely hunting for aliens and the two or three times I went to the police station. But the only reason I went to the police station was because I told my managers, “Hey, handle it. Handle the shop while I’m away. “”
That’s right: As Kevin, Morris spent a lot of screen time talking to employees and doing business – although a good deal of that involved surviving heated altercations and corrupting the company. police. Morris explained that it was fun for a while until it wasn’t.
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“I liked it, I did it, but it got to a point where I don’t want to do it anymore,” he said.
There is something extremely funny about the idea of a person who got rich avoiding traditional work to play video games accidentally reflected in a traditional work life. But streaming, for all its attractions, is also grueling work, even if the big names have many more opportunities and resources than those who toil in the lowest tunnels of Amazon’s advertising mines. It makes sense that Morris – someone fortunate enough to be able to give his own punches – didn’t want the worst of both worlds.
So he won’t do it anymore. His original plan was to “perma” Kevin during a recent stream – that is, to dramatically kill the character in such a way that, by GTA RP’s Continuing Story rules, he would be dead forever – but the opportunity did not present itself. Instead, the Kevin Show is on hiatus without a series grand finale.
He also discussed the factors that influenced the decision on his flow. He could have, for example, informed other players that he had too much on his hamburger tray and needed a little space, but he didn’t want to interfere with the server’s vibrations by pushing the other players “overthinking”. He also said the developers of the unaffiliated third-party Rockstar server had offered to “get rid of the people” who bothered him just because he was a big streamer. But he didn’t like the idea either.
“The fault is mostly on me,” Morris said. “I simply put myself in a situation of serious obligation. It has become so overwhelming that I no longer appreciate it. I overestimated myself and I don’t like it anymore. It’s too much. I like to do stupid things. I like the stupid RP. I like to play with a lot of my friends outside of RP. But when I play Kevin, I can’t do it because I have employees. I have fucking clients. I can’t just say, “Hey, I wanna ride a bike.” I can not do that.
RIP Kevin Whipaloo. He died doing what he didn’t like: working. In that sense, he really is a fictional character for our time.
Article source https://kotaku.com/twitch-star-quits-gta-rp-after-in-game-jobs-become-too-1846381341