Several days ago PMAFT wrote a post on his personal blog called “Beta Orbiters Of The Manosphere“. It’s based on a concept in game called a “beta orbiter”, a guy who “orbits” (spends time with) a woman doing things for her to an attempt to get laid with her or at least get her to notice him as a sexual/romantic prospect. The orbiter’s behavior does not get the results he wants.
PMAFT astutely pointed out that there are lots of “orbiters” in the manosphere. Unfortunately, PMAFT didn’t take the next step and point out that most of these “orbiters” are gamers even though he listed Obsidian as an “orbiter” of Susan Walsh (which he is). PMAFT also used David Alexander as an example of an orbiter and at first glance he might not seem like a gamer orbiter but he is. He accepts the ideas of game even if he thinks that makes him a loser unworthy of reproduction. Since he believes in game and his behavior at the Traditional Christianity blog is of an orbiter. A more direct example of an orbiter at the Traditional Christianity blog is Clarence.
Anytime a woman talks positively about game, gamers will rush to become an “orbiter” of her. Knowing that game is against “orbiter” behavior, this means that gamers are doing something they claim to be against. It’s worse than the standard “orbiter” behavior because this is on the internet which means these men will never meet the women they “orbit” so the gamers will never bang these women. A regular “orbiter” has a very low chance of banging the woman he “orbits”. In other words, gamers are worse than the “orbiters” they denounce. Gamers engage in orbiter behavior, believe they’re not doing it, and attack those men who are “orbiters” but not as bad as them.
What this shows us is how gamers don’t even follow the game they believe in. Game is supposed to stamp out “orbiter” behavior, but gamers are still doing it and more so. This is just another example of how game doesn’t exist. Gamers are doing the exact opposite of what game is suppoesdly telling them to do.