Devin Nash, affectionately known to the twitch community as CEO Andy, is the CMO of N3rdFusion and the host of the Devin Nash Show
the Devin Nash Show is a twitch.tv broadcast that covers, gaming influencer news, as well as Rogan-esq broadcaster interviews that focus on what makes them successful as broadcasters and influencers
Here are some choice selection of those interviews
Business Experts Talk Success Secrets (ft. Gootecks)
Top Twitch Streamer MoonMoon Discusses Streaming Success
And a breakdown of 100 thieves Market genius behind their gaming fortress
(Highly Recommend for the Marketing inclined)
Devin Nash is also a Hardcore player of POE(Path of Exile).
This thorn I’m about to pull is why?
In his words he plays Hardcore because when he loses a character he needs to feel it. The absolute loss of a character because of his own actions. Or to the indifference of the games bosses who have broken mechanics, which he should have avoided.
Every man has his preference and it’s perfectly acceptable that his be irregular.
He refers to the normal mode though as a “Baby Game” in rhetoric jest of course. But it is still a deflection of digging at why he truly plays hardcore, with such an off the cuff dismissal of the default and most popular game mode. What bothers me about this is that this is not an argument to sway others to his form of perceived superior play but rather to himself securely coddled in his preference.
Why is that important that he raises rhetoric argument?
Because rhetoric is not application of persuasion, not the method by which truth is discovered.
Rhetoric is primary used as a weapon, either when there is a lack of knowledge on a subject or where the truth is counter to the conclusion you wish an audience to draw.
So here’s why IMHO
Devin Nash plays Hardcore?
He is practicing attachment, control, investment and failure.
Games fill whatever desire your heart longs for a time but without ever fulfilling that desire forever.
Are you feeling lonely?
Join a cooperative experience
Are you feeling like murdering your boss?
Hop on an Xbox shooter, talk smack and exercise dominance over 12 yr old boys until dawn instead
Are you feeling unchallenged?
We have strategy games for that.
Are you feeling the need for a girl but don’t want to take a shower?
Let me introduce you to the world of dating sims.
Hardcore modes fill a very special need
For some it’s the sheer challenge and proof of mastery
For others it’s the most uncontested leader-board
For Devin Nash
it’s grief and frustration
He doesn’t play Hardcore for fun
No, indeed too many hours have been throw into POE
to call it fun or catharsis
Why would anyone inflict themselves with such pain and loss though?
Understand that for every character death he experiences,
That character is permanently dead and can no longer be played.
Which means all the hours, days, weeks of investment that went into
crafting that character are GONE FOREVER.
Even if that Character does not die they will be forever in memoriam after the seasons end, never to be played again as the call of a new season begs the creation of a new avatar.
Each ending condition is the same the investment squandered, as games like life have an end when all will be forgotten.
POE Hardcore fills Devin Nash’s need for attachment by providing a, relatively, consequence free zone for him to experience attachments ultimate conclusion death and grief
This the motive that he keeps from himself
Because Detachment and the practice thereof dominates his conscience and everyday life. Romanticly, Profressionally, and Religously
Why then must I attack his last vestige of Attachment by revealing it’s nature?
It is the truth as I see it.
It’s not a bad thing, It’s just a hidden thing
and all things must be brought under the light.
Disclaimer: I am not, nor am I holding myself out to be a doctor/physician, nurse, physician’s assistant, advance practice nurse, or any other medical professional (“Medical Provider”), psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker (“Mental Health Provider”), registered dietician or licensed nutritionist, or member of the clergy. This has been intended solely as an excersice of logic and not assertion of my present opinion or of fact. There is no intent to harm inherent in the above statements
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