Fan Dumb, along with Scrubs and “Stop Having Fun” Guys. A God Modder is a particularly nasty variation of a Scrub or Noob, one that has been perfecting their "skills" to the point where they start to act like a god, infallible in their judgment and knowing far more about whatever game they're playing than older, more experienced gamers. In a counterpart to the symmetry between the the Scrub and the Stop Having Fun Guy (one hates you winning, the other hates you for not playing to win), if the Scrub is the guy who claims that someone else's legitimate tactic is a bug exploit and whines endlessly for it to be patched, then a Godmodder is the guy who claims that his bug exploit is a perfectly valid tactic and will whine endlessly when it's patched. The contrast between a God Modder and a “Stop Having Fun” Guy is tricky to define, but can be viewed as the distinction between someone who cheats to win and somebody who merely plays to win, sans obvious cheating; although "tournament legal" (i.e., non-Game Breaker) bug exploits may be allowed in the “Stop Having Fun” Guy's mind, the Godmodder relies almost entirely on game breakers or exploits. Most notorious on MMORPG and other online MUCK games, but can also extend to any game that can be played by more than one person, God Modders usually use unorthodox, underhanded, and oftentimes generally sleazy tricks to gain an advantage, always justifying their actions as just another trick one can use to "properly" play the game. This can include but is not limited to—
- Pulling their own connection when it's evident that they'll lose (and, thus, prevent the loss from counting against them officially)note .
- Killing their own teammates to get the lion's share of upgrades/experience points, etc.
- Beginning a download (usually from a torrent) or other strain-inducing activity when on the losing end of a match to cause significant lag for the opponent. This is particularly common in fighting games, where any sort of delay can completely screw someone over.