Penny anon again: I don't stick around fandoms a lot in tumblr, so I'm unaware of what markiplier's effect actually is. I know he has a big following, but have never seen his fandom personally. If what you're saying is true then why are you not complemented by this? It may seem like the fandom's trying to be elitist, but to me it seems they just care about the well being of discussion and content, seeing how they're not complaining and are instead asking your opinion.
I’m happy that people care about the game! but please, try to understand… I’ve seen months of “please don’t let OneShot be popular” “please let it just stay hidden”-type comments on social media, and I can’t help but feel like people are trying to… sabotage us?
And… I’d hate to make this comparison, but I’ve seen a lot of “pro-artist” sentiment on this site that will turn around and stab the artist in the back the moment the artist is perceived as having any chance of success. Not to mention the (related phenomena?) where the hate on “big fandoms” seem to more magnified if the big fandom in question is one person (or a small team)’s passion project.
Like I said, we do not mind a fandom of any size… big, small, we love you all the same. if you play our game and enjoy it, then thank you! That means we have done our job :) we just don’t want the newer players to be bullied out of playing it by members the older community who try to claim it as their own thing already… please do not be mean!