Skyrim Grandma has no time for trolls (pic: YouTube)
Gaming’s favourite granny has had to take time off from posting videos, after abuse from online trolls caused health concerns.
Streaming and vlogging is usually thought of as a young person’s game, but Shirley Curry, known to many as Skyrim Grandma, has been regularly posting videos on YouTube since 2015.
Her passion for the game has been such that Bethesda plan to include her as a character in The Elder Scrolls 6, and yet now she admits that she’s taking an extended break because of the stress of having to deal with negative comments from trolls.
‘My blood pressure is going insane. My stress level is way too high. And I’m going to have to take control of it. Some of the comments are stressing me out way too much’, said Curry via PCGamesN. ‘I know that I shouldn’t let these things stress me out, but they do. That’s just the way it is.’
According to 82-year-old Curry, her current health ‘isn’t very good’ and she’s given no indication of when she might return.
The problem seems to be trolls complaining that she’s playing Skyrim ‘wrong’, with many assuming she doesn’t know how it works and giving her patronisingly simple advice.
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Curry’s problems are essentially the same as any influencer, with trolls continuously pestering her for content she’s not interested in creating and being increasingly rude in the comments section.
‘I’m not enjoying recording any more at all. It’s no longer fun’, said Cury. ‘I feel like I’m under a microscope all the time. I have much more fun and I play much better when I’m just playing by myself.
‘It puts a lot of pressure on me, and any gamer, when people are watching them play, especially when they nit-pick everything.’
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