This is a lot of who we are as a group of friends. Our humor is a huge part of who we are, or at least right now, and so if people are repelled by that, then they weren't meant to be my friend at this time anyway because that's just how I am. You can't accommodate everyone in life. There will always, ALWAYS be someone out there who dislikes you for whatever reason. It's not your responsibility to appease them. We're meant to live our lives in the way that makes us happiest. That's not to say that we should be selfish and disregard the feelings of others, but we shouldn't be socially required to change in order to try and make the most people approve of us.
If people think I'm an asshole for my views, that's too bad. I wish it weren't so, but it doesn't bother me. The people I want to like me like me for the most part, and that's all I need. I know the game isn't a great spectator sport, but people know what they're in for when they spectate, and if they didn't like it, they wouldn't participate. It's not like they're shunned or made fun of for not being in on it. Whilst referring to this matter, Conor said "That's not what we want. This is not intended, and we never really noticed this. We just love joking around with each other. We're having fun." Yeah, we are having fun. We have a LOT of fun with it. And as far as I'm concerned, that's exactly what I want. That's why I do it. The game has gone exactly as intended in my book. Of course I've noticed that we somewhat exclude other people with it, but every group of friends does that to some degree. I don't feel that that makes us bad people, and I'm sorry if other people don't feel the same.
And Conor, despite the first couple joking sentences, this post is absolutely not a shot at you. I'm just stating my opposing view on the subject.