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Don't tell others how to play their characters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 22:40

Don’t tell others how to play their characters, that's just rude. Just because you wouldn't do something doesn't mean somebody else would. What is great about what makes us people is our individuality. Playing online is just an extension of who we are as people. One man's garbage is another man's gold, and just because you don't value something doesn't mean somebody else won't.

Be careful because everything is from your point of view. That is really what most people have to remember when they see someone doing something that they don't understand. We all have a way and style we like to play and that is great. But just because I play a certain way doesn't mean, my buddy sitting next to me play the same way. Just remember about perspectives. Everyone has one, and they are all different.

This task becomes more difficult as you become more of a veteran. When you see someone do something that you would do. You instantly try to stop them from doing so. But the thing is you have no idea what they are trying to do. Telling them how to do something is just poor etiquette. Asking questions is okay, but telling another player how to play the game is just wrong.

You may know how to play well for you! But that doesn't mean the way you play is not the best way to play for somebody else. If you begin imposing your will on others you are sure to be kicked out of most groups quickly. So don't do it let others play the game their way even if you think they are playing the game badly.

 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:24
 
You have to deal with the anonymous moron affect! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 21:45

The use of headsets is great. It makes gameplaying so much easier when you can yell out defensive tactics to your team. The precision you have telling your teammates, what you're doing with military precision is beautiful. Headset communication is the future of online gameplay. Anyone who doesn't agree is a moron.
The bad thing about headsets that people need to learn to deal with is that people use them to learn how to play the game effectively. You have to deal with silly questions like, "Does anyone know where our base is? What is this tall yellow thing? Hello? Hello, can anyone hear me? Can someone tell me where our base is? How do I get to the..."

Below are some basic guidelines to remember when using voice chat:
1. Testing: 1,2,3. Make sure your microphone works and is at an appropriate volume level before you go all out. Nobody needs to hear high pitched static for 20 seconds straight, or have you yell "CAN ANYONE HEAR ME?!?!?" at a level that would shatter stained glass.

2. Stay on topic. If you're in a game in which 30 players are all trying to defeat a massive dragon, and you absolutely must talk to your mother about why you didn't do your homework, please turn off your microphone. Other players need the chat lines open to discuss the monster's weak points, not why your bed-time should be later. Killing the mic will also save you from a lot of potential embarrassment.

3. No racism, sexism, homophobic name-calling. Honestly, if you need to be told this, you probably can't be cured. But either way, you have to realize that nobody is going to be offended by your "insult", and you are simply exposing immaturity.I think everyone can agree that these three simple rules are good for chatting with a headset while playing some your favorite games. Everyone needs to just learn the proper etiquette for using a headset. It's not that hard and pretty easy to remember the steps for effective gameplay with a headset.Unfortunately, sometimes you have to deal with the anonymous moron affect which means unfortunately have to be willing to deal with the morons out there. You need to be a little patient. When dealing with people that don't know the etiquette of using a headset. It's a new medium for gameplay, so people are learning the etiquette as they play. You just need to be patient and deal with the fact that not everyone is an expert like you are. Good luck and be patient is my advice to you people out there that are growing impatient. Just remember the longer people play, the more they will learn the rules of good etiquette.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:30
 
Don't deliberately injure your own teammates (friendly fire) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 17:40

I can't believe I even have to bring this up for people actually have a problem with deliberately killing members of their own team. People enter team games and kill members of their own team. Can you believe it?I can only assume that the purpose of attacking people on your own team is to disrupt the game. I can only say that is very bad behavior, and most likely will get you kicked out of most servers. As well, you should, because there is absolutely no point you should be killing members of your own team!Now in a real combat friendly fire is unavoidable and a part of the battlefield. Even experienced players accidentally FRAG members of their own team. There are times we get in situations where we are double teaming another player and you just fall subject to be innocent gunfire of someone on your own team. This is an inevitable part of the game and its okay.Just a simple fact that someone's behavior takes away from playing the game irritates me. What I mean is, if your actions are so deplorable that the other players have to stop playing and take a vote to have you booted off the server is ridiculous. Players should be playing the game, not spending their time policing the room that they are in. All they should be responsible for is to have fun.I think we would get a lot further teams would just boot off players that are there to kill anyone and everyone. It is pretty obvious which players are there for kills and kills only and not for team play. Get those players off the field! They are needed for team play like a previous article stated in the famous metaphor says “There is no I in team”. Let's keep it that way.Deliberately hurting your fellow teammates in a team game is obviously missing the point! Stop it, don't do it. If you want to be annoying then find another place to do it because we don't want you in our game room.Padding your stats with kills is that I've always said just a false way to make you feel better about being a poor player. If you kill someone on your team they obviously are not the fire back at first. So is that REALLY a kill! People should ask themselves at before they enter a room and go on a massive killing spree.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:29
 
Don't talk smack if you can't back it up! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 19:29

 

We all know that smack talking is part of the game. But honestly, don't talk smack if you can't back it up. Talking smack is an essential entertaining part of the game, but if you talk smack somebody know this, they will be coming at you twice as hard. So, I remember this one time where a guy told me "You suck, and it's gonna be my personal pleasure to make sure you suffer the rest of the game!" In turn I said nothing but made it my point in that game to track down that player to make him suffer.

 

 You see, I would've never gone after that player if he had not talked smack to me. I spent the entire game just pummeling that player that talked smack to me. The guy that talked that smack had no skills whatsoever! Essentially, I ruined his learning curve by going after him. He would've never had a player gunning for him the entire time he was online. If he hadn't talked smack. If you don't have the skills to back up what you say then don't say anything at all.

 

So if you want to learn how to play the game just play it. Once you become a professional then you can talk smack because then you can thwart any player that comes after you. If you are good enough you will be able to defend yourself when they do come after you. Once someone has their eye on you you will never escape them. Sometimes if you talk too much smack they will make your immediate game miserable as well as every game they see you playing on.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:20
 
If you do talk smack, don't complain when people do it back to you PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 19:31

 

When you do talk smack, just be prepared for the bombardment of people trying to FRAG you when you do. You might as well say"Hey come and get me and give it your best shot!"When you talk smack to other players. It is part of the game. So get used to it.

 

Talking smack is a simple concept. If you are good enough to antagonize someone to come after you then you should be prepared for people to try to kill you. When they do, do not whine about them trying to do so. This is very poor etiquette. Most experienced players enjoy smack talk and take it as an invite to come after you and talk plenty of smack back to you. So just remember talking smack whining when it's done to you is like inviting people over for a party and complaining when everyone actually shows up to party!

 

Seriously, don't do the crime, if you're not willing to do the time. That is a metaphor that describes this very clearly. Most experienced players consider it an invitation to attack you. If you don't want them to come after you don't ask them to come after you by talking smack. Your opponent most definitely will reciprocate. When you do and whine about being talked smack to, almost everyone who knows about in the game and will come after you twice as hard just to teach you a lesson and or get you off the field because you are annoying them by your incestuous whining.

 

Rule of thumb, if you aren't willing to play the game the way it was meant to be played, when people talk smack to you, don't talk smack back in a whinny way because your whining is annoying people are there to play the game, be entertained by playing the game, and are generally super competitive about it.

 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:21
 
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