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It is rude to FRAG immediately after respawning, give them a second to get their bearings. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 19:50

 

If someone respawns right in front of you give them a chance to look around and see where they are. Be patient and just give them a chance to figure out where they are playing. I hate to say this like a parent but how would you like it. If you respawned and weren't given a chance to play the game.

 

It's just plain rude to not let them get their bearings. Yes, you may fulfill your ego by allowing you to have a lot of FRAGS, but come on, let's have a little bit of a honor system. Just give the guy a chance to look around and figure out where he is. You have a distinct advantage so give the guy a chance to run away. Now if he turns around and begin striking you then by all means frag away!

 

I am not trying to tell you to be a pushover, but you may be removing yourself from a highly entertaining situation by letting your enemy go. If he is a worthy adversary he will run away, know where you are roughly, and begin a good attack sequence adding entertainment to your playing of the game. Isn't that what you're here for anyway? Or are you online to fulfill that fantasy of revenge and fulfillment of ego for a bad day. Just don't be rude, play the game, and enjoy yourself.

 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:22
 
If you are playing a first-person shooter game don't whine when others go after you, Of course they want to win too. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 19:39

 

I must say the title of this one says it all. If you can't figure out this concept I'm not sure what to tell you. If you're in a first-person shooter of course you want to do well and of course you want to win. Others in online shooter game are going to try to kill you , because that is the purpose of the game.

 

Don't sit there and whine about someone killing you when you of course are trying to do the same thing. That is entirely the point of playing online. Come on, if it really bums you out to be killed by other players can try not going online to play. The simulated computer players are not getting emotional about how the game is being played. They are just programmed to play the game the way they are programmed play you. They don't analyze the way you are playing them and they don't have the skills to logically think about how they should attack you.

 

Online players all have a need to feel successful at the game they are playing. Therefore they are going to put some thought into how to play the game. It completely defeats the purpose of playing with online players if you are just going to sit back and get upset about them trying to be successful at the game! Complaining about this is a sign of an amateur. If you don't want to be treated like an amateur then don't act like one.

 

Any experienced gamer is going to find you and FRAG you. I know when I'm playing a game with a whiner I am instantly attracted to them as a target. I just want to find him and make their gameplay as unpleasant as possible to get them out of the game and off my headset as soon as possible.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:21
 
Don't pick on the defenseless as their defenses may be hidden or you may be just discouraging a newbie from ever playing the game again and that's just wrong. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 19:42

 

This one is all for the experienced game players out there. Don't pick on the player that you perceive as defenseless. There are two reasons why, the player may be just playing possum for you to come after him and they will annihilate you or you may be discouraging a new player that just picked up the game and is learning how to play for the first time.

 

I can't count how many times I have played possum in an online game! It is really easy to do. Just wander around like you don't know where you are. Eventually an egomaniac is going to come after you thinking that you are an easy target. Then when they come up to you just completely hit them with your arsenal. Gosh, what an easy kill that was. It just delivered itself to you.

 

Psychologically, you may feel superior to the week, appearing player, but that player may have just picked up the game and felt like they were just experienced enough to compete in the online world. If you make their game playing so miserable by attacking them that player may just put down the game and stop playing. Then when their friend calls and ask them to recommend a good first-person shooter game they may not recommend a game that you may love. Sales may go down on that game and game companies may have the false impression that the game is not popular and possibly stop programming games that you may love.

 

My point is this, though you may have that moment of superiority by attacking the defenseless player. You may have permanently discouraged that player from giving that game positive reviews to their friends and on and Internet review site. That does you or the game no good, and it doesn't do anything for the defenseless player. They may not like a legitimately fun game because you are not making it fun for them and not because the game is bad. You may possibly change the scope of good games being created for online play. If you like that game you are playing then you just made an enjoyable game on enjoyable for someone else. Is that what you really want?

 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:21
 
Don't send repeated invites to guilds, teams, duels, matches or other group functions. If someone says no once they don't want to play... get over it! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 19:54

 

I think it's very rude to send repeated invites to guilds and teams over and over again. If I wanted to join your stupid good guild I would've answered the first 100 times! Can you say the word SPAM?! You don't like it in your e-mail. So what makes you think that people will like it when they're trying to play a game? Just because you have a large team that doesn't doesn't make your team good. Yes, there is power in numbers, what a surprise! Who cares if you have a large team or you have a popular guild. This isn't high school; nobody is trying to win any popularity contests. We just want to get online and have a good time with our friends. Think about it, you just want to play with your friends anyway. Online gaming is not a social network like Facebook or MySpace. If you want to make friends go somewhere else this isn't the venue to make friends. This is the venue to have fun and play some video games with your friends.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:22
 
Creating duplicate accounts is cheating. If you want to play with yourself go off-line and do it. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 20:07

 

I never understood why people did this. Why is it necessary to have duplicate accounts? Yes, you can statistically be more successful at the game but bottom line is its cheating. Yes, you may have a successful frag count on one profile, but why have an account to help you increase that count.

 

Is your ego so small that you feel like a better person if you have more kills than the other online players? Playing online is a good test on how well you're doing in the game. Are you picking the game up fast, or do you need to improve in a particular area? These are questions you should ask yourself while playing off-line.

 

There really is no benefit, and you cannot judge the type of player you are if you have multiple accounts. For example, you do very well under one account, but yet, you are terrible at another. Do people really feel that they are better player if they have a lot of kills against a player that doesn't fight back? You now have to mentally juggle accounts in your brain to figure out if you're a good player.

 

Having great numbers isn't necessarily a sign of a great player. It just proves that you play a lot and truly is no test of a good player you are. All it is is just a stat next to your name. Big deal! Having great or a lot of stats is in no way a litmus test to how good a player you are. Your stats cannot tell you how agile you are or how good of a shot you are. People can only assume how great of a player you are based on your stats. They will never really know unless they play a game against you.

 

The only way you will ever figure out if you're good player is to play another player that is just as good as you, because then you will improve. Not having by multiple accounts and creating the illusion that you're good. In my opinion, that type of cheating is just a way to make yourself look better as a player when you're really not that good!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:23
 
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