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No spamming! In written chat is writing the same thing repeatedly in voice chat. It is saying the same thing repeatedly. In both cases, it's a desperate attempt at gaining attention and is juvenile and annoying. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:51


 

I think we can all agree on this spamming is lame! Just because it's a different form of spamming like saying the same thing over and over again it is agitating so please stop. If you think the other people on the end of the controller are not smart enough to not listen to what you're saying. Then you yourself are pretty dumb. And you're being annoying and a place that annoyance is not tolerated.

 

If you think saying the same thing over and over again is not spamming then you are dumber than you look. It is not that hard to put two and two together. When you spam in writing. You send the same thing over and over again. It is the exact same thing if you say the same thing over and over. Semantics is really the only difference. The way you deliver your message is different yes. But your message is still spam, sorry! Nice try!

 

The Internet is full of places you can sell your products on, so waste your time on those sites. Don't bring it into the game room. It's a completely different type of medium. People are here to have fun, so why would you want to ruin that? The people are there to enjoy themselves and have a form of entertainment.

 

Though you may get your message out there and that people hearing it. Now people have a negative feeling about your product. A lot of hard-core gamers will do their best to make sure no one gets your product just because you annoyed them to the point when a game they love is no longer fun.

 

Who wants to spend their time looking for a spam free room when they could be wasting that time, getting some hits? What you spammers need to understand is that just because we aren't seeing the same thing written over and over again doesn't mean we are just as annoyed by hearing you repeat the same thing over and over again. So to all you spammers out there take it easy on us. We just want to play our games.

 

I don't think we will ever eliminate spam in this world. But can we try to eliminate it. When all we are trying to do is play a game and have fun? Wouldn't the world be perfect?

  
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:27
 
Don't take getting FRAGGED personally... after all it is just a game PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Saturday, 29 November 2008 16:12

In my opinion this is the most important thing gamers need to remember. It is just a game. Nobody is personally attacking you. Nobody wants you really dead. Nobody wants something really bad to happen to you. Just remember this when you're playing the game. It is nothing personal at all. Your opponent is just trying to do the best he can and that means he needs to attack you.

I had a friend that took his game defeats so personally that it ruined his day when his opponent got the best of him. He would throw things, he would scream at the TV, and he would even have trouble eating after a bad day at the office. It got to the point where I wouldn't even want to play with him. I knew that if I did well it would ruin his day. I even got to the point where I would purposely play worse and let him defeat me just so I would not ruin his day.

Where is the fun in that? Where is the fun for me? I always had trouble understanding how a levelheaded guy would just lose it when playing a game. I mean the guy was mellow, quiet, and an artistic type. What caused this Jekyll and Hyde transformation once he picked up his controller and started playing? He literally acted like I was really shooting him when in reality. I was just shooting his character in the game! Every shot I took on and was a personal attack against him.

I remember this one time I forgot who I was dealing with. It was a beautiful summer day and we just had a nice lunch. Dr. Jekyll suggested we go back to his place and start playing a game. Foolishly I agreed, and we headed back to his place. Somewhere along the way he sneaked in his elixir and the transformation began as soon as we picked up our controllers. He was screaming and yelling with every hit I made on him. The veins in his eyes turned bright red and the hair on his neck was standing on end. One time he got so angry because I FRAGGED him he threw his controller across the room so hard that I thought he had broken it! Can you believe that? To this day, I still have no idea what came over him. And why he got so angry. It almost ended our friendship.

No matter how hard I try to explain myself my friend wouldn't forgive me. He acted like. I personally stole something from him or lied to him. I spent a good amount of time trying to explain to him that I was just trying to better myself to the game. Unfortunately, that came at the expense of me playing well and him getting FRAGED. If I knew it would possibly end our long friendship. I would've let him win the game. If I had done that I feel that you would have had an inflated ego about how well he played the game and possibly could've really embarrassed himself against an opponent that really knew how to play. So would that have benefited him?

So here are my tips to all the passionate game players out there. Don't get angry. Don't throw things. Stop thinking that your opponent is personally attacking you, online or off line because all he is doing is playing the game to the best of his ability. The bottom line is. It's very poor etiquette to get so angry about not doing well that you're taking the fun out of the game.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:28
 
Don’t eat in my ear!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Sunday, 30 November 2008 21:34

I don't know if any of you experienced this one, but I have. It is very annoying and kind of disgusting. I understand how it gets done and why its gets done, but what I don't understand is why people can't be more conscious of it.

Please don't eat when playing against me, online. Actually, let me clarify this statement. Don't hook up to your headset that has a microphone on it and eat something while you are talking on it. Is that specific enough? I hope so, because a lot of people still don't get it. It's rude and it's gross so please stop doing it.

If you think that I want to hear you much on crackers while I am destroying you. You are sadly mistaken! What makes people think that they can be heard munching away on their favorite snack? I don't want to 1. Have you talk smack me and 2. Listen to you eat, while you are talking smack me. It is not fun at all and I don't want to hear it so stop doing it!

Don't get me wrong I like to munch on snacks too. I am a big Cheeze-It eater and as someone that likes this particular snack I am well aware of how loud they are to eat. They are yummy and a crunchy and I am addicted to them. But I know as I am playing a game that I have a headset with a microphone attached to it on that people will be able to hear me eat. So guess what? Knowing this tidbit I choose to either not eat my favorite snack or I don't put my headset on so people can hear me. It isn't that hard of a concept to figure out.

I remember one day, a long time ago I was playing one of my favorite first-person shooters. The person I was playing against had his headset on and was eating something while he was talking smack to me. Do you know how frustrating it is to ask someone to repeat the smack talk that you are receiving? This is very irritating! Not only did he FRAG me and made me feel like a total loser he made me listen to him as he digested his favorite food.

My advice is just put the food down. I know in today's day and age that it is difficult to consider the other person listening to you eat. We do not want to do it. I may be a little bit clearer about this. We do not want you to do it to us EVER! So do everyone a favor and put the bag of Chips Ahoy down and get down to playing the game. If you're hungry go eat, trust me you aren't missing anything.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:28
 
Just because I kill you once it does not mean I intend to kill you the whole game! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Sunday, 30 November 2008 22:21

This is a topic that a lot of people don't understand my opinion. I don't know what it is about the topic that is so difficult for some people to understand, I just feel the need to talk about it. Sometimes some people have a hard time grasping this concept and  I don't understand why.

So let me just say it, just like the title says “just because I kill you once does not mean I intend to kill you all game!”.  It could very well mean that because I killed you at a specific time in the game you were just the most opportune target for me at the time. That's it, nothing else; you were just there to be killed at the right time. I have no personal vendetta against you. You were just at the right place at the right time.

It is a game, that's it nothing more and nothing less. I was camping out and you just so happened to run by me at the right time. So I took advantage of the opportunity to FRAG you. It's that simple. It's not that complicated deal with it. I am not tracking you down and intentionally trying to kill you, I think you are little paranoid.

I have watched games where one particular player has a lot of kills on another player, and it is just a matter of coincidence. The two players just seem to cross paths more than other players playing the game. I know it's tough to believe but except it. There are a few reasons why I think this happens. Here is my list:

1.       Both players like to hide out in the same areas.

2.       Both players have similar type of gameplay.

3.       Both players are looking for the same type of weapons.

 

Just because you and another player happened across each other's paths more than other players make it does not mean that there is some type of conspiracy to ask another o player has for you. It could be for some of the reasons I've listed above. I have watched it happen and it is completely coincidental sometimes.

I have seen some players make it their personal mission to attack another player over and over again also. So I don't want to lead you to believe that it never happens. Because it does and sometimes happens that someone is just looking out to get you. But I feel that these situations are pretty limited, unless the two players have some type of competition going. Or they have a personal vendetta going between the two of them.

Keep in mind most people are just online to play the game. They want to have a good time and they want to play well. Honestly, are you not going to kill someone because you're afraid they may take it too personally or think that you have something than against them? Of course you want to play well. So you are going to take a shot regardless of who it is. You shouldn't think about who you are killing, because you are just trying to be a successful player.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:29
 
Don't single someone out just because you can PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Sunday, 30 November 2008 23:00

I see this happen all the time. I find this to be a deplorable practice as well. When one player finds an easy target, and just continues to attack them because they know they can win. They don't necessarily need to be attacking a newbie. Just someone they know they can beat.

I understand the competitive nature of video games, but can you honestly say that you're being competitive if you keep on attacking someone that you know you can always win against? It is one thing to keep attacking someone that is always a crossing your path, but it is another thing completely when you are intentionally making sure that your paths cross with that person.

For example, you and another player like to hide out roughly in the same area so you keep killing him to protect yourself. I think that's okay, and there's nothing wrong with that. But if you camp out waiting for player who you know likes to hide out in a certain spot and you will get an easy kill based on this knowledge. I find that to be something slightly different.

The gray area is, are you being competitive or just looking for an easy kill? I think that if you're just trying to flush someone out of hiding spot or are you just trying to kill someone over and over again, because you can? Some people argue that if the person keeps going back to that spot it's their fault. I agree with that statement, but if you are constantly following a person to find out what their hiding spots are so you can keep killing them again and again because they are an easy target. That is another thing completely.

I must say just because I understand the philosophy doesn't mean I agree with it. I think it's everyone's responsibility on the field to keep the game fun and exciting. After all you are there to have a good time and contribute to the fun everyone else is having. If you are not letting someone else have a fun time because you constantly picking on them that really defeats the purpose. I am all for having a competitive match up but there is a line in the sand that you should draw.

I have set down some other players, gone online, and watch them single somebody out. Just because they know they can get some kills. Unfortunately, this causes me to play to them. I now am singling out the person singling someone else out and making their game just as miserable. That is not right either. I find it no better than I am protecting the person being singled out because now my game is affected also. I admit that protecting someone from being singled out by another player is just as bad.

I guess what I'm saying is that I would appreciate other players not singling out other players. Because I now feel that I need to protect both players to keep the game competitive. I hate this about my gameplay, because it's completely subconscious. I don't even think about doing it. I just do it when I see it. So I'm asking the other players out there to please help me protect myself from my subconscious by not singling out somebody else and picking on them just because you can. Thank you.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 02:29
 
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