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Don't forget to communicate
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-12-03 21:35:44

I have a friend that for some reason that never remembers to communicates with the rest of the team on what he's doing in a game. For some reason, he will never understand why it is so frustrating to play with someone who doesn't tell you what he's doing. We will never sell him on the fact that it's important to tell the rest of us what he's doing.

For example, we were all looking for an item in a game. We searched as a team and communicated effectively our findings. We spent a good 20 minutes looking for a specific item that would help us advance in the game and in one form or another we were discussing it while we were playing.  Lo and behold our lone ranger friend had found the item and failed to report it to the rest of. So instead of thinking he was an idiot or apologizing for not saying that he had the item. He acted like it was everyone on the team's fault for not advancing further.

All he had to do was listen or look at the screen to know that we were looking for the item he had in his possession all along. Instead, he had to be a lone wolf and play the game by himself and not let any of the five other players know that we could advance further, because he had the item. How could he not know that we were looking for that item all along?

It is a simple process for anyone to figure out. When you are playing with the team do not forget to communicate. If you do your team can adjust its strategy and be more effective when playing the game. I really don't think it's that hard to figure out. Here is another thought. If you communicate with your team your team will respect you and want to play with you more. That way you won't be the butt of all their jokes.

 



Don't say sorry if you don't mean it
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-26 04:55:14

 How many times have you been playing a competitive game online and some one gets you, I mean they get you really good, and they utter those familiar words "I'm sorry." whether verbally or in a typewritten chat. The other player probably thinks they are being nice, maybe they think they are letting you down easy. The fact of the matter is, it is poor gamer etiquette to say sorry if you don't really mean it. And in a competitive game who really means it? Nobody. The no sorry rule holds true for all competitive online games be they puzzle games, arcade games, or skill based strategy games. The rule holds paricularly true for first person shooter games. You may think you are helping things by apologizing for fragging someone but in the end it just makes you look like a sarchastic jerk. Get your points and move on. Don't say you're sorry, especially if you're going to just turn around and frag someone else. Everyone knows that's how the game works. Everyone is big enough and old enough to deal with it when they are fragged. There's no holding hands button. Just attack and get on with it.






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