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Don't single someone out just because you can
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-30 23:00:57

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.

 

 



If you play on a team with a team. There is no "I" in team. Not everyone can be the hero every time. Don't rush ahead it will cost your teammates or they'll have a reason to hate you.
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-26 22:30:40

This is a good opportunity for me to discuss role players. There are people that are very good at playing certain roles on the team. Why wouldn't you want someone that is more comfortable in a particular role to play that role?

I watched two of my friends play completely successfully together one night. One person did all the shooting of one person did all of the driving of the vehicles. They were completely dominant player on the field playing that way. If they had switched roles, they would not have been even remotely as successful. If the driver took over the gun and the gunner took over the wheel they would have not been as successful and both of them would have told me that they felt they could have played a bit better.

Not every football team can have a team full of quarterbacks. Nor would you want a one-sided team. I wish people would think about this when they’re playing a game as a team. I always think of it for me to play laser tag. We played in a maze and we played as a team. Our stats were always better when my buddy who love to shoot people focused on offense and I played defense because I prefer defense and I defended the fort. It's a simple concept that I feel should be easily adapted, but I have friends that think every player should be equally good at every task.

This is just silly to play that way! Think of all the successful teams that you know. Would the 49ers have been as good if Jerry Rice could play quarterback as well as Joe Montana? The answer is obviously no. They all have role players, let them play their roles and stop complaining that every player on the team is not a FRAG-Master. When you play in a team environment you can't ever expect everyone to be equally as good. If you do, your team is just doomed to failure.






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