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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 are playing a first-person shooter game don't whine when others go after you, Of course they want to win too.
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-26 19:39:28

 

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.



Read up and learn
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-12-03 22:18:53

Never forget to continue to educate yourself all the time when you are addicted to playing a particular game. There are plenty of resources out there now that will help you become a better player at any game you are playing.

The Internet is a great source of information for you, but a tempting one nonetheless. For every site you hit there is another one out there that shows you all the great cheats out there as well. So be careful when you're out there because it is tempting to educate yourself on the cheats as well.

Some sound advice for when you find a site that is helpful for you is to bookmark it. What is also important you bookmark something is to remove it when it stops being helpful. You need to keep your bookmarks updated to keep yourself updated on the best way to play a game.

There are tons of online guides that you can take advantage of out there. These guides will help you become a better more well-rounded player. You can go online and find guides that give you general information as well as very specific information on how to play.

Just remember to focus when reading up on a game. I know I get tempted at want to learn everything great about the game at one time rather than taking one tip at a time and mastering it. I know I would be a much more successful player if I just took the time to learn a particular task well and then move onto the next task once I feel I have mastered what I read.

You will find the other players will appreciate the knowledge you've gained when you've read up and learned all the good tips of playing the game. This doesn't happen overnight, so don't expect quick results like I do. Once you have read a good tip the other side of the coin is learning to apply the tip you were given. I know I find this to be the most difficult part of learning how to effectively play a game. You will find that once others catch on to the fact that you have a lot of knowledge about all aspects of the game you will realize that you are now an expert.

People will be coming to you now because of the work you did just by reading up on the game. Others will be treating you like an expert. And all you did was read up and learned all the effective tricks and tips on how to play the game.

 



When playing online teams don't vote to boot a newbie for just a few mistakes. Give him pointers instead and help him become a better player. We were all new players and made mistakes once.
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-26 22:41:04

 

Okay, for all you experts out there that are playing online teams don't be so quick to judge the newbies. Lighten up a little. Not everyone can be an expert the moment they pick up the controller. In fact, even you make mistakes when you first start playing a game. Mistakes are expected so don't think everyone is perfect, you aren't.

 

Don't give them the boot just because they make some rookie mistakes. Don't you remember when you were a rookie once as well? Just think if every time you made a mistake as a rookie you got booted. You would've never learned how to play the game. If that had happened you would be at home by yourself on your couch playing nothing. How would you ever gotten any good at the game?

 

 Here's an idea, why don't you teach them and mentor them? If you teach them and mentor them you will find a huge ally in the future. Not only will you find a huge ally in you'll probably gain a new and extremely loyal partner. I know when I play I am loyal to anyone who helps me out. I know this isn't always the case but isn't it worth the risk?

 

If your team is always recruiting then you have just found great way for your team to find new recruits. Not only do you get a body. You will get a complete blank canvas to mold someone on. Does your team be the sniper? If you teach the newbie how to be a successful sniper you just found one for your team. What a novel idea. You just took someone with no skills whatsoever, taught them skills, and used those skills to your advantage. This is much better way of playing successfully than being impatient and narrow-minded. Most importantly, you just taught someone something that they will appreciate longer than you think. 

 So what's the verdict? Are you just sit there and boot anyone who makes a mistake off your team? I'm telling you it's a waste of your time to have that attitude. Just think of all the great players you'll meet if you have decided to take a rookie under your wing. Now I know a lot of players don't care about their legacy. But what an impressive legacy you may have by mentoring a bunch of newbies. You may give birth to a whole new different type of care player... wouldn't that be cool?


 






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