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Don't take getting FRAGGED personally... after all it is just a game
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-29 16:12:33

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.

 



If you do talk smack, don't complain when people do it back to you
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-26 19:31:15

 

When you do talk smack, just be prepared for the bombardment of people trying to FRAG you when you do. You might as well say"Hey come and get me and give it your best shot!"When you talk smack to other players. It is part of the game. So get used to it.

 

Talking smack is a simple concept. If you are good enough to antagonize someone to come after you then you should be prepared for people to try to kill you. When they do, do not whine about them trying to do so. This is very poor etiquette. Most experienced players enjoy smack talk and take it as an invite to come after you and talk plenty of smack back to you. So just remember talking smack whining when it's done to you is like inviting people over for a party and complaining when everyone actually shows up to party!

 

Seriously, don't do the crime, if you're not willing to do the time. That is a metaphor that describes this very clearly. Most experienced players consider it an invitation to attack you. If you don't want them to come after you don't ask them to come after you by talking smack. Your opponent most definitely will reciprocate. When you do and whine about being talked smack to, almost everyone who knows about in the game and will come after you twice as hard just to teach you a lesson and or get you off the field because you are annoying them by your incestuous whining.

 

Rule of thumb, if you aren't willing to play the game the way it was meant to be played, when people talk smack to you, don't talk smack back in a whinny way because your whining is annoying people are there to play the game, be entertained by playing the game, and are generally super competitive about it.

 


Veteran players should not pick on newbies. There is no glory in beating someone who isn't even sure how to play yet.
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-26 20:11:40

 

Okay so you're a veteran player that's impressive. The number of games you play is not. If you are a veteran that just picks on some people that you know don't know how to play the game then how good are you? How good can you be if you always pick an opponent that doesn't know how to fight back. Not very good in my opinion!

 

Honestly, how good are you if you just pick off players that hardly know how to play the game? I mean come on, there is a term in the real world for that. We call it a chicken hawk. Ask yourself how good you are, if your opponent doesn't even know how to run, jump, or even change his weapon? Can you truly tight yourself on the back for game well played if you only play one-sided contests. I personally wouldn't go around bragging about it.

 

Most people who play like this generally go around lying and/or bragging about how great of a player they are. They have to because they really aren't that good a player. But when it finally comes down to playing the game they cannot straffe, duck, or hit a moving target. This is because they never test themselves. Players like this never learn basic abilities because they don't need to. They are too busy picking off players that don't even know how to play the game. I like to think that I'm only as good as my opponent. They test you and believe it or not they teach you how play the game well.

 

You will learn how to do things you never learned how to do against another player that challenges you. A player that challenges you definitely knows how to play the game a little bit differently and may teach you something.Leave the newbies alone. They are just learning how to play the game. Better yet, teach them how to become a better player. You never know that newbie may the game of your life once he learns how to play.

 





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