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Not everyone who wins is a cheater
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-12-03 01:50:32

I know this may be hard for some people to believe, but not everyone who plays well cheats. Believe it or not, some people are that good. They spend hours online and hours playing by themselves, becoming great players. Don't let your ego get in the way in admitting that another player can play the game better than you.Just remember there are a lot of people out there that are playing this game too. If you're having troubles believing what I’m saying just do the math. Do some research and find out how many copies of that game have been sold so far. There are a lot of people out there that are playing in just plain good. They are not using any cheats of any kind against you.If you really want to humble yourself start playing some LAN tournaments and you'll instantly be impressed by the type of game players there are out there. You will be surprised at how well some people are playing the same game you are and need no help. As much time as you think you played the game there is someone out there that dwarfs the amount of time you are playing and practicing the game. But I really like about playing tournaments is that you can't use cheats when playing so you really have a good way to judge how well you play the game.If you are playing online a lot, and you are certain someone is cheating than just report them. I know it sounds immature to report someone, but just remember that that person chose to play against others online and agreed to do it fairly. So reporting someone that is not playing the game fairly is okay because they are the ones breaking the rules and you shouldn't feel guilty about pointing that out to others. Now, be sure that someone is cheating before you report them though don't let your hurt ego make a bad decision.The important thing to remember is that even though there are a lot of cheaters out there. Not everyone is doing it. It is very easy to quickly assume that someone that plays really well against you is doing it unfairly. Most people out there are playing fairly so don't act like everyone that is better than you is cheating. It's a big world out there, accept it.

 



You have to deal with the anonymous moron affect!
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-12-02 21:45:38

The use of headsets is great. It makes gameplaying so much easier when you can yell out defensive tactics to your team. The precision you have telling your teammates, what you're doing with military precision is beautiful. Headset communication is the future of online gameplay. Anyone who doesn't agree is a moron.
The bad thing about headsets that people need to learn to deal with is that people use them to learn how to play the game effectively. You have to deal with silly questions like, "Does anyone know where our base is? What is this tall yellow thing? Hello? Hello, can anyone hear me? Can someone tell me where our base is? How do I get to the..."

Below are some basic guidelines to remember when using voice chat:
1. Testing: 1,2,3. Make sure your microphone works and is at an appropriate volume level before you go all out. Nobody needs to hear high pitched static for 20 seconds straight, or have you yell "CAN ANYONE HEAR ME?!?!?" at a level that would shatter stained glass.

2. Stay on topic. If you're in a game in which 30 players are all trying to defeat a massive dragon, and you absolutely must talk to your mother about why you didn't do your homework, please turn off your microphone. Other players need the chat lines open to discuss the monster's weak points, not why your bed-time should be later. Killing the mic will also save you from a lot of potential embarrassment.

3. No racism, sexism, homophobic name-calling. Honestly, if you need to be told this, you probably can't be cured. But either way, you have to realize that nobody is going to be offended by your "insult", and you are simply exposing immaturity.I think everyone can agree that these three simple rules are good for chatting with a headset while playing some your favorite games. Everyone needs to just learn the proper etiquette for using a headset. It's not that hard and pretty easy to remember the steps for effective gameplay with a headset.Unfortunately, sometimes you have to deal with the anonymous moron affect which means unfortunately have to be willing to deal with the morons out there. You need to be a little patient. When dealing with people that don't know the etiquette of using a headset. It's a new medium for gameplay, so people are learning the etiquette as they play. You just need to be patient and deal with the fact that not everyone is an expert like you are. Good luck and be patient is my advice to you people out there that are growing impatient. Just remember the longer people play, the more they will learn the rules of good etiquette.






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