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Don't talk smack if you can't back it up!
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-26 19:29:46

 

We all know that smack talking is part of the game. But honestly, don't talk smack if you can't back it up. Talking smack is an essential entertaining part of the game, but if you talk smack somebody know this, they will be coming at you twice as hard. So, I remember this one time where a guy told me "You suck, and it's gonna be my personal pleasure to make sure you suffer the rest of the game!" In turn I said nothing but made it my point in that game to track down that player to make him suffer.

 

 You see, I would've never gone after that player if he had not talked smack to me. I spent the entire game just pummeling that player that talked smack to me. The guy that talked that smack had no skills whatsoever! Essentially, I ruined his learning curve by going after him. He would've never had a player gunning for him the entire time he was online. If he hadn't talked smack. If you don't have the skills to back up what you say then don't say anything at all.

 

So if you want to learn how to play the game just play it. Once you become a professional then you can talk smack because then you can thwart any player that comes after you. If you are good enough you will be able to defend yourself when they do come after you. Once someone has their eye on you you will never escape them. Sometimes if you talk too much smack they will make your immediate game miserable as well as every game they see you playing on.



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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