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Posted 6/26/17 , edited 6/26/17
It's a real mixed bag in Battlefield (the only game that i play on line). Mix of players who dont feel the need to type in chat or abuse anyone or tea bag, or etc they just play the game. Then there are others who are typing non stop but not all are abusive. Some are just trying to be funny and some are actually trying team work and there are lots of good sports.

You always get some mum jokes and the odd kill yourself, occasionaly racisim, sexual jokes, get a life comments, virgin comments, hackusations, noob comments, you're shit, too easy, that sort of thing.
You actually dont hear people talking through the mic all that much. Which is kind of stange. For such a team work based game. I remember back in the BF2 days people always spoke through the mic but seems most people do not now.
I guess some people are shy and some people just want to play without talking. Also others are all talking to their own friends in programs like team speak, mumble, discord etc.

But i dont think the community is that bad overal as far as elitists and abuse. There's lots of funny banter and i think its usually young teen agers that are constantly engaing in insults in the chat.
The community dose suffer from some hackers though. Not too many but def some.
I think it's more toxic (or just shit really) due to the lack of team work. The lack of actually going for objectives and trying to win and help out your fellow team mates.
Sometimes this is due to people being noobs and probably COD players or etc and sometimes it's due to going for a medal or achievment or unlock, but i think the KDR is the major cause of it.
I mean we're all guilty of caring about KDR but some people only play for KDR. I swear they dont even play for fun at all.

I guess its a tough one, you're entitled to play how you like. But sometimes it's so frustrating when your team is shit and seem to have no idea or dont even seem to be trying to win?
I guess some people take the game too serious where as some maybe dont take it serious enough?

But all the people i've met from different clans through Battlefield have been really cool blokes (and the odd accasion chick).






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Posted 6/27/17
I mostly play solo or if I do play multiplayer I usually don't talk to people; but in terms of tabletop gaming, its pretty decent.
Since it requires you to play against people in person, so most of the cancerous people tend to get cut off from the community (some people have even been banned from entering tournaments).

Although there are toxic people online, like when people tell you there is a right/wrong way to play (or collect) an army eventhough the rulebook said there is no right/wrong way.
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Posted 6/28/17
MUTE option is your friend. I like to MUTE ALL for some games if the option is available.
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Posted 6/28/17 , edited 6/28/17
Well not sure if it's because iam off work at the moment and probably mostly kids or unemployed people and that are the ones gaming at the hours i been playing some BF1, but yesterday a guy in my squad very loudly and abusivley told me to "get the fuck out the fucking tank so he could fucking spawn on me you fucking idiot" (pretty sure it was worded alot worse than that actually).
I replied with "Well if you had've asked nicely then perhaps i would have but ah, you can eat my dick" he ranted and abused some more and left the squad..
And whilst i dont pay much attention to it, my mate pointed out that the chat was pretty much non stop abuse and hacksations lol.
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Posted 6/29/17
People are asshole over the internet because there is no repercussion
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Posted 7/2/17
Gamers are fine - the trouble is outsiders with a different set of cultures/values/attitudes coming into specific communities and then becoming butthurt that they don't conform to their every whim.
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I´ve had some interesting experiences in the compettitive scene... but I think it´s a people problem rather than a gamer problem :/
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Posted 7/2/17
Roleplaying in games can help counter the assholes on the field, assuming you can find someone to go along with you.
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Posted 7/2/17
Hey. I am no asshole.
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Posted 7/4/17
10 WORST Types of Overwatch Players
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZm4R0Jcm5U

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dulun18 wrote:

10 WORST Types of Overwatch Players
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZm4R0Jcm5U




There's NO OBLIGATION to heal another player when you are playing as a medic, so if they just want to heal their friends there's nothing wrong with that.
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Posted 7/4/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


dulun18 wrote:

10 WORST Types of Overwatch Players
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZm4R0Jcm5U




There's NO OBLIGATION to heal another player when you are playing as a medic, so if they just want to heal their friends there's nothing wrong with that.


I disagree, if you choose a healer you should be healing your entire team, not just your buddies.
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


dulun18 wrote:

10 WORST Types of Overwatch Players
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZm4R0Jcm5U




There's NO OBLIGATION to heal another player when you are playing as a medic, so if they just want to heal their friends there's nothing wrong with that.


I don't play Overwatch but this i can relate. I played Killzone 2 online 98% of the time back in the days. The class of choice for me is the Medic, and yes i would just focus on healing myself and squad members instead of some unknown guys who would not shut up with "heal me!" every time he is down.

I was killed many times trying to heal the some random guy who was downed next to me. There are those who like to charge in and get as many kills as they can and then demanding you to heal them so they can get back in the action again. They are the lone wolf type of players who don't care for teamwork, just kill points. It doesn't help when they keep nagging on and on in your ears every time they are downed.

I'll not drop everything and run to the guy to revive/heal him/her. I got a lot of cheap deaths trying to do that. I use selective healing/reviving, I'll heal and revive those who can work as a team and just leave the guys who like to run and gun to respawn instead.

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Posted 7/7/17
KDR (kill death ratio) -- some gamers only care about it when playing online so..

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Posted 7/8/17 , edited 7/8/17
That's how news works. Hype is more interesting than the reality which is that most players are normal, everyday people who won't make headlines with their online behavior. I've met incredibly toxic players, and players who would literally pay for PC part replacements for guildmates. YouTube comments are at least as bad as anything I've heard in Overwatch, and I've been on dating websites. God help us.

I mostly spend time with players around my age range (mid-20's and older) when I'm playing online (Final Fantasy XIV, Overwatch). No guarantee of maturity, but someone who was a ragey 18-year-old has had more time to snap out of it. I play with a small group of friends I've made, their families, and their spouses, so my experience is going to be very different from someone grouping with randoms and posting on the biggest, busiest forums.
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