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Thread: Are you kind to noobs?
18-08-2011, 11:50 AM #61
Demonstrate some ability to learn and communicate and I'll gladly educate you:
noob: "Hi, I'm new to the game, let me know if I'm doing something wrong, ok?"
me: "Sure, no worries".
But if you don't, get the fuck out of my group/guild/game:
noob: *runs in while half the group is still zoning in, pulls 6 elites, panics and runs around headlessly, pulling half the zone*
noob: "hael me!!11 *dies* wtf healer!?!?!"
18-08-2011, 03:14 PM #62
18-08-2011, 03:26 PM #63
My approach to obviously-new players in SC2 is to be polite and well-mannered, and beat them as quickly and efficiently as possible. Does that count as educating them?
Edit: I do find it amusing to encounter people who choose nicks like "TheDemon" or "igoturmum", trash talk at the start of the match, then ragequit when my light 3-gate pressure stomps all over their base at the six minute mark... I guess they must be "noobs".
Last edited by Krans; 18-08-2011 at 03:31 PM.
18-08-2011, 03:30 PM #64
Edit: Owait, SC2. What's the RTS equivalent of teabagging? Perhaps surrounding his almost-dead base with zerglings?
18-08-2011, 03:33 PM #65
18-08-2011, 03:40 PM #66
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- Jul 2011
- Reading, Berkshire
I find that I tend to just suck up "noobishness" and try to help regardless of attitude. I've had people rage at me for beating them in games, only to see a change in attitude once I give out advice that helps a player rather than just giving back more rage. Raging back just makes things worse. Even if they don't learn... it's just a silly video game at the end of the day. It's not like I'm earning a living from it or anything.
18-08-2011, 03:45 PM #67
I agree. Raging at "noobs" doesn't help in any way. Staying calm and getting on with playing as well as you can is the key.
There are circumstances that are exceptionally rage-inducing, though. For example, "back in the day" when I used to play CS 1.3, there were a few players who regularly appeared on the same server as me who would habitually gun down players on the same team at the spawn point just because they could.
18-08-2011, 03:56 PM #68
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- Jun 2011
- Arizona, United States
My response varies depending on the mood I'm in, but when I was an admin on my brother-in-law's servers I generally give them one warning then permaban. Easy solution. If I'm not an admin I just mute n' shoot.
As for genuine newbies, I generally try to give them a few tips if they're willing to learn. Some of my fondest memories were my being obliterated by someone in a 1v1 match on C&C Generals and then getting a message from my opponent with an offer to teach me how to survive and deflect rushing. I also made a few friends by helping people out in games like Garry's Mod, Terraria, and Minecraft.
18-08-2011, 04:00 PM #69