We all know that guy.
Don’t be that guy that fucks your whole team up because you’re a dumbass.
1. Don’t play “X” Pls.
I play with my buddy Bigfoot all the time (He streams! Yay!) And (almost) every time he plays Symmetra. Symmetra is a good character. Symmetra has the highest fucking win percentage in the game right now. So that must mean everyone wants a Symmetra on their team because math, right? You would think.
“Plz don’t pick Sym. She sucks.”
That’s not what the numbers say. Yet Bigfoot is raking in those Golds. So, make of it what you will. You never know who can be balls out crazy with a character.
2. Telling folks to change their characters (at the start)
Now okay, I know that competitive is serious business. I take it pretty seriously too. But you have to remember that at the same time this isn’t professional eSports here. A certain team comp isn’t going to prevail every time and you’re generally playing with a bunch of randoms. You don’t really know what their strengths and weaknesses are as players right from the start.
However, whenever I do see folks struggling, I either switch characters to give THEM some back. Or I simply just ask them if they’re all right playing whoever they’re playing. I’m not just gonna be a dick about it. I need the other team to be salty. Not mine.
3. Less Time Typing. More Time Playing
This goes without saying. If you have time to type and complain, that’s valuable seconds where you could be in position or backing up your teammates.
4. Don’t leave the game.
Don’t fucking do it.
5. Healz Pls
If I’m playing support, I’m generally hanging around the group… you know, supporting. If you wanna run out alone like a dumbass and expect me to run in there and bail you out, that’s most likely not going to happen. Which kinda goes with number 3. In that time typing, your ass could get over to the group so I can heal ya’ll up.
Just remember this shit. And other stuff I might not think about. And maybe you’ll at least not have your team pulling their hair out.
Or everyone will still suck regardless.
A Lúcio main.
Great post! Have you ever posted on other gaming sites before?