Does online gaming make anyone else really irritable?


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HairyArse
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I posted this on EG but thought I'd also mention it here seeing as well, it's my forum and all, and if I'm gonna post anywhere it should be here.

So, I'm finding myself increasing irritable when playing Call of Duty 4 online. It really brings out the worst in me, to the extent that I've started calling people "FUCKING COCK SMOKERS" which while sounding homophobic, actually isn't, it's just it rolls off the tongue way too easily.

The thing that makes it even more bizarre is that I now play on Live with the world (except friends) muted, yet still get really riled, and can't help myself.

I play games to unwind yet seem to be getting wound up more and more lately.

Am I alone in this?
#1 at 14:24:05 - 29/07/2008
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Not really. I play online with friends only. I'll be activating live soon, so maybe that will change.
At the moment though I always play online FPS games with the same group of friends. We play on our own servers mostly and if idiots come along we boot them.

Quite nice that way.
#2 at 14:27:06 - 29/07/2008
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I'm rubbish at online games and I get obsessed with what the other person must be thinking, whether he's laughing at me with his mates or something, even if the dude probably doesn't give gunning me down a second thought :)
#3 at 14:35:06 - 29/07/2008
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I think online Rage is actually fairly common amongst most gamers (past casual anyway).

I don't get much rage when playing FPS on PC anymore. If I start to get annoyed for whatever reason I just quit.

Actually playing grid demo on the PS3 is probably the most agrivating game for this for me, Probably due to the amount of rampant idiots who love nothing more than taking you and themselves out because you had the audacity of overtaking them. Or the people who cannot race at all and so they sit on fast corners/straights finding people to ram.

I have even had comments from my neighbours because they thought I was going mad one day as all they could hear was "fucking wankers!" every 30 minutes or so.

#4 at 14:37:05 - 29/07/2008
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YOU BASTARD I'LL CUT YOU

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What was the question again?
#5 at 14:41:26 - 29/07/2008
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I don't usually get irritable. In fact, since MS added the functionality to kill off public speech in games I bloody LOVE playing against randoms, specially with Battlefield Bad Company.

The only thing that winds me up about online gaming is that it's tough to get in games with people from time to time, because they've either moved on (or gone back to) something completely different to what I'm into that week...
#6 at 15:25:10 - 29/07/2008
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I only get wound up when I realise I'm playing with/against people who care whether they win or not. They sap all the fun out of playing any game, whether video or not
#7 at 15:40:40 - 29/07/2008
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The only thing that annoys me is people not playing the game. And those that use voice changers.

Curse them!

Everything else is fine. I probably me more polite when I play online against people I don't know then I am when I play offline with my friends at home. I would never say sorry when play offline but when I play online I say sorry pretty much everytime I kill/crash into someone.
#8 at 16:51:14 - 29/07/2008
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Rhythm said:I only get wound up when I realise I'm playing with/against people who care whether they win or not. They sap all the fun out of playing any game, whether video or not

never dawned on me until now, but this sums it up perfectly
#9 at 17:20:32 - 29/07/2008
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Espad said:
Rhythm said:I only get wound up when I realise I'm playing with/against people who care whether they win or not. They sap all the fun out of playing any game, whether video or not

never dawned on me until now, but this sums it up perfectly


It's sorted me out at a philosophy for a while. It's not to say that I don't play by the rules and I'll certainly put the effort in, but I really don't care about the outcome as long as I've had a good time.
#10 at 17:24:51 - 29/07/2008
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Espad said:
Rhythm said:I only get wound up when I realise I'm playing with/against people who care whether they win or not. They sap all the fun out of playing any game, whether video or not

never dawned on me until now, but this sums it up perfectly


Aye, agreement from me too!
#11 at 18:22:11 - 29/07/2008
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/cares whether he wins or not
#12 at 20:23:59 - 29/07/2008
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One aspect of online gaming that gets really annoying is when my daughter insists on dribbling all over my controller when I'm trying to get a sneaky bit of Battlefield BC in :)

Yep that's why I had to drop last night. Ew!
#13 at 09:40:51 - 30/07/2008
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peej said:One aspect of online gaming that gets really annoying is when my daughter insists on dribbling all over my controller when I'm trying to get a sneaky bit of Battlefield BC in :)

Yep that's why I had to drop last night. Ew!


:D

Usually I don't get annoyed unless there is someone being counter-productive on purpose such as killing team members over and over again. Hmm seems I really should consider getting the full version of Battlefield BC.
#14 at 10:15:44 - 30/07/2008
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Rhythm said:
It's not to say that I don't play by the rules and I'll certainly put the effort in, but I really don't care about the outcome as long as I've had a good time.

Indeed, that's why most of us with 360s are in 'Recreation' rather than 'Pro' or somesuch :)

Play it properly, don't be an arse, have a laugh with your friends. That's the secret to good online play.
#15 at 10:37:19 - 30/07/2008
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Retroid said:
Indeed, that's why most of us with 360s are in 'Recreation' rather than 'Pro' or somesuch :)


Does that actually do anything? It certainly didn't seem to when I was still on Live
#16 at 11:18:21 - 30/07/2008
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Rhythm said:
Retroid said:
Indeed, that's why most of us with 360s are in 'Recreation' rather than 'Pro' or somesuch :)


Does that actually do anything? It certainly didn't seem to when I was still on Live


It really winds up people in the Pro or Underground camp when you hand them their arses online.

I think they consider us "casual" gamers. :)
#17 at 11:41:39 - 30/07/2008
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Online shooters can be frustrating when you are up against really good players. Getting killed all the time is not fun. Gears was the worst for this as with no respawns you spent more time spectating than playing.

The games I have no interest in playing online are driving and football; even though they are two of my favourite genres. Both suffer from the worst online players in existence.

In FIFA and PES people either quit when they are getting beat or find a way to exploit the ai and play the same way all the time.

Driving games suffer from the usual crash happy idiots who think the car in front of them is there for the express purpose of helping them slow down for a corner! Just as bad as the 'hotlappers' whose driving style is based entirely on the Gran Turismo ai. They stick to the same racing line lap after lap with absolutely no consideration for anyone else on the track.
#18 at 18:53:53 - 30/07/2008
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Speaking of racing games, I find it quiet suprising that there is so little carnage in actual races in Burnout Paradise
#19 at 20:26:20 - 30/07/2008
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Rhythm said:I only get wound up when I realise I'm playing with/against people who care whether they win or not. They sap all the fun out of playing any game, whether video or not

Yep, this is spot on. No problem with playing with the initial intention of winning, that's the natural outcome of playing the game as it's meant to be played in most scenarions, after all, but people who start to take things like a social game of Halo or a kickabout in the park too seriously really do my head in.

Apart from that, I actually get more annoyed and sweary at the CPU when it's blatently cheating than I do when playing against other people. ^^;
#20 at 22:50:22 - 30/07/2008
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I'm just annoyed that I seem to be a month behind everyone else on here with my online gaming. By the time I've finally picked up stuff people have been playing, they've moved on to something else !
#21 at 02:25:27 - 31/07/2008
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JimJam said:I'm just annoyed that I seem to be a month behind everyone else on here with my online gaming. By the time I've finally picked up stuff people have been playing, they've moved on to something else !


+1.
#22 at 10:51:48 - 31/07/2008
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JimJam said:I'm just annoyed that I seem to be a month behind everyone else on here with my online gaming. By the time I've finally picked up stuff people have been playing, they've moved on to something else !


That's actually a good point and it's what started me on my attempted year off. Looking at the PS3 schedule for the next year I could probably start another one of those right now though ;-)

(after I buy Fallout 3, of course)
#23 at 11:14:12 - 31/07/2008
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JimJam said:I'm just annoyed that I seem to be a month behind everyone else on here with my online gaming. By the time I've finally picked up stuff people have been playing, they've moved on to something else !


This is why there is a messaging system you know :D

Seriously, I'm always up for online goodness, and i keep most of my games, so if you see me on and fancy something, bung me a message.

Unless it's monday, that's halo day!

You missed Retroid pop the best wheelies in the world last week ilmaestro :D

I think the only game that has ever wound me up in an excessive way online is COD4 actually, I played something else for a couple of weeks and then went back to it, all I found was horrible deaths from spammed grenades and spawn kills.

It near gave me MarioKart level swears, But this time i meant them.
#24 at 11:29:36 - 31/07/2008
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evilashchris said:
You missed Retroid pop the best wheelies in the world last week ilmaestro :D

;_;

I want to play, I just lack the free time. Will hopefully be there on Monday!
#25 at 00:06:32 - 01/08/2008
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ilmaestro said:
evilashchris said:
You missed Retroid pop the best wheelies in the world last week ilmaestro :D

;_;

I want to play, I just lack the free time. Will hopefully be there on Monday!

Here you go, top two piccies! \o/
#26 at 01:39:42 - 01/08/2008
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Augh!

Now I was using number 10 as wallpaper, but 11 has fire!

/Wrings hands.
#27 at 11:47:01 - 01/08/2008
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Retroid said:
ilmaestro said:
evilashchris said:
You missed Retroid pop the best wheelies in the world last week ilmaestro :D

;_;

I want to play, I just lack the free time. Will hopefully be there on Monday!

Here you go, top two piccies! \o/

Sweet pics! 10 is particularly awesome because of the wheelie + rocket being aimed backwards, but like chris says... 11 has fire!
#28 at 18:35:26 - 01/08/2008
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Hello! I'm... uh, testing... shit.
#29 at 16:59:02 - 22/08/2008
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And again. Honest. Not trying to bump my gamerscore or anything. No, really.
#30 at 16:59:30 - 22/08/2008

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