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Why is being a rage quitter so bad? I fucking rage quit all the time. I play video games for the express reason of having fun. If I am perpetually getting my ass handed to me in a game, it usually ceases to be fun and there is no longer a reason for me to keep playing. It seems more childish to continue playing something when you are temporarily miserable.
In my travels to the video games stores, wondercons and comic cons, I come across these fellow Rage quitters. Happens all the time. You might say they need to relax more, I say they need to realize it's a video game and a stress reducer, not a stress harmer. Anyways, as I was saying, when I was playing Left for Dead two and being the lobby leader, I kicked rage quitters off my team if they didn't shut up and do what they were told.
Because in the zombie world, you either shot or get ripped to bits.
I think the hatred of Rage Quitters derives from a point where "Rage Quitter" = "Guy who ran around shooting all over the environment, throwing grenades all over the place, and screaming in the mic or spamming text chat"
I've had that in L4D2 where a rage quitter would just waste every grenade-type weapon (molotovs, pipe bombs, etc.) Often throwing it at the players.
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well , i punch everything in the room but i never rage quit
honestly i dont know wich is best
oh sorry if this is the wrong thread , i dont usually use ng's forum
At 3/25/12 02:24 PM, Travis wrote: You aren't playing just for fun if you rage quit when you get your ass handed to you.
I actually am because I'm making an effort to leave when it stops being fun with the property of the game being fun being my sole reason for continuing to play it. Are like the only person who enjoys being destroyed in a video game? Like do you derive some sadomasochistic pleasure from that? Well, hats off to you, sir.
At 3/25/12 03:05 PM, Travis wrote: Not exactly. I find a challenge fun. I don't find slaughtering people ALL OF THE TIME fun.
niether do I, I find myself sparing enemys in battle as I have owned them and I dont want to rub it in because A) there isnt any fun in it if it aint challanging B) I dont want to be an ass to him
I.e. if I get smashed every few games, not only does it help me get better, but it also helps to challenge me more.
theres a difference between a challange and just damn right impossible/ungodlike. You play on some team fortress 2 or counter strike servers where people only need a split second of seeing your body before instantly headshoting you with a pistol or ambassador/sniper. thats when it stops being fun, as you cant even learn how to fight back against it.
It also helps me have more fun by being able to hang with groups of much better players and learning the game more.
when im in groups, I stop caring about the game and just fool around with them to have fun, It can still be annoying at times but I dont make a thing of it.
Rage quitters are losers who are too afraid, ashamed, and cowardly to accept getting their ass handed to them, so instead they just quit.
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It depends, I always try and finish a game I'm in the middle of before finding a new opponent or server, but if I'm really getting frustrated there are ways to bow out gracefully. Wait until the game is mostly over and it's clear that you're beyond the point of no return, then acknowledge that you got beat before leaving. Never start a game get a little behind and just bail. You don't want to have a shitty time, but when you up and leave you make everyone else have a crap game.
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I can accept a fair loss, but if the enemy team start using cheap tactics and/or I get constantly screwed over by random bullshit, then I'll just quit and either play a different game or I'll turn the console off and do something else for a while. Rage quitters don't bother me in the slightest, I approve of leaving games early because there's absolutely no point in staying and becoming even more angry.
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The other day I was playing Battlefield. I joined a lobby to find that the enemy team had their helicopter, our helicopter, both of their jets, all of their tanks, and then some snipers. All camping our spawn point on Operation Firestorm. I rage quit. I rage quit SO hard. And there is nothing wrong with that.
It's because ragequitter haters have made so few accomplishments that every victory counts to them. Getting deprived of even a single victory is like insulting their mother.
I hate when I am playing a game with someone and they quit and log out when they start to lose. I think on the next consoles you should be logged out of XBL and PSN for fifteen whole minutes if you do that shit. People would just take the loss like a man then.
For I am and forever shall be... a master ruseman.
At 3/26/12 02:18 AM, Gobblemeister wrote: If it's a tossup between shattering a 55 dollar controller and rage quitting i'll take my pathetic momentary lapse of dignity.
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I rarely get my ass kicked in a game, and when I do I rarely leave because i'm only more determined to bash their skulls in. I leave games when my own team is absolutely unbearable to witness. I can't stand stupidity, and I seem to get the random team members that are incapable of doing anything remotely correct.
There seems to be an inaccurate belief that rage quitters and noobs are one and the same, but from experience I find that to be quite the opposite. The low skilled, laggy, nitwits of the gaming community usually do not quit the damn match and leave others to suffer.
Conclusion: I rage at my own team, not at something i'm doing, and rarely due to what the opposing team is doing.
I can safely say everyone does it but I only give up when things aren't looking fun for the game and would have a better time elsewhere. For TF2, there's a wide variety of game modes to play so it's easy to feel better by playing something else from it, even if it's just a fun mod.
At 3/26/12 02:26 AM, Travis wrote:At 3/26/12 02:18 AM, Gobblemeister wrote: If it's a tossup between shattering a 55 dollar controller and rage quitting i'll take my pathetic momentary lapse of dignity.I cracked my Xbox 360 controller one time during Halo.
If you get that mad over a video game maybe you shouldn't play it anymore. It sounds unhealthy.
For I am and forever shall be... a master ruseman.
i only rage quit when there hackers and cheats in the game im in
or when assholes spawn trapping me
To me, there used to be nothing more satisfying than making another player rage quit. I was quite skilled at this in the GTA: IV online free mode and received quite a lot of hate mail because I was better than most players. I didn't have anything against them for rage quitting. In fact, it was perfectly understandable because in other games if I'm getting my ass handed to me like that for a long period of time, I'll quit and look for a new game.
But like you said, we play games to have fun and if you're not having fun, why bother?
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Some online games don't count unfinished matches (such as instances where a player disconnects) to whatever statistics that are being kept track of.
In the case of a rage-quitter, they're just lying to themselves in a way. If they keep this mentality up, they'll eventually come to a point where it's something like a zero-loss record that seems intimidating, but turns out to be a lie.
Other than that, it's rather cowardly, in my opinion. A recent experience includes having pretty much beaten a guy in the random battle finder on the Pokemon global link (3v3 single). He had a "good record" as opposed to me, but when I was about finished with sweeping his team with an Empoleon, he opted out.
At 3/26/12 08:02 AM, Cootie wrote:At 3/26/12 02:26 AM, Travis wrote:If you get that mad over a video game maybe you shouldn't play it anymore. It sounds unhealthy.At 3/26/12 02:18 AM, Gobblemeister wrote: If it's a tossup between shattering a 55 dollar controller and rage quitting i'll take my pathetic momentary lapse of dignity.I cracked my Xbox 360 controller one time during Halo.
Ummmm....when you're one of the elite Street Fighter players on PSN you don't get to just 'not play anymore'
At 3/25/12 02:01 PM, toxisfuckingdumb wrote: Why is being a rage quitter so bad? I fucking rage quit all the time. I play video games for the express reason of having fun. If I am perpetually getting my ass handed to me in a game, it usually ceases to be fun and there is no longer a reason for me to keep playing. It seems more childish to continue playing something when you are temporarily miserable.
Dude, For example, In crysis 2, When im losing, I just take out my sniper and get a headshot before i lose, And plus I can still keep XP For my crysis 2 multiplayer profile. I dont ragequit because every once in a while feels fine, because I think it feels good for the other team to win after us winning over 9 matches in a row, like they want revenge and im handing it to them for free. I just don't ragequit, It's not in the sport of the game.
There's a difference between if a game is truly frustrating you with it's mechanics and it's generally not very well designed, than if you're simply not giving the time of day due to not wanting to master or deal with the potentially different skill sets the game requires.
The former usually applies to people who have played a multiplayer game for well over a week, managed a 1+ K/D and are still generally not having fun.
The latter applies to people whom log into a different kind of multiplayer game, play it off and on for about a day and then quit in frustration.
When you're the host in some of the older COD games and you rage quit it ends the entire game. Which is ENTIRELY satisfying when you are pissed.
Also I should probably clarify that I don't get angry if I have an off game. I get angry if I have a LOT of off games in a row. There are a lot of games where I suck but I just enjoy playing them and I try not to let my lack of skill get in the way of enjoying it. Like, just off the top of my head, I've always been kind of shitty at Counter Strike but I find it really fun to play.
At 3/25/12 02:01 PM, toxisfuckingdumb wrote: It seems more childish to continue playing something when you are temporarily miserable.
If you describe losing at a game as "miserable," I would consider that to be childish.